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

Paul Lilly

Meet the newest sub-$200 graphics card from Nvidia.

Sure, we'd all love to game on multiple top-shelf graphics cards, and while we're making a money-is-no-object wishlist, a toilet made of gold would be pimp as well. Most of us can't afford such luxuries, so we sit our backsides on porcelain and game on less expensive graphics cards. Luckily there are options, and if you have less than $200 to spend on a GPU, Nvidia hopes you'll consider its new GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost .

The new part is based on Kepler and equipped with 768 CUDA cores. There are two models available, one with 1GB of GDDR5 memory ($149) and another with 2GB of GDDR5 memory ($169). Either way, the memory is clocked at 6008MHz and shovels data through a 192-bit bus.

Nvidia claims the GTX 650 Ti Boost offers up to 40 percent better performance compared to the non-Boost variant introduced last year. It also includes features typically reserved for higher end cards, such as support for Nvidia's GPU Boost technology (hence the name of the card).

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB is available now, with availability of the 1GB model expected in early April.

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