NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST Review

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Power Consumption, Noise, Temps

Before bringing this article to a close, we'd like to cover a few final data points--namely, power consumption, temperatures, and noise. Throughout all of our benchmarking and testing, we monitored acoustics and tracked how much power our test system was consuming using a power meter. Our goal was to give you an idea of how much power each configuration used while idling and also while under a heavy workload. Please keep in mind that we were testing total system power consumption at the outlet here, not just the power being drawn by the graphics cards alone.

Total System Power Consumption
Tested at the Outlet

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST's power consumption characteristics were right in line with expectations. Looking at the reference cards in particular, the stock GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST's power consumption under load fell right in between the GeForce GTX 650 Ti and the GeForce GTX 660. The factory-overclocked EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST Super Clocked Edition consumed somewhat more power than the GeForce GTX 660, but the delta was relatively small.

The stock fan profiles on the GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST cards we tested resulted in idle temperatures in the mid- to upper 30s and load temperatures in the upper 70s. In terms of noise output, both cards were nice and quiet, even after hours of testing. The fans do spin up under load, but they're barely audible over our test system's PSU and CPU fans.

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