GeForce GTX 750 Class GPUs: Serious Gaming, Incredible Value
The GeForce GTX 550 Ti and GeForce GTS 450 are among the most popular GPUs for gamers operating on a strict budget. At launch, each was rated by press as offering excellent value, delivering fantastic low-to-mid range performance for as little as $129. Today we’re redefining the definition of “entry level” with the launch of our new GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GeForce GTX 750 GPUs, affordable graphics cards with stunning performance, unmatched power efficiency, and access to NVIDIA’s latest and greatest innovations, such as G-SYNC, GameStream, GameWorks, and ShadowPlay.
Our new GeForce GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti GPUs feature first-generation “Maxwell” technology, redefining entry-level gaming with performance per Watt efficiency double that of Maxwell’s immediate predecessor, “Kepler”, and quadruple that of “Fermi”, an architecture launched only four years ago. With unprecedented improvements in performance and power efficiency, first-generation Maxwell GPUs are the world’s most efficient, enabling their use in off-the-shelf systems equipped with low-Wattage power supplies and sub-par integrated GPUs (IGPs).
The GTX 750 Ti and 750 GPUs also include complete support for NVIDIA’s breakthrough gaming technologies, including:
NVIDIA G-SYNC, a revolutionary new monitor module that eliminates screen tearing, stutter and VSync input lag, delivering the smoothest, most responsive gaming experience ever seen.
In games, only GeForce GTX users benefit from our complete range of GameWorks The Way It’s Meant To Be Played technologies, which enhances your most anticipated titles with game-changing enhancements like NVIDIA PhysX, NVIDIA TXAA, NVIDIA HBAO+, and NVIDIA HairWorks.
Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag features half a dozen NVIDIA GameWorks technologies, creating a more immersive, more realistic game.
GeForce Experience & ShadowPlay
In addition to enhancing the games themselves, NVIDIA also enhances your experience with games. Through GeForce Experience, included for free with our frequently-updated drivers, players can optimize their game settings with a single click, giving them optimum frame rates and the maximum level of image quality possible with their specific CPU and GPU combo. In-game, ShadowPlay enables the instant recording of gameplay to your disk drive, and direct streaming to Twitch, allowing you to share your favorite moments without fuss in a matter of moments.
ShadowPlay has a negligible performance impact thanks to the H.264 hardware encoder built into GeForce GTX 600 and 700 Series GPUs, and it is this same technology that enables NVIDIA GeForce GTX gamers to stream PC games at up to 60 frames per second to the NVIDIA SHIELD. Using GeForce Experience and our GameStream technology, players can enjoy controller-compatible games on the sofa or in bed, and with the new SHIELD Console Mode games can be streamed in 1080p onto big-screen HDTVs.
These are but a few examples of NVIDIA’s game-changing enhancements that revolutionize the way you experience your favorite games. Yet more features are in development, with several to be revealed in the not too distant future. For further information, stay tuned to GeForce.com.
GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750: Specifications
Today’s launch of the GeForce GTX 750 Class GPUs includes two new models: the $149 GeForce GTX 750 Ti, and the $119 GeForce GTX 750. Each features our new Maxwell architecture, enabling significant gains in performance and power efficiency, placing them far ahead of any other GPU in their class, yet at the same affordable prices gamers know and love.
|Specifications||GeForce GTX 770||GeForce GTX 760||GeForce GTX 750 Ti||GeForce GTX 550 Ti||GeForce GTX 750||GeForce GTS 450|
|Base Clock||1046 MHz||980 MHz||1020 MHz||900 MHz||1020 MHz||783 Mhz|
|Boost Clock||1085 MHz||1033 MHz||1085 MHz||N/A||1085 MHz||N/A|
|Memory Configuration||2 GB - 4 GB||2 GB - 4 GB||1 GB - 2 GB||1 GB||1 GB||1 GB|
|Memory Speed||7.0 Gbps||6.0 Gbps||5.4 Gbps||4.1 Gbps||5.0 Gbps||3.6 Gbps|
|Memory Bandwidth||224 GB/s||192 GB/s||86.4 GB/s||98.4 GB/s||80 GB/s||57.7 GB/s|
|Power Connectors||1 x 6-pin
1 x 8-pin
|2 x 6-pin||None||1 x 6-pin||None||1 x 6-pin|
|TDP||230 W||170 W||60 W||116 W||55 W||106 W|
|MSRP At Launch||$329||$249||$139 - $149||$149||$119||$129|
In addition to significant performance gains, the Maxwell architecture enables revolutionary efficiency improvements that build upon the industry-leading efficiency improvements introduced by our previous generation Kepler architectures. For Maxwell, NVIDIA’s engineers pored over every Kepler transistor and component, upgrading, tweaking and reinventing, creating the world’s most efficient GPU. Where the GeForce GTX 550 Ti used 116 Watts of power and a 6-pin PCI Express power supply connector, the GeForce GTX 750 Ti uses just 60 Watts, drawn solely from the motherboard, removing the need for power supply connectors.
For entry-level systems, Maxwell’s efficiency improvements are key to cost cutting. By reducing maximum power draw from 116 Watts to 60 Watts, and eliminating the need for a PCI Express 6-pin connector, entry level systems can be built around significantly cheaper 300 Watt power supplies. Smaller, more affordable chassis can also be used, as can affordable cooling systems, and your power bill will be lower, too.
For those with OEM systems, Integrated Graphics (IGP) systems, and off-the-shelf systems from retailers and other stores, GeForce GTX 750 Class GPUs offer an easy and cost-efficient upgrade, increasing performance dramatically without the need for new PSUs, chassis, or other components.
