GTX 750 Ti (2 GB) - What Do Owners Think?

PGHammer

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I'm looking hard at this GPU to replace my refurbished GTX 550 Ti - not that the GPU itself has any issues, but due to my replacing the CPU and motherboard (hopefully within the next month), and right now, this GPU makes more sense than even GTX 760 (because I'm only capable of 1080p/60 due to the display itself). However, I want to know what present owners of this choice think.

1. What did it replace? (If it was used in a new build, say so.)
2. How well does it perform at 1920x1080?
3. If teamed with any Haswell CPU, where is it bottlenecked?
 

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i would not even think in a gtx 750TI for 1080P/60 thats not gonna happen unless you are to planning to lower graphical settings and AA. more realistic would be for that card aim to 1080P/30 without AA in majority of games.. you said "Any haswell CPU" which one?. not the same lets say a haswell pentium than a haswell i3.. you should certainly aim for a 760 if you want 1080P/60 in most games..
 

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Why not look at the numerous reviews? 750 ti is a lower end card and I have no idea why you think a 760 would be too much for 60hz 1080. Even a 760 is not going to get 60 fps in demanding games without quite a few settings reduced. Again simply look at reviews and will you see this.
 

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Why not look at the numerous reviews? 750 ti is a lower end card and I have no idea why you think a 760 would be too much for 60hz 1080. Even a 760 is not going to get 60 fps in demanding games without quite a few settings reduced. Again simply look at reviews and will you see this.

Because most of my games are NOT that demanding?

Unlike some, I have not gone after highly demanding games for the understandable reason that my hardware could not go there.

Gaming is NOT the be-all and end-all for my PC - it is primarily used for virtualization. If anything, gaming is a secondary, if not lower, priority. The two highest (in terms of pushing CPU and GPU) games that I play are Crysis 3 and Deus Ex HR Augmented, and I don't play either all that much.

The CPU that I have in mind reflects that - Core i5-4670K.

It's also why GTX760 (let alone taller) is NOT an option - if anything, it's less of an option now as the spread merely between GTX750Ti and the lowest-end GTX760 - (ASUS' GTX760 DirectCu II) is now approaching $100 more than a 2 GB GTX750Ti - and that does NOT include a PSU swap (which would be mandatory, as I don't have an eight-pin PSU feed on my PSU currently). Titanfall will likely be the sole game I buy of the current generation all year - and no report says that it's exactly either a CPU or GPU pig.

1080p/60 is the limit (ceiling of my DISPLAY) - in other words, I can't go above that due to the limiting factor of the display hardware.

I'm not trying to blow up the budget.
 

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The 750 Ti is almost twice as fast as your 550 Ti, and it uses much less power. Even if its not the 'ideal' card for modern gaming at 1080/60 its still a huge upgrade in performance for a reasonable price. And like you stated, there is a very large jump to the next tier. It sounds to me like it would be a good choice for your situation.
 

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Any one of my evga 750Ti FTWs puts out more frames stable at 1220 base clock than my GTX570 does OC'd to 850 in almost all games at 1080p. At 1440 resolution they're about equal.

They're fantastic cards for the price and what little power they pull (~80W with the above overclock). If you're looking for super high horsepower look somewhere other than a $170 card.
 

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I'm thinking of replacing my 6870 2GB and/or my 6850 with a 750Ti. I usually use the 6870 alone as most games I play (1680x1050) are fine with it. The 750Ti would be (from what I've read) comparable to my 6870+6850 & use less power to boot.

I don't play the latest AAA titles....and I have a GTX670 in my steam/linux rig for the demanding stuff.
 

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I have a 750Ti, and I can say it out scores a single 6950 in a few benches (3Dmark13, heaven, valley). I was pretty surprised by this when I first started comparing some of my numbers. I didn't test the cards in the same system however, so that could cause some variation in scores. But my htpc box is pretty lightweight, with i3-4130 cpu and 4GB of DDR3 1600.

I don't really game a whole lot on it since it's in my htpc, but I can say so far it's been a pretty solid with Borderlands 2, Metro 2033, and BF4.
 

