ASUS GeForce GTX 750 1GB GDDR5 OC Review

I was quite surprised to see a Black / Gold themed card instead of the usual Black / Red theme, the GTX 750 from Asus is an overclocked variant and it comes with a dust-proof heatsink that supposedly increase lifespan by 25%.

ASUS GeForce GTX 750 1GB GDDR5 Review

The official name of the heatsink is “Phoenix”, that’s from the ‘PH’ in the model number GTX750-PHOC-1GD5.

Here’s the side view of the heatsink.

ASUS GeForce GTX 750 1GB GDDR5 Review

It’s good to see that VGA port is included, I remember one of my HD 5450 card (3 generations back) didn’t even have a VGA port.

ASUS GeForce GTX 750 1GB GDDR5 Review

The GTX 750 is small and would fit very well into practically every setup. Here’s what it looks like, sandwiched between the lowly R7 250 and the once mightly HD 7950 Direct CU II Top.

ASUS GeForce GTX 750 1GB GDDR5 Review

Full details at the Offical Product Page

The card comes pre-overclocked. Here’s the GPU-Z detail of the card.

ASUS GeForce GTX 750 1GB GDDR5 Review

Test Setup

Processor AMD A10-7850K Kaveri APU.
RAM Kingston HyperX 10th Anniversary Edition. 2x 4GB Used at 2400Mhz
Motherboard Asus A88X Pro FM2 Board
Cooler Stock Cooler
Monitor BenQ EW2440L
Power Supply FSP Raider 650w
Operating System Windows 7 64bit
Driver GeForce 334.89

Benchmark

Here we go!.

Metro 2033

Metro 2033

Card 1080p (avg) 720p (avg)
Asus GeForce GTX 750 34.0 59.50
Sapphire R7 260X 39.0 73.0
Sapphire HD 7790 OC 38.0 68.5

Unigine Heaven 4.0

Heaven 4.0

Card 1080p (avg) 720p (avg)
Asus GeForce GTX 750 27.8 50.2
Sapphire R7 260X 25.8 53.4
Sapphire HD 7790 OC 25 51.1

Just Cause 2

Just Cause 2

Scene Card 1080p (avg) 720p (avg)
Dark Tower Asus GTX 750 59.25 99.01
Sapphire R7 260X 56.8 100.30
Sapphire HD 7790 OC 55.12 97.01
Desert Sunrise Asus GTX 750 73.29 105.00
Sapphire R7 260X 78.33 130.20
Sapphire HD 7790 OC 75.05 123.97
Concrete Jungle Asus GTX 750 44.33 52.47
Sapphire R7 260X 47.64 78.81
Sapphire HD 7790 OC 46.53 71.22

3D Mark

The system with GTX 750 scored 3253 on Fire Strike test, with 3664 on Graphic Score.

Temperature

Card Idle(°C) Load (°C)
Asus GTX 750 31 54
Sapphire R7 260X OC 34 78
Sapphire HD 7790 OC 36 61

The GTX 750 is impressive in power consumption and heat generated.

53°C reading was taken at 100% fan RPM. On auto mode, the fan runs at approximately 40% and the reading was 64°C.

Mining

I won’t be doing MINING test for all graphic card reviews but since I reported the Hashrate cost-efficiency in one of my recent article, I thought I’d take the GTX 750 for a spin.

ASUS GeForce GTX 750 1GB GDDR5 Review

Just as I thought, the hashrate is quite close to what was reported and could definitely be fine tuned further. What amazes me about the GTX 750 is that despite mining at full capacity, it’s only operating at 64c range and that’s not even running at full RPM!

Verdict

The Asus card retails at RM 519 and it’s definitely a card to consider, especially if you have the budget.

With a little effort put into some research, it could get you some side incoming without hurting your electricity bill and making your room a sauna. 😀

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