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Gigabyte 'Black Edition' GTX 750 Ti: Tested for 168 Hours

Gigabyte is currently working on a new variant of its GTX 750 Ti graphics card – a Black Edition card. This card will come out in two versions: a standard variant and an OC variant.

Both of the cards come with the company's dual-fan version of the WindForce cooler, along with respectable factory overclocks. The GM107 GPU aboard has been overclocked to 1033 MHz base, with a boost frequency of 1111 MHz for the standard version, while the OC version is set to boost up to 1242 MHz with a base frequency of 1163 MHz. Chances are, though, that you can still take the cards further a good bit by hand, as the GTX 750 Ti cards are known to have quite a bit of overclocking headroom. The 2 GB of GDDR5 memory aboard the cards is clocked at 5.4 GHz.

Gigabyte also teases "168-Hour Server Level Durability Testing." This essentially means that the card is tested to run super-stable. It'll even come with a certificate. It is also why the card is labelled to be a black edition card.

No word on pricing yet, though we don't expect too large a premium over reference solutions. Otherwise, buyers would already be looking at GPUs in a higher price class. The card will be available soon.

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  • ekagori
    Does this card use a 6 pin pcie cable or is the overclock achieved using only the pcie slot to power the card?
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  • 1ni3shi
    I believe it has a 6 pin PCI-E connector
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  • COLGeek
    Yep, one 6-pin PCIe connector. See it here:

    http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5083#ov

    This is looking like a great entry level gaming GPU for many users.
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  • Amdlova
    if that don't come with premium price. will be nice.
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  • zankuto
    This isn't the fastest GTX 750 Ti card that Gigabyte offers. Wouldn't they want to black edition their fastest?
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  • jasonelmore
    so these cards are gonna have 168 hours of load on all of the components? i wouldnt want a card that has had 168 hours at full load on my power delivery system.
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  • patrick47018
    I hope they don't max load for that long. However a thorough quality control would be more than welcome
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  • roymustang
    "No word on pricing yet, though we don't expect too large a premium over reference solutions. Otherwise, buyers would already be looking at GPUs in a higher price class. "

    Yeah I'm gonna go ahead and expect a pretty big premium considering that the 168 hour Black Edition of the GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-UD5H motherboard is $45 more than the regular one and that represents an increase of almost 25%. Pretty ridiculous if you ask me, especially to have your product used and abused for 168 hours.
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  • danwat1234
    168 hours at full utilization with a mild overclock is nothing! It should last for years doing this 24/7 if it is well engineered and cooling is adequate. Some people fully load their GPUs for distributed computing projects most of the time with no failures.
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  • knowom
    168 hours of coin mining for 25% price premium well played Gigabyte well played.
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