This is one of the "Grade A" articles I've come across on the GTX 750Ti, very nice data adding the AA & non-AA setting. Your conclusion as to not any "breakthrough" in performance, and as you say not a "true gaming card" is a good come away. I think folks need to realize that these tests are with a i7-3970X, hardly a mainstream CPU, so in many cases the minimum Fps you show would drop furthure with a pedestrian CPU. I like how you show all your titles OC'd and the power consumption, your OC provides 13% increase Fps, with only a 4% increase in power... that's really amazing for 12% increase of overall Boost clock. I like that you show how OC isn't any huge bump, hardly provides all that much difference in that 40-50 Fps range, and appeared to not let it achieve higher settings. The predicament... it's no different or par with what the R7 260 can offer... a good entry card, and for that most AIB specials (the bulk of what's out) now commanding $160-180.
Here's my thinking just an "entry gaming" card that's basically the reincarnation of the HD 5670 from 4 years ago. A plug-n-play card that permits medium settings (what was at that time) the mainstream 1680x resolution, today that resolution is clearly 1080p, but now the price has jumped like 110%! It's not progress, it's a 5670 for today... and today entry gaming has a huge price!
When you can get a R7 260X for $120-130 and a Corsair CX430 Modular 80+ Active PFC for $30-40, I'd rather get an efficient PSU and save power all of (more) the time on the whole system, plus enough extra to upgrade a level later. Then figure that most folks don't shut-down, but Sleep the computer AMD's Zerocore would go a long way to evening up the power consumed over a month even with someone gaming as much a 20% of that which is 4.8hr a day. If you game 4.8 hours a day, you're not some entry gaming kid!
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