NVIDIA GeForce Power Efficiency: From The 6600GT "NV43" To The GTX 750 Ti "Maxwell"

Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 24 February 2014. Page 5 of 9. 13 Comments
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With the former Nexuiz game, the GeForce 6600GT at least successfully ran and rendered correctly to have a nice look at NVIDIA's performance evolution over the past decade. For this once popular cross-platform game, Nexuiz runs over 24x higher performance with the GeForce GTX 750 Ti compared to the GeForce 6600GT.

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With Unigine Sanctuary, the OpenGL tech demo ran at only 2 FPS for the GeForce 6600GT but at over 150 FPS for the GeForce GTX 750 Ti. The GeForce GTX 750 Ti was delivering 60% better performance than the previous-generation GTX 550 Ti and GTX 650.

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The 8500GT continued being the warmest GPU and was now up to about 85 Celsius while the GeForce GT 240 was the coolest at about 46 Celsius while the GTX 750 Ti came in at 63 Celsius.

NVIDIA Mid-Range Linux GPUs
NVIDIA Mid-Range Linux GPUs

To no real surprise now, the GeForce GTX 750 Ti "Maxwell" blasted past its siblings when it comes to the performance-per-Watt. Maxwell is a great advancement for NVIDIA and a huge upgrade over earlier generation GPUs when it comes to power efficiency.


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