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Old March 28, 2014, 05:58 PM
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Default Nvidia's first Maxwell GPU , EVGA GTX 750 Ti

EVGA 750 Ti review/ unboxing/ budget build VIDEO

The all new GTX 750 Ti from Nvidia use the much anticipated Maxwell architecture. Maxwell is a very refined kepler based design. The improvements in Maxwell helped reduce heat and power consumption so much that most 750 Ti's don't need a 6- pin power from the PSU.

Maxwell has increased how much cache is on-board the chip to a wooping 2 mbs L2 from 256 kbs. That 8 times more L2 cache in Maxwell compared to kepler. The other major improvements comes in the way of SM and control logic. In Kepler one control logic would manage 192 SM's in Maxwell each control logic manages 32 SM's. This has allowed for more efficient managing of routing information and call from SM. Nvidia has on top all this managed to increase and add two more blocks to the count of SM's. This tiny little card packs quite the punch.

EVGA 750 Ti.

The EVGA variant of this card is one of the smaller 750 Ti's out there when it comes to size. With a card that has 60 W TDP there is no need for an over the top sized cooler for a stock card. EVGA does a great job with there design. The EVGA 750 Ti is one of a few 750 Tis out there right now that have Display port. This is interesting because so many Nvidia technology needs display port in order to be enabled.

On the rear I/O you fined a large cut out for the heat-sink, dual link DVI, HDMI, and display port out. The card comes in EVGA fashion true black PCB with a power coated black PCI bracket. The design of the card is dual slot design.

Our 750 Ti build was budget build coming just over $700. We started off with AMD X6 6300 six core CPU, matched that up with an ASUS M5A97 mother board. We gave our system 8 GB of dual channel RAM from ADATA XPG line up. Fitted it out with 1 TB Western Digital blue drive and the EVGA 750 Ti. We put all of this inside a Thermal Master TC-101 case with 500 W OEM PSU. Here are the benchmark number from 3D Mark 2013.

I hope you enjoyed this quick briefing and time lapse build with the Nvidia 750 Ti
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