GPU suggestion: gtx 750ti

Rainer Hurling rhurlin at
Fri Sep 4 18:39:10 UTC 2015

Am 04.09.2015 um 18:11 schrieb Dot Yet:
> Seems 950 is supported now though:

Yes, there is a binary driver for 950 at NVidia, but AFAIK it does not
exist as a port on FreeBSD until now.

Because there a some new internal changes in the driver and its file and
directory structure, the port has to be adopted to these changes. O.
Hartmann makes a suggestion for a patch almost one month ago [1].



> thx.
> .
> On Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 3:38 PM, Dot Yet <dot.yet at> wrote:
>> 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 correct?
>> thx.
>> .
>> 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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