For our review today we are using the latest AMD and Nvidia drivers (Catalyst 13.6 Beta and Forceware 320.39 respectively).
GTX770 samples weren’t available in time for the review today.
We built a very high end liquid cooled Core i7 3960x system and overclocked it to 4.4ghz. We paired it up with 16GB of 2,400mhz memory and an ASUS Rampage IV Extreme motherboard. We decided to push the testing today, focusing when possible on performance at 2560×1600 via the native resolution of a 30 inch panel.
Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX760 Reference Sample (@ 980mhz core and 1,180 mhz core)
Cooler: Antec 920 H20
Memory: 16GB G.Skill 2,400mhz @ 10-11-10-30
Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme
Power Supply: Enermax Platimax 1250W
Optical Drive: Asus BluRay Drive
Chassis: Lian Li PC-A77FR Aluminium Red Full Tower Case
Boot Drive: Patriot WildFire 120GB
Secondary Drive: 1TB Samsung
Monitors: Dell U3011
Other video cards:
Sapphire HD7950 Vapor X (£260 inc vat) (Catalyst 13.6 Beta)
VTX3D HD7870 Tahiti LE (£165 inc vat) ((Catalyst 13.6 Beta)
MSI GTX670 Power Edition (£310 inc vat) (Forceware 320.39)
eVGA GTX660 Ti SC (£250 inc vat) (Forceware 320.39)
Asus Direct CU II OC GTX 660 (£168 inc vat) (Forceware 320.39)
Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit
Unigine Heaven Benchmark
Unigine Valley Benchmark
Alien V Predator
Metro Last Light
All the latest BIOS updates and drivers are used during testing. We perform generally under real world conditions, meaning KitGuru tests games across five closely matched runs and then average out the results to get an accurate median figure. If we use scripted benchmarks, they are mentioned on the relevant page.
Some game descriptions are edited, with courtesy from Wikipedia.