Our Final Thoughts
With the 760 now rounding out the 700 Series GeForce lineup for the foreseeable future we do have to say that Nvidia did a very good job of filling in gaps with cards built for just the right performance in that segment, and the 760 is a shining example of this. ASUS takes Nvidia’s designs and GPUs, and always finds ways to pump them up or improve even on their own custom designs as evidenced by the direct power bus bar. We cannot say with any measurable certainty as to how much effect it has but in the end, it is a neat solution and even makes for a quite nice looking card.
The fan solution is overkill for a cool running GPU like the 760, but we’re not complaining. Overall, for the price premium you pay the special innovations are a huge plus. Features such as the need for only a single 8 pin will definitely help with cable clutter, and make this one efficient card that can also clock very well.
With the performance, overclockability, thermals and overall innovation the ASUS GTX 760 DirectCU II OC deserves nothing less than top honors as an awesome entry into the mainstream performance category.