NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Review – In the middle of February, we were invited by NVIDIA to a press tour in Vietnam and that’s when we first met the company’s latest and first-ever graphics cards that utilises the newest Maxwell architecture. While most gamers and enthusiasts pine for the highest-end performance beasts such as the GTX Titan and GTX 780 Ti, some are just happy to have a graphics card that is able to run their games without breaking the bank, if you fall into the latter category, then you definitely should continue reading this review of the GeForce GTX 750 Ti.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti, The First Maxwell
In terms of design, the reference card really doesn’t look all too impressive as it just has a really small fansink and the three most common display ports. However, if you take a closer look, you will notice that the card doesn’t have a power connector because the new GM107 chip is super energy efficient. It also produces very little heat, so despite the very small fansink, the card remained nice and cool throughout our testing period. Overall, the single slot design of the card is great especially for users who want to build a compact gaming rig or home theatre PC.
The only downside we can muster up is the fact that it doesn’t support SLI but that’s not really a deal breaker. In terms of performance, it did fairly well in most of our benchmarks and in a real world setting however, the card was able to run games like the latest Thief game at 1,920 x 1,080 resolution at Very High graphics settings with 8x Anti- Aliasing and produced an average FPS of 27.5. With a few tweaks, you should be able to get it to run even smoother than that.
Finally, when it comes to overclocking, the card definitely has plenty of headroom for it as we managed to give its core clock a 180MHz boost to 1200MHz where it produced a score of 2,129 in 3DMark’s Fire Strike Extreme test. With that said though, NVIDIA’s power limiter does its job a little too well as it will automatically wind down the clock speed when the cards power has been exhausted. At the end of the day though, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti is really quite impressive and is a just a preview of things to come when NVIDIA releases higher-end cards running on the same architecture. As for the GTX 750 Ti, it is a very good choice for gamers who don’t want to splurge on a high-end card and still be able to enjoy good performance and no compromises in terms of features.
- Very energy efficient Small form factor
- Decent performance
- Plenty of overclocking headroom
- No SLI support
- NVIDIA power limiter may hinder overclocking
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Specifications
- Core Clock: 1,020MHz
- Boost Clock: 1,085MHz
- Memory Size: 2,048MB GDDR5
- Ports: 1x Dual link DVI-I, 1x Dual link DVI-D, 1x mini-HDMI
- Price: US$149