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.

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.

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.

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.

GeForce GTX 700M Series
GeForce GTX 780M SLI (compare) 3072 @ 823 MHz2x 256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
GeForce GTX 770M SLI (compare) 1920 @ 811 MHz2x 192 Bit @ 4000 MHz
GeForce GTX 780M (compare) 1536 @ 823 MHz256 Bit @ 5000 MHz
GeForce GTX 765M SLI (compare) 1536 @ 850 MHz2x 128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
GeForce GTX 775M (compare) 1344 @ 719 MHz256 Bit @ 3600 MHz
GeForce GTX 770M (compare) 960 @ 811 MHz192 Bit @ 4000 MHz
GeForce GTX 765M (compare) 768 @ 850 MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
GeForce GTX 760M 768 @ 657 MHz128 Bit @ 4000 MHz
Pipelines768 - unified
Core Speed657 MHz
Memory Speed4000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory2048 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Transistor Count2540 Million
technology28 nm
FeaturesOptimus, SLI, PhysX, Verde Drivers, CUDA, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play
Notebook Sizelarge
Date of Announcement30.05.2013


3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Score 1280x720
min: 11171     avg: 11746.3     median: 11727 (19%)     max: 12313 Points
3DMark - Cloud Gate Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 15495     avg: 16064     median: 15900 (9%)     max: 16739 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Score 1920x1080
min: 1971     avg: 2146.2     median: 2172 (8%)     max: 2319 Points
3DMark - Fire Strike Graphics 1920x1080
min: 2060     avg: 2254.4     median: 2271 (6%)     max: 2395 Points
3DMark - Ice Storm Standard Graphics 1280x720
min: 74223     avg: 104995     median: 114082 (15%)     max: 118662 Points
3DMark 11 - Performance 1280x720
min: 3453     avg: 3601.1     median: 3554 (10%)     max: 3914 points
3DMark 11 - Performance GPU 1280x720
min: 3244     avg: 3392.3     median: 3369 (7%)     max: 3675 points
3DMark Vantage
P Result 1280x1024 +
P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024 +
3DMark 06 Standard 1280x1024 +
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - DX 11, Normal Tessellation, High Shaders 1920x1080
min: 31     avg: 32.8     median: 32 (12%)     max: 34 fps
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - high, Tesselation (normal), DirectX11 1280x1024
min: 41     avg: 44     median: 43 (19%)     max: 46 fps
SPECviewperf 11
Siemens NX 1920x1080 +
Tcvis 1920x1080 +
SolidWorks 1920x1080 +
Pro/ENGINEER 1920x1080 +
Maya 1920x1080 +
Lightwave 1920x1080 +
Ensight 1920x1080 +
Catia 1920x1080 +
Cinebench R10 Shading 32Bit +
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64Bit +
Cinebench R15
OpenGL 64Bit +
Ref. Match 64Bit +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

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 detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

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..
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.
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.
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.