GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 760 vs GTS 450


Real world tests using the latest 3D games

Civilization 5


Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

PassMark and 3DMark Vantage Texture Fill

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4 and PassMark Direct Compute

Noise and Power

How loud and hot does the card run idle and under load

TDP, Idle Noise Level, Load Noise Level, Idle Power Consumption and 1 more

GPUBoss Score

Gaming, Benchmarks, Compute Performance and Noise and Power

Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 760  based on its gaming, benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 760

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 760

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Significantly higher clock speed 980 MHz vs 783 MHz More than 25% higher clock speed
Better PassMark score 4,955 vs 1,546 Around 3.2x better PassMark score
Better 3DMark vantage texture fill score 82.8 vs 21.9 More than 3.8x better 3DMark vantage texture fill score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 192.3 GB/s vs 57.7 GB/s More than 3.2x higher memory bandwidth
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 6,008 MHz vs 3,608 MHz More than 65% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly higher texture rate 94.1 GTexel/s vs 25.1 GTexel/s Around 3.8x higher texture rate
Better floating-point performance 2,258 GFLOPS vs 601.3 GFLOPS More than 3.8x better floating-point performance
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Higher pixel rate 23.5 GPixel/s vs 6.26 GPixel/s More than 3.8x higher pixel rate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,502 MHz vs 902 MHz More than 65% higher memory clock speed
More shading units 1,152 vs 192 960 more shading units
Significantly higher civilization 5 framerate 84.5 fps vs 34.4 fps Around 2.5x higher civilization 5 framerate
More texture mapping units 96 vs 32 Three times as many texture mapping units
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,336 vs 691 Around 3.5x better PassMark direct compute score
Front view of GeForce GTS 450

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Nvidia GeForce GTS 450

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Significantly quieter load noise level 39.9 dB vs 50 dB More than 20% quieter load noise level
More energy-efficient load power consumption 261W vs 336W More than 20% more energy-efficient load power consumption
Quieter idle noise level 39.9 dB vs 41 dB Around 5% quieter idle noise level
Better SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4 score 3,100 vs 228 More than 13.5x better SmallLuxGPU 2.0d4 score
Lower TDP 106W vs 170W Around 40% lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 760 vs GTS 450

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

3DMark Vantage (Texture Fill) Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX performance

Civilization 5 1680x1050 - Maximum quality + 4xMSAA

GeForce GTX 760
84.5 fps
GeForce GTS 450
34.4 fps

SmallLux GPU 2.0d4 Measures compute performance using OpenCL to do 3D rendering

PassMark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

Reviews Word on the street

GeForce GTX 760  vs GTS 450 

Gaming power consumption is roughly similar to the reference design, which is impressive because Palit's card comes with much higher clock speeds on both GPU and memory.
GeForce GTX 760


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