I am not the kind of guy that would be called an “early adopter” but, at the same time, when there is something game changing out, I feel like I need to have it. Cell phones are a good example, I am still rocking my Samsung Galaxy SIII and have no intentions of upgrading anytime soon, even though my contract is up in a few short days. I guess it is the simple fact that I don’t like to have to deal with bad design and, much like yourself, I often like to read some reviews before I purchase a big ticket item. However, that Samsung Galaxy S5 is sure looking mighty fine and I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on one when they become available.
When we talk about game changing in the computer industry, you can consistently look at a product release cycle and see that there usually is a small bump and then a larger bump. In this release, we are looking at an Nvidia Maxwell based GPU and this could be that big bump we are waiting for in the graphics market. With a major focus on power efficiency, the GM107 based 750Ti has the opportunity to kick some butt in the budget market and shows the potential for the Maxwell architecture.
In this case, we are looking at the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750Ti Windforce edition graphics card. The Gigabyte GTX 750Ti is packed with features, including 2GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5400MHz, and running on a 128-bit bus. The cooler uses two PWM fans, a solid aluminum heatsink, and copper heatpipe to keep the GPU cool. Additionally, the card is nice and small at 204mm x 144mm x 42mm so it would easily fit in a smaller case. The reference 750Ti has a core clock of 1020 MHz with a boost of 1085MHz, while the Windforce edition is factory overclocked out of the box to 1033MHz base with an 1111MHz boost. Lastly, Gigabyte has provided 4K 60Hz support through the use of the dual HDMI ports that are located on the card.