EVGA is known throughout the industry as one of the leaders in PC gaming hardware. Price is usually a direct indicator of quality in the PC gaming landscape. However, every once in a while a piece of hardware comes along and blows that thinking into orbit. Is the budget-minded GTX 750 one of these times?
One of the most overlooked aspects to video cards are the physical dimensions. With most video cards measuring over several inches in length, the GTX 750 will fit most cases and even some micro boards, depending on the manufacturer. Coming in at 6.70″ x 4.38″, the EVGA GTX 750 is great for those needing a small form factor system. Another perk is how quiet the unit is even during heavy load. In a small room with no additional noise, the spinning fan is barely audible. For PC gamers who find themselves sharing living space, being able to play games at high settings with no noise is fantastic. With the summer months approaching, dealing with high system temperatures is a concern for some. The EVGA GTX 750 is also great on generating low amounts of heat. Afterburner indicated moderate temperatures during heavy firefights in Crysis 3 leveling off between 45-50 degrees Celsius.
Unlike other video cards on the market today, there is no need for additional power from the PSU. That means those who are on a tight budget will, more than likely, not have to upgrade the power supply. Eliminating the need to buy a new power supply is just another feather in the pricing cap of The EVGA GTX 750. In addition, HDMI, DisplayPort and DVI options are available, this unit is bound to please no matter the preferred display connection.
Given the price point, these benchmarks were quite surprising to say the least. In setting up these tests, all games were running 1920×1080 using the maximum/ultra option. The test system included a 3.5 Ghz AMD FX 6300, 8GB RAM, 64bit Windows 7 and Nvidia WHQL driver version 335.23.
Hard Reset (1920×1080, 4x FSAA, 16x AF, Max Settings)
Min – 20
Max – 84.3
Average – 48.5
Just Cause 2 (1920×1080, 4x AA, 16x AF, Max Settings)
Dark Tower – 40.2
Concrete Jungle – 35.4
Desert Sunrise – 45.5
Resident Evil 6 (1920×1080, FXAA3HQ, Max Settings)
6124, S Rank
Arkham City (1920×1080, Max Settings)
Min – 18
Max – 60
Average – 45
Metro 2033 (1920×1080, 4xMSAA, 16xAF, Max Settings)
Min – 7.1
Max – 84.7
Average – 25.4
Min – 19.3
Max – 27.3
Bioshock Infinite (1920×1080, Max Settings)
Min – 20.1
Max – 63.3
Average – 40.2
Conclusion – Is It Worth Your Money?
The numbers above show you can have a decent experience, but the rock solid 60 FPS most PC gamers look for is nowhere near consistently attainable. Once again, remember the max settings were used on each game to determine performance values. If the card could run moderately on Ultra, chances are it will perform even better on High. Of course, each PC gamer will have different system variables so lowering the graphical settings on some titles will allow for better performance. All in all, the EVGA GTX 750 held its own in most tests with the exceptions being Metro 2033 and Crysis on Ultra.
There are almost no downsides to this entry from EVGA. No, it does not support SLI, nor will it offer steady 60FPS. However, the GeForce GTX 750 hits all the rights spots for that PC gamer on a budget. If money is indeed a concern for your PC gaming needs, spending the $119 is a complete and total worthwhile investment.