In today's article we review the new GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti from Nvidia. These cards are affordable - low power - decent performance graphics cards that will allow you to game even at 1080P. These cards are intended to replace the Geforce GTX 650 series. For the technology-press however the most important fact is that a new GPU architecture was applied, these cards based on the new Maxwell GPU architecture.
That's right, Maxwell, as Nvidia is now slowly moving away from Kepler. The first Maxwell GPU released is the GM107, which has been baked and plastered onto the GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti graphics cards. Maxwell makes use of a 28nm node manufacturing process, later models however should move down to a 20nm manufacturing process. Nvidia launches two initial products today, the GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti. Both hover on the entry-level to mainstream level segment. As such, the GeForce GTX 750 Ti will get 640 CUDA cores, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs. These cards will be equipped with 1 or 2GB GDDR5 memory bound over a rather narrow 128-bit interface. In terms of clock frequencies, depending on brand/oem 1020 MHz will be the baseline target for the main clock frequency on the GPU while the cards can boost to 1084 MHz. The 'standard' GeForce GTX 750 will get 512 CUDA cores, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs, with just 1GB graphics memory though.
Overall, the GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti, as we'll demonstrate, will have enough horsepower to step into the DX11 gaming arena at up-to 1920x1080 (Full HD) resolution as Maxwell does bring in some new efficiencies. Now that doesn't mean that all modern titles will be playable with good image quality settings, let's just say that dated titles will be playable with a resolution of 1920x1080/1200. And if you can forfeit to medium quality settings in a game and don't do any crazy stuff anti-aliasing wise, it's definitely plausible to play games really nicely at FullHD with acceptable framerates. The GeForce GTX 750 (Ti) graphics cards will be launched in the sub 150 USD/EUR price range. In this review we'll look at the models from NVIDIA themselves, thus the reference products.
Have a peek at the GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti reference model, and then head on over to the next page please.