Thanks to listings on several websites, we can all but confirm that the Geforce GTX 750 TI will be possibly the first Maxwell Graphics Cards out this year. Although we’re still waiting for an official statement, but hey, something doesn’t have to be official to be true.
A listing from ASUS’ own website reveals that their Geforce GTX 750 Ti will be sporting 2GB of RAM. Unfortunately, there’s still little word on the rest of the cards specs, apart from the leaked benchmarks from yesterday. These benchmarks put the Geforce GTX 750 TI as slightly slower than the already released GTX 660. From the rumors and speculation, if this is the Maxwell architecture, for now is going to remain on a 28nm process.
So if this is Maxwell, then for now at least, we’ll not be seeing anything super interesting out of Nvidia’s Maxwell architecture from the perspective of raw performance. Aside from the ARM and Unified Memory Address stuff of course. It’s important to remember that as far as we know, those functions (the ARM CPU and UMA) won’t be part of all of the GPU’s in the Maxwell series. It’s highly possible, due to this being a low end part that the Geforce GTX 750 TI won’t have these new features.
Much of this would make sense in the grand scheme of things, with recent news that Nvidia are planning to release the Geforce GTX 790 and the Geforce GTX Titan Black Edition. This wouldn’t make sense if in two months time, a new Maxwell architecture would come out and make these new releases pointless. Nvidia would have a bunch of bad will from customers, and with AMD being super competitive recently, that’s the last thing Nvidia wants.
As for the release date, it appears we’ll be seeing it as predicted, mid February, the 18th to be exact.