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Bought EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Superclocked w/Dual-fan/ACX Cooling from Best Buy, different from FTW Edition. What?

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July 8, 2014 7:44:28 PM

Hi there, it's my first post here. I bought an EVGA Geforce GTX 750 Ti SC w/ACX Cooling (Dual-fan) from Best Buy a few days ago (for $83, using gift cards). It works great, and overclocks like a champ. But I have a few questions.

After looking online, I realized there was a different model, the FTW edition. I browsed EVGA's website, saw the single fan 750 Ti SC card, but for the life of me couldn't find my specific card - (Model Number: 02G-P4-3759-KB - http://www.bestbuy.com/site/evga-geforce-gtx-750-ti-2gb...). There is a dual-fan 750 Ti w/ACX on their website, but it's not superclocked. The only "superclocked" 750 Ti's are single-fan models (whose specs are identical to mine, I just have the extra fan/ACX.

I looked at the specs of my card on Best Buy's website (not as in-depth as I'd hoped, and compared them to the FTW specs found on EVGA's website (http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=02G-P4-375...). In short, my card has a 1176 base core clock/1255 boost clock. The FTW has a 1189 base/1268 boost. A difference of 13 Mhz.

I'm wondering what on earth is my card? It seems to be a hybrid of the 750 Ti SC and the FTW edition. It is essentially the same as the single-fan superclocked model in terms of specifications, but has the cooling system, and extra fan of the FTW. I can't find anything on it on the web other than a few videos. Most refer to the FTW or the single-fan edition. Is my card newer, since it has a later model number? Is it a Best Buy-exclusive model? Will a 13 Mhz difference make a huge impact on performance. Is the discrepancy negligible. I don't know. I know it's not a huge deal, but I like to know what exactly my components are.

Sorry for the lengthy post, I just got into PC gaming last year (initially got an AMD 7750 that just did not perform well), and decided to upgrade to the 750 Ti SC. I only have a 300 watt PSU in my system, which is why I opted for this card (I will upgrade later on, with more components, etc). But I'd just really like to know what some of the more well-versed people think of this situation.

On a lighter note, using EVGA PrecisionX for OC'ing, the card boosts to about 1371 GPU clock/1695 memory clock (+90/+685 respectively), giving me about a 12 FPS increase on Unigine benchmarks.

Thanks in advance for the help. I look forward to what y'all have to say.

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July 8, 2014 8:40:57 PM

With the FTW you will get a few more frames and better cooling.
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July 8, 2014 8:41:01 PM

Does your fan shroud have the "SC" lettering, or "FTW"?

1176 MHz would be the SC, Superclocked card.
http://www.evga.com/Products/ProductList.aspx?type=0&fa...

I know yours has the ACX cooler, but just because it isn't listed that way, there's no reason why they wouldn't slap the ACX on the SC and start shipping them before updating their website.

Is that model number listed on the box or UPC label on the card? I might no be too trustful of the specs on Best Buy.

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July 8, 2014 8:45:13 PM

Well it comes to cooling do you want a GPU with two fans or one and the FTW has a higher base clock.
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July 8, 2014 10:49:05 PM

@DJ, I understand a few more frames, but how would the FTW have better cooling, if my card has the ACX system as well? As for your second post, isn't two fans better than one?

@17seconds, I triple-checked using GPU-Z and EVGA's OC Scanner to find the base clock (I didn't want Best Buy to try and pull the wool over my eyes by putting a standard Ti instead of the SC'd). It is 1176, meaning it is in fact the superclocked card. But yeah, I checked the serial number on both the box and card, and they matched. That's funny you ask because before I installed the card, I noticed it didn't have SC on the fan shroud, but thought nothing of it really until I did some research. It does look exactly like that picture you posted, just without the SC label.

