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Best value for money card I`ve ever bought!
, 7 Mar. 2014
This review is from: Asus Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 DirectCU II OC 2GB GDDR5 Graphics Card (Personal Computers)
Upgraded from a GTX 560 as I don`t want to take the plunge on a PS4 just now ( too expensive, no Last of Us 2 yet! ).
So I opted to spend £180 on the GTX 760 hoping it would fill a need until I decided to go next gen for the exclusives.
My motherboard is an Asus PT6 SE with an i7 2.80Ghz Quad core CPU. 8Gb of DDR3 2000 RAM. The motherboard also only has PCIe 2.0 slots. The card spec lists it as PCIe 3.0.
I was worried the card may not work, but it does , and it does work amazingly well. You do lose some speed by using PCIe 2.0, but it works out at only 3-4 frames per second. Not worth changing the motherboard over.
As soon as I installed the card I tried out a few games.
All of these were unplayable on Ultra before I got this card, now they all run on really well. On a couple ( BF4 been one ) I turn down the FSAA by a couple of levels just to remove the hiccups on GPU intensive moments like fire-fights. It`s still playable with everything on full, but I prefer solid smooth framerate over a slightly flitered pixel. Oh, and it`s all on 1080p too! My old card had to be kept at 720p to keep the framerate up as much as possible.
Arkham City now runs on Ultra settings at 1080p with Physics on High - not Normal. Tiny bits of lag here and there during lots of activity , but that disappears when you drop the physics to Normal. With my 560 I couldn`t even have physics on if I wanted a solid framerate.
Far Cry 3, Saints Row IV, Thief, NFS: Rivals , AC4 all look and play amazing.
But the biggest improvement I saw was on Tomb Raider. Didn`t try Ultra on that, instead I set it to Ultimate. It is absolutely stunning. TressFX enabled too. The only time I notice slowdown is in the rendered cut-scenes when there are about five people in the scene. It`s not even that bad. Once you`re in game though the framerate is smooth and the lighting/shadow effects are beautiful.
There`s no point paying any more for a 770 or 780 card. This is an absolute bargain at £180. And I got two PC upgrades out of it. My old GTX 560 now replaces my GTX 260 from my 2nd PC. All good. :)
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