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

ProcessorAMD A10-7850K Kaveri APU.
RAMKingston HyperX 10th Anniversary Edition. 2x 4GB Used at 2400Mhz
MotherboardAsus A88X Pro FM2 Board
CoolerStock Cooler
MonitorBenQ EW2440L
Power SupplyFSP Raider 650w
Operating SystemWindows 7 64bit
DriverGeForce 334.89

Benchmark

Here we go!.

Metro 2033

Metro 2033

Card1080p (avg)720p (avg)
Asus GeForce GTX 75034.059.50
Sapphire R7 260X39.073.0
Sapphire HD 7790 OC38.068.5

Unigine Heaven 4.0

Heaven 4.0

Card1080p (avg)720p (avg)
Asus GeForce GTX 75027.850.2
Sapphire R7 260X25.853.4
Sapphire HD 7790 OC2551.1

Just Cause 2

Just Cause 2

SceneCard1080p (avg)720p (avg)
Dark TowerAsus GTX 75059.2599.01
Sapphire R7 260X56.8100.30
Sapphire HD 7790 OC55.1297.01
Desert SunriseAsus GTX 75073.29105.00
Sapphire R7 260X78.33130.20
Sapphire HD 7790 OC75.05123.97
Concrete JungleAsus GTX 75044.3352.47
Sapphire R7 260X47.6478.81
Sapphire HD 7790 OC46.5371.22

3D Mark

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

Temperature

CardIdle(°C)Load (°C)
Asus GTX 7503154
Sapphire R7 260X OC3478
Sapphire HD 7790 OC3661

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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