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Old 05-06-2014, 05:08 AM   #1
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"We tested the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 (model GV-N750OC-1GI), a mainstream video card that uses a GPU based on the new Maxwell architecture from NVIDIA and has 1 GiB of GDDR5 memory, coming with a sma..."

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Old 05-06-2014, 12:48 PM   #2
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Why would this card need a PCIe power cable? Its overclock does not appear to be anywhere near enough to add over 20W to its TDP. It seems that this connector would EXCLUDE this card from consideration when upgrading OEM PCs that don't have such connectors, or may not [safely] provide enough +12 to risk an adapter.
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"We tested the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 (model GV-N750OC-1GI), a mainstream video card ..."
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Why would this card need a PCIe power cable?.... may not [safely] provide enough +12 to risk an adapter.
Yeah, I was surprise Gigabyte thought it a smart move to add that 6-Pin. When many other "nice" GTX 750 are without a 6-Pin this seem like Gigabyte thinking was to be the "odd-man-out" thinking it adds merit... I see it as a negative. Sure if this was the Ti version, but this the pedestrian version?

It really just muddles up a novices consideration. I mean if they've got to power a 6-Pin then why wouldn't someone logical look at the 260X, that can be found cheaper and would best this on what appears slightly too aggressive settings for 1080p given this class of card. The settings for Assassin's Creed IV, BF4, Far Cry are a little to much, while surprised Metro Last Light it almost seem to have PhysX on?

On several reviews I've read for those Ti card with the 6-pin you have to have it plugged-in just to have the card run... Did you try the card without powering the PCI-E connector and see if the card would function?

While a strong entry-level card (kind of the modern iteration of the 5670/6670 no 6-pin) it's just that Nvidia is adjusting pricing it all on the "low power usage", and less on the in the class of entry gaming it very slots into. The power saved for the few hours a week someone of this level ends up gaming isn't much of a factor. I think Nvidia should have these more in line with a $100 USD MSRP, and not have any such "OC Customs" seeing anything north of $120, there not bringing all that "extra" to warrant the increases.

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Old 05-08-2014, 04:55 AM   #4
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Why do you say that? It is a USD 120 card. Can't get more mainstream than that.
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