$149 Nvidia GTX 750 Ti unveiled; plays Titanfall better than Xbox One

New Maxwell-based GPU available now along with $119 GTX 750; GTX Titan Black also unveiled.

Nvidia has just taken the wraps off the $149 (£115) GTX 750 Ti and $119 (£90) GTX 750 graphics cards based on its new Maxwell architecture. Both cards are available to purchase now.

The company is claiming Maxwell has twice the performance per watt of Kepler, and--in the case of the GTX 750 Ti--performance on par with a GTX 480, but with a power consumption of just 60 watts.

All models of the GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 will feature two DVI outputs and HDMI, with some third-party manufacturers including Displayport too. Neither card requires a 6-pin power connector.

Core features of the GTX 750 Ti include 640 CUDA cores, a 1020 Mhz base clock, 2GB of 128-bit GDDR5 memory, 2048KB of L2 cache, and a 5.4Gbps memory speed. The GTX 750 features the same base clock, but only 512 CUDA cores, 1GB of 128-bit GDDR5 memory, and a 5.0 Gbps memory speed.

While the GTX 750 Ti is a midrange GPU, early benchmarks have shown excellent performance across a range of games. In GameSpot's own testing the card ran the likes of Tomb Raider and Bioshock Infinite at over 60fps on high settings. It also ran the beta of the new mech-based shooter Titanfall at 58fps at 1080p with 2XAA on, a feat not even accomplished by the Xbox One.

Nvidia also dropped in a little something for power users, announcing the new GTX Titan Black, the follow-up to the extremely powerful and extremely expensive GTX Titan. The GTX Titan Black features the same full implementation of the GK110 Kepler chip as the GTX 780 Ti, and pairing it with 6GB of 384-bit GDDR5 memory and double precision math.

No pricing has been announced for the GTX Titan Black, but expect it to be a lot. The GTX Titan launched at over $1000.

For more on the GTX 750 Ti, check out GameSpot's full review.

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giga90
giga90

There are a few reasons why I prefer consoles over PCs. 1st, is that games work on consoles more consistently than PCs. 


2nd, less headaches from what is between point A: buying the game and point B: playing the game. Although Steam is doing a really good job to diminish this. Still it is very satisfying because consoles are so much easier to handle especially after a long day.


3rd, is that everyone is playing on a much more equal footing than on PCs because pretty much everyone has the same controller and specs. So for me playing on consoles is more fair and reveals a player's skill rather than buying power.

zombie615
zombie615

One thing every console fanboy forgets when they bring up the price of a console vs an equivalent pc at the same price is what you get with a PC that you don't with the console. The things you can do with a PC are nearly unlimited.


Q: Can you upgrade the Hard Drive on your console? 

A: No


Q: Is 1 terabyte the norm for Hard Drives on consoles?

A: Nope


Q: Does your console had future protection?

A: Hell No lol


Q: Does your console access the internet as easily as the pc?

A: Nope


Q: Does your console play games at consistent 60fps at high resolution?

A: Nope, Oh wait Forza 5 is the ONLY exception lol


Q: Does your console have multiple screen capability?

A: Nope


Q: Can you do real life work on your console an switch to gaming with one click?

A: Nope


Q: Can you play games on your console via the internet without paying a monthly subscription?

A: Nope lol


I could go on forever but I think you console fanboys get the point by now. 

brikkie
brikkie

Ok PC lovers, I shall now explain to you in detail why console gamers exist and why we dont care about your silli comments...
 

"NVIDIA says our stuff better than your stuff because GTX 750 Ti 640 CUDA 1020 Mhz 2GB 128-bit GDDR5 2048KB L2 5.4Gbps GTX 750 512 CUDA 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 5.0 Gbps"

not to mention the fact that for just over $1000 you can get...

GTX Titan Black extremely powerful expensive GTX Titan GTX Titan Black implementation GK110 Kepler GTX 780 Ti 6GB 384-bit GDDR5 double precision math

"and THAT is why PC good, console bad!" ... derps!

miine
miine

And with EACH game you buy your PC will spare you money compared to PS4 / Xone... 


As both Sony and Microsoft don't want to loose that much money anymore (maybe M$ will rethink that and price the Xone more competitive) - they have to get their money back within the given "attach rate". Given that fact that mobile games are out there which a "eating" gaming time the attach rates of each consoles will fall compared to last generation (maybe Nintendo will stand out). 


So it's clear that you don't get 800 US$ PC value neither with PS4s 399 nor with Xone 499 ...


miine
miine

About the PS4 vs. "Build youself" debates - remember the price of a N64 and the Voodoo 3dfx card? The original Xbox and a comparable PC? The Xbox 360 or PS3 and a comparable PC?


