ASUS GTX750 Ti Review

Conclusion

ASUS GTX750Ti Review

Conclusion

Whenever we get the reference model of a card here at OC3D we always yearn for the first Partner card to really unleash the potential, and the ASUS doesn't disappoint. 

Let's start with the most obvious, the performance. ASUS themselves have applied a reasonable factory overclock to the GTX750Ti when compared to the reference card, and this gives a great starting point for the card. The way that the nVidia GPU Boost 2.0 works is (in its simplest form) by taking a reading of the cards temperature, comparing that to the temperature threshold set, and then overclocking the card until it hits that level.

When you have a cooler that works as well as the ASUS Twin Fan offering supplied with the ASUS GTX750Ti the combination of the ASUS overclock and the nVidia GPU Boost really allows the card to shine without truly blowing our doors off. There is definitely a noticeable improvement, but it doesn't transform the card into a screaming beast. In fact screaming is a word that definitely couldn't be applied here. That twin fan cooler is not only quieter than a church mouse in slippers, but keeps the card frosty even under extremely heavy loading.

Unquestionably the most surprising element of our ASUS GTX750Ti review is that we hit a card limit when trying to overclock and we didn't have to touch the voltage to do so. That's unbelievable. Normally we have to pile on the volts with a constant eye on temperatures. With the GTX750Ti Dual Fan we hit the hard limit before beginning to tweak anything. The power draw of the card being so low, 239W for our entire test system under full loading, and the temperatures being so cool we hit a limit that we're nearly positive nVidia never imagined anyone would get near.

So all in all with the ASUS GTX750Ti you're getting a card that makes the most of the Maxwell core, looks much more desirable than the reference model, and is silent in use. For combining those key elements so well we're awarding it our OC3D Gamers Choice.

   

Thanks to ASUS for supplying the GTX750Ti for review. Discuss your thought in the OC3D Forums.

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07-03-2014, 07:04:03

tinytomlogan
http://www.overclock3d.net/gfx/artic...184940184l.jpg

Following the recent launch of the Maxwell architecture on the GTX750Ti, we take a look at the first partner card from ASUS.


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07-03-2014, 08:25:49

SieB
Not bad for a lower end card.
I think there is a typo in the AVP graph for the Club3D 7950 Royal King though.

EDIT: No typo, just seems the 7950 royal king got worse performance than all the other 7950s in AVP for some reason. The HIS 7950 got 78fps for example.

07-03-2014, 09:11:33

Zoot
Regarding the strange placement of the power connector, if you look at the PCB, you'll notice the GPU is towards the back of the card and power delivery circuitry is near the power connector.

If they wanted to place the power connector where it normally is, it would have meant running metal tracks almost the full length of the PCB carrying a reasonable amount of current which wouldn't be a good idea really.

07-03-2014, 17:18:40

Conchubair
That you reached a firmware limit in the overclock is interesting. I hope they will change this in a later update if its not a core restriction. IF thats the case right across the board for Maxwell cards then it could be an exciting time for GFX card overclocking
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