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Review: PNY GeForce GTX 750, GTX 750 Ti, GTX 750 Ti OC

Review: PNY GeForce GTX 750, GTX 750 Ti, GTX 750 Ti OC

by Sam ChenMarch 12, 2014

High Performance, Low Energy Consumption

pny-geforce-gtx-750-gtx-750-ti-gtx-750-ti-oc-custom-pc-review-16Recently, 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
Codename Kepler Maxwell Maxwell Maxwell
Fabrication 28nm 28nm 28nm 28nm
Base Clock 1058MHz 1020 MHz 1020 MHz 1202 MHz
Boost Clock N/A 1085 MHz 1085MHz 1281 MHz
Architecture SMX SMM SMM SMM
CUDA Cores 384 512 640 640
Texture Units 32 32 40 40
ROPs 16 16 16 16
Memory Configuration 1GB GDDR5 1GB GDDR5 2GB GDDR5 2GB GDDR5
Memory Interface 128-bit 128-bit 128-bit 128-bit
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.

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Sam Chen
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  • George Mercado

    I have 5 of these running and they are insane, cool, quiet and very efficient low wattage.

  • truepurple

    Beware, many reviews from customers having bad experience with PNY warranty. Apparently “lifetime” is a lie, a play on words. For example, if they stop producing that card, their warranty is null and void, they expect you to pay shipping both ways and other catches. You could buy a video card with a “lifetime warranty” one day, then have that “life time” be over the literal next day because they no longer make that specific card.

    Also read that their customer support sucks badly, hard to talk to, and may just ignore you.