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Pros: Lot of computational power for little input power, small size, fairly quiet cooler.
Was able to convert it into a single slot, passively cooled card in about 10 minutes and haven't had any problems with it since. Runs cool even without a fan, and makes no noise whatsoever in its current state.
Cons: No single slot designs from the manufacturer, though that issue is more to do with the 750 ti in general, and not to do with this particular make.
Other Thoughts: Bought this card as a quick replacement to use for raytracing for a blown-out GTX 680. It's about 1/2 as fast and used a minute fraction of the power.
Recently when I upgraded to 2x GTX 960's I had no place for the GTX 750 ti anymore. However, with some manual modification I managed to reduce this card to a single slot design and was able to wedge it into my computer along with the two bigger cards.
Even in a passively cooled state without a fan, and under full GPU load, the card can't get anywhere near running into dangerous temperatures and it brunts a surprising amount of the workload.
Even though it's not much compared to larger cards, this is absolutely the top of it's class. While it's not my primary card I'd have to say I just adore this thing and would absolutely recommend it for somebody building a budget gaming rig or Media PC, or even as a rendering GPU.
It's the best low end Nvidia card you can get and will be for some time.
Pros: The two reviews on this sight were highly misleading, very subjective, and almost caused me to purchase a more expensive option for no reason.
This little card packs a punch for it's small size and small price, the large number of Cuda cores/Processors make it a good choice as a low budget 3D rendering card.
By itself it only renders at between 1/5 and 1/4 the speed of a single one of my GTX 680's, but that's more or less what I expected, and that is stellar performance for it's size and price.
Cons: None in sight so far. For my purposes it seems "you get what you pay for," so if you want a more powerful and versatile card, then purchase a more powerful and versatile one.
This card is also not the best (or cheapest) option for video playback. So once again, buy something else if you want a card for playing high res movies and TV shows. This is a low end gaming/rendering card and for that purpose it does it's job very well.
Other Thoughts: I purchased this as a "last PCI slot" choice to work alongside my 2x GTX 680's for rending in Blender Cycles. Obviously it doesn't hold a torch to them, but it adds an edge to my rendering times so I'm satisfied, especially for the chicken scratch that I paid for it and the nil time I spent installing it.
The card slid in between my PSU and two large GPUs with ease, didn't have to fiddle with it at all to get it in, didn't knock out any power cables or get in the way of anything.
I wouldn't use this for gaming unless I was majorly cash stricken, but as a choice for a supplementary rendering card it stands out as a good high value option.
Display Name: Robin M.
Date Joined: 03/07/12
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