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.
Remember the days when it felt like a requirement to shell out at least $400 for a graphics card in order to get an “excellent” gaming experience? I do. Not long after Techgage launched in 2005, I picked up a BFG (rest in piece) GeForce 6800 GT for about $400. That sucker sure did get hot, but it gave me the gameplay experience I was looking for. Not long after, I picked-up EVGA’s GeForce 7800 GT, and as evolution would have it, it too had the ability to give me the graphics performance I was looking for.
Today, though, I can honestly say that if I weren’t so spoiled with high-end graphics cards, I’d be able to get by on a $250-ish offering without crying about it (though admittedly, the 1440p resolution does favor beefier models). Today’s options are simply powerful, and EVGA’s GeForce GTX 760 Superclocked is a great example of that.
At the time of this article’s posting, NVIDIA’s GTX 760 retails for about $250, with EVGA’s Superclocked model carrying a well-deserved $10 premium. It’s “well-deserved” not only because of the clock boosts, but because of the use of EVGA’s ACX cooler, which as we’ll see later can make a big difference in temperature when compared to the reference model.