ASUS GeForce GTX 650 Ti Direct Cu II 1 GB Review 26

ASUS GeForce GTX 650 Ti Direct Cu II 1 GB Review

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Started in March, launches of NVIDIA's GeForce Kepler line of GPUs on a near-monthly basis are now drawing to a close with the new GeForce GTX 650 Ti. A successor to the GTX 550 Ti, the new GPU helps NVIDIA seal a gaping price-point hole between the $119 GTX 650 and the $229 GTX 660. Positioned at roughly $150, the new chip is designed to yield a price-performance edge over two AMD Radeon models, the HD 7770 GHz Edition and HD 7850 1 GB.

Unlike the GK107-based GeForce GTX 650, the GTX 650 Ti is based on the GK106, the same silicon the GTX 660 is based on. The GK106 is configured with two graphics processing clusters (GPCs) and four streaming multiprocessors (SMXs) for a total CUDA core count of 768, with 64 texture memory units (TMUs), 16 raster operations processors (ROPs), and a 128-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface holding 1 GB of memory. The GTX 650 Ti retains the display IO configuration of its older siblings. This configuration supports up to four displays.

In this review, we're taking a close look at the ASUS GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II TOP: a premium factory-overclocked model that combines ASUS's workhorse performance-segment cooler, the 2-slot DirectCU II, with a custom-design PCB. The PCB features Digi+ VRM with a degree of voltage control via the included GPU Tweak software.

ASUS GTX 650 Ti Market Segment Analysis
GTX 650
HD 6790
HD 6850
HD 7770
GTX 460
GTX 650 Ti
650 Ti DC II
GTX 560
HD 6870
GTX 560 Ti
HD 6950
GTX 570
HD 7850
Shader Units384800960640336768768336112038414084801024
Graphics ProcessorGK107BartsBartsCape VerdeGF104GK106GK106GF114BartsGF114CaymanGF110Pitcairn
Memory Size1024 MB1024 MB1024 MB1024 MB1024 MB1024 MB1024 MB1024 MB1024 MB1024 MB2048 MB1280 MB2048 MB
Memory Bus Width128 bit256 bit256 bit128 bit256 bit128 bit128 bit256 bit256 bit256 bit256 bit320 bit256 bit
Core Clock1058 MHz840 MHz775 MHz1000 MHz675 MHz925 MHz1033 MHz810 MHz900 MHz823 MHz800 MHz732 MHz860 MHz
Memory Clock1250 MHz1050 MHz1000 MHz1125 MHz900 MHz1350 MHz1350 MHz1002 MHz1050 MHz1002 MHz1250 MHz950 MHz1200 MHz
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