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ASUS STRIX GTX 750 Ti OC Edition Video Card Review

Rounding out our look at ASUS' new STRIX technology we have another STRIX capable video card on our test bench today, this time based on the GTX 750 Ti GPU. We will take the ASUS STRIX GTX 750 Ti OC Edition and test it against an AMD Radeon R9 270 and AMD Radeon R9 265 to see what reigns supreme under $200.

Introduction

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is one of the largest and most successful computer hardware manufacturers in the world. A Taiwan-based company, it manufactures a wide variety of computer hardware, including motherboards, video cards, optical drives, notebooks, networking equipment, barebones desktop, and server systems, among many others.

On our test bench today is the ASUS STRIX GTX 750 Ti OC Edition video card.

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GeForce GTX 750 Ti GPU

The GeForce GTX 750 Ti consists of 640 CUDA cores, 16 ROPs and 40 TMUs and is based upon the 28nm Maxwell GPU. The GeForce GTX 750 Ti’s clock speed is set to run up to 1020MHz with a boost clock set to 1085MHz and memory set to a 5.4GHz effective rate yielding up to 86.4GB/sec of memory bandwidth. The GeForce GTX 750 Ti sports 2GB of GDDR5 on a 128-bit bus. The chip carries a 60W TDP. The GPU also features Adaptive V-Sync, PhysX, and is compatible with G-SYNC.

ASUS STRIX GTX 750 Ti OC Edition

The ASUS STRIX GTX 750 Ti OC Edition comes equipped with a factory GPU base clock 1124MHz and a boost clock of 1202MHz, a respective 104MHz and 117MHz increase over stock GeForce GTX 750 Ti speeds and features ASUS’ DirectCU II cooling system. It is configured with 2GB GDR5 memory running at a stock 5.4GHz effective rate. The cooling system is comprised of two heat pipes that carry heat away from the GPU to an array of aluminum fins that are cooled by a pair of fans. It is sporting one DVI-I, one HDMI and one DisplayPort 1.2 connector. The card does not require any additional power cables.

The card hails from ASUS’ STRIX lineage which means that the card’s DirectCU II solution is equipped with "0db Fan Tech" and is equipped with a factory overclock. The fans on this video card turn off when under 50 degrees Celsius and spin up when over 50c slowly. The goal is to reduce noise. The video card also sports DIGI+ VRMs with "Super Alloy Power" which claims to provide 30% less power noise, increase efficiency by 15% and improve overall longevity by 2.5 times over reference. Keep in mind that the DirectCU II branded cooling solution differs depending on the ASUS card that you purchase as it is more of a brand description than it is a set specification.

The ASUS STRIX GTX 750 Ti OC Edition comes with a 3 year factory warranty and is currently available in e-tail for $163.99 with Prime Shipping.

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The ASUS STRIX GTX 750 Ti OC is packaged in a black textured box that features a set of three claw marks that appear to have come from some sort of vicious animal. Luckily, the card was unharmed on the inside of the box. The front of the box also highlights the GeForce GTX 750 Ti GPU, 2GB of VRAM, the DirectCU II cooling solution, the STRIX Overclocked Edition designation, Super Alloy Power and GPU Tweak. On the back, it goes into further detail with diagrams about each of the items on the front of the box.

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The front of the ASUS STRIX GTX 750 Ti OC features a black metallic fan shroud with a pair of red panels that serves to house the fan and direct airflow away from the GPU. The cooling solution extends past the back of the PCB by about an inch and solution utilizes two heat pipes to pull heat away from the GPU to where it can be cooled by the dual fans. As mentioned before, there is no PCIe power connection on this card.

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On the I/O panel there are three ports. These include one DP 1.2 port, one DVI-I connector, and one HDMI connector. The video card’s measurements are 7.5 inches in Length, 1.5 inches Wide, and 5.0 inches in height.

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