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Equipped with DirectCU II which offers 20% cooler and three times quieter performance compared to reference, the GTX650TI-DC2T-1GD5 runs at core and memory clock speeds of 1033MHz and 5400MHz respectively, and features precise DIGI+ VRM digital voltage control, Super Alloy Power components, and GPU Tweak utility.
Two weeks ago, NVIDIA released its most affordable Kepler graphics card to date, the GeForce GTX 650. Priced at just US$109, the GeForce GTX 650 was designed to provide a Kepler-based entry-level graphics solution for DX11 gaming at full HD 1080p resolution.
While we were generally satisfied with the GTX 650's performance, its GK107 core with just a single GPC (Graphics Processing Cluster) and two SMXs (Streaming Multiprocessor) resulted in a few lackluster scores and, ultimately, we recommended that gamers opting for the GTX 650 may want to compromise on some settings to achieve better frame rates.
the GTX 650 Ti is actually closer in specification to NVIDIA's GTX 660 card. Instead of the GK107 core found in the GTX 650, the GTX 650 Ti utilizes the same GK106 core found on the GTX 660. As such, it uses two GPCs compared to the GTX 650's single unit, and four SMXs compared to the 650's two.
As a result, the GTX 650 Ti utilizes 2.54 billion transistors, with 768 CUDA cores and 64 texture units, all twice that found on the GTX 650. However, like the GTX 650, it still uses 16 raster operating units. Core clock speeds are set at 925MHz.
In terms of memory, the GTX 650 Ti uses the same 128-bit memory bus interface as the GTX 650, but has slightly higher clock speeds (5400MHz DDR), which raises memory bandwidth from 80GB/s to 86.4GB/s.
Unfortunately, like the GTX 650, the GTX 650 Ti lacks both GPU Boost (NVIDIA's dynamic overclocking technology), and multi-GPU SLI support. We tabulate how NVIDIA's latest SKU stacks up against the competition right after the photo break:-