Nvidia has launched the GTX Geforce 760 GPU in India starting Rs 19,499. The GPU is based on Nvidia’s Kepler architecture, and Nvidia claims that it is dramatically more powerful than the incoming PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles.
By no means this is Nvidia’s flagship offering, and yet Nvidia is claiming 2.3 gigaflops of processing power and it will be able to deliver extreme frame rates on two of the most highly anticipated and graphically frenetic first person shooters – Call of Duty: Ghosts and Battlefield 4 which will launch later in the year.
Of course, with both the next generation consoles leveraging a x86 architecture, it has been believed that the performance of theses consoles will not match that of a PC. Another benefit for the PC gaming scene is that because the development environment for these games is so close to the PC, we will finally see many games that will launch alongside or before their console counterparts. In fact, many of the game demos we saw at E3 that were meant for the PlayStation 4 or the Xbox One, were actually running on gaming PCs.
To satisfy the hardcore gamer, the GTX 760 will be bundled with a number of customisation and over clocking options. This happens via Nvidia’s GPU BoosT 2.0 technology that automatically increases the GPU’s clock speed for enhanced performance, while adding temperature target and fan controls, as well as extra over-voltage headroom and optimizations for advanced water-cooling solutions.
Additionally, it also supports proprietary Nvidia technologies like PhysX and the GeForce Experience software stack that optimizes gameplay settings according to the PC’s configuration.
Add-in card suppliers like Zotac, XFX, MSI, Galaxy and Asus are expected to offer the card.