Nvidia has reportedly slashed the price on its GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphics card ahead of the GTX 950 launch coming up on the 17th of August. The new Maxwell 2.0 replacement for the GTX 750 Ti is based on GM206 silicon, the same GPU used in the GTX 960. However the GPU will be cut down and as a result the card will feature fewer CUDA cores and will slot in right below the GTX 960.
The MSRP for the GTX 750 Ti has reportedly be cut by around $20 to make it more competitive with AMD's R7 360 graphics card as well as to clear some room for the upcoming entry level GTX 950 graphics card. According to the report from Hardware.fr the price cuts have already taken effect in France and the UK, however a quick check Newegg.com reveals that the new price cuts have already began to take effect on a couple of GTX 750 Ti models from MSI and Zotac. Bringing the price down to $119, the same you'd typically pay for a refurbished 750 Ti just a few weeks back. MSI went even further and brought the price down from $119 to $89 with a $30 mail-in rebate. So if you're looking for a 750 Ti - which we chose for our budget build - this is an exceptionally good deal and probably your best bet.
Nvidia Cuts GTX 750 Ti Prices Ahead Of Upcoming GTX 950 Launch
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 will reportedly feature the GM206-250-A1 GPU with six SMM units that house 768 CUDA Cores, 48 texture mapping units and will retain the 32 ROPs. Based on the Maxwell GPU architecture that is a superb clocker, the GPU will come with clocks of 1150 to 1250 MHz base and 1350 up to 1450 MHz boost clock speeds. On the memory side, the card will feature 2 GB of GDDR5 VRAM that operates along a 128-bit bus, running at 6.6 to 6.75 GHz and a maximum bandwidth output of 107.68 GB/s. The card is going to feature a 90W TDP which will be 10W lower than AMD's entry level card (R7 360) but overall, the GTX 950 will be the faster out of the two. Display ports on the card will include Dual-Link DVI-D/DVI-I, HDMI 2.0 and a Display Port 1.2 connector
Earlier this month we accurate predicted that Nvidia will be introducing price cuts on its entry level Maxwell cards to improve its competitive stance against the much more aggressively positioned R7 370 and R7 360 graphics cards from AMD. With the introduction of the GTX 960 Nvidia is looking to bring a competing product to AMD's $150 Trinidad based R7 370 graphics card. And reposition its GTX 750 Ti with the new pricing structure to compete against AMD's R7 360.
We don't anticipate many more graphics launches from now until the back to school season next year. With the exception of AMD's upcoming dual GPU R9 Fury X2 17.2 teraflop monster and the R9 Nano, which has all the makings of the fastest mini-ITX graphics card we've ever seen. As well as a dual GM200 GPU which Nvidia is undoubtedly readying as we speak.
However later next year is when both AMD and Nvidia will be introducing their truly next generation graphics cards. Based on AMD's Arctic Islands graphics architecture and Nvidia's Pascal graphics architecture. Both featuring a brand new manufacturing process with double the density, translating to double the performance for the same chip size we see today on the 28nm GTX 900 series and R 300 series graphics cards.
The new entrants next year will also be packing the brand new HBM2 stacked memory which AMD has secured priority access to - owing to its contribution to the invention of the technology- and Nvidia will be using up to 32GB of which in its upcoming flagship Pascal chip. HBM2 will have up to eight times the memory capacity and double the bandwidth of the first generation of HBM which is exclusive to AMD's Fiji GPU used in the R9 Fury X, R9 Fury and R9 Nano cards. Nvidia's and AMD's next generation GPUs and AMD's re-entry to the enthusiast CPU segment with Zen makes next year quite an exciting one.
NVIDIA GeForce 900 Series Graphics Cards:
|Graphics Card||GPU Core||Core/TMU/ROP Configuration||Core / Boost Clock||TDP / Power Connectors||VRAM / Memory Bus||Memory Bandwidth||Price|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X||GM200||3072/192/96||1000/1089 MHz||250W (8+6 Pin)||12 GB / 384-bit||336.6 GB/s||$999|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti||GM200||2816/176/96||1000/1076 MHz||250W (8+6 Pin)||6 GB / 384-bit||336.6 GB/s||$649|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980||GM204||2048/128/64||1127/1216 MHz||165W (6+6 Pin)||4 GB / 256-bit||224.0 GB/s||$499|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970||GM204||1664/104/56||1051/1178 MHz||149W (6+6 Pin)||4 GB / 256-bit|
(192.0 GB/s With Cross Bar GM204)
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960||GM206||1024/64/32||1127/1178 MHz||120W (6+6 Pin)||2 GB / 128-bit||112.2 GB/s||$199|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950||GM206-250 A1||768/48/32||1024/1188 MHz||90W (6-Pin)||2 GB / 128-bit||105.6 GB/s||$149|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 SE||GM206-251 A1||768/48/32||TBC||75W (6-Pin)||2 GB / 128-bit||TBC||~$129|