NVIDIA hasn’t officially released the GeForce GTX 650 Ti yet but a Korean publication, PlayWares, have already got hand on one and reviewed it thoroughly. In terms of specifications, it same as we reported yesterday apart from a 3 MHz difference in core clock. Final clocks are 928 MHz on core, 1350 MHz on memory. It has 1 GB of GDDR5 memory spread across a 128-bit memory interface. PlayWares tested it with Intel Core i5-3570K, ASUS P8Z77 WS and 8GB of Samsung memory. They are using Forceware 306.38 drivers.
In terms of performance, on 1080p resolution, the GTX 650 Ti is around 25-30% faster than the GTx 650 and around 40% slower than the GTX 660. When compared with its competitors from red side, its around 15-18% faster than the Radeon HD 7770 GHz edition and around 30$ slower than the Radeon HD 7850 (memory isn’t mentioned). It gains around 10% of performance when overclocked to 1000 MHz on core and 5800 MHz on memory.
GeForce GTX 650 Ti with system mentioned above consumes around 200W of power in gaming and it goes up by around 5% when overclocked.
The expected price of GTX 650 Ti is around $159-189. With recent drop in HD 7850’s prices, NVIDIA will have to price the reference versions around $160 to make it relevant.
Read the full review here.