The past console generation where TIMES more cheaper than their PC counterparts. The more you go back the more TIMES it is.


THIS console generation both Sony and Microsoft are subsidizing just a FRACTION of the console price. About 100 bucks. Not that big deal. 


Both PS4 and Xone are "out of the race" for high-fidelity graphics. Performance AND feature wise as both can't support NVidia-Gsync etc.


AMDs Jaguar design was made with netbooks in mind. 


Just get it - PS4 and XBox One are today what next years ENTRY level PCs are. Of course they will get cheaper. But "cheap" isn't something a gaming PC ever was. So you will get MUCH more performance soon on the PC side for the current PS4 / XOne price point...


About the NVidia card - kudos to them for archiving this performance per watt. I just don't get it that they don't insist on DisplayPort on every card so that they push their Gsync solution. When making deals with the display makers a higher install base can't hurt...


Furwings
Furwings

What a stupid article. So the GPU itself is only $149. Bravo. It’s useless by itself. You still need a motherboard, CPU, RAM, PSU, and case.

An Xbox One is $499 for ALL of that.

By the time you buy all the components necessary you’d be hard pressed to build your gaming rig for less.

ruffluffs
ruffluffs

 I hate the names of Graphics cards they are so confusing. I have a 660 ti but its more powerful. Having these cards broken up into different series can be a bit confusing for some people.

oflow
oflow

people blathering about consoles but hows this thing do compared to the other affordable cards currently out.

Can it run say Kingdom Underfire 2, Nosgoth or Company of Heroes 2 maxed and not shutter?

EDIT: Says its comparable to a gtx 480. This I'll just spend the extra $200 and get the bigger card

homerlvsbeer
homerlvsbeer

What sony did right was to think about memory sony used GDDR5 memory. not many pc even have GDDR5 memory fitted yet And i do believe GPU capability in PS4 is much better than PS3 Fact. kids dont seem to care what machines use what GPU. They only care about cod and being extremely annoying on xbox live. There was a time when PS2 was most popular machine in the home. zx spectrum inside it and they would still buy it Well there parents would. There not like us older folk who did grow up with spectrum and commodore amiga. They dont appreciate games like us. After xbox 360 and redring of death i wont buy anything xbox. the hardware can be optimized for consoles . That is the advantages with them over Pc hardware. PS4 is going to be better with GDDR5 memory it  will always  be faster.  They both use the same amd jaguar processor 1.6ghz on xboxone and 1 7ghz on PS4 both GPU capability same as nvidia 7800gt which i heard was the equivalent to be honest of both PS4 and xboxone only difference is the GDDR5 memory fitted in PlayStation 4 plus PS4 just looks better and soon to have very own virtual reality headset like the oculous rift headset 

homerlvsbeer
homerlvsbeer

No there are much better cards. Get a cheap gtx 6series card much better a 660gtx the Msi OC edition frozr3 or a gtx 680 will beat this 750gtx card easily. And 660s are very good value also nvidia gtx 660 ti. forget about this card like you would want to forget sexual decease from a lady-boy

karathgu
karathgu

i need help building up a new pc from stratch, would this be a good graphics card to get? looking to buidl my first gaming rig for not too much

AHMEDB112F
AHMEDB112F

Cant wait for titanfall on my GTX 680 its gonna be a BEAST of a game

The GTX 750 TI can run better on both PS4 and X1 in 1080 on high @ 60 FPS

the next Gen consoles aren't as high end as the PS3 was at its time Im just waiting for a GTX 880 to come out

homerlvsbeer
homerlvsbeer

PS4 has no problem with  1080p games. you need to stop buying crap from microsoft.

homerlvsbeer
homerlvsbeer

You all xbox fan boys on here. i know gamespot are. well am not i own a ps4 and an i7 pc Get over it. hahahahaha :P

homerlvsbeer
homerlvsbeer

What a ridiculous statement. Obviously its better. Xbox  couldn't fit a titan in it cause it would cost a thousand $ plus to buy the consoles, its obvious that a modern graphics card is going to be better than an Xbox one. well it is obvious if you have the brains. What is going on with the game industry. are you employing a load of people off the street who have no knowledge about games or gaming equipment. what kind of review is this. its pathetic. any gamer knows this will play it better. it goes without saying. are you that hard up for news. you got to talk about PC hardware not matching up with today's consoles.. Its a stupid argument. You dont belong in games industry talking such crap.

dazevanz
dazevanz

This is great for a budget card but wheres the gtx 880? i need that before i think about going 4k

colbster
colbster

Microsoft should have waited till they could have offered games in 1080p.

adventuremind
adventuremind

So what?Try playing Crysis on pc with similar spec like xbox360--if you can--and you see...

