PNY GTX 750 Ti XLR8 OC Video Card Review

Today we take another look at the best value for 1080p gaming in the less than $200 category. We have the PNY GTX 750 Ti XLR8 OC video card, with an extremely high overclock. We'll compare it to the ASUS R7 265 DC2 and ASUS GTX 750 Ti DC2 at highest overclocked values, to see which provides the most bang for your buck.

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Evaluation Method

We evaluate what each video card configuration can supply us in terms of a playable gaming experience while supplying the best culmination of resolution and "eye candy" graphical settings. We focus on quality and immersion of the gameplay experience rather than how many frames per second the card can get in a canned benchmark or prerecorded timedemo situation that often do not represent real gameplay like you would experience at home. Then we will follow with apples-to-apples testing in with minimum, maximum, and average framerates.

Test System Setup

We will be using a ASUS P8Z77 WS motherboard. For the CPU we used an Intel i7 3770k overclocked to 4.6GHz with Hyper-threading enabled. The RAM is Corsair Dominator 16GB at 1600MHz. We have recently upgraded our system to run the Windows 8.1 operating system on a 240GB Kingston HyperX SSD.

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Driver Information :

For the PNY GTX 750 Ti XLR8 OC video card we are using ForceWare 340.52 WHQL dated 7/29/2014.

For the ASUS R7 265 DirectCU II video card we are using - Catalyst 14.7, dated 7/10/2014.

Below is a screenshot of GPU-z after installing the PNY GTX 750 Ti XLR8 OC video card with the ForceWare 340.52 WHQL driver.

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