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Drunken Savior
02-19-2014, 06:28 PM
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Kind of impressive. Sure it's only around 30fps at high quality, but these little cards pack a huge punch. Improved energy efficiency means it runs strictly off the PCI-E slots and does not require additional power from the PSU. So if you have a decent dual-core PC with 4-8GB of RAM, you can turn that PC into a legitimate gaming PC.

Of course, energy efficiency isn't all that sexy. However, it makes me kind of wish I held off on getting a gaming laptop for 2 years. I bet we'll start seeing gaming laptops with great battery life soon.

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spider-prime
02-20-2014, 05:01 AM
Interesting. Great for the person trying to save cash. Considering there isn't that many high requirement games out there and it seems this does what most people need it to do.

Drunken Savior
02-20-2014, 09:27 PM
Makes me wonder if you can build a gaming PC for under $500 that can be updated in a few years to be top tier for gaming. Something with a quad core, 8GB+ of RAM. Of course, if you buy a PSU for this rig alone, you'd probably have to buy a new PSU to handle a better card when you upgrade.

[EDIT] Well, here's what I came up with (http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2X2Yv). A full mid-range gaming PC, costing $504, that can play Titanfall better than the XBox One can (http://www.gamespot.com/articles/149-nvidia-gtx-750-ti-unveiled-plays-titanfall-better-than-xbox-one/1100-6417813/). I could have gone cheaper, but I only chose parts that I would actually recommend to others and not just pick the lowest costing item.

You can update this to a nicer GPU in a couple of years (~3-5 years) to really make it shine and jump to top-tier gaming PC too, without a PSU change. A 500W PSU should suffice for a single GPU system that actually needs more power than the 750Ti does. Of course, if you're happy with current console performance, you can always just go with this as it, especially if you're fine with running anywhere from 30-60fps with details that outshine consoles.