"The GTX 750 Ti has the same great features as the more expensive GTXes including GeForce Experience and ShadowPlay, and Maxwell even sports an improved video decoder over Kepler. Boost works as advertised and the GTX 750 Ti just sips power compared to the GTX 480 which it is able to match performance when it is overclocked. Impressive indeed.

If you are buying a $149 entry level gaming video card right now that is perfect for 1920×1080 as well as being great bang for buck, the GTX 750 Ti is a great choice especially considering that many OEM PCs can handle a 60W TDP video card without having to upgrade the PSU. It is also ideal for HTPC builds."

"The fact that the GTX 750 Ti is nearly 2x as fast as the GTX 650 is a significant victory for NVIDIA, and the fact that it’s nearly 3x faster than the GT 640 – officially NVIDIA’s fastest 600 series card without a PCIe power plug requirement – completely changes the sub-75W market."

"NVIDIA on Tuesday gave gamers a hint of what's to come with its new Maxwell architecture.

The graphics chipmaker unveiled its updated GeForce GTX 750i and GeForce GTX 750 graphics processing units (GPUs), which are aimed at the midrange graphics market. The chips are 50 percent faster than their predecessor -- Kepler -- and twice as energy efficient, thanks to the inclusion of Maxwell. The graphics chips are the first time the architecture has hit the market.

While Maxwell is much better than Kepler, it's an even bigger bump over Fermi. The new chips are four times as power efficient as Fermi GPUs and twice as fast."

"NVIDIA just fired the latest salvo in its ongoing graphics cards war with competitor AMD with the release of a trio of new graphics cards: the GeForce GTX Titan Black, GeForce GTX 750 Ti, and the GeForce GTX 750.

The 750 Ti offers double the performance while also consuming half the power. Those stats are quite impressive… [and] considering that the 750 Ti draws very little power, you likely won’t need to swap out your power supply for a new juice box thanks to this card’s minuscule energy demands."

"In addition to posting very strong numbers given the 60W TDP and overall specs, the reference 750 Ti board has insane headroom for overclocking. I pushed the GPU boost clock from its standard 1085MHz up to 1270MHz and it remained perfectly stable throughout lengthy sessions of the Titanfall Beta, Battlefield 4, and 3DMark Firestrike.

NVIDIA is confidently proclaiming Maxwell to be the most efficient GPU ever built. Compared to Kepler, first-generation Maxwell cards exhibit a 35% peak performance boost per core, and twice the performance per watt. Crucially, the card doesn’t require any additional PCI-e power; it gets all it needs from the 75W already flowing through the PCI-Express lane. All of the generic, low-budget boxes out there from Dell and HP with 300W power supplies and outdated or embedded graphics, and you’ve nailed an important segment for NVIDIA These were originally sold as internet and email machines; now they can be upgraded to entry-level gaming rigs."

"Given their size, price, and performance, the first gen Maxwell cards appear to be perfect for Valve’s assault on the living room. Expect the 750 and 750 Ti to become staples among base-model Steam Machines.”"

"Maxwell’s primary goal is to deliver groundbreaking improvements in performance per watt, essentially allowing NVIDIA’s engineers to do more with less. This is particularly important for the GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 since they will fit perfectly into older prebuilt systems without needing an expensive and sometimes complicated power supply swap.

A whole lot of NVIDIA’s marketing points about the GTX 750 Ti play up its perf per watt story and there’s a good reason for that: this card is miles ahead of anything else in today’s GPU market.

[GTX 750 Ti] represents one of the most impressive technological achievements the GPU industry has seen in the last two years."

"The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750Ti with the NVIDIA Maxwell processor (GM107) is the new performance per watt king.

At $149.99 USD (139.99 USD GTX 750) the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750Ti can be a perfect fit for those who are looking to upgrade from an onboard GPU, an older aging discreet GPU or for building a new budget gaming PC. [Plus], purchasing an NVIDIA based video card comes with perks--NVIDIA has developed an entire gaming ecosystem which includes many hardware and software innovations."

"The GeForce GTX 750 traded blows with the Radeon R7 260X, though the GeForce was the faster of the two cards overall. Where the GeForce GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti really shined was in regard to power consumption. Despite offering competitive overall performance to their peers, the cards consumed far less power under load. The effort NVIDIA put into improving power consumption and efficiency have clearly paid off with Maxwell. We suspect this GPU is going to find its way into a smorgasbord of Steam Boxes, all-in-one systems, and eventually gaming laptops.

