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Geforce GTX 670 vs Geforce GTX 760

Intro

The Geforce GTX 670 comes with core clock speeds of 915 MHz on the GPU, and 1500 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 1344 SPUs as well as 112 TAUs and 32 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Geforce GTX 760, which features GPU core speed of 980 MHz, and 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM set to run at 1502 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is made up of 1152 SPUs, 96 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Both cards have the same power consumption.

Memory Bandwidth

Performance-wise, the Geforce GTX 760 should in theory be just a bit better than the Geforce GTX 670 in general. (explain)

Geforce GTX 760 192256 MB/sec
Geforce GTX 670 192000 MB/sec
Difference: 256 (0%)

Texel Rate

The Geforce GTX 670 will be just a bit (more or less 9%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the Geforce GTX 760. (explain)

Geforce GTX 670 102480 Mtexels/sec
Geforce GTX 760 94080 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 8400 (9%)

Pixel Rate

The Geforce GTX 760 will be a bit (approximately 7%) more effective at full screen anti-aliasing than the Geforce GTX 670, and also should be able to handle higher resolutions without losing too much performance. (explain)

Geforce GTX 760 31360 Mpixels/sec
Geforce GTX 670 29280 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2080 (7%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

Geforce GTX 670

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Geforce GTX 760

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

Model Geforce GTX 670 Geforce GTX 760
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year May 2012 June 2013
Code Name GK104 GK104
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Memory 2048 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 915 MHz 980 MHz
Shader Speed 915 MHz 980 MHz
Memory Speed 1500 MHz (6000 MHz effective) 1502 MHz (6008 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 1344 1152
Texture Mapping Units 112 96
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 11.0 DirectX 11.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.2 OpenGL 4.3
Power (Max TDP) 170 watts 170 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 192000 MB/sec 192256 MB/sec
Texel Rate 102480 Mtexels/sec 94080 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 29280 Mpixels/sec 31360 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory clock speed. If it uses DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum amount of pixels that the graphics chip could possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is calculated by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

Comments

3 Responses to “Geforce GTX 670 vs Geforce GTX 760”
Diego says:
What About the EVGA GTX 760 SC Edition?, is this HWcompare just with the reference models?
Greetings!
izak says:
Just baught the msi 760 twin frozr, I am very satisvied with it's performance :)
Aymon says:
Bought a GTX 760 twin frozr too, it's very good, changed from a EVGA 550ti!

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