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Old March 8, 2014, 05:12 PM
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Default Maxwell aka gtx 750 cards?

I am wondering about the Nvidia Geforce GTX 750 and 750 ti cards.

Can anyone give me their opinion?

I want to upgrade from an old Geforce 7900-series card.

I read that the Maxwell cards are good for several tasks and pretty good power consumption efficiencies. Temps are relatively low, too?

But, my main question is regarding video playback. I think they'd be quite adequate for gaming/graphics use but I understood that the Kepler series was really bad for tearing when using video playback. Is there an improvement with the Maxell generation of cards?

Is the 750 a good deal compared to the ti? I think the TI would be nice but I doubt I need it. I suppose the prices will change on me as usual...lol...sigh... but, the Gigabyte gtx 750 is around $125. Seems like a good deal.

At any rate, I don't want to go much more over that so I am just curious about the performance of the card for light gaming and video playback use. Also, how do these cards compare to the Radeon HD 7750 and perhaps, the R7 260X (different beast?) performing the same tasks?

Thanks in advance for any feedback. :)
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Old March 10, 2014, 07:53 AM
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I picked up a Ti version for my HTPC and so far it seems pretty good. I watched a bunch of videos on it without any tearing that I can tell. If you can find a Ti cheap then I would recommend picking that up, I found mine for $169 at Newegg.

As for gaming I haven't really tried it out yet but my WEI score was in the higher 7.x rating for gaming so that seems pretty decent.
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Old March 13, 2014, 12:41 PM
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I picked up a Ti version for my HTPC and so far it seems pretty good. I watched a bunch of videos on it without any tearing that I can tell. If you can find a Ti cheap then I would recommend picking that up, I found mine for $169 at Newegg.

As for gaming I haven't really tried it out yet but my WEI score was in the higher 7.x rating for gaming so that seems pretty decent.
Thanks for your input! The Ti sounds like an ideal card for what I'm looking for. My case is only a mid-size so the Ti should do nicely. I just have to decide which one. So far, I like the Zotac and EVGA but I haven't decided between them yet. Can you tell me which one you got? At the moment, $169 sounds like the cheapest for these.

I like that some of these cards are compact and low heat/low temp while still being able to do some moderate gaming. Nice to have although the video playback concerned me the most.

Thanks again! :)
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I understood that the Kepler series was really bad for tearing when using video playback.
I don't know who told you that, in general mid and high end cards have a lot of processing power and make short work of any video formats. I have used both series 4 and 5 from nVidia, with low, mid and high end parts (430, 450, 460 470, 560 and 570) and all played just fine all kinds of video files including HD mkv and blu-ray streams (1080p) and they all worked just fine no tearing whatsoever. Want to go with the newest generation that is fine, but you might also want to look at some used parts that in general can be found at great prices. 7900GS looks like a dinosaur, it does not even have CUDA.

I am playing a blu ray rip from the Planet Earth series, in .m2ts format and I have no tearing, getting under 35% cpu usage on an Athlon II X3 450 at 3.2GHz using a GTX460 and I am using VLC.
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Old March 13, 2014, 06:10 PM
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Look to the MSI GTX 750 TI OC

no 6 pin connector and clocks like beast in testing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9oE...GymyCWM2oTYTeg
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This card is $215 new, right now. Is that overpriced. I always thought of $200 being the start for a top performing gaming/gamers card but the 750 and 750ti are mostly htpc cards that can do some light gaming. I've found an ad for a 650 for $80 but the 750 is about $120 and change, new.
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I have the ASUS 750 and it runs games pretty well at 1080p and has no issues with video playback via xbmc, I am happy with it.
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Old March 23, 2014, 07:26 PM
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the 750, i'm not sure. but in my experience I have had no problems with NVidia cards and video playback. I have used the GTX470, 480, 560ti 448 cores Classified, gtx 570, and gtx 660ti - all of them played high compression video just fine @ 1080p.
I had run into some video playback issues with 2 AMD 6870's in xfire which was weird. I also had a similar problem with 2 7950's in xfire but it was something to do with sound from HDMI and it was resolved when I updated my drivers to latest, Beta Catalyst at that time.

The 750 looks interesting. But in benchmarks it looks like the gtx650 beats it every time. However it doesn't consume much power.
The AMD R7 250X was released just a while ago and it slightly outperforms the gtx 650. You can also find the R7 250X for $119 CAD. The cheapest GTX 750 i can find is about $135
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