But I know it is the 750 Ti Superclocked for sure, it's just a little odd that I couldn't find anything about it specifically. So basically, it's the 750 Ti Superclocked with two fans and the ACX Cooling System (and without the SC where it should be, it is on the box though). But there's no record of it on EVGA's site. Most sites also just review either the single-fan 750 Ti Sc or the 750 Ti FTW. Nevertheless, It's a mysterious little card that's had me wondering for a few days.
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July 9, 2014 7:13:52 AM

They just haven't updated their website yet. Consider yourself fortunate that it did come with the ACX cooler. Most of their SC cards are using that cooler these days.
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July 9, 2014 4:12:48 PM

Thanks for the responses. After talking to a good friend of mine for a bit, debating on the pros and cons of upgrading my rig just a bit more, I decided to return the 750 Ti SC to Best Buy. I got 221 dollars back, picked up an AMD R9 270X (Price matched it to Amazon bring it down to $164 from $210) along with a Corsair 600 watt PSU. Just using the credit from the return, haha. I've uninstalled all the NVIDIA stuff, and installed all the required AMD software, and am in the process of testing it out.

Kind of a turnaround, but I'm happy with my decision. I actually had an AMD 7750 for my first card last year, but it did not do much for me. However, with the rebranding of the 7870 GHz edition, albeit clocked a bit faster, as the R9 270X (along with Mantle support, which interests me), I think I made a good, informed purchase (all while staying under 200). What do you guys think?

Now to research the overclocking capabilities of the 270X, haha...
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July 9, 2014 6:10:52 PM

That's about a 30% performance upgrade over the 750 Ti. Just don't try to enable PhysX in any games and you should be fine.
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July 11, 2014 11:02:37 AM

er_FTW said:
Hi there, it's my first post here. I bought an EVGA Geforce GTX 750 Ti SC w/ACX Cooling (Dual-fan) from Best Buy a few days ago (for $83, using gift cards). It works great, and overclocks like a champ. But I have a few questions.

After looking online, I realized there was a different model, the FTW edition. I browsed EVGA's website, saw the single fan 750 Ti SC card, but for the life of me couldn't find my specific card - (Model Number: 02G-P4-3759-KB - http://www.bestbuy.com/site/evga-geforce-gtx-750-ti-2gb...). There is a dual-fan 750 Ti w/ACX on their website, but it's not superclocked. The only "superclocked" 750 Ti's are single-fan models (whose specs are identical to mine, I just have the extra fan/ACX.

I looked at the specs of my card on Best Buy's website (not as in-depth as I'd hoped, and compared them to the FTW specs found on EVGA's website (http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=02G-P4-375...). In short, my card has a 1176 base core clock/1255 boost clock. The FTW has a 1189 base/1268 boost. A difference of 13 Mhz.

I'm wondering what on earth is my card? It seems to be a hybrid of the 750 Ti SC and the FTW edition. It is essentially the same as the single-fan superclocked model in terms of specifications, but has the cooling system, and extra fan of the FTW. I can't find anything on it on the web other than a few videos. Most refer to the FTW or the single-fan edition. Is my card newer, since it has a later model number? Is it a Best Buy-exclusive model? Will a 13 Mhz difference make a huge impact on performance. Is the discrepancy negligible. I don't know. I know it's not a huge deal, but I like to know what exactly my components are.

Sorry for the lengthy post, I just got into PC gaming last year (initially got an AMD 7750 that just did not perform well), and decided to upgrade to the 750 Ti SC. I only have a 300 watt PSU in my system, which is why I opted for this card (I will upgrade later on, with more components, etc). But I'd just really like to know what some of the more well-versed people think of this situation.

On a lighter note, using EVGA PrecisionX for OC'ing, the card boosts to about 1371 GPU clock/1695 memory clock (+90/+685 respectively), giving me about a 12 FPS increase on Unigine benchmarks.

Thanks in advance for the help. I look forward to what y'all have to say.


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July 11, 2014 11:04:49 AM

Hey FTW, I got the same exact card the 750 ti from Walmart SC with the two fans ACX and I downloaded precision x. I was wondering whats the highest you went with the ghz and memory on it? and anyone know what I should put mine at? I got a EVGA 600B bronze power supply on a i3 4130 3.4ghz Dell with 8gb ram and a 1Tb HD. Im playing dayz and battlefield 4 and wanna raise my settings on there a bit so any help would be usefull
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July 11, 2014 7:08:59 PM

Whitmarsh1525 said:
Hey FTW, I got the same exact card the 750 ti from Walmart SC with the two fans ACX and I downloaded precision x. I was wondering whats the highest you went with the ghz and memory on it? and anyone know what I should put mine at? I got a EVGA 600B bronze power supply on a i3 4130 3.4ghz Dell with 8gb ram and a 1Tb HD. Im playing dayz and battlefield 4 and wanna raise my settings on there a bit so any help would be usefull

