NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760M is a upper mid-range DirectX 11-compatible graphics card for laptops. In contrast to the GTX 660M, the 760M now uses the GK106 chip and offers twice the amount of shaders at a slightly reduced core speed. However, the memory bus is still only 128 Bit wide.

As a novelty, the GeForce 700M series implements GPU Boost 2.0 to automatically overclock the core clock rate. Depending on the cooling headroom of the laptop and the application / game, up to 15 % performance gains are possible.

Architecture
The Kepler architecture is the successor to the Fermi architecture that first appeared in laptops with the GeForce 400M series. The GK106 Kepler core offers five shader blocks, called SMX, that are clocked at the same speed as the central core. In the GTX 760M, four blocks are active for a total of 768 CUDA cores. Although the Kepler architecture can utilize more shader cores than a Fermi chip, its shaders can be up to twice as power efficient.  However, due to the missing hot clock of the shader domain, two shaders of a Kepler chip are of similar speed to one shader of a Fermi chip (as the latter is clocked twice as fast).
PCIe 3.0 is now supported by the mobile Kepler series and an optional Turbo mode can automatically overclock the Nvidia card by a theoretical 15 percent if the laptop cooling system allows it. The implementation of this boost mode is done in the BIOS, but it is ultimately dependent upon the manufacturer of the laptop.

Performance
The graphics performance of the GeForce GTX 760M is clearly above the GTX 660M thanks to the higher amount of shaders. Depending on the GPU Boost 2.0 up to 30 % better performance can be achieved (according to Nvidia).

In our tests with a quad-core of the Haswell generation, the GTX 760M performs on par with a GTX 670M or Radeon HD 8870M. In demanding games like Crysis 3, BioShock Infinite or Hitman: Absolution the GTX760M is able to achieve good framerates in high details and 1366x768 pixels. Less demanding games like Dead Space 3, Modern Warfare 3 or Deus Ex Human Revolution were even playable in Full HD and maximum details.

Features
The feature set of the GTX760M is identical to the GTX670MX as both are based on the same GK106 core. Therefore the GPU supports up to 4 active displays. Furthermore, high resolution monitors of up to 3840x2160 pixels can now be connected using DisplayPort 1.2 or HDMI 1.4a if available. HD-Audio codecs, such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD, can be transmitted via bitstream mode through the HDMI port. However, as most laptops will feature Optimus, the integrated GPU will likely have direct control over the display ports and may limit the feature set available by the Nvidia Kepler cards.

The 5th generation PureVideo HD video processor (VP5) is also integrated in the GK104 core and offers hardware decoding of HD videos. Common codecs such as MPEG-1/2, MPEG-4 ASP, H.264 and VC1/WMV9 are fully supported up to 4K resolutions while VC1 and MPEG-4 are supported up to 1080p. Two streams can be decoded in parallel for features such as Picture-in-Picture. Finally, the dedicated video encoding engine called NVENC API similar to Intel QuickSync is integrated in the chip.

The power consumption of the GeForce GTX 760M should be similar to the GTX 660M (50W) and is therefore best suited for large notebooks (15-inches or greater) and desktop replacements.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce GTX 700M Series

GeForce GTX 780M SLI

3072 @ 823MHz256 Bit @ 5000MHz

GeForce GTX 770M SLI

1920 @ 811MHz192 Bit @ 4000MHz

GeForce GTX 780M

1536 @ 823MHz256 Bit @ 5000MHz

GeForce GTX 765M SLI

1536 @ 850MHz128 Bit @ 4000MHz

GeForce GTX 775M

1344 @ 719MHz256 Bit @ 3600MHz

GeForce GTX 770M

960 @ 811MHz192 Bit @ 4000MHz

GeForce GTX 765M

768 @ 850MHz128 Bit @ 4000MHz
GeForce GTX 760M 768 @ 657MHz128 Bit @ 4000MHz
CodenameN14E-GL
ArchitectureKepler
Pipelines768 - unified
Core Speed *657 MHz
Shader Speed *657 MHz
Memory Speed *4000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Power Consumption55? Watt
Transistors2540 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesOptimus, SLI, PhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement30.05.2013
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

