While some Nvidia AIB partners used the "bigger is better" approach with their custom GTX 750/750 Ti cards by adding massive coolers and additional power connectors, KFA2 decided to roll out a series of minimalist, low profile cards.
KFA2 is offering both the GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti in low profile flavour and both cards are factory overclocked. Today we'll take a quick look at the KFA2 GTX 750 OC and right off we have to say it is starting to look like a great card for HTPC lovers or powerful mini-ITX rigs. (How about tiny Steam boxes? Ed.)
The card in not advertised as low profile card, but its dimensions speak for themselves. However the card does not ship with a low profile bracket, which is puzzling.
The cooler is a dual slot solution with an oversized heatsink and a very small fan. When it comes to tiny fans, we are huge sceptics, no pun intended. However, this time around we can report that the fan is actually surprisingly quiet in 3D mode and in idle it is almost inaudible. Looks can be deceiving.
You can use all three video outputs at the same time. The next image shows a size comparison with the XFX R7 240 Core Edition LP card.
KFA2 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 OC specifications:
Core Clock (MHz) : 1072
Core Boost Clock (MHz) : 1150
Memory Clock : 2500 (5000) MHz
CUDA Cores : 512
Memory Amount : 1 GB
Memory Interface : 128-bit GDDR5
Outputs : VGA / HDMI / Dual-link DVI-D
DirectX : 11.2
GPUz confirms the specification. The reference GTX 750 card comes with a base clock of 1020MHz (1085MHz Boost).
The GTX 750 and GTX 750 Ti are Nvidia's first desktop products bazirane on the new Maxwell, which delivers exceptional performance per watt. The GTX 750 has a TDP of just 55W. It is quite fascinating to see a 55W low-profile card deliver excellent gaming performance, even in 1080p.
The KFA2 GeForce GTX 750 series comes with a 2 year warranty and will be available at leading online and in-store retailers throughout Europe this month.
As you can see from our initial results, playing Battlefield 4 at Ultra settings at 1080p is not possible with the KFA GTX 750 OC. However, at medium settings the experience is enjoyable. For a relatively modest price of about €100 this card offers great gaming potential in a tiny package. Temperatures are really good and the cooler can keep the GPU temperature under 53 degrees Celsius at all times.