Speaking of Passive Cooling: Tom's Hardware's GTX 750 Ti

Subject: General Tech, Graphics Cards | March 2, 2014 - 05:20 PM |
Tagged: passive cooling, maxwell, gtx 750 ti

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti is fast but also power efficient, enough-so that Ryan found it a worthwhile upgrade for cheap desktops with cheap power supplies that were never intended for discrete graphics. Of course, this recommendation is about making the best of what you got; better options probably exist if you are building a PC (or getting one built by a friend or a computer store).

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Tom's Hardware went another route: make it fanless.

After wrecking a passively-cooled Radeon HD 7750, which is probably a crime in Texas, they clamped it on to the Maxwell-based GTX 750 Ti. While the cooler was designed for good airflow, they decided to leave it in a completely-enclosed case without fans. Under load, the card reached 80 C within about twenty minutes. The driver backed off performance slightly, 1-3% depending on your frame of reference, but was able to maintain that target temperature.

Now, if only it accepted SLi, this person might be happy.

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March 3, 2014 | 07:12 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

My cat would love that...she sleeps on the cable box due to the passive heat it puts out.

March 4, 2014 | 12:07 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Didn't realize until now that the 750ti compares to about a 480GTX, a former flagship part.
It tears through modern games with almost everything on high at least 30fps at 1920.

That's nothing to sneeze at for the price.

Also is you're looking for GSync compatibility you should probably stick with the EVGA versions as some others like Asus or Gigabyte versions don't have the right outputs.

The EVGA FTW version looks pretty good.

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