Gigabyte GTX 750 Ti Black Edition Review
Published by Marc Büchel on 09.07.14 (91202 reads)
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.
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.