Cinebench R15 - Ref. Match 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 99.6      avg: 99.6 (100%)     median: 99.6 (100%)     max: 99.6 Points
Cinebench R15 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 77.19      avg: 81.1 (68%)     median: 81.9 (68%)     max: 83.3 Points
3DMark (2013) - Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 2060      avg: 2254.4 (19%)     median: 2271 (19%)     max: 2395 Points
3DMark (2013) - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 15495      avg: 16064 (21%)     median: 15900 (21%)     max: 16739 Points
3DMark (2013) - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 74223      avg: 104994.8 (14%)     median: 114082 (15%)     max: 118662 Points
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 31.4      avg: 32.8 (22%)     median: 32.8 (22%)     max: 34.1 fps
ComputeMark v2.1 - Normal, Score 1024x600
0% 100%
min: 2064      avg: 2064 (36%)     median: 2064 (36%)     max: 2064 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 3244      avg: 3392.3 (21%)     median: 3369 (21%)     max: 3675 points
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GeForce GTX 460 768MB -17%
Radeon HD 6790 -15%
Radeon HD 7770 -9%
GeForce GTX 760M
Radeon HD 5850 0%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 18%
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3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
0% 100%
min: 3453      avg: 3601.1 (27%)     median: 3554 (27%)     max: 3914 points
3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 11757      avg: 12290.2 (27%)     median: 12477 (27%)     max: 12869 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 13254      avg: 13854 (36%)     median: 14006.5 (36%)     max: 14515 Points
3DMark 06
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min: 18014      avg: 18818.7 (63%)     median: 19221 (64%)     max: 19221 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 22852      avg: 22852 (62%)     median: 22852 (62%)     max: 22852 Points
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 41.1      avg: 44 (24%)     median: 44 (24%)     max: 46.8 fps
PCMark Vantage - Gaming Score 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 7624      avg: 12864.5 (49%)     median: 12864.5 (49%)     max: 18105 Points
SPECviewperf 11 - Siemens NX 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 3.18      avg: 3.3 (5%)     median: 3.3 (5%)     max: 3.48 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Tcvis 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1.06      avg: 1.1 (2%)     median: 1.1 (2%)     max: 1.16 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - SolidWorks 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 9.64      avg: 10.4 (16%)     median: 10.4 (16%)     max: 11.07 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 1.52      avg: 1.6 (8%)     median: 1.6 (8%)     max: 1.58 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Maya 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 11.07      avg: 12.9 (11%)     median: 12.9 (11%)     max: 14.72 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Lightwave 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 18.3      avg: 19 (24%)     median: 19 (24%)     max: 19.77 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Ensight 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 31.31      avg: 32.5 (40%)     median: 32.5 (40%)     max: 33.72 fps
SPECviewperf 11 - Catia 1920x1080
0% 100%
min: 9.59      avg: 10.4 (15%)     median: 10.4 (15%)     max: 11.15 fps
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 54.3      avg: 56 (51%)     median: 55.8 (51%)     max: 59.29 Points
Cinebench R10 - Shading 32Bit
0% 100%
min: 6774      avg: 7301.3 (60%)     median: 6802.5 (56%)     max: 8826 Points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

AssassinĀ“s Creed IV: Black Flag
low 1024x768
57.1  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
50.5  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
32  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
16.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings med..
Need for Speed: Rivals
low 1024x768
30  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
30  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
30  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
29.3  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Duty: Ghosts
low 1024x768
78.5 83.4 ~ 81 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
59 72.4 ~ 66 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
37.2 41.2 ~ 39 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
18.8 20.5 ~ 20 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Battlefield 4
low 1024x768
96.1 105.6 ~ 101 fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
65.8 71.6 ~ 69 fps      Compare
high 1366x768
46.4 47.1 ~ 47 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
18.7 18.9 ~ 19 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Batman: Arkham Origins
high 1366x768
67  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
32  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
F1 2013

F1 2013

2013
low 1024x768
119  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
111  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
102 108 ~ 105 fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
64 64 ~ 64 fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Fifa 14

Fifa 14

2013
low 1024x768
489.3  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
373.8  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
342.2  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
247  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
Total War: Rome II
low 1024x768
162.6  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
117.9  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
93.9  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
14.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Saints Row IV
low 1280x720
79.7  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
69.9  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
38.3  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
24.3  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
The Bureau: XCOM Declassified
low 1024x768
107.1  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
65.3  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
39.2  fps      Compare
ultra 1920x1080
28.4  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings high.
Splinter Cell: Blacklist
low 1024x768
96.8  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
82.1  fps      Compare