NVIDIA GeForce Power Efficiency: From The 6600GT "NV43" To The GTX 750 Ti "Maxwell"
The NVIDIA performance over the past ten years has evolved incredibly... With the Reaction Quake 3 game, the GeForce GT 660 was running at just around 13 FPS while the GTX 750 Ti can handle this open-source game at 531 FPS, or a 40x improvement in performance for this game making extensive use of GLSL. Even compared to the GTX 550 Ti, the GM107 graphics card is 69% faster.
The performance-per-Watt in this test showed a 40x increase from the 6600GT ten years ago to the GeForce GTX 750 Ti today. Even compared to the 8500GT, the GTX 750 Ti was a 13x improvement or two-fold improvement if just comparing to the GTX 550 Ti.
Here's the system power consumption and thermal usage data overall, for what it's worth...
These are very interesting numbers that show the incredible advancement of NVIDIA's GeForce GPUs over the past ten years. The GeForce GTX 750 Ti is many times more efficient than NVIDIA's once-popular 6600GT and even compared to the GeForce GTX 550 Ti from four years ago there were stunning improvements to see with the raw OpenGL performance and in the power efficiency.
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