Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost OC WindForce 2X review -
Gigabyte delivered us their Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost OC WindForce 2X edition graphics card with 2048 MB GDDR5. Obviously all board partners will offer a wide variety of models/SKUs with customized PCB's, coolers and memory configurations. The card has a 1033 MHz base clock frequency, the effective memory data rate (192-bit) is 6008 MHz.
Being GDDR5, that doubles up bandwidth giving this product a rather nice 144 GB/sec of bandwidth to fool around with.
Here you can see the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost OC, the 2 GB version. Honestly aside from a few shader processors, you are looking at the GeForce GTX 660. Overall a nice yet simple looking card for what it is reality. Let's look at the card from several different viewpoints. Ther SKU code for this product is GV-N65TBOC-2GD, with a factory-overclock of 1033 core / 1098 Boost / 6008 Memory MHz.
The card is equipped with the GK106 GPU that harbours the Kepler GPU architecture. You will spot two dual-link DVI connectors, a HDMI connector and Display Port as well.
When we flip the card around we spot a 6-pin PEG power connector (BTW I get asked about it all the time but PEG = PCI Express Graphics). With 75W leading though the PCIe slot and another 75 watt fed by the plug you'll have 150W available for potential overclocking.
Looking at the backside of the card we see a very non-complex PCB, clearly an own design from Gigabyte, yet based of the reference design. Mind you that these cards come with one SLI connector allowing you to setup a 2-way SLI system. Price performance wise that could be a very attractive alternative really. With the help of Afterburner the card's performance can be fursther boosted by simply adjusting power and timing.
The card supports NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround technology and up to 4 display outputs from a single card are supported as well. The cooler is a TwiNFrozr III design, it's very silent and cools really well, we maxed out at roughly 60 degrees C on this one whilst enjoying pure silence.
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