GPU suggestion: gtx 750ti

Dot Yet dot.yet at
Fri Sep 4 15:38:35 UTC 2015

makes sense. I am very likely to revert back to haswell when support for it
is there and move this card over to one of the other machines.

so, based on what you said, for now 950 is not an appropriate choice? is it


On Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 11:15 AM, Jan Bramkamp <crest at> wrote:

> On 04/09/15 16:34, Dot Yet wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I currently run haswell based desktop and am planning to add a second gpu
>> to get decent graphics functional. I am thinking about purchasing nvidia
>> gtx 750ti. can anyone confirm if its supported by drivers and is capable
>> of
>> hardware acceleration? if not, what current day gpu should i look for? I
>> am
>> not a gamer, but I do like watching 1080p movies/trailers etc.
>> Please let me know.
> Yes a Nvidia GTX 750ti is supported by the closed source binary driver
> according to (enter your data
> and you end up at
> A GTX 750ti is a bit overpowered for light desktop and media usage but
> based on a dated microarchitecture and lacks hardware support for the
> upcoming h.265 video codec.
> Nvidia drops support for old hardware in their driver from time to time
> and newer chips have a lower idle power consumption for a given peak
> performance so you might want to look for a GPU with a newer
> microarchitecture. The GTX950 would be a good fit but the nvidia driver
> port is not yet up to version 352.41 which adds support for the GTX950.
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