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SKYMTL October 9, 2012 05:55 AM

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB Review Comment Thread
 
NVIDIA's latest entry into the affordable $149 price point is the GTX 650 Ti. Based around a cut down GK106 core, it is being touted as a replacement for the GTX 550 Ti but this card offers much, much more than its predecessor.

Read more here: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...gb-review.html

GT7R October 9, 2012 06:07 AM

Exactly the card I'm gonna stick in my little brother's i3 rig... And that EVGA one is like the cutest graphics card (?!) I've ever seen!
As always, excellent and well written review.

*Typo in the OC graphs, says 560 SSC OC instead of 650Ti SSC OC.

Skyllz October 9, 2012 06:09 AM

Too bad there is no SLI connector, this maybe could have been an interesting SLI setup in a mATX case given it's small footprint.

GT7R October 9, 2012 06:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skyllz (Post 660755)
Too bad there is no SLI connector, this maybe could have been an interesting SLI setup in a mATX case given it's small footprint.

You be definitely bottlenecked by the 128bit memory bus with 2 cards me thinks..

Soultribunal October 9, 2012 06:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skyllz (Post 660755)
Too bad there is no SLI connector, this maybe could have been an interesting SLI setup in a mATX case given it's small footprint.

Yeah it would be rather neat to see a SFF Case with twin 650's in it :)

THat being said being its older card by 50% isn't too bad, but there are better AMD Cards to be had in this range.

-ST

SKYMTL October 9, 2012 06:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GT7R (Post 660754)
Exactly the card I'm gonna stick in my little brother's i3 rig... And that EVGA one is like the cutest graphics card (?!) I've ever seen!
As always, excellent and well written review.

*Typo in the OC graphs, says 560 SSC OC instead of 650Ti SSC OC.

That's what happens when I do the OC section last @ 3AM in the morning. Charts should now be fixed. Thanks!

frontier204 October 9, 2012 07:16 AM

Thanks for the review, SKY!

I praise your completeness with the "Taking Image Quality to the Next Level" on this card - that Witcher sequence must have looked er... interesting :bleh:

Quote:

Originally Posted by GT7R (Post 660754)
Exactly the card I'm gonna stick in my little brother's i3 rig... And that EVGA one is like the cutest graphics card (?!) I've ever seen!

That brings up an interesting idea that the GTX 650 / 650 Ti may have a little niche in mini ITX builds, given that the card is actually shorter than an ITX motherboard while I doubt you could find a 7770 that doesn't overhang a mITX board. (Although a case as short as a mITX motherboard probably won't have the cooling without hurting the ears.) This card would need a ton of discounts to make sense otherwise.

SKYMTL October 9, 2012 07:42 AM

I've received some emails asking about why we didn't test at lower resolutions. While this card may be considered an upgrade solution, at this point, testing lower resolutions is somewhat pointless considering the dominance of 1080P monitors on the market. In our opinion, a $150 card shouldn't have an issue playing games at 1920 x 1200 (and therefore 1080P) which means that it will have even less of a problem with lower resolutions.

Bond007 October 9, 2012 12:29 PM

Nice review. Unfortunately this card just kind of blends into the crowd for bang for buck. That said it fills a void that existed in both price and performance, and gives another option for Nvidia only people. If it was another $15 cheaper it would have been great.

YoungMan October 9, 2012 01:50 PM

Despite the $150 price point, most of the cards are being sold for more, up to $169. I picked up an Asus 7850 for $179.99 before $10MIR. Other than the form factor, there's nothing really good about this card.
I was hoping the price of this card would be down in the 7770 range. Then we'd have a real winner.


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