Gigabyte 'Black Edition' GTX 750 Ti: Tested for 168 Hours

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zankuto

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This isn't the fastest GTX 750 Ti card that Gigabyte offers. Wouldn't they want to black edition their fastest?
 

jasonelmore

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so these cards are gonna have 168 hours of load on all of the components? i wouldnt want a card that has had 168 hours at full load on my power delivery system.
 

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"No word on pricing yet, though we don't expect too large a premium over reference solutions. Otherwise, buyers would already be looking at GPUs in a higher price class. "

Yeah I'm gonna go ahead and expect a pretty big premium considering that the 168 hour Black Edition of the GIGABYTE GA-Z97X-UD5H motherboard is $45 more than the regular one and that represents an increase of almost 25%. Pretty ridiculous if you ask me, especially to have your product used and abused for 168 hours.
 

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168 hours at full utilization with a mild overclock is nothing! It should last for years doing this 24/7 if it is well engineered and cooling is adequate. Some people fully load their GPUs for distributed computing projects most of the time with no failures.
 

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I would really like to see a full review of this card overclocked to the limit. The 750 Ti's have tons of headroom as far as heat goes so the extra power from the 6-pin should allow for some very good overclocks
 

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haha i know right.. might as well mine coins with that wasted power
 
168 hours is nothing.
My cards run 100% 24/7/365 days a year running Folding@Home.
The 460s@851 are 2 1/2 years old. The 650Tiboost@1267 is 4 months old.
If you keep them cool, overclocking has minimal effect on life span.
 

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Most companies could do this if they had aggressive fan control settings and voltages. With cards that overclock well anyway ;). Look at how well the 7950's and 7970's overclocked. Manufacturers could of had versions out that were 400-500mhz over stock, lol.

One thing people should note, is that even at the clocks this card will be running the performance really does not go up much at all.... http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/gigabyte_geforce_gtx_750_ti_windforce_review,22.html These clocks are even higher and there is not a huge performance difference.

I run a "conservative" overclock on my HD7950, The stock clocks are 880/1250mhz, and I have been running 1100/1500mhz clocks for over a year now with a modded bios. I even have a modded bios that allows up to 1300/1750, but I would want better cooling to attempt those clock speeds. I see a lot higher gains than what the GTX750ti card does, and there are a lot of other cards out there that would be way more impressive overclocked that high IMO. http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/msi_radeon_hd_7950_twin_frozer_iii_review,24.html I do use a fair amount more power though :p
 

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Yes all the cards are tested for 168 hours, its part of the black series line.
There's only a certain amount of cards and motherboards that can be produced weekly as they all take a week to burn....
The card is mostly like going to be available for around $169.99, so that's $20 higher than the standard GTX 750 Ti card.
 

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so these cards are gonna have 168 hours of load on all of the components? i wouldnt want a card that has had 168 hours at full load on my power delivery system.
168 hours at full load is laughable. It's only 7 days. It has absolutely zero impact on a card that's designed, powered and cooled properly. My 7950 has almost 3000 hours running at full load. Hardcore gamers will accrue more than 168 hours at full load on a graphics card in a 30 day period. The average gamer will be pretty close after 2 months.
 
To put this into a real perspective .
My 460s have 21,120 hours running 100% full load. I subtracted a months time as they have a few minutes break during windows update reboots and a couple seconds to 2 minutes between work units.
 
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