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Kudo to the OP for asking the question.

Got a Maximus hero + 4770k but the gpu is a dusty Asus 4850.

It's "ok" for the game I play atm (WoW and D3), but that 4850 is causing so much heat and draw so much power.

I'm really tempted for PNY GeForce GT 750 Ti XLR8 OC or to wait for true maxwell.

If I can find a PNY GeForce GT 750 Ti XLR8 OC on sale, I would prolly pull the trigger but I doubt it going to happen anytime soon with all these crypto currency frenziness
 

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Absolutely love it.

New build. Haswell i3 4330 - 3.5ghz no turbo, hyperthreaded (2c/4t)

EVGA FTW came out of the box running 1333/1350 memory, runs stable all day long at 1400/1650 memory.

I play at 1080/60 (50" TV)

BF4, Metro LL, Rift, Batman AO, Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider, some others. Everything at High/Ultra.

Again, I love this card. Never seen it crack 50C. Might not be always 60+ fps but easily 40+. Much more than that in older titles. I'll get some exact benches if you want, but should be plenty of other reviews out there.

Only complaint with the FTW is that yes, it's loud. Mainly only an issue at idle / desktop browsing etc since when I'm gaming the volume easily covers it, or headphones likewise negate it. Also depends on where the comp sits. For the performance it offers, I'm not THAT bothered by it.
 

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Galaxy 750ti replaced EVGA gtx 460. Not an upgrade buy, although I'm sure there are some upgrade qualities to it, it was a replacement due to the 460 dying. Examined the games that I play, and none of them are terribly graphic intensive and while I have played some that did move the video card (Crysis, Far Cry 3, GTA4) I realize that if I don't know what I'm missing I'm not really missing it. Hell I played through Crysis on an 8800gts so I figure I'm not terribly spoiled ;)

My monitor is at 1920x1080 and everything runs fine. But yeah I've been on a kick more towards the indy games that are coming out and those do not require big power. There really is zero reason for me to spend more than I did on a video card.

Have no idea how it'll run with Haswell, I'm still rocking a q9550 with ddr2 memory, so I'm guessing my bottlenecks are on that side.
 
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Haswell i3 4330 - 3.5ghz

EVGA GTX 750 Ti FTW

1080p/60Hz

BF4, Metro LL, Rift, Batman AO, Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider. Everything at High/Ultra.

That's nice to know. I bought a socket 1150 motherboard and was actively wondering. (Although I'd prefer a quad-core. It's an Asrock Fatal1ty H87 Performance for those wondering. Negative Asrock comments I read freaked me out though. I'm crossing my fingers it will work out.) I prefer 720p on my 25 inch screen (60Hz).
 

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Only complaint with the FTW is that yes, it's loud.

This. Only for the EVGA FTW in particular.

I have four of them, soon to be ten. They're not actually "loud", they're "loud for what they are". But one thing I can absolutely guarantee you is that no matter how high your OC gets you will never be limted on temp with the FTW. Ever. Take that from someone who's tried to abuse the hell out of these cards and failed.

The cooling on the FTWs is complete overkill for an 80w card. It has probably 2/3 the cooling power of a 250w 780Ti which I also have. Reference base clock on 750Ti is 1020 mhz, stock base clock on an FTW is 1189mhz, and I'm currently at 1289 base clock, running at 1432 actual 3D clock, and at no time have any of them threatened to break 60C at 70F ambient room temp.

Great cards but if you're looking for whisper quiet look for a single fan 750Ti, maybe the PNY OC model. If you're ok with whoosh like a 780Ti but bulletproof temp go for a FTW.
 

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I'm also quite confused by EVGA using the ACX cooler on the 750ti. It definitely does seem to be complete overkill and then some. I mean, looking at reviews, it seems that even the cheesy reference cards are not exceeding 50-55C at 100% GPU load. Seems very overkill in my opinion, and compounded by the fact that said reference cards are also overclocking fairly well above stock. It's just strange. I expect GPU bling on mid range and high end, but it is truly strange to see it on the 750ti.
 

