ASUS GTX750 Ti Review
Whenever we get the reference model of a card here at OC3D we always yearn for the first Partner card to really unleash the potential, and the ASUS doesn't disappoint.
Let's start with the most obvious, the performance. ASUS themselves have applied a reasonable factory overclock to the GTX750Ti when compared to the reference card, and this gives a great starting point for the card. The way that the nVidia GPU Boost 2.0 works is (in its simplest form) by taking a reading of the cards temperature, comparing that to the temperature threshold set, and then overclocking the card until it hits that level.
When you have a cooler that works as well as the ASUS Twin Fan offering supplied with the ASUS GTX750Ti the combination of the ASUS overclock and the nVidia GPU Boost really allows the card to shine without truly blowing our doors off. There is definitely a noticeable improvement, but it doesn't transform the card into a screaming beast. In fact screaming is a word that definitely couldn't be applied here. That twin fan cooler is not only quieter than a church mouse in slippers, but keeps the card frosty even under extremely heavy loading.
Unquestionably the most surprising element of our ASUS GTX750Ti review is that we hit a card limit when trying to overclock and we didn't have to touch the voltage to do so. That's unbelievable. Normally we have to pile on the volts with a constant eye on temperatures. With the GTX750Ti Dual Fan we hit the hard limit before beginning to tweak anything. The power draw of the card being so low, 239W for our entire test system under full loading, and the temperatures being so cool we hit a limit that we're nearly positive nVidia never imagined anyone would get near.
So all in all with the ASUS GTX750Ti you're getting a card that makes the most of the Maxwell core, looks much more desirable than the reference model, and is silent in use. For combining those key elements so well we're awarding it our OC3D Gamers Choice.