Gigabyte GTX 750 Ti Black Edition Review

The GTX 750 Ti has been available for a few months already and meanwhile all partners from NVIDIA have at least one model in their portfolio. Today we’re going to have a look at the GTX 750 Ti Black Edition from Gigabyte. Special about the Black Edition products from Gigabyte that’s the fact, that they have been tested for 168 hours before being shipped. This way Gigabyte is able to deliver higher quality standards.

Meanwhile the GeForce GTX 750 Ti has been around for quite a few months already, but still, the first NVIDIA Maxwell based card is an interesting contender. It allows for a glimpse on the efficiency of the new NVIDIA silicon. This being a Gigabyte Black Edition graphics card, there are some special features and there has also been some special treatment to the card. The most obvious is, that there is Gigabyte’s Windforce cooler and apart from that all Gigabyte Black Edition products go through 168 hours of burn-in testing before being shipped to customers to comply with highest quality standards. Because of the extensive inhouse load testing done by Gigabyte, the manufacturer markets this card as being perfect for crypto currency coin mining. As a matter of fact, the GTX 750 Ti is a highly efficient chip for crypto currency coin mining, since power consumption is really low when you put that into perspective with the performance delivered.

As you can see from the GPU-Z screenshot below, Gigabyte decided to use a quite high factory-overclock on the new GTX 750 Ti Black Edition. Actually this makes it one of the fastest GTX 750 Ti on the market. While the reference GTX 750 Ti GPU is set to work at 1’020 MHz for the base GPU and 1’085 MHz for the GPU Boost clock, the new Gigabyte GTX 750 Ti Black Edition works at 1’163MHz for the base clock and even more impressive 1’242 MHz for the Boost GPU clock.

Unfortunately, no factory overclocking was done on the 2GB of GDDR5 memory that remains at recommended 1’350MHz (5’400MHz effective).

While the typical Boost clock is set at 1’085 MHz, the maximum Boost of 1’242 MHz was achieved quite easily and the GTX 750 Ti Black Edition. When running 3DMark Fire Strike for instance we noticed that the GPU was running even higher. In fact clock speeds in 3DMark Fire Strike are 1’320 MHz. These clocks can be achieved thanks to the capable custom cooler as well as good TDP target (Nvidia’s Boost technology being based on both temperature and power on this card, the latter being predominant). The GPU Max. Boost clock only dropped in Furmark down to 1’228 MHz at 1.056V.




Gigabyte 750 Ti Black Edition ASUS DC Mini OC MSI GTX 760 MINI-ITX GeForce GTX 760
Chip GM107-400-A2 GK104-225-A2 GK104-225-A2 GK104-225-A2
Process 28 nm 28 nm 28 nm 28 nm
Transistors 1.87 billion 3.54 billion 3.54 billion 3.54 billion
GPU clock 1’163 MHz 1’006 MHz 1’006 MHz 980 MHz
GPU Boost clock 1’242 MHz 1’072 MHz 1’072 MHz 1’033 MHz
Memory GDDR5 2’048 MB 2’048 MB 2’048 MB 2’048 MB
Memory clock 1’350 (5’400) MHz 1’502 (6’008) MHz 1’502 (6’008) MHz 1’502 (6’008) MHz
Memory interface 128 Bit 256 Bit 256 Bit 256 Bit
Memory bandwidth 86’400 MB/s 192’300 MB/s 192’300 MB/s 192’300 MB/s
TMUs 96 96 96 96
Shader Cores 640 1’152 (6 SMX) 1’152 (6 SMX) 1’152 (6 SMX)
ROPs 16 32 32 32
PCB Type Custom Design Custom Design Custom Design Reference Design
Slots 2 2 2 2
Cooler WindForce 2X 400W ASUS DirectCU Mini MSI Mini ITX Gaming NVIDIA Reference