NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST Review


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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