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NVIDIA Launches GTX 750 Ti With New Maxwell Architecture 110

Vigile writes "NVIDIA is launching the GeForce GTX 750 Ti today, which would normally just be a passing mention for a new $150 mainstream graphics card. But company is using this as the starting point for its Maxwell architecture, which is actually pretty interesting. With a new GPU design that reorganizes the compute structure into smaller blocks, Maxwell is able to provide 66% more CUDA cores with a die size that is just 25% bigger than the previous generation all while continuing to use the same 28nm process technology we have today. Power and area efficiency were the target design points for Maxwell as it will eventually be integrated into NVIDIA's Tegra line, too. As a result the GeForce GTX 750 Ti is able to outperform AMD's Radeon R7 260X by 5-10% while using 35 watts less power at the same time."
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NVIDIA Launches GTX 750 Ti With New Maxwell Architecture

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  • Believe it! (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday February 18, 2014 @03:41PM (#46278909)

    It's all about what you're trying to do. Nvidia usually has an edge in the reliability/gaming sector, while AMD has an edge in the mining/hashing sector. To say that Nvidia is pure hype is, ironically, hyperbole.

  • Re:Believe it! (Score:4, Insightful)

    by LordLimecat ( 1103839 ) on Tuesday February 18, 2014 @03:48PM (#46278975)

    I had understood that anyone with half a brain was on ASICs now.

    Then again anyone with half a brain wouldnt be joining the pyramid scheme so late in the game.

  • Re:66%? big deal. (Score:4, Insightful)

    by amorsen ( 7485 ) <benny+slashdot@amorsen.dk> on Tuesday February 18, 2014 @04:01PM (#46279105)

    If you had read the article, you would have known that they went from 118 mm2 to 148mm2, i.e. a 25% increase in area.

    If Slashdot entered the 21st century, it would be able to render superscript.

  • by Rhywden ( 1940872 ) on Tuesday February 18, 2014 @04:42PM (#46279469)

    By your standard, almost anything would be subjective. Let's go through your line of thinking:

    The tester chose an enclosure you probably don't have at home. As such, the card will not demonstrate the same values in your enclosure at home. As a result the tests are "subjective".

    Power consumption? Well, you've probably got a different PSU. Subjective.

    FPS? You've probably got a different CPU, different OS configuration, motherboard, harddisc... Subjective!

    In summary: If the tester uses the same enclosure for every card they test, I don't see how it's subjective. Sone or dB as a unit of loudness are measurable, as is temperature. Or do you want to tell us that, say, the distance to Betelgeuze is subjective just because you don't happen to have the proper equipment to measure it?

  • Re:Wow (Score:3, Insightful)

    by fsck-beta ( 3539217 ) on Tuesday February 18, 2014 @04:53PM (#46279567)

    Meanwhile, in CPU land we've been stuck for years of Intel charging $BUTT for marginally better

    If you think Haswell, Ivy Bridge or Sandy Bridge were 'marginally better' you aren't paying attention.

  • Re:Wow (Score:4, Insightful)

    by viperidaenz ( 2515578 ) on Tuesday February 18, 2014 @05:50PM (#46280069)

    You say the big advance is in power, then mention the 290X, which has a single precision GLOPS/W figure of 19.4, between the new GTX750's 19.0 and the GTX750TI's 21.8

    The 290X has a double precision GFLOPS/W of 2.6, the GTX750TI gets 0.68. Compared to the 65W TDP Radeon 250's double precision performance of 0.74, its a loser.

    This is just hype and selective benchmarks for a new architecture that was supposed to be 20nm. They couldn't get it built on 20nm so they've had to stick with 28.
    If it was 20nm, it probably would be better all round.

  • by Mike Buddha ( 10734 ) on Tuesday February 18, 2014 @05:53PM (#46280097)

    Well, for one, you can use it.

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