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GeForce GTX 750 Ti Review: Maxwell Adds Performance Using Less Power

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AutoCAD 2013: 2D Performance DirectX (Cadalyst)

Although our comparison cards finish close to each other, the Maxwell-based board has a slight lead. Once again, this shows that 2D functions don't access hardware directly anymore (besides blitting and stretching), creating a bottleneck dependent on the rest of the platform. Still, there's more than enough performance for every use case.

AutoCAD 2013: 2D Performance DirectX (Cadalyst)

The GeForce GTX 750 Ti's performance in the Cadalyst suite's 3D component is interesting. Improved single-precision compute performance is evident. After all, DirectX uses SP nearly exclusively in its libraries, and all vertices and their transformations profit heavily in this simple 3D presentation.

Autodesk Inventor 2013: DirectX

We're using our 1000-cube extreme workload again. Contrary to what we saw in Cadalyst, the GeForce GTX 750 Ti falls in where we'd expect it to, based on the board's market position.

Maya 2013: OpenGL

Finally, we have a benchmark that reflects OpenGL performance, but is also computationally intense and memory dependent. The fact that theoretical performance isn't indicative of real-world behavior, and that less powerful cards often achieve better results is particularly interesting.

  • meluvcookies
    on performance, I'll take the extra frames of the 265, but damn, for 60w, I'm totally impressed by this card. both the 750Ti and the R7 265 would be decent upgrades from my aging GTX460.
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  • s3anister
    But without the big cooler, GTX 750 Ti is daintier than a lot of sound cards we've tested.

    I'm pretty sure you meant to type "video cards" on page one there. Cheers.
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  • Bloob
    Ah, I just love some healthy competition.
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  • Bloob
    Also
    It’s difficult to make this story all about frame rates when we’re comparing a 60 W GPU to a 150 W processor
    Is a bit confusing.
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  • cangelini
    But without the big cooler, GTX 750 Ti is daintier than a lot of sound cards we've tested.
    I'm pretty sure you meant to type "video cards" on page one there. Cheers.
    Actually meant sound card :) It's definitely smaller than a small video card, but I even have sound cards here that are larger.
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  • Sangeet Khatri
    Well.. there is not a lot of performance in it, but I love it for a reason that it is a 60W card. I mean for 60W Nvidia has seriously nailed it. The only competition is way behind, the 7750 performs a lot less for similar wattage.Let's see how AMD replies to this because after the launch of 750Ti, the 7750 is no longer the best card for upgrading for people who have a 350W PSU.I don't generally say this, but Nvidia well done! Take a bow.
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  • houldendub
    Nice little card, awesome! I feel like this would be an absolutely awesome test bed for a dual chip version, great performance with minimal power usage.
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  • Randy David
    Anybody else notice the lesser shaders and TMUs on the Zotac card in GPU-Z?
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  • thdarkshadow
    The whole time I was reading the review I was like it isn't beating the 650ti boost... :( but then I remembered it uses less than half the power lol. I am impressed nvidia. While I make purchases more on performance than power consumption I can still appreciate what nvidia is doing
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  • houldendub
    12707408 said:
    Anybody else notice the lesser shaders and TMUs on the Zotac card in GPU-Z?

    Don't take this as fact, but the drivers look newer for the Zotac card than the others, possibly just a bug with the older drivers? The cards are advertised as having 640 shaders anyway.

    Also weird, the GPU-Z screenshot is taken with Windows 8, whereas the Gigabyte and MSI cards are on Windows 7. The mystery continues...
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