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Inno3D Announces the GTX 760 iChill HerculeZ 3000

Inno3D has announced yet another GTX 760 card, this one being the iChill HerculeZ 3000. The card itself is almost identical to the company's GTX 770 iChill HerculeZ 3000, as it features the same PCB and cooling equipment.

The card features a 7-phase VRM that is slapped into an 8-layer PCB. The GPU's base clock speed sits at 1060 MHz, while the card will Boost up to 1124 MHz. Memory runs at an effective speed of 6.2 GHz. The card features the standard 2 GB of GDDR5 memory that runs over a 256-bit wide memory bus.

The cooling is achieved by the monstrous iChill HerculeZ 3000 cooler that features three 80 mm fans which cool a traditional aluminum fin stack with heat pipes. Over the entire cooler, users will find a large die-cast metal shroud which is easily removable for cleaning purposes. The reverse side of the card has a backplate attached to it, even though there appears to be nothing to cool on this side.

Inno3D indicated that the card will cost about 1,799 RMB in China, which translates to roughly $295 USD.

  • nitrium
    IMO 2GB VRAM is just a bit 2012 now. AMD has been doing 3GB on similar spec boards for over a year. 3 (or 4) GB should be stock by now if you want your card to last more than a year or two - especially with the next gen consoles having effectively up to 8GB of VRAM available to the GPU (not that they would use all of it course, but as a theoretical maximum).
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  • 17seconds
    Inno3D has been coming on strong with their GTX 700 series cards. Very nice coolers on those cards and it looks like they are going for the custom PCBs as well.
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  • Cons29
    i have their ichill 670, coolest (temp) card ive had. running on ultra BF3 multiplayer at 50-55c, most of the time at 50.
    and this has a better color, nice
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  • apache_lives
    just another GTX760 with a stupid over sized unreliable cooler that allows the card to flex and kill its self after a year or two

    who cares

    nitrium take a look at ram size comparisons on graphics cards - 99% of the time the bigger memory = more latency = slower - take a look some time
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  • Cons29
    the cooler is not unreliable, check the review of ichill 670/680
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  • Cs342
    11164116 said:
    IMO 2GB VRAM is just a bit 2012 now. AMD has been doing 3GB on similar spec boards for over a year. 3 (or 4) GB should be stock by now if you want your card to last more than a year or two - especially with the next gen consoles having effectively up to 8GB of VRAM available to the GPU (not that they would use all of it course, but as a theoretical maximum).

    Why are you so concerned about VRAM when most games barely use up over 1GB at 1080p??
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  • Albert Rampo
    with that much space they using for cooling im sure they could come with a self contained water loop and be as cost effective as these enormous heatsinks ..you can get pumps 1" x 1" small and the rad could be half the size of the heat sink ....
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  • Albert Rampo
    with that much space they using for cooling im sure they could come with a self contained water loop and be as cost effective as these enormous heatsinks ..you can get pumps 1" x 1" small and the rad could be half the size of the heat sink ....
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  • nitrium
    11166626 said:
    11164116 said:
    IMO 2GB VRAM is just a bit 2012 now. AMD has been doing 3GB on similar spec boards for over a year. 3 (or 4) GB should be stock by now if you want your card to last more than a year or two - especially with the next gen consoles having effectively up to 8GB of VRAM available to the GPU (not that they would use all of it course, but as a theoretical maximum).
    Why are you so concerned about VRAM when most games barely use up over 1GB at 1080p??
    That is true for only CURRENT gen games. Not ports from the next-gen consoles as I clearly stated in my message. For example, Titan Fall will use 5 GB of VRAM. FIVE. So how do you want to run that on your 2GB GPU? Oh, right, by massively lowering the texture resolution. So like I said, if you want to play the upcoming next-gen games as intended (i.e. they look like their console counterparts), 2GB is simply no longer adequate.

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  • quotas47
    I was half squinting when I first saw this picture in thumbnail form.
    This was before I opened the article.
    My brain half shutdown as it seriously blew up my depth perception like one of those checkerboard eye illusions.
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