MSI GTX 750 Ti Twin Frozr Gaming Review
OverviewHardware: Video Cards
WHAT WE LIKED:Sleek cooler; Low power consumption; Aggressive factory overclock; Strong gaming performance; Low noise and temperatures; Good value price
WHAT WE DISLIKED:Large card size compared to reference design; Nvidia power limiter prevents high overclocking
When Nvidia finished the Kepler product launches, there interestingly was a distinct lack of products in the lower-tier range, those more suited to budget performance. Kepler ends with the GTX 760, an impressive mid-range card, but there’s been a glaring hole below this rung on Nvidia’s performance ladder. What we see is the 600 series cards occupying that space in the market, but that’s about to change with today’s launch of Nvidia’s Maxwell products.
The GTX 750 Ti is set to take over the budget range for Team Green, and Maxwell promises better energy efficiency and lower power consumption, a hallmark of cards geared to those on a budget and looking for an upgrade that won’t require a new power supply. It’s also a boon to anyone considering an HTPC, or even better, a smallform box that can pull double duty as a media box and still handle moderate gaming without being reduced to a slideshow for framerates.
Today we’re specifically looking at the MSI GTX 750 Ti Twin Frozr Gaming, a budget-oriented card that comes with an aggressive factory overclock out of the box, and looking to trounce AMD’s R7 260X not only in performance, but also power efficiency. Factor in a $160 retail price, and we may have something very enticing here by MSI.
This card looks very promising on paper. And MSI looks to have put quite a bit of tech into the budget-oriented card, so let’s take a closer look and get it on the bench to see if real world tests can fulfill Nvidia’s aspirations.