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EVGA GeForce GTX 760 SC 2GB Graphics Card Review
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by Rob Williams on June 17, 2014 in NVIDIA-Based GPU

On the lookout for a gaming GPU at around the $250 mark? Need it to handle games at 1080p in great detail or 1440p at good detail? EVGA has a solution for both of those needs. It comes to us in the form of the GeForce GTX 760 Superclocked – complete with ACX cooler. Read on to see how it compares to NVIDIA’s reference model.

Game Tests: Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Battlefield 4

Given the sheer number of titles in the Assassin’s Creed series, it’s a little hard to believe that the first game came out a mere six years ago. You could definitely say that Ubisoft hit the ball out of the park with this one. To date, we’ve never considered an AC game for benchmarking, but given the number of graphical goodies featured in the PC version of Black Flag, that trend now ends.

Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag - 1920x1080

Manual Run-through: The saved game starts us not far from the beginning of the game under a small church which can be climbed to synchronize with the environment. To kick things off, I scale this church and rotate the camera around once, making sure to take in the beautiful landscape; then, I climb back down and run all the way to the water (the top of this small church and the water can be seen in the above screenshot).

Note: For some reason, Ubisoft decided to cap the framerate to 60 FPS in Black Flag even if Vsync is turned off. For most games, this would ruin the chance of it appearing in our benchmarking, but because the game is graphically intensive, I’ve chosen to stick with it, as at higher resolutions, reaching 60 FPS is a perk that will belong only to high-end graphics cards.

EVGA GeForce GTX 760 SC - Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (1920x1080)

EVGA GeForce GTX 760 SC - Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (2560x1440)

This is the begin of a trend; EVGA’s card has higher clocks than the reference GTX 760, but that is not going to result in substantial gains in most cases. Still, what’s impressive is that it’s giving us a performance boost with much-improved temperatures (which we’ll tackle on the final page).

While 43 FPS @ 1440p isn’t super impressive, it kind of is when you consider that the current-gen consoles run the game at 1080p with lower detail at 30 FPS. Overall, great performance from a $250 GPU.

Battlefield 4

Thanks to the fact that DICE cares more about PC gaming than a lot of developers, the Battlefield series tends to give us titles that are well-worth benchmarking. Battlefield 3 offered incredible graphics and became a de facto benchmark immediately, so it’s no surprise, then, that BF4 follows right in its footsteps.

Battlefield 4 - 1920x1080

Manual Run-through: The Singapore level is the target here, with the saved game starting us on an airboat that must be driven to shore, where a massive battle is set to take place. I stop recording the framerate once the tank makes its way to the end of this small patch of beach; in all, the run takes about 3 minutes.

EVGA GeForce GTX 760 SC - Battlefield 4 (1920x1080)

EVGA GeForce GTX 760 SC - Battlefield 4 (2560x1440)

At 1440p, the settings I test with resulted in a painful experience. On the Best Playable page, you’ll be able to see that this can be easily remedied (hint: AO is a killer).


  • xOptix78

    I can’t wait to see what the AMD camp can offer. If I do decide to pick up a 24″ monitor, I’d need a GPU upgrade, and this seems like a good way to go.

    Gaming in WildStar at 1680×1050 is getting pretty restrictive.

    • http://techgage.com/ Rob Williams

      You are long overdue for 1080p!

      • xOptix78

        I’m long overdue for a pay raise too, and the two are mutually inclusive.

  • zacharyt1122

    Love the look of EVGA cards. Always that sleeper look, no flashy tubing, overly complex coolers or edgy stickers. That matte black is classy.

    • http://techgage.com/ Rob Williams

      I couldn’t agree more!

  • Kayden

    With Sims 4 on the Horizon, this might be the best bet for my wife.