There is some good news and some bad news. The good news is that NVIDIA is ready to launch the first GPU based on the new Maxwell architecture. The bad news is that upcoming GeForce GTX 750 Ti is just another re-brand with the same fabrication process. The leaked performance is also disappointing but ASUS GeForce GTX 750 Ti is listed on their support website which indicates its coming sooner than we thought.
ASUS GeForce GTX 750 Ti
There is no official wrod from NVIDIA about the alleged GPU but the rumor is gaining weight day by day. Rumored specifications include a GK106 chip featuring 960 CUDA cores, 80 TMUs and 32 ROPs. It comes withs 2 GB GDDR5 memory spread across a 256-bit memory interface. In terms of clock speeds, the reference design will be clocked at 1033/1098/1502 MHz for GPU/Boost/Memory respectively. ASUS GeForce GTX 750 Ti will have a maximum TDP of 140 W and draw power from a single 6-pin PCIe connector.
The GPU listed on several retail websites is part numbered ASUS GeForce GTX 750 Ti (GTX750TI-OC-2GD5) which means that it will feature a reference cooler. We assume that cooler will be no different from the one on GeForce GTX 660. The alleged benchmark scores were also leaked yesterday by a Chinese website, Coolaler. According to the results, GeForce GTX 750 Ti is 10-15% slower than GeForce GTX 660 which is quite disappointing.
On the other hand, retailers have listed the ASUS GeForce GTX 750 Ti for approximately $225 which is quite high considering its predecessor, the GTX 650 Ti Boost for $179.99. These are all speculations but the release is just around the corner so its just a matter of time before the pictures start popping up from nowhere along with GPU-Z shots. If the rumors are true then its dreadful for the consumers since a lot of re-brands are just ruining the fun of gaming and becoming marketing gimmicks.