- 1152 CUDA Cores
- 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5
- PCI Express 3.0
Follow up Review 04/13/2014
Much more room to overclock. This is a follow up review and since then I've found my HONEY spot to be 1185/1250 Base/Boost and 7008 Mem Clock. Temps stay around 51-52 for both my card and 4770k Haswell. I do use a full tower with a Corsair H80i liquid cooler for the processor with Antec Formula 7 nano diamond TIM that's overclocked to 4400 MHz or 4.4 ghz (could go higher but whats the point?)
None for me, as I didn't buy this card to throw it into something I wasn't prepared for.
As an Nvidia card the Anisotropic is amazing (Nvidia has always owned Anisotropic). Makes games look great. Antialiasing is ATI's (Now owned by AMD, and all subsequent will be called AMD) bread and butter.
So what does that mean? Of course both chips do both but each do 1 or the other better. In years past Anisotropic makes games look so much better, but now we have Transparency which Antialiasing does better. Since Vista came out, Transparency has started to be implemented on your everyday computer usage. Don't believe me and check your WEI score. The score doesn't matter, what does matter is that Transparency is here to stay. Not only stay but being found in every game you play now. Both Nvidia and AMD have to compete with each other so they both have to offer this. Being that I've had the privilege to use both types for years, I would like to share my overview and rate this product.
Buying this card at $250 and getting the overclocks stated above along with my over all enjoyment of 1080P game playing, There just simply is no competition. If you were one of the lucky ones that got a R9 280X at its start price of $300 you got it beat.
Unfortunately your reading this to buy a card, and your not gonna get that card near that price now thanks to the Bit coin miners.
Yes Windows 9 is coming out. I'm sure this card will more than handle it with great colors. The more important thing is Direct X 12 Coming out. The problem with Direct X is more and more Game Manufacturers are trying to stear away from it. But as always, stear to what? The other options just aren't gonna make profits for game makers as of yet. With Direct X 12 Being set to come out in 2015 and games still catching up to Direct X 11 this card will be great for 2 to 3 years out. I know people are saying 1 year but I'm a realist that's been in Computers since Commadore 64 days. 2 to 3 years of great use at $250 for 1080P. That's what your buying here. GTX 770 would be better, but you could also just SLI another GTX 760 for far more Power if you want to. That's a decision for the buyer. To me, this card for 1080P gaming this is the way to go.
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