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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 480 MSI Lightning Edition GeForce GTX 750 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition
Halo: Reach 31% 7%
Cyberpunk 2077 198% 304%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 34% 81%
Red Dead Redemption 2 117% 194%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 117% 194%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 198% 304%
Doom Eternal 86% 153%
Grand Theft Auto VI 231% 349%
FIFA 20 16% 57%
Need For Speed Heat 117% 194%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 480 MSI Lightning Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition.

The GTX 750 has a 308 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 480, but the GTX 480 has 28 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 750. As a result, the GTX 480 exhibits a 11.1 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 750. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 750 has a 308 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 480, but the GTX 480 has 32 more Render Output Units than the GTX 750. As a result, the GTX 480 exhibits a 19.1 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 750. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 750 was released over three years more recently than the GTX 480, and so the GTX 750 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 480 when running the latest games.

The GTX 480 has 512 MB more video memory than the GTX 750, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 480 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 480 has 111.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 750, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 480 is massively better than the GTX 750.

The GeForce GTX 480 MSI Lightning Edition has 480 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 750 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition has 512. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 480 is 720 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 750 is 786. The GTX 750 having 66 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GTX 480 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GTX 750 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 480. This means that the GTX 750 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 480.

The GeForce GTX 480 MSI Lightning Edition requires 250 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 750 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 600 Watts for the GTX 480 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 750. The GTX 480 has been recommended a PSU with 200 Watts more than the GTX 750. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 480 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 750.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed750 MHzvs1058 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1137 MHz
ArchitectureFermi GF100-375-A3Maxwell GM107-300-A2
OC Potential Poor vs Good
Driver Support Poor vs Great
Release Date20 Sep 2010vs18 Feb 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
8.9
green tick vs
7.9
1920x1080
7
green tick vs
6
2560x1440
4.9
green tick vs
4.2
3840x2160 - vs green tick
2.6

GPU Memory

Memory1536 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs1253 MHz
Memory Bus384 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192GB/secvs80.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 768 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units480vs512
Actual Shader Performance35%vs38%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units60vs32
Texture Rate45 GTexel/svs33.9 GTexel/s
Render Output Units48vs16
Pixel Rate36 GPixel/svs16.9 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power250 Watts-
Recommended PSU600 Watts & 42 Ampsvs400 Watts

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-875K Quad 2.93GHzvsIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 480 MSI Lightning Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 480, created by MSI.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Central Unit is now of 750MHz, instead of 701MHz while the Operating Memory Clock was increased to 1000MHz.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System was replaced by MSI's Twin Frozr III Thermal Design which means the Graphics Card runs cooler under load.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 5% performance boost over the reference GeForce GTX 480.
GeForce GTX 750 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition is a special edition of the fast-middle-class GeForce GTX 750.
This edition comes with a custom cooling cooling solution which by itself will allow a slight performance boost, as GeForce GTX 750 benefits from the GPU Boost 2.0 technology.
Furthermore, it comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit that was raised from 1020MHz to 1058MHz, while the Turbo Boost is now of 1137MHz, instead of 1085MHz. The operating memory clock was left untouched.
Further overclocking can be achieved easily, as the GPU has great OC potential.
Benchmarks indicate its performance is around 4% better than the reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 and thus this card is slightly faster than Radeon R7 260X.
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