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Zotac Introduces GeForce GTX 750 Ti Thunderbolt GPU

By - Source: Hermitage Akihabara | B 27 comments

Zotac's new 'Thunderbolt' named graphics card has no Thunderbolt, but is very fast!

Zotac has released a graphics card with a rather intriguing name – the GeForce GTX 750 Ti Thunderbolt. The fact that the name includes "Thunderbolt" is interesting, specifically because no part of the card actually has a thunderbolt interface; it's just marketing, so you'll have to forgive us for the misleading title.

The graphics card features a perfectly ordinary PCI-Express 3.0 x16 interface, and a completely normal DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs. The GPU aboard is clocked with a base frequency of 1229 MHz and has a 1320 MHz boost frequency. Memory is clocked at an effective speed of 6.0 GHz.

The cooler on the unit is built using heat pipes, a large aluminum fin array, and a partially metallic shroud along with two 90 mm cooling fans. Pricing is expected to be set at 1199 Yuan, or roughly $190. Unfortunately, this highly-clocked GTX 750 Ti card won't be coming to the U.S. market.

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    thundervore , March 20, 2014 6:16 PM
    I always wanted a Zotac GPU but now I think MSI have surpassed them. I remember back in the day when Zotac was the only brand on the market that gave you more video outputs that you knew what to do with which was awesome as other brands were just giving you 2 DVI or a DVI and a VGA lol. Now everyone gives at least 4 video outputs so the Zotac boat has sailed and I missed it.
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    frank the tank , March 20, 2014 6:24 PM
    I was hoping from the title that zotac made a thunderbolt external 750TI for use in laptops. i think the idea would work great for ultrabook and laptop gamers.
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    jasonelmore , March 20, 2014 6:43 PM
    yeah the title is un-needably mis-leading. it should have said, "Zotac Release's new 750Ti called Thunderbolt"
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    icraft , March 20, 2014 7:11 PM
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    Unfortunately, this highly-clocked GTX 750 Ti card won't be coming to the U.S. market.

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    squirrelboy , March 20, 2014 7:56 PM
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    Unfortunately, this highly-clocked GTX 750 Ti card won't be coming to the U.S. market.
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    there are people outside the US as well sweetie
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    random753 , March 20, 2014 8:27 PM
    They will sell a lot of those to people who think they are buying a Thunderbolt enabled card. I am surprised a well known company would do that. They will have to decide if the extra profit is worth the complaints and returns and damage to the integrity of the company.
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    cramved , March 20, 2014 9:29 PM
    I guess msi took lightning.
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    mpdahaxing , March 20, 2014 10:22 PM
    $60 more gets you a 760 no?
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    nirdes , March 20, 2014 10:29 PM
    Well, the writer is forgiven for the misleading title ;-D. But I gotta say, this is hilarious. I opened this article solely because of the title. A card based on thunderbolt interface sounded fascinating indeed.
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    Jaxem , March 20, 2014 10:46 PM
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    I can't believe you guys mix up GPU and Graphics Card. Zotac can't make a GPU. Nvidia does them. Zotac uses them to manufacture graphics cards.
    Actually, either one would be a Graphics Processing unit, it just depends on what unit you're talking about since the card is a unit as well. If you want to get specific, It's the GPU die or wafer that you're knit picking about, so you're ambiguous too.Don't join the community just to leave disparaging remarks that are helpful to no one.
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    Afrospinach , March 20, 2014 11:11 PM
    Yep first thoughts were a thunderbolt ready GPU. I think Intel explicitly forbade that for thunderbolt?
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    thundervore , March 21, 2014 1:31 AM
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    I can't believe you guys mix up GPU and Graphics Card. Zotac can't make a GPU. Nvidia does them. Zotac uses them to manufacture graphics cards.
    Actually, either one would be a Graphics Processing unit, it just depends on what unit you're talking about since the card is a unit as well. If you want to get specific, It's the GPU die or wafer that you're knit picking about, so you're ambiguous too.Don't join the community just to leave disparaging remarks that are helpful to no one.
    Exactly!! People also call the computer the CPU, the Central Processing Unit is not just the Intel or AMD chip that is inside the computer, it is also the entire box you plug everything into lol.
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    lorienas , March 21, 2014 2:36 AM
    Damn, here was me thinking of an ultrabook like a macbook air, with a full desktop powered 750ti.
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    bemused_fred , March 21, 2014 4:04 AM
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    Unfortunately, this highly-clocked GTX 750 Ti card won't be coming to the U.S. market.
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    Hey, imagine how people outside the U.S. feel when we can't enter into, oh I dunno EVERY SINGLE COMPETITION ON THIS SITE EVER.[I mean, there are good reasons why we can't but, geez.]
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    I guess msi took lightning.
    I tried putting one of each in my case. The results were very, very frightening.
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    Drejeck , March 21, 2014 4:08 AM
    Zotac and Sapphire are PartnerPC's (or PCPartner) subsidiaries. They are second or third only to Palit, which reigns supreme in sales.I'm in europe and I usually don't see this brand very often, but it's very cool when they appear. For the card itself I don't like when a 161mm pcb gets overhauled to get 250mm or the like of space. It's tiny, keep it tiny.
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    anthony8989 , March 21, 2014 7:13 AM
    They should make a 192bit version of this card to access at least 1.5 of the 2gb vrm. It would close the gap between the 750ti and the 760 , which is pretty big imo.
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    ThePaperAirplane , March 21, 2014 8:47 AM
    A very powerful 750ti some benchmarks shows that it even beats a 7850 and maybe r7 265? But it's too expensive though.
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    Drejeck , March 21, 2014 9:39 AM
    banish 192bits cards, the 560 570 and 580 prove that 192 bit were very stupid, the 590 was double stupid, there's no need to close the gap with the cut-down gk104, it's always better to have a complete working unit with paired ram controller. the 750 is a GM it's not to be put among others 700's and 600's. it's a rather impressive card, the price is good for the power/performance ratio it has. i'd get it for a killer console htpc. i'm getting a 161mm 750ti to fit inside a Nintendo 8 bit with a i5 4570s and try to fit with a 160w picopsu. it will be an interesting challenge.
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    dgingeri , March 21, 2014 10:48 AM
    Here's a thought on putting TB on a card like this: make a card that uses a PLX bridge with the GPU and a TB interface chip, then integrate the displayport output from the GPU into the TB interface chip. Boom, full TB video card. Sure, it would be expensive, but it would be worth it for some people.
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