Nvidia has today announced their new GeForce GTX 750 graphic cards series, that is based on the company’s new next-generation Maxwell GPU architecture.
The series features two cards – GeForce GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti; both of which will feature double the performance per watt when compared to the previous Kepler architecture.
The GTX 750 Ti features 640 CUDA cores, 48 TMUs, 16 ROPs, and a 128-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 2 GB of memory. The standard GTX 750 on the other hand features 512 CUDA cores, 40 TMUs, 16 ROPs, and just 1 GB of memory, across a 128-bit interface.
The lower power consumption means that consumers don’t really have any need for a high-end power supply unit and can simply plug a 300-watt supply with these cards. This ultimately opens doors to smaller but still powerful rigs, compared to the current trend where high-end systems usually are bulky.
The GTX 750 series will probably make its way to Nvidia’s upcoming Steam Machines. Individually, the GTX 750 and 750 Ti are priced at $119 and $149 respectively. The Ti of course is the better of the two, providing higher performance with its many CUDA cores.
In time Nvidia will replace all of its previous cards line up with the new Maxwell series. Starting with the 750, they’ll be replacing the GeForce GTX 650 Ti and 650.