Galaxy GTX 750 Ti GC and PNY GTX 750 Ti XLR8 OC
The Galaxy GTX 750 Ti GC model is also custom cooled and uses a custom PCB when compared to the reference setup. Galaxy’s cooler is a bit flashier, a bit more “eastern” in its design, but it accomplishes its goal of keeping the GPU running cool and without a lot of fan noise.
The longer PCB allowed the Galaxy engineers to spread things out while still making room for a 6-pin power connector.
Heatsink and fan design is pretty straightforward here without any heatpipes or more expensive components. The pair of fans run basically silent at idle and ended up being the middle man in terms of gaming noise levels.
The output configuration includes a pair of DL DVI ports and both a DisplayPort and HDMI connection in full size derivatives.
The clock speeds on the Galaxy GTX 750 Ti GC are the lowest of the three being reviewed here today out of the box. Base clock is 1111 MHz, Boost is 1189 MHz and the memory is running at 1350 MHz / 5.4 GHz.
Galaxy graphics cards have become a bit more difficult to find (though they are assuring us that is being fixed) but you can pick up the 750 Ti GC on their website for $159.
The PNY GeForce GT 750 Ti XLR8 OC
Our final contestant in today’s story is the PNY GTX 750 Ti XLR8 OC model and it also happens to be the smallest. With a design that more closely resembles that of the reference card we got from NVIDIA initially, what can you expect in terms of clocks, performance, etc.?
The card has a basic heatsink and single fan, but as it turned out, this card generated the least amount of noise at both idle and load!
Looking under the fan shroud you can see that the heatsink itself is incredibly small and there is no cooling being applied to the memory though as you’ll see below the default clock rates on the PNY card were the highest of the bunch.
PNY stuck with the short PCB design for the GTX 750 Ti which should make it a bit more palatable for SFF users though it does still require a two-slot installation placement. Hopefully we’ll see some single slot GTX 750 Ti options available in the near future.
Also notice that this card does NOT include a 6-pin power connector – just as the reference card did not.
Even so, the PNY XLR8 OC card comes with the highest clock speeds out of the box. We have a base clock rate of 1202 MHz, a Boost rate of 1281 MHz and the memory is running at 1500 MHz / 6.0 GHz. That gives the PNY card the fastest GPU clocks and it is the only vendor that addressed memory speeds to go along with it.