GeForce GTX 650 Ti review

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Right then, NVIDIA delivered to us the reference GeForce GTX 650 Ti. Obviously all board partners will offer a wide variety of models/SKUs with customized PCBs, coolers and memory configurations.

The reference card has a 925 MHz clock frequency. There is no Turbo or Dynamic boost mode for this card. The effective memory data rate (128-bit) is 5400 MHz which follows the reference standard. It's GDDR5 though so that doubles up bandwidth giving this product 86.4 GB/sec of bandwidth to fool around with.

Our card has been equipped with 1 GB of GDDR5 memory. But let's walk through the product guided by photos.


Alright, here we have the GeForce GTX 650 Ti, the 1GB SKU (stock keeping unit) and it is, as you can see, all reference. Overall a nice looking card for what it is really. Let's look at the card from several different viewpoints.


The card is equipped with the GK106 GPU that harbors the Kepler GPU architecture. It will vary per board partner, but you get the basics like the graphics card, PEG converter cables, manual and a demo and driver CD, again bundles will vary with AIB/AIC partners.

NVIDIA clocks this card at a shy 925 MHz baseclock and the memory is running at 5.4 GHz. You will spot two dual-link DVI connectors and a mini HDMI connector. Most board partners as such will deliver a mini-HDMI to normal sized HDMI converter.


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 watts fed by the plug you'll have 150W available for potential overclocking, which isn't bad really.


Looking at the backside of the card we see a very non-complex PCB. As you can see there are SMT traces to be found for extra memory, abundantly indicating that this indeed is a model with 1GB of graphics memory.


The reference cooler is perfectly fine, you will not be able to hear the card whatsoever and the temperatures under gaming load remain under 60 Degrees C as well.

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