NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST Review - HotHardware

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST Review

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In addition to the stock reference GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST, we also got our hands on a retail-ready, factory-overclocked EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST SC (Super Clocked) Edition card for the purposes of this article.

Physically, the EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST SC is very similar to NVIDIA’s reference design. The cards use the same PCB, both have dual-slot coolers, and both have the same output configuration. EVGA, however, has incorporated a few customizations. The EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST SC sports a custom fan shroud with a carbon-fiber look and flat edges, and its GPU and memory clocks have been increased slightly, too. Whereas stock GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST cards have base / boost GPU clocks of 980MHz and 1033MHz, the EVGA GeForce GTX 660 Ti SC has base / boost GPU clocks of 1072MHz and 1137MHz. EVGA’s card does not have higher-clocked memory than reference models, though. The frame buffers on both run at 1502MHz (6008MHz effective).

 

 

Other than its clocks, the EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST SC’s features and specifications are similar to the reference design. This particular card has 2GB of GDDR5 RAM and its outputs consist of the same dual DVI connectors and HDMI and DP connectors. The EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST SC only requires one 6-pin supplemental power connector, as well.

The accessory bundle included with the EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST SC features a case badge, a quick installation guide, and a driver / utility disc (which includes a copy of EVGA’s excellent Precision X overclocking / monitoring utility). EVGA also included a dual-peripheral to 6-pin power adapter and a DVI to VGA adapter.
 

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Lol Well that didn't take long. Somebody must have a well planted mole in the rival's shop.

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HA! For sure. This business is tooth and nail. Everyone knows everyone's business. There's something about graphics cards that is just hyper-competitive.

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They probably had it waiting in the wings and ready to counter an AMD threat at that price range. They probably have others just waiting too.

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Gotta love nVidia! So happy with my 670 4g :)

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gotta love nvidia, gotta love EVGA. THe combination is just perfect.

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This is awesome be great to have for a birthday present.

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Be good in any computer just need a good psu.

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I've been hung up on ATi video cards for a long time but it's certainly time for an upgrade. To use this bad boy, I'd have to replace the computer I'm currently using. About the only thing I wouldn't have to replace is my PSU. Does anyone know if PCIe 3.0 is backwards compatible? My motherboard supports 2.0 so I'm not sure if I could even install something like this.

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@ NoRest4Wicked: Yes, PCI 3.0 is backwards compatible with PCI 2.0 boards as it uses the same connector designs! You just obviously wont be utilizing it's full capabilities.

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Yea I'm in the same boat. In order to upgrade any further graphically, I have to upgrade my Motherboard. Wish I had enough to do that. It would be awesome to have a card like this!

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