According to reports NVIDIA is planning to launch their GeForce GTX 750 Ti in February. While that is great news the really interesting thing about this report is that the card will be based on the Kepler architecture, but rather NVIDIA’s latest Maxwell GPU architecture.
We had talked about the GeForce GTX 750 Ti multiple times, but it never came out. We can only speculate that NVIDIA canned it because the GK106 architecture did not live up to performance expectations. We still find it pretty odd that NVIDIA would use the new Maxwell architecture on this card and still call it the GeForce GTX 750 Ti. The Maxwell mobility chips have the 800 series naming scheme.
There have been rumors that NVIDIA would launch the Maxwell lineup from the bottom up, meaning entry level cards would come first. This could be the reason why NVIDIA never really launched entry level cards in the 700 series lineup. All we had were the GTX 780 Ti, GTX 780, GTX 770 and GTX 760. These are all higher-end cards.
We will have to see in February if these reports are true. As always check back as we will have more details as they come in!