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GTX 650 TI vs GTX 560 TI? Gaming and Video Editing

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July 7, 2013 11:38:40 PM

I have a i7 2600 3.8GHz, 16 GB RAM, 750W PSU system, but all I have had for graphics was a tiny GT 430. Now I have decided to upgrade, but am facing a very difficult decision. I am deciding between a brand new EVGA GTX 650 Ti 1GB 128-bit PCI 3.0 x16, or a Asus GTX 560 Ti IGB 256-bit PC1 2.0 x16.

The 560 Ti generally performs better in benchmark tests, has two fans (the 650 has one), and is 256-bit. However it is larger, takes two power cables, and has PC1 2.0 instead of 3.0.

The 650 Ti is smaller, takes one power cable, and is brand new (I am buying on eBay, and the 560 Ti is used).

Which should I get??
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July 7, 2013 11:50:09 PM

Does your video editing softwares support CUDA or OpenCL?
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July 8, 2013 12:00:39 AM

I see. If your PSU can handle a 560ti, go for it. Although eating more power due to older micro-architecture, it's still stronger than a 650ti in gaming ( 560ti is almost equal to a 7850 ) and is much much stronger in editing software, which are optimized for Fermi cards ( including the 560ti ) more than Kepler ones ( 650ti ). Plus, 1 CUDA core on Fermi platform is at least 5 times stronger than 1 CUDA core on Kepler platform.
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July 8, 2013 12:13:07 AM

Madn3ss795 said:
I see. If your PSU can handle a 560ti, go for it. Although eating more power due to older micro-architecture, it's still stronger than a 650ti in gaming ( 560ti is almost equal to a 7850 ) and is much much stronger in editing software, which are optimized for Fermi cards ( including the 560ti ) more than Kepler ones ( 650ti ). Plus, 1 CUDA core on Fermi platform is at least 5 times stronger than 1 CUDA core on Kepler platform.


Wow, that's great information! Is there any reason why Fermi is better? I guess Kepler is more optimized for gaming?

Also, is there any huge difference between PCI 2.0 vs PC1 3.0 that I should be aware of?
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July 8, 2013 12:17:54 AM

Yes, more for gaming on Kepler end. Current software still support Fermi cards more, due to many deals signed between them and nVidia back in a few years ago. Future ones tend to lean toward AMD more, like the next version of Adobe CS ( rumored to be on-air, monthly fee applied ).

And no, the aren't any different in performance between running a card in PCI-E 2.0 and 3.0 slot, unless it's a top-notch card like GTX titan/690 or HD7990.
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July 8, 2013 9:01:26 AM

Thanks for the help!
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