EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Review
For many HTPC media centres the on board graphics card that comes with your motherboard will be enough to suite your media needs. It will allow playback of the majority of video file types and the viewing of pictures but if you want to tap into some of the advanced features today’s media technologies offer us such as HD/3D movies and gaming then you need to invest in a decent graphics card. Choosing a graphics card for your media centre can be tough as cases are generally compact and low profile and they also consume a lot of power which in turn creates a lot of heat. For many HTPC media centre enthusiast the graphics card can be the most expensive component in your design and it is therefore important that you make the right choice.
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EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Specifications
|Weight||753 g||On board Memory||2048 MB|
|Dimensions||40 x 25 x 6 cm||Graphics RAM Type||DIMM GDDR5|
|Model number||02G-P4-3751-KR||Graphics Card Interface||PCI-E|
|Series||Geforce GTX750 TI||Power Consumption||300 watts|
The EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti is a great choice graphics card for HTPC media centres. It is a full height graphics card but quite compact in design with a length of just 6.7in – 170.18mm. The card is of PCI-E form factor and it is important to note that although is requires just a single slot to connect into it takes the space of a second slot to accommodate the fan (see images below). The manufactures recommend at least a 300W power supply for this graphics card but its total power draw is just 60W. The EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti does not require its own power cables connected directly to your PSU and draws all of the power it needs from the PCI-E slot. With a lower power consumption comes lower heat generation and as a result the graphics card has just a single fan on it so it won’t interfere too much when you are watching your movies. EVGA claim that the GTX750 and GTX750 Ti ranges deliver a 25% performance increase on the previous generation of cards but with twice the power efficiency. The EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti has a PCI-E 3.0 16x interface and has DV-I and HDMI display ports.
EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Performance
The EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti comes with a base clock of 1020MHz and 1085MHz boost clock. It comes loaded with 2048MB (2GB) 128bit GDDR5 memory. This is quite a lot under the hood for and energy efficient compact graphics card. With support for up to 3 monitors at a 240Hz maximum refresh rate the EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti delivers good performance for gamers who use multi screens. With maximum resolutions of 2048X1536 Analog and 4096×2160 digital playback of your video content will look stunning.
So what games can I run on the EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphics card?
The answer to this is pretty much everything (correct at time of posting) and in some quite decent resolutions. At Home Media Portal we tested the EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphics card with a number of top games like FIFA 15, Call of Duty Advance Warfare and the games ran pretty comfortably. If you are someone who uses your media centre for running other system emulators the EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti will play the more demanding emulators in top resolutions. The Dolphin Nintendo Gamecube emulator happily plays games at a resolution of 4096×2160. The Playstation 2 emulator PCSX2 also plays titles comfortably in its top resolution. The EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphics card is not suitable for the Playstation 3 emulator RPCSX3 but at present this does not support commercial games and we are someway off this.
|Emulator Name||System||Compatible||Full Resolution|
|Dolphin||Gamecube / Wii||Yes||Yes|
|Raine||Arcade Taito Type||Yes||Yes|
EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Price
The EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti is a great value graphics card and currently sits middle of the graphics card range. This graphics card will play the top games, system emulators and media but comes with a realistic price tag. It is less than half the price of some of the GeForce graphics cards in the generation above it.
Reasons to Buy EVGA Geforce GTX 750 Ti Graphics Card
- Will play the majority of the latest games in decent resolutions
- Will play the majority of system emulators in maximum resolutions
- Does not require additional power cables
- Affordable price
The EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti is a graphics card that wins the price versus performance war. The card is around half the price of the GeForce generations above it and for the money you get great performance. It is a great choice for Media Centres and Home Theatre PCs as it is compact (for a gaming graphics card) and extremely energy efficient. With just a single fan to cool down the GPU it will not interfere with your movies and music. With the EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti you will be able to play all of the top games. You will need a newer generation card to use the very top resolutions but for the vast majority of games this card will do the job. If your media centre is for running other system emulators then this card plays all current emulators that support commercial games in maximum resolutions. The EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti is a real winner for HTPCs and a top card for most Media Centre builds.
EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Advanced Technologies
NVIDIA PhysX Technology
Provides improved physical game interaction making the gaming experience more realistic.
NVIDIA SMX Engine
The SMX part represents streaming multiprocessor. This engine was completely redesigned for the GeForce 750 series to improve both energy efficiency and performance.
NVIDIA GPU Boost
Maximises GPU clock speed to 1085MHz when under heavy load greatly improving gaming experience.
NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync
Vertical sync management enables as and when required to improve the smoothness of game delivery.
Provides the full stereoscopic 3D gaming experience. Surround yourself with three separate screens all showing in 3D to feel like you are in the game. Can also be used for none stereoscopic multiscreen.
NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready
Full support of NVIDIA wireless glasses full stereoscopic 3D gaming experience.
NVIDIA CUDA Technology
Improves access to the GPU cores. Provides massive improvement to resource hungry gaming tasks and video transcoding.
NVIDIA FXAA Technology
Shader-based anti-aliasing technology improves the performance of hundreds of the best games.
NVIDIA TXAA Technology
Technology designed to hit the sweet spot between the delivery of image quality and strong performance.
NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology
With all of the time and effort gone into gaming NVIDIA have not forgotten video delivery. NVIDIA PureVideo HD will give you a crisp video picture in superb clarity.
EVGA GeForce GTX750 Ti Manual