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Asus GeForce GTX 750 Ti "Maxwell" Shows Up Online

By - Source: WCCFTech | B 7 comments

Just last week we got word that Nvidia's first Maxwell card was just a couple of weeks away, and now we've got our first appearance of Maxwell in online listings.

Last week, the rumor mill was saying the first Maxwell card to hit the market would be the GTX 750 Ti. Late last night, an Asus-branded GeForce GTX hit the web, showing up on Tech2.hu. The model number was GTX750Ti-OC-2GD5 and Sayed Muhammead Usman Pirzada over on WCCFTech writes that list price was about $225 (50 000 HUF).

 

That's not cheap for a mid-range card. Right now, we're hoping performance justifies price, or that this price is a guesstimate on Tech 2's part because official pricing isn't yet available. The listing has since been pulled and is no longer available on Tech 2 (the link now points to a 404 error) and the site hasn't commented on its slip up.

Maxwell, originally scheduled for 2013, will offer UVM, or unified virtual memory, which means the CPU and GPU will be able to share the same memory. This was first announced by Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang at GTC almost a year ago. Looks like we'll get our first taste of Maxwell in less than a month.

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    Sakkura , January 21, 2014 11:52 AM
    .hu is the TLD for Hungary. The VAT rate in Hungary is 27%, so a retail price of $225 means that the pre-VAT price would be about $175.
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    slyu9213 , January 21, 2014 4:15 PM
    8-Core Broadwell/Haswell + Maxwell Video card sounds like a good Intel Build.
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    Lessthannil , January 21, 2014 5:32 PM
    $225? Come on! Assuming that price would representative of the average price of a 750 Ti, there is little incentive to get the 750 Ti since you could get the GTX 760. According to benchmarks, the 750 Ti is slower than the GTX 660, which was pretty bad. However, those benchmarks didn't have context as there were no clock speeds or any of the like listed.

    I think it should be a GTX 650 Ti Boost replacement for around $140 for a 1GB version. There aren't any more Boosts or 7850s, which creates a gulf between the 7790/650 Ti and the 270(X), which also would make that around-$150 market easy to win in.
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    cypeq , January 22, 2014 4:47 AM
    if the flagship maxwell will realy be pushing three times Flops per watt it will be tough competitor.
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    Sakkura , January 22, 2014 6:20 AM
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    $225? Come on! Assuming that price would representative of the average price of a 750 Ti, there is little incentive to get the 750 Ti since you could get the GTX 760. According to benchmarks, the 750 Ti is slower than the GTX 660, which was pretty bad. However, those benchmarks didn't have context as there were no clock speeds or any of the like listed.

    I think it should be a GTX 650 Ti Boost replacement for around $140 for a 1GB version. There aren't any more Boosts or 7850s, which creates a gulf between the 7790/650 Ti and the 270(X), which also would make that around-$150 market easy to win in.

    I just explained how the Hungarian VAT turns $175 into $225...
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    hannibal , January 22, 2014 8:29 AM
    http://www.techpowerup.com/197038/geforce-gtx-750-ti-maxwell-first-performance-numbers-out.htmlLittle bit faster that 650ti slover that 660...
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    Poul Wrist , January 22, 2014 8:47 AM
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    If you clicked the 2nd link, you would have read that there are two GTX 750 tis. The first, a Kepler, has already been was tested before Nvidia decided not to produce it and it was faster than the GTX 660 which isn't surprising since it would have basically been a tweaked GTX 660 with nearly identical specs. One would assume the Maxwell 750ti would be even faster and more efficient. I don't know where you even saw a benchmark on the Maxwell 750ti; link? As for the price, like the author mentioned this very well may have been a guess. It is just like when Amazon and other online retailers were guessing the prices on the PS4 and Xbox One several months before the consoles were even unveiled so that customers could place pre-orders. But, even at $225, if you look at how much a GTX 660 cost at launch ($240) and how much it is still selling for ($190) this is actually not too high considering it should be much faster the GTX 660. But, I do agree that it wouldn't be a better buy until it is under $200. One big incentive, though, is the new UVM tech which should allow a Maxwell card with similar specs as a Kepler card to run much more efficiently on top of the already massive Gflops/watt jump as illustrated in the chart. My guess is that Nvidia will release a GTX 750, a crippled version of the GTX 750ti, to fill in the $150 market; otherwise why use the "ti"? If the 750 is just a binned 750ti then it would be no surprise if both cards are released at the same time.
    http://www.guru3d.com/news_story/geforce_gtx_750_ti_maxwell_performance_numbers_leak.html seems to be a thing that it's slower. Who knows, though.