Monday, January 20th 2014

GeForce GTX 750 Ti "Maxwell" First Performance Numbers Out

Ahead of its rumored mid-February launch, members of Taiwanese tech forum Coolaler.com posted the first performance benchmark numbers of the card. Originally thought to be positioned between the previous-generation GeForce GTX 660 and current GTX 760, the GTX 750 Ti, according to these numbers is on average 10 to 15 percent slower than the GTX 660, which should put its performance somewhere in between the GTX 650 Ti Boost and the GTX 660.

Then again, the testers must be using some very early drivers, and performance figures of the GTX 750 Ti should get clearer as its mid-February launch date approaches. The GeForce GTX 750 Ti is an important GPU for NVIDIA, as it's the first to be based on its next-generation "Maxwell" GPU micro-architecture. NVIDIA is trying the architecture out on current 28 nm process, before launching bigger chips based on the next-generation 20 nm fab process.


Source: Coolaler
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36 Comments on GeForce GTX 750 Ti "Maxwell" First Performance Numbers Out

#1
matar
Not impressed at All !!!
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#2
ZetZet
this has to be a joke.
650ti boost is already close to 660.
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#3
EzioAs
Kinda reminds me of the GTX 550ti and GTX 460
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#4
zsolt_93
Doesn't look good. I just hope this is the non TI version and then its kind of okay. Think what the TI or the TI BOOST or the TI TI can do then.
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#5
Troubular
Doesn't look very interesting at all.
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#6
john_
Without specs and price these numbers, fake or true, are meaningless.
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#7
RCoon
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by: john_
Without specs and price these numbers, fake or true, are meaningless.
Glad to see somebody is thinking smart around here!
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#8
arterius2
well, if the performance numbers are true, looks like these are replacement for the 650ti, and not the 660.
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#9
RejZoR
Lol? New generation is worse than the old one. Fail NVIDIA, fail... You'd expect GTX 750 Ti to be at least 25-30% faster than the GTX 660 which is quite old now already, not actually slower...
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#10
tigger
I'm the only one
It's going to have to be a bargain price.
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#11
kniaugaudiskis
by: RejZoR
Lol? New generation is worse than the old one. Fail NVIDIA, fail... You'd expect GTX 750 Ti to be at least 25-30% faster than the GTX 660 which is quite old now already, not actually slower...
Not really. The stock GTX760 is already about ~25 - 30% faster than the stock GTX660 (check out TPU's reviews), so I'd expect the GTX750Ti to be on par or 5 - 10% faster than the GTX660.
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#13
Ed_1
why would you think a 750 is going to replace the 660 , 660 has totally different specs (another level up) . this replaces the 650 ;)

Look at 760 that replaced the 660ti , was only few % faster .
We need more info on tests and more types of test to get better idea along with price point .
We don't even know specs of this chip yet .
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#14
Kärlekstrollet
I don't understand why nVidia didn't name this chip 750(no ti) and all the sudden IT LOOKS INCREDIBLE!

But then again doesn't these numbers matter because there is no info on how many "maxwell" cores are in it.
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#15
NC37
nVidia is trying something new, just give them time. Remember how much AMD failed with Llano's Crossfire. New tech almost always suffers in first gen.

800 series will be more interesting anyways. If they keep with the tick tock cycle then we'll finally have some new GPU designs. Till then my Fermis still going strong.
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#16
lemonadesoda
Well at least it has DP 1.2 to drive the new QHD screens.
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#17
crondom
I'm waiting for 20nm, now i'm using an sapphire HD 6850
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#19
Casecutter
Just thinking of where Nvidia needs to fill the void would be right "below or on" the R9 270-270X territory, and then at a price that outshines that of the GK106. If they’ve this new Maxwell part the dia. almost has to be small(er) than the GK106, while price it under those AMD offerings. If they stick to that they may effectively undercut AMD Pitcairn parts.

What’s interesting is the 650Ti Boost is effectively gone from the market, but there's still a bunch of GTX 660's at least at Egg when looking last week. Even Partspicker.com lists just 5 650Ti Boost SKU’s at a couple E-tailers, then flip to the GTX660 and there’s some 17 SKU’s ranging from $160-200+. That eludes to a lot, they’ve curtailed and cleared the Boost models from the channel, then seem to have no reason to move the GTX660 at what would be a fair price today. Consider they deliver 8-10% less performance while using a part that is 4-5% larger than a Pitcairn, $150-170... only few could garner much over $180.

If Nvidia can present a part that's like what a 7850 or GTX650Ti Boost had in performance, and do it on a Dia. of say 175-180 mm2, or say 10% larger than Bonaire while start it at a $150 MSRP then they’ll have a viable offering (at least in their mind).

Face it, we know how low AMD can go on a Pitcairn part with 2Gb (or even 1Gb?), which had gotten down to $140-150. While AMD probably has been binning some of the latest Pitcairn from R9 270/270X production that could be released with say 2 of the 20 GCN or a 1152 Sp part. I’d imagine such a part would be in the works a AMD.

Whatever happens, we need the competition, because with just a few R9 270 in the channel and almost all maintaining above $180. While 270X’s still over MSRP and many are just stupid crazy prices I want something to break this stalemate. I just hope Nvidia understands that they need to price in accordance performance. They seem happy to hold strong to old GK106 stock in the form of a GTX660, so something tells me this new Maxwell isn’t intended to upstage or supplant that performance/dollar placement.
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#20
EpicShweetness
Ehh... early drivers, and even so it tells us that maybe they haven't worked the kinks in having a SPC in there.
Hopefully it's this is indicator of efficiency.
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#21
xorbe
Notice the 650 Ti Boost disappeared so quickly? I guess it was faster than nv wanted.
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#22
tigger
I'm the only one
by: lemonadesoda
Well at least it has DP 1.2 to drive the new QHD screens.
How many of these would you need to drive a QHD panel in games:p
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#23
james888
by: tigger
How many of these would you need to drive a QHD panel in games:p
One should play quake 3 nicely.
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#24
Casecutter
by: EpicShweetness
Ehh... early drivers, and even so it tells us that maybe they haven't worked the kinks in having a SPC in there.
Hopefully it's this is indicator of .
Did you mean SOC as like in Maxwell and "Project Denver" and the Tegra 5?

I don't see Nvidia doing that at this point in this the low-end of the market. This seem to just be the architecture change/improvement to substantiate Maxwell on a 28Nm. I’d think they want to improve their performance/watt but not huge, like what could be accomplished on the 20Nm. The perf/watt of a GTX660 to the 7870 wasn’t great. If Nvidia can provide a small dia. size, with something between the 650Ti Boost and GTX660, while improve perf/watts like not even needing a 6-pin PCI-E, for $150… they’d make an impact on everyone.
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#25
james888
660 performance without even needing a 6pin. What a dream.
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