Review: PNY GeForce GTX 750, GTX 750 Ti, GTX 750 Ti OC
High Performance, Low Energy Consumption
Recently, we came away very impressed with the MSI GeForce GTX 750 Gaming GPU, which was our first opportunity to check out a graphics card based off of Nvidia’s new Maxwell based GeForce GTX 750 series GPU. The GTX 750 series GPUs are Nvidia’s first GPUs to use Nvidia’s brand new, highly efficient SMM architecture to replace the older SMX architecture used on Nvidia’s previous generation Kepler based GPUs.
At launch, we unfortunately only got the opportunity to check out the GTX 750, which was the entry level GTX 750 series GPU. Alongside the GTX 750, Nvidia also launched the GTX 750 Ti, which is very similar to the GTX 750 with the exception that it had an extra SMM unit unlocked giving it access to 640 CUDA cores and 40 TU (Texture Units). The GTX 750 Ti also includes an additional 1GB of higher clocked GDDR5 which should theoretically give it a boost when gaming at higher resolutions.
|GPU||GeForce GTX 650||PNY GeForce GTX 750||PNY GeForce GTX 750 Ti||PNY GeForce GTX 750 Ti OC|
|Base Clock||1058MHz||1020 MHz||1020 MHz||1202 MHz|
|Boost Clock||N/A||1085 MHz||1085MHz||1281 MHz|
|Memory Configuration||1GB GDDR5||1GB GDDR5||2GB GDDR5||2GB GDDR5|
|Memory Frequency||5.0 GHz||5.0 GHz||5.4 GHz||6.0 GHz|
Since we never had a chance to check out the GTX 750 Ti, we were thrilled when PNY offered us an opportunity to review their complete GeForce GTX 750 series lineup which includes the PNY GeForce GTX 750, GTX 750 Ti and the GTX 750 Ti OC. The PNY GeForce GTX 750 and the GTX 750 Ti are pretty much reference spec so reference PCB and reference clock/memory speeds, while the GTX 750 Ti OC edition will come aggressively pre-overclocked out of the box.
Let’s take a closer look at PNY’s GeForce GTX 750 series offerings.