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
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