NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Round-Up: EVGA, ZOTAC, GB - HotHardware

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Round-Up: EVGA, ZOTAC, GB

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For the purposes of this article, in addition to the stock reference card pictured on the previous page, we got our hands on a trio of custom GeForce GTX 650 Ti cards from a few of NVIDIA’s key partners, namely EVGA, ZOTAC, and Gigabyte.



   
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 650 Ti AMP! Edition

First up, we have the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 650 Ti AMP! Edition. Like all of the other cards you’ll see here, the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 650 Ti AMP! Edition sports a short PCB, which makes the card appear stubby and relatively small by modern graphics card standards.

Although the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 650 Ti AMP! Edition utilizes a PCB similar in size to NVIDIA’s reference design, its cooler is somewhat different. The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 650Ti AMP! Edition has a compact array of heatsink fins that sit just above the card’s GPU, which are slightly taller than the fins on the reference design. The cooling fan is also somewhat larger on ZOTAC’s offering. The output configuration on ZOTAC’s card (and the rest of the 650 Ti’s pictured here) consist of a pair of DVI outputs and a single mini-HDMI.

Like the other cards featured on this page, ZOTAC has done some factory overclocking with the AMP! Edition too. The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 650 Ti AMP! Edition’s GPU frequency is 1033MHz and its 2GB of GDDR5 memory clocks in at 1550MHz. With those frequencies, the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 660 Ti AMP! Edition should perform best in games that are more memory bandwidth bound, since its memory is clocked higher than the rest.

Included with the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 660 AMP! Edition, we found a user’s manual and quick installation guide, a driver utility disc, a ZOTAC case badge, a peripheral to 6-pin adapter and a DVI to VGA adapter.



   
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti OC Version with Windforce Cooling

Next up we have the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti OC Version with Windforce cooling. Although Gigabyte’s card is also overclocked, the real attraction here is the Windforce cooler. Underneath a pair of oversized fans sits an array of aluminum heatsink fins, linked to a copper base via multiple 6mm, copper heat-pipes. The cooler’s dual fans blows air directly onto the heatsinks, where some is diverted into the case and some exhausted outside through the vents in the case bracket. The base of the cooler is shaped in such a way that it reportedly helps minimize turbulence and better direct airflow through the fins. As you’ll see a little later, the Windforce cooler also does an excellent job of keeping temperatures in check, and it’s nice and quiet too. It better perform well, considering it's twice as long as the coolers used on the other cards.

The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti OC with Windforce cooler ships with its 2GB of memory clocked at the same 54008MHz (effective data rate) of reference cards, but with a base GPU clock of 1033MHz. Outputs on the card are the same as the reference version as well (2x dual DVI, 1 x mini-HDMI), and Gigabyte’s offering requires the same single 6-pin supplemental power connector of the stock GTX 650 Ti card as well.

Included with the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti OC with Windforce cooler were a quick installation guide, driver / utility CD, and a power adapter.



   
EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti SSC

EVGA took a similar approach with their GeForce GTX 650 Ti SSC that ZOTAC took with their AMP! Edition card; both use a cooler with fins that are about twice as all as NVIDIA’s reference design, and both use larger fans and have the same output configuration. EVGA, however, has incorporated a few customizations all their own. The EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti SSC sports a custom fan shroud with a carbon-fiber look, and its GPU clock has been increased. Whereas stock GeForce GTX 650 Ti cards have a base GPU clock of 928MHz, the EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti SSC is clocked at 1072MHz—the highest of the bunch. EVGA’s card does not have higher clocked memory than reference models, however. The frame buffers on both run at 1350MHz (5400MHz effective).

Other than its clocks, the EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti SSC’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 single mini-HDMI. Like the other cards, the EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti SSC only requires one 6-pin supplemental power connectors as well.

EVGA’s bundle with the GeForce GTX 660 Ti SC includes 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. In addition, a dual-peripheral to 6-pin power adapter and a DVI to VGA adapter are included as well.
 

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做工比较差,性能还算可以

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Chinese hu:
做工比较差,性能还算可以

The performance is good considering the lower cost.

The design of the card isn't complex for the same reasons,...........lower costs.

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ha哈Big SmileHello Finally someone back to me Good fun You are my first contact with foreigners Online It's nice meeting you I can't understand English Because I'm Chinese Is computer hardware enthusiasts Want to know foreign friends I do not know these words are not wrong Please forgive me Looking forward to your reply 哈哈

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I don't know Chinese either. I just used Google to translate your comment. Welcome to our website.

I like the EVGA and Gigabyte brands a lot. Not so much Zotac.

These GTX650Ti cards are good performers for the money, but they don't have an SLI connector on them. That is why I like the GTX-660 and GTX-660Ti better.

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EVGA Relatively rare in China Gigabyte many I use the GTX650ti of GALAXY brand  I wanted to buy MSI models GTX650ti But have not yet listed Obviously, MSI work better China has more second-tier brands Is its own brand Features work in general Selling price is relatively cheap Indeed true Mid-range graphics cards without SLI Unfortunately How much your GTX650ti price? We here Price 1000rmb That is, $ 160 Finally, want to say that our ability to communicate through chat software? For example, do you use msn is not it? I can register and talk to you Thank you very much

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We can get the EVGA GTX-650Ti for $146.82 (916.3770 RMB) with free shipping provided, here in the US.

We like the EVGA brand because they offer a lifetime warranty on products that they sell. Also, they have a "trade-up" program that let's you use the card for 30 days and return it to buy a better card, with a full refund towards the newer card's purchase.

NVIDA cards enjoy better driver support for differing operating systems too.

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Really good to hear you say Here there is no lifetime warranty This provides a two-year warranty Asus Gigabyte MSI warranty of three years You can also use 30 days for better It seems there is difference!  We work good graphics card prices and relatively high  

In China Less self-developed graphics motherboard manufacturers Many of which are Taiwan OEM Paste their own brand sales Quality and after-sales did you EVGA Big Smile

Your work, what is it?  Also like computer hardware? Can add you msn chat with me?

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也不知道谷歌翻译准确不,哈哈,我觉得我说的你有很多看不懂Wink

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Google translate is all I have that works.

I do not do MSN chat,....sorry.

As long as the local knock-off companies build a good board, then it's a good thing.

I have PNY, XFX, and ASUS GPU's here now. I am saving for a pair of EVGA GTX-660Ti cards now.

The two XFX cards are Radeon 7770s and they are in Crossfire. The ASUS and PNY cards are both GTX-570s and are in SLI.

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 你这配置很好了,GTX570单卡性能都很强悍了,还组建SLI,看来您真是发烧友,你组建这么多计算机一个人用吗?平时拿他们来做什么?

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