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Is a Geforce GTX 750Ti a substantial upgrade for me?

#1jelly2008Posted 2/19/2014 6:01:26 AM
I'm interested in the card. But I don't know if it's really worth switching out my Asus Geforce GTS 450 for one of these new cards.

I'm looking to run at medium to high enough settings at 1080p, AA minimum or disabled. Is it worth the switch?
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#2JiazhenPosted 2/19/2014 6:07:00 AM
the real draw to the 750ti is its performance per watt ratio. If you're looking for performance there are better options for $150
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#3jelly2008(Topic Creator)Posted 2/19/2014 6:12:13 AM
Jiazhen posted...
the real draw to the 750ti is its performance per watt ratio. If you're looking for performance there are better options for $150


Actually I'm not a hardcore gamer. But any card higher than this 750Ti would be bottlenecked badly, right?
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#4MasterDonGeroPosted 2/19/2014 6:25:38 AM
jelly2008 posted...
Jiazhen posted...
the real draw to the 750ti is its performance per watt ratio. If you're looking for performance there are better options for $150


Actually I'm not a hardcore gamer. But any card higher than this 750Ti would be bottlenecked badly, right?


If you plan to upgrade the rest of your computer within the next year don't worry about bottlenecking. Better to spend more now and save in the long run.
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#5JiazhenPosted 2/19/2014 6:29:58 AM
at this level, you don't need to worry about bottle necking. Decide if the power saving is worth the loss in performance. although you do have a 550w psu.
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#6chrono625Posted 2/19/2014 7:04:45 AM
the 750ti is equivalent to a 480 in terms of performance but running at 60w and not requiring an independent power hook up.

it will run off of your motherboard and the low thermal output would make your system run quiet and cool.
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#7DarkAssAssIn051Posted 2/19/2014 7:20:16 AM
for 150 you can shell out 30 more and get a gtx 660 witch will perform better then the 750 ti
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#8jelly2008(Topic Creator)Posted 2/19/2014 8:22:12 AM
I'm building a whole new system in a year or two. And I'll turn my existing system into an HTPC.
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#9PhilOnDezPosted 2/19/2014 9:13:48 AM
I imagine the 750ti being pretty badass as an HTPC card. In the models with aftermarket coolers they never broke 50 degrees at 100% load with automatic fan speeds, the fans never went above 33% (30% is default)

It would definitely be an upgrade over your 450, being 3 generations newer and a tier higher, but if you want bang for the buck go with a 660.
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#10smelly_boobPosted 2/19/2014 9:22:32 AM
http://gpuboss.com/gpus/GeForce-GTX-750-Ti-vs-GeForce-GTS-450

no benchmarks provided but it sire looks like the 750 TI would be a nice upgrade for you at a reasonable price