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I bought a Gigabyte 750ti and can now play my favorite games [ME2, oblivion, skyrim, DAO] at full HD and keep 60 frames with everything turned up without issue.

It's paired with a 4670 at stock clocks.

The latest games the eye candy will have to be turned down a bit but still very playable.
 

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That's nice to know. I bought a socket 1150 motherboard and was actively wondering. (Although I'd prefer a quad-core. It's an Asrock Fatal1ty H87 Performance for those wondering. Negative Asrock comments I read freaked me out though. I'm crossing my fingers it will work out.) I prefer 720p on my 25 inch screen (60Hz).

For what it's worth, I have the ASRock Z87E ITX board and have been very happy with it. No real complaints at all. Even updated the UEFI easily with a USB stick.
 

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I bought a Gigabyte 750ti and can now play my favorite games [ME2, oblivion, skyrim, DAO] at full HD and keep 60 frames with everything turned up without issue.

It's paired with a 4670 at stock clocks.

The latest games the eye candy will have to be turned down a bit but still very playable.

Expected - however, as I pointed out, Crysis 3 is the hardest game (on GPUs) that I have, and I can play at 1920x1080 (with minimal AA) on what I have today - doing better at the same settings is fine.

Also, I've noticed that pricing for the aforementioned FTW has actually dropped @ Newegg (at least for the Premier folks - all of $170 before shipping). Even WITH standard shipping we're talking $175 - worst case in the US (unless you're in California or another state that forces Newegg to collect taxes).
 

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hmm... I have a spare Zalman CF-900-Cu sitting in a box. I wonder if it will fit the GTX 750 Ti I just ordered.

Anyone tried this?
 

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I bought a Gigabyte 750ti and can now play my favorite games [ME2, oblivion, skyrim, DAO] at full HD and keep 60 frames with everything turned up without issue.
Just out of curiosity, what AA/AF settings do you have set for Skyrim?
 
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The cooling on the FTWs is complete overkill for an 80w card. It has probably 2/3 the cooling power of a 250w 780Ti which I also have. Reference base clock on 750Ti is 1020 mhz, stock base clock on an FTW is 1189mhz, and I'm currently at 1289 base clock, running at 1432 actual 3D clock, and at no time have any of them threatened to break 60C at 70F ambient room temp.

If you're talking about a heatsink with heatpipes, can't you just add a single 120mm fan?

For what it's worth, I have the ASRock Z87E ITX board and have been very happy with it. No real complaints at all. Even updated the UEFI easily with a USB stick.

Cool.
 

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Just out of curiosity, what AA/AF settings do you have set for Skyrim?

Everything is turned up to ultra, distance draw, etc.

I can maintain 60 frame steady indoor and outdoors without issue.

Granted skyrim is more CPU bound so the quad Haswell does some of the work.
compared to newer games.

Skyrim on my old core2duo with the same 750ti would not be netting me anywhere near this quality at HD.
 

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If you're talking about a heatsink with heatpipes, can't you just add a single 120mm fan?

It has copper heatpipes, 3 or 4 can't remember. If you had a couple 120mm side intake fans in a case blowing directly on the heat exchanger, you could probably just take the ACX fans off completely and stay under the 80c throttle point. I'd like to see someone try it.
 

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I'm seriously tempted to remove the ACX fans off mine and add a different fan.

Any recommendations for a replacement? If I'm aiming for low noise?
 
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I'm seriously tempted to remove the ACX fans off mine and add a different fan.

Any recommendations for a replacement? If I'm aiming for low noise?

Nexus is the only one I can think of off-hand. I've used them for years. They didn't seem to push a lot of air but then I had them on a fan controller.
 

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Which does nothing once you reinstall the Nvidia drivers... reverts to 42% fan speed minimum which is ridiculously loud at idle.

edit: go ahead and read that thread you linked...
 

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Which does nothing once you reinstall the Nvidia drivers... reverts to 42% fan speed minimum which is ridiculously loud at idle.

edit: go ahead and read that thread you linked...