Overall, we really dig the GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750. The cards offer competitive performance, in a small, cool, and quiet form factor."


"When it came to noise, power, and cooling testing the Maxwell architecture really pulled its weight by dominating the charts. Without a doubt the 750 Ti is the fastest card we have ever tested that didn’t require a power connection. That means all of you with Dell PCs can rejoice. You can finally drop in a card that is going to play most of the games on the market without having to upgrade your power supply.

The power requirements of the GTX 750 Ti benefited the card in other areas as well. For one it ran very cool and quiet. When it came to overclocking I was extremely impressed with its performance as well."

"When it comes to temperatures, power efficiency, noise levels, power supply requirements and things of that nature the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti really shines.

What NVIDIA has done with the power efficiency is pretty damn amazing. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB reference card was just 5.7-inches long with a small GPU cooler on it, but it was quiet and we never could get the card to get over 60C! We also like that this card has just a 60W TDP and doesn’t require any extra power connectors, so you can easily upgrade older systems without even really having to worry about the power supply."

"Looking at the benchmark chart there's one piece of information that is missing which puts these numbers in a whole new light. The AMD R7 260X has a TDP of 115w, and the Maxwell card is just 60w. We know that "energy efficiency" isn't the most titillating spec or feature here at Maximum PC, but we give this card big props for being able to hold its own against a card with double the power rating. That is impressive.

All in all, the Maxwell-based GTX 750 Ti certainly delivers on the promise of being more efficient than Kepler, which is good news for gamers who like quiet machines and bad news for AMD and its power-hungry GCN architecture. NVIDIA clearly has the performance-per-watt lead with Maxwell, and we can't wait to see it introduce more powerful GPUs using the same architecture."

"I must admit, I was thoroughly impressed with the EVGA GTX 750 Ti FTW from the moment I started working with it. From impressive overclocking to the great performing ACX cooler, everything worked terrific right out of the box. The improvements the Maxwell GPU bring are impressive, especially on the performance per watt front. EVGA has done a great job with their first implementation of a Maxwell based graphics card. The card is aesthetically pleasing and will fit into just about any PC application I can think of, which allows a good gaming experience to be brought to systems that couldn’t before handle the power demands."

"As a new low power consuming product target at the user rocking a computer that is absent a discrete video card, the GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 are perfect upgrades.

With Maxwell and the GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti, we get a new NVENC block that delivers faster encode "(6-8X real-time for H.264 vs. 4x real-time for Kepler) and 8-10X faster decode" to ensure that when using ShadowPlay to record that last 20 minutes of intense gaming there will be little hardware overhead since it does not use the GPU's CUDA cores. You can also use GameStream to stream your games to an NVIDIA SHIELD.

It's not just a video card any longer."

"NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 750 Ti brings the Maxwell architecture to the world for the first time and is an exceptional demonstration of the power efficiency of this new design.

The GTX 750 Ti, even in the reference form, is also much quieter than the R7 265 and R7 260X cards we have been testing. Again, for users in certain environments or sound sensitive use cases, that will push buyers to lean towards the NVIDIA option.

Power consumption clearly favors the GeForce GTX 750 Ti and the lack of a requirement for an external power connection (on the reference model at least) means that users in constrained areas like home theater boxes or even Steam Machines may find value."

"Taking a number of design cues from NVIDIA’s Tegra engineering team, Maxwell’s designers tweaked the Kepler design by breaking its monolithic core logic into a number of independent components and having each of those control a small number of CUDA cores. Now when an individual processor is idle, the control logic managing it can power it down. NVIDIA says this more precise control improves performance per core by 135 percent, and it doubles the GPU’s performance per watt.

Thanks to this new power-efficient design, a video card based on the GeForce GTX 750 Ti has a TDP (thermal design profile) of just 60 watts. Since a PCIe slot can provide up to 75 watts of power, a GeForce GTX 750 Ti doesn’t require a supplementary six-pin power cable. That means just about any budget desktop PC that currently relies on integrated graphics is now a candidate for a discrete GPU upgrade."

"With some past generations of hardware we have had to wait a while as Linux users to see how they would work and perform under non-Windows platforms, but I can tell you this morning that the brand new GeForce GTX 750 Ti is already running great on Linux and is delivering terrific results as a sub-$200 mid-range NVIDIA graphics card.

NVIDIA's pre-launch press material for Maxwell consistently advertised the improved power efficiency of the new architecture and without a doubt, they've certainly managed to deliver. The GeForce GTX 750 Ti performance is a big step-up over the older GeForce GTX 550 Ti / 650 and looking at the performance-per-Watt just makes the story incredible."