GameFan1983
GameFan1983

hehehe....M$ airheads really chose their "flagship" titles wisely, COD:ghost end up being superior on competitor platform at 1080p(game looked/played like garbage) and then titanfall is played better at 1080p on a $149.00 device.  good job M$.....at slapping your own face back and forth. 

i0am0zero
i0am0zero

@giga90 i can diminish every point you just made because 

1: This is the devs fault and not PCs because they poorly optimize their games i have only encountered one game where i needed to make it work and i'm running a rig that less powerful than an xbox 360.

2: Actually there isn't much headache on a PC unless you are either modding or pirating you just buy then click install.

3: You do not but power sure you can run it the game a higher FPS but someone could have an  overclocked i7 with 64gigs of ram and quad sli titans and still be worse than someone with a stock i3 with 4gigs of ram with a gtx 540.

timelordsloth
timelordsloth

@zombie615 "Q: Can you do real life work on your console an switch to gaming with one click?

A: Nope" Well you can't do real life work at all on a console. Pc master race

lawlskees
lawlskees

@brikkie dude, read the fricken article correctly, the 750ti is $150 not $1000! You make yourself sound stupid when you can't even take the time to post correct information. They were referring to the GK110 Kepler chip as the GTX 780 Ti, and pairing it with 6GB of 384-bit GDDR5 - comparing it to the GTX titan which was over $1000.  The point of this article is that Nvidia launched a new graphics chip at a terrific cost of $150 that can out perform the fps and gameplay of Xbox with games like titanfall and tomb raider.

ssyykkiiee
ssyykkiiee

@brikkie Nice job with all the copying and pasting from Newegg, but your argument became invalid in the first sentence. Just because Microsoft and/or Sony tell you their console is good doesn't mean nVidia tells us our computers are good. We build our computers piece by piece; we KNOW they're good.

bobbo888
bobbo888

@brikkie  says every child who plays video games. when you grow up and can afford a good pc, you will move on over. glad I don't have to play with ignorants like you

Shralla
Shralla

@brikkie  So you don't care about it because you're too stupid or just lazy to understand what they're talking about?

Shralla
Shralla

@Furwings  So because it doesn't talk about a bunch of other things that are actually entirely unrelated to the fact that this is a remarkably powerful and low-wattage card, it's stupid? You clearly missed the point. This was never a PC vs. console comparison, and for you to make it one is the only stupid thing here.

brikkie
brikkie

@Furwings
But duuuuuude you can get all those PC components for $62 each from shady-brothers.com and build a really dodgy rig that'll drop regular BSOD's and go up in smoke after just 3 months! that's WAAAYYYY better than a dependable all-inclusive shelf filler ya dont have to re-install windows on every year

smaloki
smaloki

@ruffluffs  The first digit indicates the generation, the other two stand for the class.

_50 = cheapest, basic class card; great for ~ 500 $ PCs

_60 = (lower) middle class card; for ~ 700-800 $ devices

_70 = upper middle class card; for ~ 1000 $ rigs

_80 = high end class card; for 1300+ $ rigs


The additional "Ti" indicates a slightly improved version. A 660 Ti is above a 660, yet below a 670.


Since the 600-series isn't that old, it makes perfect sense that a 660 Ti would be more powerful than a 750, or maybe even a 750 Ti; after all, it's 1.5 or 1 steps above the _50-class, an entire generation doesn't quite make up for that.



If you've learned that, it's not confusing at all. I actually quite like it; you just hear the name and you instantly know how powerful it is/where it belongs in the GeForce hierarchy (well, at least vaguely).


(Sry for posting a long, overkill reply to something that didn't need a response at all. Sometimes I just feel like rambling ^^)

tallestgargoyle
tallestgargoyle

@homerlvsbeer  Plenty of PCs use GDDR5 memory. It is embedded in the graphics card, usually at least 2GB of it, more for the higher end graphics cards.


However, its also understood that there are some benefits to using lower end RAM. I know some people claim using DDR2 RAM is better, particularly for older games not designed to run on the latest hardware, and some even claim newer games can run smoother on it. Though that introduces other limitations such as maximum RAM limits and such that DDR3 broke with huge 8GB single sticks.


