NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Unleashed: See Specs, Price and Details
Published on March 27th, 2013
NVIDIA has recently released the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost, a sub-$200 graphics card targeting PC gamers who want an affordable GPU and yet can play most of the games at a decent frame rate or settings. The GTX 650 Ti Boost is based on Kepler architecture, packs a 768 NVIDIA CUDA cores and has the same GK106 silicon as the original GTX 650 Ti and GTX 660 has. It’s available in 1GB and 2GB configurations, and priced at $149 and $169 (SRP) respectively.
The GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost is somewhere in the middle of a GTX 650 Ti and GTX 660. As you have noticed, there has been a huge gap between the GTX 650 Ti and GTX 660, not only in specifications but also in price as well. That’s why gamers who are looking for something more powerful than a GTX 650 Ti, but not as expensive as the GTX 660 tends to find a solution in AMD Radeon graphics cards. Below, I will show you a table of specs comparison between other GTX cards, and vs AMD Radeon cards as well.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Specifications
The GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost is built with 768 Cuda cores or stream processors, has 64 texture units and 24 ROPs. It’s core is clocked at 980MHZ with boost speeds of 1,033MHz, while it’s GDDR5 memory is clocked at 1,502 MHz. It’s memory bus is 192-bit, and is running on 6GHz (effective) with 144.2GBps memory bandwidth. It is compatible with DirectX 11.1 and OpenGL 4.2 and is powered by a single 6-pin power connector.
The GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost has a maximum TDP of 134W. For its output, the reference card has HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI-I and DVI-D ports. As mentioned earlier, the 2GB variant is priced at $169, while the 1GB variant is priced at around $149.
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Compared
|Specifications||GeForce GTX 650 Ti||Radeon HD 7790||Radeon HD 7850||GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost||GeForce GTX 660|
|Fabrication process||28 nm||28 nm||28 nm||28 nm||28 nm|
|Core/Boost Clock||925 MHz||1GHZ||860 MHz||980/1,033 MHz||980/1,033 MHz|
|Memory Clock||1,350 MHz GDDR5 (5.4GHz Effective)||1,500MHZ (6GHz Effective)||1,200 MHz GDDR5 (4.8GHz Effective)||1,502 MHz GDDR5 (6GHz Effective)||1,502 MHz GDDR5|
|Memory Bandwidth||86.4 GB/s||96 GB/s||153.6 GB/s||144.2 GB/s||144.2 GB/s|
|Graphics RAM||1 or 2 GB GDDR5||1 or 2 GB GDDR5||1 or 2 GB GDDR5||1 or 2 GB GDDR5||2 GB GDDR5|
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Reviews
I have been jumping from one site to another, reading some GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost reviews. Basically the GTX 650 Ti Boost sits somewhere in between a GTX 560 or Radeon HD 7790 and a GTX 660 or Radeon HD 7870. It is slightly faster than the Radeon 7850. It offers a competitive price at the same time offering good performance. It also has some good overclocking potential, and supports SLI mode if you want more processing power.
Aside from that, the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost could be a Radeon HD 7790 and Radeon HD 7850 killer. Based on tests and benchmarks on the reviews I have read, the GTX 650 Ti Boost is faster than the HD 7790. And comparing it with the Radeon HD 7850, it is slightly faster than the HD 7850. Not to mention that it offers a more affordable price.
To wrap it up, the GeForce GTX 650 Ti is a budget friendly graphics card that can play most of the demanding games today like Crysis 3 and upcoming games this 2013. Aside from the great price per performance that you will be getting, you will also have a “premium-look” graphics card, similar to a GTX 660 or GTX 660 Ti.