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Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost – The Missing Link in the Mainstream Lineup?

Conclusion

Nvidia needed something to bridge the gap and the GTX 650 ti card already was in existence. Add on some features from the higher end models and you have a formula for a card that can easily bridge the space left open between the card models.

The addition of GPU boost allows for the higher boost clocks which means even better gaming performance for users depending upon loading conditions. Also the ability to add a second card in SLI means you can easily scale this cards performance up to a much higher level without breaking the bank and giving yourself a very good performance gaming system at a price point still far below the cost of a single high end model card.

The overclockability for a reference model is quite good and speaks well for the capability of the chipset and memory,l I can only imagine what the capabilities will be once the other board partners get their models out. With the proper component set I can only imagine what this model can probably do.

The cooler as it stands is nothing special, but it gets the job done and to my surprise considering how simple it is, the card stays cool and quiet even with a very high overclock set.

Nvidia has successfully pulled off yet another very good performing card while knocking its regular 650 Ti models to low 100′s in the price range and making it tough for AMD to even get a  foothold at the lower end.

The GPU war has begun and now it’s just a question of who will be next to fire a shot across the bow.

 

OUR VERDICT: Nvidia GTX 650 Ti Boost
Performance 9
Value 9
Quality 8
Features 8
Innovation 8
We are using a new addition to our scoring system to provide additional feedback beyond a flat score. Please note that the final score isn’t an aggregate average of the new rating system.
Total 8.5
Pros Cons

Good performance

2 Way SLI Support

Very good price/performance

Good overclocking potential

Quiet Fan

Full size HDMI

Full size displayport

Quad Monitor Support

 

Cooler design could be better

 

Summary: The GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost fills a needed gap with an excellent price/Performance contender. for this it earns the Bjorn3D Silver Bear Award.
  • Edu

    I would add SLI support in “Pros”.

    • ShannonR

      good point… and I thought I did…. thanks for the catch dude… Also keep eye out for SLI review soon… :) lets see how the budget cards scale.

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