"NVIDIA continues to impress in its Maxwell release, and the MSI GTX 750 Ti Twin Frozr Gaming showcases a great combination of sleek styling, enticing features, top quality, and great performance for those on a modest budget.

It packs nearly the same punch as a GTX 660, easily beats the R7 260X, and has proven to be a very interesting potential mix for HTPC use as well as some gaming. Factor in the aggressive factory overclock, and a cooler that runs quiet while keeping temperatures low, and we have a very potent combination that should be very enticing to potential consumers."

"As simple as the 750 Ti appears to be on paper, it’s become one of the most-impressive graphics cards I’ve taken a look at in some time.

Thanks to its 60W power requirement, it doesn’t require a power connector. That means those who own restrictive OEM PCs don’t need to fuss about not having an available power connector, and those that do have one can simply enjoy the fact that the 750 Ti is laughing at it.

Of the games we tested could be enjoyed at 1080p resolution and with good detail. That, to me, is damned impressive."

"With its small size and its performance numbers this will be a great card to make a very nice HTPC, STEAM Box, mini PC or any mod requiring a small footprint. NVIDIA looks to have a winner on their hands in the mind range market with this new card and for those who want to have decent 1080p gaming.

NVIDIA has once again pulled a rabbit out of their collective hat with the GeForce GTX 750 Ti as it will most certainly raise an eyebrow or two with its modest price tag as well as its solid performance."

"The GTX 750 Ti can go places the R7 265 can't. The reference GTX 750 Ti is 5.75" long, doesn't need an auxiliary power input, and adds no more than 60W to a system's cooling load. The R7 265 is over eight inches long, requires a six-pin power input, and draws up to 150W of juice, which it then converts into heat. For many folks choosing between these two products, those factors may matter more than the difference in performance, especially since the GTX 750 Ti can provide a very nice gaming experience at 1080p. You've gotta think the GTX 750 Ti will be the animating force behind a legion of Steam boxes.

In the larger picture, Maxwell's arrival signals a big change in the GPU space for the coming year."

"One problem with putting a gaming PC in your living room is that it’s hard to get decent performance in a device that isn’t a hulking monstrosity. That’s what NVIDIA is trying to solve with its new GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti graphics cards. These are the first chips that use Nvidia’s “Maxwell” architecture, which doubles the performance per watt over the previous “Kepler” architecture.

The lower power consumption means you could buy a cheap desktop PC without a dedicated graphics card, and as long is it has a 300-watt power supply, you could drop in the GTX 750 or 750 Ti to turn it into a gaming machine. More importantly, it opens the door for compact gaming PCs that can still manage 1080p graphics and over 50 frames per second in the latest games. The GTX 750 and 750 Ti support Mini-ITX enclosures with 300-watt power supplies; a quick look through Newegg gives a sense of how small these boxes can be."

"It’s difficult to make this story all about frame rates when we’re comparing 60 and 150 W GPUs, though. Surely, power and efficiency have to also come into play. But power does come into play when you’re eyeballing small form factor cases, when you’re trying to upgrade an old tier-one box, and when you’re mining cryptocurrencies.

In absolute terms, the GeForce GTX 750 Ti is just about as fast as Radeon R7 265. But again, that’s a 150 W GPU. The new GeForce uses just 40% of its power. You could throw four onto a motherboard for $100 less than one Radeon R9 290X, use less power, and achieve higher hash rates.

Based on GM107’s showing, we’re excited to think about what NVIDIA might do with this architecture and a 250 W power budget."

"If you're ready to pull the trigger on a new video card that comes in at the mid $100 bracket, this is really a great option. NVIDIA really has done a great job when it comes to the cost of the card; it's really priced perfectly, which means it's priced probably better then we'd expect.

[Plus], power numbers are really impressive."

"NVIDIA is letting loose the first desktop PC graphics chips based on its new Maxwell architecture, the biggest overhaul since it launched its Kepler-based graphics processing unit (GPU) architecture in 2012.

The Maxwell-based chips emphasize a blend of performance and low-power consumption, with a focus on a metric known as performance per watt.

The new chips include support for NVIDIA’s GameWorks program, which includes the ShadowPlay game capture for broadcasting to Twitch; G-Sync, a display technology that smooths edges and avoids scenes where the screen “tears” because part of the animation can’t keep up with the rest of it; and GameStream, which lets gamers stream their titles to the NVIDIA Shield handheld gaming system."