NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 Previewed – Reference Design, Performance and Specifications Unveiled
NVIDIA's upcoming Maxwell based GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GeForce GTX 750 have been leaked and previewed by custom PC site, UKGamingComputers (via Videocardz). The surprising thing is that this is the second leak regarding the cards that is from a PC builder since the Chinese leak we saw earlier was also a custom gaming PC listing which included the GeForce GTX 750.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 Previewed
As expected, Maxwell is headed to consumers soon and will bring new levels of power efficiency, something that NVIDIA has strive to deliver with their Kepler generation of graphics processing units. Maxwell will have approximately three Tiers basically, Tier One will consist of 200W+ Discrete GPUs. The lowest tier will have 2W and 3W SoC Tegra Parts and ultra low voltage gpus. The middle tier will cover everything in between. The first GPU will ofcourse be the GM107 and will come in both Desktop and Mobile parts. The GeForce 800M lineup got announced a while back so it will be interesting to see some entry-level chips featuring the new core. The specs for both cards are detailed below:
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti will be the top most GM107 graphics card featuring 640 CUDA Cores, 40 TMUs, 16 ROPs and a 2 GB GDDR5 memory operating along a 128-bit interface. The clock speeds would be maintained at 1085 MHz for core, 1163 MHz boost and 1375 MHz memory clock though these might not be the reference clocks since we have noticed a lower clocked variant of the GeForce GTX 750 Ti in the past. The GeForce GTX 750 Ti would launch on 18th February 2014 for a price around $129-$139 US.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 (Non-Ti) is also based on the GM107 core architecture featuring 512 CUDA Cores, 32 TMUs, 16 ROPs and a 1 GB GDDR5 memory interface. The clock speeds for this graphics card are configured at the same 1085 MHz core and 1163 MHz boost but the memory runs slower at 5.1 GHz effective clock speed (1275 MHz QDR). Its safe to assume that these are factory overclocked models since we have already seen the previously listed GTX 750 with lower clock speeds of 1020 MHz core. The GeForce GTX 750 is also planned for launch on 18th February and would stick close to the $100 US price range.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 and GeForce GTX 750 Ti Specifications:
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650|
|GPU Codename||Maxwell GM107-400||Kepler GK106||Maxwell GM107-300||Kepler GK107|
|Core Clock||1085 MHz||928 MHz||1085 MHz||1058 MHz|
|Boost Clock||1163 MHz||-||1163 MHz||-|
|Memory||2 GB GDDR5||1 GB GDDR5||1-2 GB GDDR5||1 GB GDDR5|
|Memory Clock||5400 MHz||5400 MHz||5100 MHz||5000 MHz|
|Launch||February 2014||2013||February 2014||2013|
|Launch Price||$129 -$139 US?||$149 US||$119 US?||$119 US|
Update - Videocardz has managed to get die shots of the Maxwell GM107 GPUs. The GeForce GTX 750 Ti is based on the GM107-400 core while the GeForce GTX 750 is based on the GM107-300 core. The GM107 measure exact 156mm2 and the power consumption for the GeForce GTX 750 Ti is rated at around 75W.
Previous and latest performance numbers leaked show the GeForce GTX 750 Ti rushing past the Radeon R7 260X and the GeForce GTX 750 competing against the Radeon R7 260. As i had already stated, NVIDIA could stir up some competition in this already heated sub-$150 market with these new arrivals. Their GeForce GTX 650 Ti boost is a well competitor and the Radeon R7 260X doesn’t show a good value against the Radeon HD 7850 2 GB models. AMD might answer with a price drop on their GPUs once the Maxwell GPUs are out. The GeForce GTX 750 Ti is confirmed to launch on 18th February, the GeForce GTX 750 is also expected to launch around the same date.
The numbers for UKGamingComputers show the GeForce GTX 750 faster than its predecessor, the GTX 650 and the GeForce GTX 750 Ti faster than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti. Comparison with GeForce GTX 660 was pointless since the card is set in a totally different price category. AMD is preparing their Radeon R7 250X as a response to the Maxwell cards but the specifications for that part are an unknown at the moment.