750ti still a contender?

Jordan Kallinen
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Hey all, I was recently given 3 dell optiplex 740 computers with various procs. They all have 4gb of ram, but no gpu. I have read that the low profile 750ti cards will fit in this computer and will be within the power limits of the supply. My question is, is the 750ti still a reasonable production card, and do you guys think it's worth finding three to get some credit from these pc's? Power isn't a big concern but it's not like I want to waste it. I did nearly no research on price because I wanted to know if they still put out before i bought one. I was finding new low profile cards for about 100 which seems rediculous as they are so old. 

 

Any help is greatly appreciated. 

Jordan

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For that matter is there a

For that matter is there a reason I can't run a low profile 1050 ti? Similar size and power consumption

 

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I am running a GTX 1050 Ti on

I am running a GTX 1050 Ti on my Windows 10 PC with Creators Update, which seems to go straight now, and a GTX 750 Ti on my SUN WS with SuSE Leap 42.2. On this I am running a command line BOINC client running only Einstein@home since the BOINC manager refused to work and it is crunching EInstein both CPU and GPU on its Opteron 1210 of 2008 vintage.

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All GPU tasks still fail on the Windows 10 PC with its nVidia driver 382.53 while they work on the SUN WS with GTX 750 Ti, its driver provided by OpenSuSE.

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I run a Win10 machine with a

I run a Win10 machine with a 750ti

It runs 2xCPU tasks (O1SpotHi & FGRPB) and 1xGPU task (FGRPBG)

It takes about 7.5 hours per CPU O1SpotHi task and about 40 min per GPU task.

Average credit per day is 124.000

So not a contender for the performance crown (but it never was). But for the low wattage I recon it's still ok.

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I also run a 750Ti card here,

I also run a 750Ti card here, it's the best card my old Dell can use, and it gets around 35k per day running 1 gpu workunit at a time. Mine is a 1gb model, they do make 2gb models too.

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The driver on the SUN Linux

The driver on the SUN Linux box with GTX 750 Ti is 375.66.

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The GTX 750 Ti is a great

The GTX 750 Ti is a great card, almost as efficient as a GTX 1060.  The output is less, but if you have limitations on power anyway, it is the way to go.

Jordan Kallinen
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Thanks guys, I forgot to

Thanks guys, I forgot to mention these will be Linux boxes. Looks like I'll be buying at least one to test out since these will be quite low power.

Jordan

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I've run multiple 750Ti

I've run multiple 750Ti cards, also a 750 card, and also a 1050 card.

The 750 was an outlier for superior power efficiency for quite a while.  Only with the arrival of Pascal series cards was there serious competition for power efficiency to it.  It is also quite a low power card, so a good choice if cooling issues or available power supply capacity make more capable cards undesirable.

When last I ran the 750 on Einstein, the (overclocked) output was very little less than my 750Ti cards.

All four of 750, 750Ti, 1050, and 1050 Ti are capable cards with good power efficiency, and low total system power requirement (on the distorted scale of capable graphics cards).  In you circumstance, I'd let price be your guideline.  If you can get a 1050 for not very much more, it is definitely a more productive card.  I'd not pay much extra at all to get the letters Ti added. 

Running the current Einstein GPU application, all of these cards burn considerably less power than their nameplate ratings.

 

Jordan Kallinen
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The concern I have on the

The concern I have on the 1050 is that this isn't a uefi bios board or even a real pci-e 3.0 x16 slot. I know the cards will physically fit into the board and i have been told that the 750 ti low profile car specifically will work on this board. I ordered one today and Wednesday we will see if it works

Jordan

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Jordan Kallinen wrote:The

Jordan Kallinen wrote:

The concern I have on the 1050 is that this isn't a uefi bios board or even a real pci-e 3.0 x16 slot. I know the cards will physically fit into the board and i have been told that the 750 ti low profile car specifically will work on this board. I ordered one today and Wednesday we will see if it works

Jordan

That also happened to me...I bought a 1060 card but since the pc doesn't have a UEFI bios it wouldn't work, did some research and discovered they require UEFI bios's so got a 750Ti instead. I got mine off of Ebay, brand new card, for about $70US.

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