ASUS GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost DirectCU II OC Review
29 July 2013
Summary: Today on the test bench for your reading pleasure, we have the ASUS GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost DirectCU II OC 2GB that comes in at the $175 mark. We will compare it to the XFX Radeon HD 7790 Black Edition 2GB to determine which factory overclocked card can run circles around the other.
Excerpt: ASUS has put outs its variation of the new GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost with the DirectCU II cooler and SAP components. Let’s see what exactly this model has to offer to make it worth your cash. there’s 8,760 Hours in 1 year, multiply that be 10 and those Capacitors used by Asus should be good. But they give a 1 Year Warranty.
Summary: NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost adds a strong sub-$200 option to the company's lineup. Thanks to the added Boost clock algorithm and a beefed up 192-bit memory interface, we see massive performance gains compared to the GTX 650 Ti without Boost. The ASUS GTX 650 Ti Boost DC II OC adds a dual-fan cooler on top of that. GPU clock is up a little bit, by 40 MHz, or 4%, which turned into a meager 1% performance improvement over the GTX 650 Ti Boost reference design.
Pros: Great pricing, Good performance, Overclocked out of the box, Quiet in idle and load, Improved power consumption, Good overclocking potential, Up to four active outputs, Native full-size HDMI and DisplayPort, Support for CUDA and PhysX, Adds support for SLI
Cons: Overclock out of the box is small, Memory chips and VRM not cooled
Conclusion: Okay lets just face it for a card that is under $200.00 in today’s market you cannot expect that the top FPS titles will have the ability to be played at high resolutions at their maximum settings as that is just unrealistic expectations. That said however if your cup of tea game is Star Craft 2, World OF Warcraft, or many other RTS/RPG games you will find the GTX 650 Ti to be a solid choice and will perform just fine for you with a little bit of headroom to spare.
ASUS GeForce GTX 650 Ti Direct CU II 1GB Graphic Card Review
4 December 2012
Conclusion: The 650 Ti has 768 CUDA cores, unlike the 660 that has 960. And that aside, the 650 Ti had only 1GB GDDR5 and memory interface width of 128bit, a huge bandwidth difference between both that is likely the cause of the much reduced performance. Price gap between GTX 650 Ti and GTX 660 are usually about RM 250 apart (approx ~80 USD) – As you can see from the benchmark, the card is still more than capable of producing good gaming framerates.
Conclusion: HEXUS remains of the opinion that the recently-introduced GeForce GTX 650 Ti is a good video card. Priced at not much more than £100 for reference-like models and providing solid gaming performance at a full-HD resolution, NVIDIA's add-in card partners still need to think carefully about how to present retail offerings. GTX 650 Ti clearly works best when playing to its strengths.
Pros: Excellent thermals and noise characteristics, Amongst the best factory core overclock
Cons: Expensive... at £160, Huge PCB, Memory overclocking is poor
Summary: Synthetics -
Kepler’s superior architecture shines in the synthetic tests with the ASUS GTX 650Ti DCUII TOP getting performance scores above everything else that was benchmarked, except for the GeForce GTX 660, which is a full implementation of the GK106 core. Compared to the previous generation GTX550Ti, Tessmark scores are 3.6X as much and even AMD’s Radeon HD 7770 GHz edition video card is left behind.
Cons: Reference Board Design - No, Reference Fan - No, Aftermarket Board Design - Yes, Aftermarket Cooling - Yes, Aftermarket Power Control - Yes, Factory OC - Yes
Summary: NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 650 Ti offers much better performance than the normal GTX 650. The GTX 650 uses GK107 silicon, whereas the GTX 650 Ti uses GK106 silicon, which is also used on the GTX 660. This change makes the card 30% faster than GTX 650, which is still much slower than the GTX 660.
Pros: Extremely quiet, Very low power consumption, Overclocked out of the box, Good overclocking potential, Low temperatures, Support for PCI-Express 3.0 and DirectX 11.1, Support for NVIDIA CUDA & PhysX
Cons: Memory not overclocked, Very limited memory OC potential, No NVIDIA GPU Boost, No support for SLI