MSI GTX750Ti Gaming Review

Conclusion

MSI GTX750Ti Gaming Review

Conclusion

The gap between the reference nVidia card and the MSI Gaming is so large that it makes us wonder why nVidia didn't make more of an effort. It's clear that, as the manufacturer, it's in their best interests to demonstrate their technology in the best light. It appears that instead of that they've chosen to show it as poorly as possible to give their partners the best chance of improving the card. Perhaps they understand that nobody actually buys the reference one, so it's a waste of R&D money to produce a good one.

No such claim can be levelled against MSI though. When it comes to 'making a good one' we think they've perfected the formula. Since the first Gaming motherboards appeared we were impressed, and their Gaming range of graphics cards has only furthered their position as the market leader. All technology is cyclical with different manufacturers taking over the crown before fading back into the chasing pack. It wasn't that long ago that the only motherboard worth having was a DFI Lanparty, or that the best graphics cards came from the ASUS ROG stable. At the moment it seems that MSI can do no wrong, with everything they touch turning to gold.

The combination of the excellent Twin Frozr cooler and a great factory overclock mean that the MSI GTX750Ti Gaming is the ideal choice for an affordable graphics card, even if you have no desire to manually overclock it. Performance is consistently great in every benchmark. Indeed the only titles that the card doesn't produce a playable experience in are ones that you have to throw a lot of money at to achieve high frame rates whilst maintaining high image quality. The three settings options are nice to have, although the cooler is so capable when it comes to keeping the card cool that to use anything other than either Silent mode for low power use or OC mode for gaming would be churlish. Thus the Gaming mode itself is somewhat redundant.  

No matter how you slice it the MSI GTX750Ti Gaming is an absolute corker of a graphics card and worthy of a home in any setup. It looks great, goes like hell and does all of that at low power, low heat, low noise and a low price. A brilliant card and worthy of both our OC3D Value For Money and OC3D Gold Awards.

        

Thanks to MSI for supplying the GTX750Ti for review. Discuss your thoughts in the OC3D Forums.

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11-03-2014, 16:48:21

tinytomlogan
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The latest of our looks at cards with the latest nVidia Maxwell architecture is the MSI GTX750Ti Gaming.

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11-03-2014, 18:18:27

mike22122
will there be an aftermarket backing plate available you reckon? really irritates me personally, all the good looks hidden underneath, for me a backing plate is so important if case has a window

12-03-2014, 00:56:04

qhfreddy
I don't think it would do so well on a cheaper motherboard... If I was in MSi's position I would have put in the 6-pin as PCI-e power is notoriously unreliable.

12-03-2014, 02:27:38

ander01se
Been interested in one of these since the 750 Ti first appeared for my second PC. And with MSi being my favorite of the three big ones, I guess I have no excuse anymore.

12-03-2014, 06:12:59

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by qhfreddy View Post
I don't think it would do so well on a cheaper motherboard... If I was in MSi's position I would have put in the 6-pin as PCI-e power is notoriously unreliable.
Thankfully youre not though matey.... It not being there is so much better than it being there like the asus one. Watch the video and I explain why.

12-03-2014, 09:52:59

qhfreddy
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinytomlogan View Post
Thankfully youre not though matey.... It not being there is so much better than it being there like the asus one. Watch the video and I explain why.
My point was not that the asus one was good, rather than that the lack of a pci power connector could be an issue with some setups due to the motherboards having inadequate power delivery to the pci slot.

12-03-2014, 10:01:29

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by qhfreddy View Post
My point was not that the asus one was good, rather than that the lack of a pci power connector could be an issue with some setups due to the motherboards having inadequate power delivery to the pci slot.
Yeah I got that. Youre wrong. LOL.

12-03-2014, 18:10:07

Code-Red
Great little card for the price, and it actually looks the part too! Good review too, loved the enthusiasm. Can't wait to see what else Maxwell will have to offer especially for laptops.

13-03-2014, 04:55:09

ander01se
Btw Tom, general performance between this and gtx 560 se? Equal or worse than the 560?

13-03-2014, 08:01:59

tinytomlogan
Quote:
Originally Posted by ander01se View Post
Btw Tom, general performance between this and gtx 560 se? Equal or worse than the 560?
Check the graphs thats all I would do. if its not on there check 560 reviews and compare... like I would have to lol

13-03-2014, 14:00:24

chrismjurd
why no sli hmm, would be a little pocket rocket. i mean they did allow 550ti for sli
really interesting review Tom
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