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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Overclocking the PNY GTX 750 Ti XLR8 OC

PNY does not currently offer its own overclocking utility. That means to overclock the PNY GTX 750 Ti XLR8, we will need to look for some third party software. Fortunately MSI Afterburner is compatible, and supports one of the easiest to use and quickest interfaces on the market. We are using the latest MSI Afterburner version 3.0.1. Please remember that every video card is different and the overclocks that we achieve here are not necessarily what you will be able to achieve.

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With MSI Afterburner installed we see we have control of the core voltage, the core clock, the memory clock, and can adjust fan speed. Power Limit is capped at 100%. This is most likely because the PNY GTX 750 Ti XLR8 does not have any additional power adaptors, but gets its power from the motherboard. The PNY GTX 750 Ti XLR8 OC is a factory overclocked video card. Its boost clock is 1281MHz out-of-box, compared to the reference speed of 1085MHz. The actual in-game frequency that GPU Boost pushes up to was 1320MHz for our particular model. The PNY GTX 750 Ti XLR8 OC’s memory also sports a factory overclock from 5.4GHz up to 6GHz.

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Using MSI Afterburner we increased our core voltage by 31mV. We did not have any control of the Power Limit. It was already at its highest value at 100%. Next we began to increase the GPU Clock speed. We managed to increase it by 60MHz! This brought our boost clock up to 1341MHz, and our actual in-game frequency up to 1380MHz! The memory was already overclocked at 6GHz, however we still managed an additional 200MHz, bringing its speed up to 6.2GHz GDDR5.

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The PNY GTX 750 Ti XLR8 OC features a stout factory overclock, with its boost frequency running at 1281MHz, and its memory at 6GHz. The actual in-game frequency out-of-box was 1320MHz. This is well above the reference standard of 1085MHz, with memory at 5.4GHz. Our manual overclock did allow us to push the boost frequency up to 1341MHz, which brought our actual in-game frequency up to 1380MHz! We also managed to further speed up our memory from 6GHz to 6.2GHz GDDR5.

Please remember that every video card is different and the overclock we achieve here is not necessarily what you will be able to achieve. Below is a screenshot of GPU-Z after achieving our highest stable overclock on the PNY GTX 750 Ti XLR8 video card.

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