You should do so yourself. It says it reduces the rpm and voltage at 42 percent, resulting in lower noise. I own one and it indeed lowers the noise with a very minor bump in temperature. My evga gtx 750 ti FTW is great, pulls 1390 core and 6400 on memory stock volts. Lower some aa on 1080p and it flies, I was really impressed with it (bought it for mining and physx). Max temps post fan bios for lower noise, ends up as 47 to 48c for me, usually 45c.

Games, I tested included ESO, bf4, and dirt showdown, all ran at 55-60fps minimum at 85 percent subjectively of the visual quality of ultra, barring antialiasing which was kept low or in fxaa.
 
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hmm... I have a spare Zalman CF-900-Cu sitting in a box. I wonder if it will fit the GTX 750 Ti I just ordered.

Anyone tried this?

Answered my own question. The Zalman VF900-Cu fits the GTX 750 Ti perfectly:

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Max load temperature is 45c (fan locked at 40%, which is minimum speed).
 

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Nice... I just tried again and GPUZ will not save my BIOS.

I tried NVFlash --save test.rom and it returns:

ERROR: Unable to open NVFLASH driver

Something is wonky with my setup :( 7 sp1 x64
 

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Nice... I just tried again and GPUZ will not save my BIOS.

I tried NVFlash --save test.rom and it returns:

ERROR: Unable to open NVFLASH driver

Something is wonky with my setup :( 7 sp1 x64

Gotta do it from DOS. Real DOS, with the DOS version of nvFLASH booted from a usb stick. The windows versions do not currently support Maxwell at all :(. Check out this thread for info: http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=386877
 
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I'd like to note that the two Zalman coolers I used in the past had fans I found noisy. I found Nexus (or Scythe) to be quieter.
 

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I'd like to note that the two Zalman coolers I used in the past had fans I found noisy. I found Nexus (or Scythe) to be quieter.
Heh, never had a problem with the VF900... and some of you have seen how noise-sensitive I am.

Also, the VF900 was designed with much, much hotter cards in mind. The fan barely has to be spinning at all to keep the GTX 750 Ti cool under load :p
 

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Answered my own question. The Zalman VF900-Cu fits the GTX 750 Ti perfectly: Max load temperature is 45c (fan locked at 40%, which is minimum speed).

Really like that little cooler. My bet is under same conditions, 52c at 1155 base clock (+135 core from reference).
 

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Because most of my games are NOT that demanding?

Unlike some, I have not gone after highly demanding games for the understandable reason that my hardware could not go there.

Gaming is NOT the be-all and end-all for my PC - it is primarily used for virtualization. If anything, gaming is a secondary, if not lower, priority. The two highest (in terms of pushing CPU and GPU) games that I play are Crysis 3 and Deus Ex HR Augmented, and I don't play either all that much.

The CPU that I have in mind reflects that - Core i5-4670K.

It's also why GTX760 (let alone taller) is NOT an option - if anything, it's less of an option now as the spread merely between GTX750Ti and the lowest-end GTX760 - (ASUS' GTX760 DirectCu II) is now approaching $100 more than a 2 GB GTX750Ti - and that does NOT include a PSU swap (which would be mandatory, as I don't have an eight-pin PSU feed on my PSU currently). Titanfall will likely be the sole game I buy of the current generation all year - and no report says that it's exactly either a CPU or GPU pig.

1080p/60 is the limit (ceiling of my DISPLAY) - in other words, I can't go above that due to the limiting factor of the display hardware.

I'm not trying to blow up the budget.


Stuff that should have been mentioned in the 1st post

:rolleyes:
 

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Stuff that should have been mentioned in the 1st post

:rolleyes:

I DID point out the display's ceiling in the first post - at no point did I say it was a GPU bottleneck. Instead, I made plain it was a display-hardware bottleneck.

Don't assume (like the original critic did) - you and I BOTH knows what happens when you do that.
 

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I DID point out the display's ceiling in the first post - at no point did I say it was a GPU bottleneck. Instead, I made plain it was a display-hardware bottleneck.

Don't assume (like the original critic did) - you and I BOTH knows what happens when you do that.
In the op, you simply acted as if no more gpu power would be needed for 1080 and 60hz which is way beyond silly.
 
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