The new GeForce GTX 750 Ti consumes less power than the GT-class GT 640, more than doubles its performance, and runs more than six faster than an Integrated Graphics chip, the likes of which is found in many off-the-shelf systems.
When playing your favorite titles, you can capture gameplay using GeForce Experience and ShadowPlay. To minimize the performance impact of this traditionally intensive task, ShadowPlay leverages the H.264 NVENC encoder found on GeForce GTX 600 and 700 Series GPUs. With Maxwell, NVENC’s H.264 real-time encoding is now 6-to-8x faster than software encoding, in comparison to the previous-generation 4x improvement found on Kepler GPUs. In testing, NEVNC’s improvements made the negligible previous-generation impact of ShadowPlay virtually non-existent on GeForce GTX 750 Class GPUs.
Away from gaming, Maxwell’s NVENC decoder features a new low power mode tailored for Home Theater PC (HTPC) systems, reducing GPU power consumption during light workload cases, such as video playback. Compared to previous-generation GPUs, Maxwell GPUs equipped with this new GC5 low power technology consume significantly less power, making a GeForce GTX 750 Class GPU perfect for home theater systems.
GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750: Performance
In comparison to the GeForce GTX 550 Ti, Maxwell’s combined performance per core and performance per Watt improvements result in double the game performance, at half the power.
In our benchmarks, the GeForce GTX 750 Ti powers ahead of the venerable GeForce GTX 550 Ti, and has enough performance to enable additional settings like TXAA, HBAO+ and PhysX. In recent DirectX 11-enhanced titles like Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag and Call of Duty: Ghosts, the GeForce GTX 550 Ti particularly struggles, falling below a playable 30 frames per second.
In entry-level systems built on the barest of budgets, the architectural enhancements of Maxwell truly shine. Compared to the GeForce GTS 450, which remains popular with Steam’s 75 million+ gamers, the GeForce GTX 750 is three times faster. In recent titles utilizing the latest technologies, its lead increases to as high as 4.2x.
The GeForce GTS 450 and newer cards of a similar ilk remain popular with system builders and gamers wanting enough performance for titles like League of Legends, and big-budget games like Batman: Arkham Origins. As our chart shows, increasing settings to medium results in an unplayable experience in all but one.
Choosing the GeForce GTX 750 for your new system, or upgrade, improves performance by a factor of three, opens the door to the latest and greatest games at medium-to-high settings, and grants access to the GeForce GTX ecosystem, featuring innovations like ShadowPlay, G-SYNC, and GameStream. At $119, $10 less than the GeForce GTS 450’s introductory price, the GeForce GTX 750 is a no-brainer for any budget build or budget upgrade.
GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750: A Perfect Fit For Mini ITX Systems
The unprecedented power-performance efficiency of our new GeForce GTX 750 GPUs make them the perfect fit for affordable Mini ITX chassis equipped with cost-cutting 300 Watt power supplies, which lack PCI Express connectors. Requiring just 60 Watts under full load, and drawing power solely via the motherboard, GeForce GTX 750-Class GPUs slot right in and leave ample PSU power for other components.
The unmatched power-performance efficiency of our new GeForce GTX 750 GPUs have secondary and tertiary benefits: GPUs requiring less power emit less heat, which allows cooling fans to run at lower, quieter speeds. In the confined spaces of Mini ITX cases, reduced heat output helps ensure total reliability, and quieter fans keep noise to a minimum.
Paired with motherboards, CPUs, and RAM of a similar class, Mini ITX systems are powerful, attractive alternatives to larger tower-style cases, capable of being desktop PCs, TV gaming systems, and Home Theater PCs. And now, with the release of SteamOS, Mini ITX systems can be instantly converted into much-discussed Steam Boxes.
At home, you can build your own GeForce GTX 750 Ti Mini ITX PC for less than $530, as we detail in our GeForce GTX 750 Ti Mini ITX PC build guide. Our GeForce GTX 750 Ti Mini ITX PC runs popular games at up to 80 FPS at medium-to-high details, and can be quickly converted into a Steam Box once SteamOS is ready for primetime. For further details, head on over to the GeForce GTX 750 Ti Mini ITX PC build guide.
GeForce GTX 750 Class GPUs: Serious Gaming, Incredible Value
The new $149 and $119 GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GeForce GTX 750 GPUs punch above their weight, delivering mid-to-high end performance at entry level prices. Twice as efficient and up to three times faster in the latest titles, both offer unbeatable performance for their class, and are unequivocally the world’s most efficient GPUs.
Building upon the Kepler GPUs that came before them, the new GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 GPUs support all of NVIDIA’s latest innovations, from GameWorks to GameStream, to G-SYNC and GeForce Experience. Innovations like these only come from NVIDIA, and only NVIDIA enhances your gaming with free software applications, complementary hardware, and performance-enhancing drivers for the lifetime of your GPU. When you buy a GeForce GTX GPU you’re not just buying a GPU, you’re buying into to the most innovative gaming ecosystem on the planet; the only one with revolutionary technologies, brand new game-changing innovations, and super smooth, flawless gaming experiences that you simply cannot find anywhere else.
With ground breaking features, class-leading performance, and unbeatable value, the new GeForce GTX 750 Ti and 750 are destined to be the cornerstone of any affordable system for the foreseeable future.
To join our family and improve your gaming experience, head on over to the GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GeForce GTX 750 hardware pages, or check out our GeForce GTX 750 Ti Mini ITX PC build guide if you’re interested in making a new, affordable, powerful system for yourself. If you need something with a little more grunt, however, our complete range of GeForce GTX GPUs can be perused on the Hardware page.