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||10-11-2012 07:06 PM
GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 650 Ti OC 2GB Video Card
Bjorn 3D have taken a look at the recently released GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 650 Ti OC 2GB Video Card:
"As you might have heard, Nvidia just released their latest Kepler graphics card, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti. Performance wise, this video card fall right in between the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 and the GTX 660. We took a detailed overview look at the reference card in our official GeForce GTX 650 Ti review, so if you havenít checked it out yet, feel free to do so. To sum up the key features of the reference design, Nvidia decided to go with 768 CUDA cores along with a 925 MHz Core Clock Speed, 5400 MHz memory frequency, and 1GB of GDDR5 VRAM. Now the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti is powered by the same GK106 GPU that was first implemented in the GeForce GTX 660. This means that the GPU can support up to 4 display outputs, which was not available on the reference design card. With this background information, now we can understand why GIGABYTEís latest GeForce GTX 650 Ti OC graphics card stands out from the crowd.
The new GIGABYTE GTX 650 Ti OC video card that weíre taking a look at today comes with a massive 2GB frame buffer or video memory, which can provide a great performance increase in games that require lots of VRAM for textures, anti-aliasing, and high resolutions. Some might consider this useless, but certain games such as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim doesnít require much graphics rendering, while it can use up way over 2GB of VRAM if the game is modded with high-resolution textures and mesh improvements. 1GB cards would be struggling big time in accomplishing a smooth gameplay with user modified content that Skyrim offers. In some cases games crash, when there is not enough video memory available to them.
The GIGABYTE GTX 650 Ti OC video card also has another great improvement over the reference card. This is the inclusion of the 4 display ports that was missing on the reference design, and its dual-fan heatsink design. Weíll go into more detail about the specific display output ports and the cards cooling capability in our product overview below. However, with the higher video memory available on this card, the 4 display output ports, the factory overclock on this card, and the new cooler design does raise the prices a tad bit. While the MSRP for the GTX 650 Ti is $149.99, the GIGABYTE GTX 650 Ti OC 2GB graphics card will go for $174.99 with a free copy of Assassinís Creed III. GIGABYTE does offer a standard 1GB version of the card with same overclocked specifications, which costs $154.99. If you donít need the 2GB version of the card, you should definitely go with the 1GB version and save a few dollars during your purchase. We have also taken a look at MSIís GeForce GTX 650 Ti Power Edition 1GB video card, which is slightly underclocked from the GIGABYTE GTX 650 Ti OC video card, but comes with a different cooler design, 3 display outputs, but still costs $159.99. So itís good to take a look at which card offers the features you need, and decide on your purchase that way."
You can read their full review here
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