NVIDIA gives the GeForce GTX 650 Ti a “Boost”, mid-range GPU with a high-end feature
NVIDIA recently introduced their GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost GPU to give the mid-range market a bang-for-the buck card. This new mid-range Kepler-based GPU sits between the original GTX 650 and GTX 660 with a $169 (2GB) and $149 (1GB) price tag.
The GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost GPU has the same 768 CUDA cores as the original GTX 650 Ti, but the same clock speed, memory clock and bandwidth as that of the higher-priced GTX 660. What’s more, it is equipped with NVIDIA’s GPU Boost technology which dynamically adjusts GPU performance to meet your game’s need. This feature is typically reserved for expensive, higher-end GPUs.
With a wider 192-bit memory interface and up to 60 percent more memory bandwidth than the original, the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost lets gamers play their favorite games at Full HD resolution at high-quality settings with smooth frame delivery and comfortable frame rates for even the most graphically demanding games on the market today, including Crysis 3.
The 2GB variant of the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost is available now while the 1GB should come out early next month. Frankly, I would go for the 2GB edition as it makes the GPU more future-proof and can support dual-monitors better if you’re going that route in the future. At $169, it’s the cheapest 2GB GDDR5 GPU currently in the market.