Nvidia Gives Cost Conscious Gamers a 'GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost'

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Hilarity

Mystery why gamers are so cheap. At 1200p, you want a 7870 XT or GTX 660 Ti minimum for decent high FPS gameplay. I personally don't settle for anything less than a 680. I won't 50-60FPS with everything pushed up. Same goes with CPU's. Do you really want a joke of a CPU (AMD) or spend an extra $80 for a faster better performing Intel chip? Over the lifetime of the CPU/GPU that little bit extra is well worth it.

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PCLinuxguy

not everyone is going to be able to come up with that kind of cash upfront, and/or some don't need an i7 and GTX 690, especially casual gamers that spend maybe an hour or so every week playing games, as it's a waste of money for them when a i3 or fx 4300 and a gtx 650 will do the job just fine for them.

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HKUSPC40

I wish I had two grand to build a new rig... Oh right it sucks being a student...

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jbitzer

You can get a pretty sweet setup for less than $600 if you reuse your drives.

Mine was less than a thousand with i7 3770k, 16GB ram, SSD, Coolermaster HAF, and a 660ti.

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vrmlbasic

Why bother with the 1 GB version? Let's put the puny 1 GB out the pasture.

40% potential performance boost over a ~1-year-old product of the same demarcation? Ouch. That said, I might be wise to keep an eye on Team Green's cheaper cards to construct a backup PC with, with the added bonus that Nvidia's new stuff isn't as known to have problems with older games (like AMD and Quake engine stuff, as I've been finding out).

Ouch, it actually looks like there are a few benchmarks where the _original_ 650 Ti smoke the 6870. Luckily I have mine in crossfire...whew.

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Chronologist

I'm usually all for team green, but this 650 GTX Ti Boost feels like what the 650 ti should have been.

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blackcat77

I ordered the EVGA superclocked version of this card, upgrading from an old GTX 285 which has served me long and well but is starting to struggle a bit with rFactor2, heating up to the mid-70s under load. The price is really great and the benchmark numbers on the site above is twice that of the 285.

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devin3627

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/high_end_gpus.html

the GTX 650 Ti gets a score of 2,681. the 680 gets 5,607.

the gtx titan gets 8,470... hmm

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West996

I just built a system with a 680 in it, but now I am thinking about getting one of these to put in my old system to make it a better back up gaming pc. Just have to make sure the old mobo, psu can handle it.

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AFDozerman

Not to be synical, but why the heck do you need a "backup" gaming rig?

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PCLinuxguy

should anything bad happen to the main rig (like parts failure) the backup is good to have until the main one is fixed, or if you're feeling generous, to let a friend use the backup right when they visit to do something of a "LAN party" between the two of you **shrug**

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Sylverstone20

Perfect. I would love to add the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB to a new build I working on.

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EKRboi

I would like to know if this thing will run Wii games on dolphin emu upscaled to 1080 with AA cranked up? I have been wanting to add a decent (and cheap) GPU to my HTPC so I can yank the Wii out of my AV closet.

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PCLinuxguy

depending on the other specs of your HTPC and the types of games, the 650 may fit the bill

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QuantumCD

I was thinking the same thing. Although, I wonder how performance compares with the GTX 660 and GTX 660ti...

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