It's not something I've looked too far into, DDR3 has always been a staple in any build I've had in the last few years and I've never looked back to DDR2 (Except for a dark period 2 years ago where I was building a gaming PC with second hand/old parts for £250. Oh by the way I did it and it still beat current gen consoles SUCK IT!)

xantufrog
xantufrog

@colbster They could have... 1080p was easily attainable on hardware available at the time of development. They just didn't want the console to cost them more. Then they would either have to take a bigger loss per console or charge even more for the already pricey machine.


On a related note, the XBOne can easily run games in 1080p. What it can't do is run games with comparable effects and details to the PS4 at 1080p. So they opt for a lower resolution in exchange for keeping some of the other eye candy people expect from "next gen". It's the same as you turning down the graphics settings on your PC to have a game be playable at a certain resolution.

blastergamerx
blastergamerx

@GameFan1983 The Video Card is not a 149$ device, it's a component for a system. Both PS4 and Xbox One have on-board graphics from the AMD Jaguar processor, which uses the RAM from the mainboard instead it's own VRAM (Video RAM), which means less RAM available for temporary data for games.

I do wish this video card game out about 1 year earlier, because it's pretty cheap & small with low power consumption, which are consoles about. You know what could've happened if MS ditched the ESRAM  and several other accessories, like Headset, and maybe reduced the CPU speed (because then the GPU takes up more work), and made the Kinect cheaper (I want Kinect), and still sold at 500$, you know how Xbox One could've beaten PS4 and got at lot more praise!

driftingsilvia
driftingsilvia

@bobbo888 @brikkieQuite possibly the most ignorant comment I've read in a long time. I play consoles and I can assure you I'm no child. I also have a high end gaming PC. But I prefer to play on my consoles because it is more comfortable to me and I have more fun with the games I have on my consoles. Not everyone plays games for performance or graphics. It may come as a shock to you, but there are people who play games for their enjoyment. Weird, I know. You can't sit there and tell someone what they like is wrong. Because no matter what you say, console vs. PC will always be opinion based on the person playing them and what they enjoy playing.

Furwings
Furwings

@Shralla @Furwings  Wrong. The title of the article is clearly trying to imply that this $149 card "plays Titanfall better than Xbox One" Therefore the article is a Console vs. PC article, no matter if you can see it or not. Unrelated? How does a videocard do ANYTHING at all without all of those other parts I mentioned? 


Try harder next time pal. Next...

Shralla
Shralla

@brikkie  So in other words you've never actually even tried to build yourself a computer therefore you don't know that the cheap part retailers are actually the least shady and most reliable? You're every bit as likely to experience a failure on a console as you are on PC because guess what? Consoles are just pre-built PCs.

homerlvsbeer
homerlvsbeer

@CrazyWithAGun @homerlvsbeer  i know mate just on a rant. I just answered you when i logged in the whole message gone not added god damn it. So, short version cause typing with ps4 controller at mo. If they had been saying something about say nvidia  8800gtx  or 7800gt which i heard was the equivalent of the xboxone gpu. Then it Wouldn't have bugged me as much. But nvidia 750gtx Wouldn't have been available to microsoft at time of design. (Make perfect sense its going to be better. Its like saying you get a much better ride in bmw, than in a 3 wheeler. You Wouldn't compare a fiesta  (xbox) to a fiesta XR2. You would say well fiesta is about as good as an escort. So say what this guy is doing is saying well titanfall is playing really well on 750gtx a Escort rsturbo ish. Now lf the xboxone is just a fiesta. Isnt it obvious you would rather have a rsturbo escort. You can't compare a fiesta with an rs turbo. And your titan . Well thats a lambogini or a ferarri.

GameFan1983
GameFan1983

@blastergamerx @GameFan1983for people who don't understand electronic engineering,  programming and gaming production, eSRAM won't make a bit of sense to you.  and no, neither consoles has a physical video card in them(not like they need it) nor they differentiate Vram and system ram like general proposing desktop in your house,  because console don't adapt PC like roadmap where north bridge handle all the instruction from PCIe to CPU which takes quite a trip, 

put it simple, both consoles are more ASIC/RISC based computing machine(before you google it up, you don't have to it's not the point :D ) that's why they are always more programmable, much easier for developers to gain access from developing kit to the hardware without worrying about loads of API barriers. consoles in life cycle will be even more programmable when M$ and Sony keep upgrading their development environment.    PC video card is only for speed and navigation, it won't keep up, like ubi developers said, "when a video card became dated you just go buy a new one" I knew it won't make sense to most PC virgins.

