NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST, Tested and Burned In

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In the final analysis of our AMD Radeon HD 7790 review, which launched last week, we mentioned that the mainstream GPU landscape would likely change again by the time the 7790 was actually available on store shelves. Although we posted a full review of the card on March 22, they aren’t slated to go on sale until April 2.

Today we're making it clear why we made that statement about the changing GPU landscape. To counter the just-announced Radeon HD 7790, NVIDIA is already launching a new card of its own, which is somewhat of a cross between the GeForce GTX 650 Ti and GeForce GTX 660. The new GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST that we’ll be showing you here today takes the CUDA core and texture unit configuration of the GTX 650 Ti and the memory controller and ROP configuration of the GTX 660 and melds them together on a new product that drops in right between the two in NVIDIA’s current GPU lineup.

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CDeeter replied on Tue, Mar 26 2013 8:17 AM

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

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Dave_HH replied on Tue, Mar 26 2013 11:30 AM

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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realneil replied on Tue, Mar 26 2013 7:53 PM

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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Curtt94 replied on Fri, Apr 5 2013 1:21 PM

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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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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devo08 replied on Fri, Apr 5 2013 2:46 PM

@ 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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rychu79 replied on Fri, Apr 5 2013 3:18 PM

Looks like an amazing card too bad I cant afford it

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I am happy video cards are getting better priced with good capabilities, as much as I love a $500 card, performance and budget is great.

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Jcapss1 replied on Fri, Apr 5 2013 8:15 PM

mmmmm. Some good ol' mid range graphics cards. Great stuff. Do want. :)

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Johnny3D replied on Fri, Apr 5 2013 10:44 PM

I was hoping this card would edge out a GTX 285, but it looks the GTX 285 still outclasses this card (minus the DX11 support of course).

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Clixxer replied on Sat, Apr 6 2013 4:28 PM

Im suprised that Nvidia even made/had this card. The 650ti and 660 are good cards and not terribly to far from each other in preformance that it seems just kind of a waste to go out and make this one. I know they are trying to make price points and everything but still seems like a waste unless they like earlier said had it ready to go if AMD did bring out the now 7790.

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ChrisTrak replied on Sun, Apr 7 2013 11:24 AM

Finally a comparable GPU to the big $ ones..........myself, I would go for a few $ more and get the GTX660

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phenom2 replied on Mon, Apr 8 2013 12:30 PM

a good card...cheap enough to compete with AMD cards....but still fast. For now I'll use my HD7850 that is about at the same level ;)

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KL replied on Mon, Apr 8 2013 3:42 PM

That is about at the same level but not in the few next months, the Nvidia's driver will improve the performance better !!

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AaronLuhr replied on Fri, Apr 26 2013 2:45 PM

I would love to get my hands on one of these!!!

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just picked up a evga 650 ti boost coming from a evga 550 ti was a nice jump in performance

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This site has some amazing things on it love ya Hot hardware

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