Our Summary and Conclusion
Performance Summary: All things considered, the new GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST performed very well. Throughout all of our testing, the GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST performed better than the Radeon HD 7790 and GeForce GTX 650 Ti, and it just barely missed the mark set by the somewhat more expensive GeForce GTX 660. The GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST was even able to pull ahead of the Radeon HD 7850 on more than a few occasions. The GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST’s power consumption is also relatively good and right in line with expectations, and the cards were nice and quiet, too.
Starting today, the suggested e-tail pricing for NVIDIA’s mainstream Kepler-based products will be:
$109 - GeForce GTX 650
$129 - GeForce GTX 650 Ti
$149 - GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 1GB
$169 - GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB
$199 - GeForce GTX 660
As you can see, 2GB GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST reference cards like the one we featured here will be priced right around $169. Factory-overclocked cards like the EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST SC will be about $179. Also note that lower-priced 1GB versions are coming as well, but those won't be available until some time in early April.
Looking at their performance versus the Radeon HD 7790, snagging a GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST for a couple of extra bucks makes a lot of sense. For gamers with 1080p monitors (or lower resolutions), the GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST is an affordable graphics solution with minimal compromise. At higher resolutions or for multi-monitor surround gaming you'll want to spring for something with a little more oomph, but at its price point, the GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST is tough to beat.