You are welcome.    


oh and no, I don't like xbox1 even though I own one :)

undeadmicrowave
undeadmicrowave

@driftingsilvia @bobbo888 @brikkie ok First off Driftingilvia You And me have 100 percent the exact same idea except for i dont have a Pc that can play games and i 100% agree with you it is all opinon

now to everyone else there is no gaming master race if you love Pc gaming Great i like Pc games to and also with consels yea they are flawed like how you have to pay for online and also you cant have a teribite hard drive but i got 1 Huge diffrence between Consel and Pc with Consel you can get some friends sit on your Couch turn on your consel play some Halo, Call of duty, Mortal Kombat, little big planet Mario Kart Super Smash Brothers and the list goes on and on and on


Final i love Pc gaming and i love consel Gaming but i grew up with consel gaming and it will allways be near and dear to my Heart and if you think consel is inferer to pc well you are wrong because they are both flawed and amasing

tallestgargoyle
tallestgargoyle

@driftingsilvia @bobbo888 @brikkie  @driftingsilvia @bobbo888 @brikkie  Brikkie was acting like a child. Rather than take in anything of what the article had to say, he childishly misquoted two sentences and claimed that was a poor argument, despite there being nothing of substance in the argument.


While bobbo could have limited his comment to brikkie instead of applying it to all console gamers (hell I play games on both PCs and consoles anyway because I like the GAMES, something many gamers these days seem to forget is the main focus of these things...) but the point still stands, brikkie made a stupid, uninformed comment and bobbo retaliated. Now you are claiming bobbo the bad guy because of an equally silly comment. And seriously? You reckon bobbo is the most ignorant comment? I'm pretty sure brikkie is a high contender to that award.


I gotta say, not interested in performance is total crap. You know the kind of hype both Microsoft and Sony were driving up with their reveals of the specs of their systems? They both have made long statements regarding their quad core x86 processors, the 8GB of RAM in each, Sony especially boasting over its GDDR5 RAM.


Boasting about the potential features of the console including amazing AI (a point that is total bull but many people were suckered in anyway, we've had fantastic AI since 2005 with games like FEAR that knew how to make 'bad' AI techniques work exceptionally well), 60FPS 1080p gaming (already being made a problem because instead of optimising their games to work on the hardware at 60fps 1080p, console games developers are too focused on driving in as many shiny graphics and set pieces as they possibly can because that's what sells. Except for CoD, which had been pushing the 1080p 60fps thing since last gen, and somehow even Infinity Ward totally messed up that with Ghosts being a stuttery PoS on PS4 and a blurry mess of pixels on the One), social networking and game streaming (after about 12 years, consoles have finally caught up to a PCs capabilities)... All as a result of the performance and specs of the hardware that you claim the console users don't care about. They're advertised on the same basis on release. Its an evolution of the bit wars, that console gamers think they're immune to these days, but they're still getting caught amidst all the dickwaving.


nVidia are a company almost purely focused on PC gaming, especially now that AMD got the deals with every current major console. They have good reasons for advertising these numbers: They're useful to anyone building a gaming PC. People looking for a graphics card for their PC will need to see number of CUDA cores, RAM size and speed, GPU clockrate etc. because they are good figures to have. Another one may be benchmark data but that is always available on a few websites in easy to digest lists that can eliminate the need to know how many cores your graphics card has.

tallestgargoyle
tallestgargoyle

@Furwings @Shralla  You do realise the graphics card is one of the most important components in playing current gen games, right? Developers pour resources into polygons and lighting effects that the graphics card is perfectly suited for.


Most modern games can still run very well on old processors... Core2Duo/Quad is still viable thanks to the focus on shiny graphics and set pieces, because the processor itself needs to do little more than netcode and AI.


And if you're going to spout that crap about PCs being more expensive overall, without even putting in the actual prices of those components, you have no idea what you're talking about.


Processor about $120 for a hyperthreaded dual core i3 that will suffice for most things. Motherboard for about $50. Power supply+case combined around $50 if you get a cheap set. Hard drive, maybe around $80? Not sure on American prices for these myself, I know UK prices are pretty high at the moment though so I'm estimating based on that. 4GB RAM for $40.


Those are all the major components you will NEED to start playing games. Let's see...


150 graphics

120 processor

40 RAM

50 motherboard

50 PSU+case

80 hard drive


$490 is not a terrible competitor for the $499 XBox One, for a system that could outplay it on a game intended for play mostly on the Bone.


Now tell me... Where was your argument again?

star_69
star_69

@CrazyWithAGun  I'm guessing you're in your mid 30's. Awesome referencing comparing the cards to 80's Fords. The kids won't get it. I used to dream of owning a series 2 rs turbo :)