We caught onto the likely existence of yet another NVIDIA graphics card just a short time ago, days as it were, but at the time, we didn't know much about it, other than its name. That has now changed.Well, that's not quite true. We did learn that the GeForce GTX 760, as the graphics card is called, will have 1,152 CUDA cores.
That alone didn't really paint a very clear picture of what the card will be able to do though.
Still, between the core count and the fact that GTX 760 was supposed to be a mainstream adapter, we could make an educated guess.
Fortunately, we can stop guessing now. The GeForce GTX 760 has been more fully detailed thanks to a screenshot of GPU-Z, posted on the Chiphell forum.
The new GK104-225 GPU (a rebranded and slightly modified model of the GTX 660 OEM chip) has 96 texture units and 32 ROPs.
Yes, the GTX 760 will only be a rebranded board, although at least the memory bus differs: it is of 256 bits instead of 196 bits.
Moving on, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 uses the energy provided by the PCI Express slot and two 6-pin PCI Express connectors (versus the single 6-pin plug of the GTX 660 OEM) to push the processor to 1072 MHz. That's more than the 823 MHz of its first incarnation.
It's only the base speed though. The GPU boost technology can drag things higher, to 1111 MHz, when the situation gets strained.
For comparison, the GTX 660 OEM can only climb to 888 MHz.
As for the memory, it is of 2 GB (GTX 660 OEM had 1.5 GB and 3 GB options) and functions at 1752 MHz (7010 MHz effective). Quite a bit beyond the 1452 MHz (5808 MHz effective) of the predecessor. Thus, the memory bandwidth is of 224 GB/s, not 134 GB/s.
Sales will begin on June 25, so we can't be 100% sure of these parameters until then. The price will be of €299/$299.