Nvidia includes monitoring for the reasons why your overclock failed. In PrecisionX or Afterburner, on your monitoring window check the variables: Power %, Temp Limit, Power Limit, Voltage Limit, and OV Max Limit. With the exception of Power %, they all only show values of "0" or "1". If you see "1", then that's the reason why your overclock/Turbo Boost failed. So if its the Temp Limit, increase the fans. If its the Voltage Limit, increase the voltage. If its the Power Limit, not much you can do there. If it's the OV Max Limit, then something has gone too far and you need to back off on your core clock speed.
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July 11, 2014 7:32:51 PM

Hey 17seconds, I appreciate all the helpful info you're giving to me (and others as well). Since you seem to be monitoring this thread, I was wondering if you could give me your opinion on something. I'm fairly new to the PC gaming scene and the culture that goes with it, even moreso when it comes to technical jargon and the like. I understand most of it at a fairly competent level, but as you know, there is much more to it than face value. With that said, I was wondering if I could hear what you have to say about my rig, It's sort of a Frankenstein monster of sorts, but I want to know at what tier it is in the grand scheme of things, as well as what I could do to improve it. Here goes.

I have a Gateway DX4860-UB21P model computer, which is what I've been sort of modifying to suit my gaming/computing needs. The specifications are here - http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2387922,00.asp?tab.... But I'll post the basics: i5-2300 Processor at 2.8 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB storage, along with stock CPU and case cooler/fans. As you know, I've installed the XFX AMD Radeon R9 270X DD Edition, along with an EVGA 600 watt (Bronze PSU) to upgrade the GPU and PSU. I've overclocked the 270x to 1145 core/1600 memory (from 1050/1400 respectively) and it seems to be stable. I BSOD'd at 1165 after about half an hour of Watch Dogs, so I dialed it down to its current OC and everything is working fine. Temps sit about 35C idle/70-75C at full load.

To give an idea of performance, I'm getting about 45-52 FPS on Watch Dogs at 1080p, Ultra detail, but high shadows/reflections, 4xMSAA, HBAO+High with theWorseMod and Realistic SweetFX Preset.

My main question is what is the overall level (or rating, I guess) of my setup. I'm mainly a 1080p gamer (no multi-monitor/4k for me, not really interested right now being a fresh outta college 22-year old going to occupational therapy school next semester), so it seems to be above my expectations, but what does a seasoned vet of the PC scene think?

And additional question would be...what are the best things I could do to upgrade the rig even further? I've been researching, and been thinking of possibly an SSD, more RAM, or even a processor upgrade (possibly i5-3570K, I checked that it's compatible with my MOBO), but what are the best things (and wallet-friendly ways) to do to my rig that would help sharpen it up without totally building a new rig from scratch?

I greatly appreciate and look forward to what you have to say. If anyone else reading would like to chime in, that would be great as well. Thanks so much!
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July 11, 2014 11:09:21 PM

If a GTX 780 Ti with the latest Intel CPU is 100, then you are around the 60% level. I'm sure you can play most/everything at high FPS at full or nearly full settings. There's always more that higher end PCs can attain and you're just a little over the mid-way point between crap and nirvana.
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January 6, 2015 5:16:22 PM

that pacific card was made for Best Buy it is a SC dual fan made by EVGA for Best Buy only! it is the same card spec's as the SC just has dual fans on it!

http://www.evga.com/bestbuy/ these are best buy offesr from EVGA!
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September 19, 2015 1:55:23 PM

Whitmarsh1525 said:
Hey FTW, I got the same exact card the 750 ti from Walmart SC with the two fans ACX and I downloaded precision x. I was wondering whats the highest you went with the ghz and memory on it? and anyone know what I should put mine at? I got a EVGA 600B bronze power supply on a i3 4130 3.4ghz Dell with 8gb ram and a 1Tb HD. Im playing dayz and battlefield 4 and wanna raise my settings on there a bit so any help would be usefull


precision x16 doesn't let me *tweak* my voltage but does allow for increments of +- 6mv ... ive got my rig ,similar to youyrs but with added ram OC'ed to +120 mv on GPU clock +50 on Memory Clock and added +6mv power.its runs very stable.hope this helps.if anyone has any helpful comments to my post I would appreciate them 8D
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