Test Setup and Errata

This board is compared against the Asus R9 270X and R9 280X video cards.  The 270X is around $179 while the 280X is sitting around $250 to $275, depending on the models.  The closest overall comparison would likely be a R9 280, but I currently did not have one of those available for comparative testing.  The R9 280 should perform right between the 270X and 280X, so it is easy to estimate what that performance should be.

The hot 3/4 view shot exposes more of the fan as well as a good look at the solid aluminum plate with the integrated copper heatpipes.

The GTX 760 ITX performed as it should with no issues that I was able to see.  I used the  NVIDIA 340.43 drivers during testing, though there are later versions out now that enables functionality such as DSR for Fermi and Kepler based parts.  On the AMD side I used the Catalyst 14.7 RC1 drivers.  For the applications used, these drivers are quite mature and perform well.  The GTX 760 ITX was set to Gaming mode, which again is an overclocked mode that balances performance with cooling.

Finally from the top we see the single 8 pin PCI-E power plug.  The card supports 2 or more GTX 760s in SLI.  The way the shroud is engineered ensures that at least a third of the airflow goes out the rear of the card.

I test these cards in a full sized ATX case so I can more adequately test how the card will react with proper airflow in a closed case.

 

Intel i7 3770K

Gigabyte G1.Sniper3

2 x 4 GB GSkill DDR-3 1866 Memory

Western Digital 1 TB Caviar Black HD

Lite-On BDR

Corsair 1200AXP Power Supply

Enermax Fulmo GT Case

Windows 8.1 64 Bit

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