GTX 650 vs GTX 650TI

Hey guys, I was looking at some video cards for my budget gaming build I can't quite put my finger on which video card is going to be better. Between these two are there are big performance jumps? Am I going to be better off buying the bigger better video card or can I stick to the cheaper one.

http://microcenter.com/product/399845/GV-N650OC-1GI_NVIDIA_GeForce_GTX_650_HD_Experience_Series_OC_1024MB_GDDR5_PCIe_30_x16_Video_Card


http://microcenter.com/product/402749/GV-N65TOC-1GI_NVIDIA_GeForce_GTX_650_Ti_OC_1024MB_GDDR5_PCIe_30_x16_Video_Card

They are both within my price range, I just want to make sure that I don't get ripped off by spending more money on the 650 ti when it is just a tiny bit better.
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  1. Assuming your not going with Nvidia for some specific reason.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161426

    Massively faster than either of those.
  2. cookybiscuit said:
    Assuming your not going with Nvidia for some specific reason.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161426

    Massively faster than either of those.


    Faster in what way?

    Also how does this compare to that? It gets 2 free games from Microcenter here in Colorado
    http://microcenter.com/product/400655/11200-16-20G_AMD_Radeon_HD_7850_1024MB_DDR5_PCIe_30_x16_Video_Card
  3. 650 ti is really faster than 650. There is a noticeable performance jump. 7850 is faster than 650 ti, because 7850 is almost like 660 (which is significantly faster than 650 ti).
  4. Definetly a better cooler, but its usefullness is questionable on a card that produces such a small amount of heat in the first place, any of them will be quiet. If your spending that much I think a better choice would be to go for a cheaper 2GB card, rather than a more expensive 1GB card. It will last longer, and depending on your resolution have more performance.

    Faster as in every way. http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/549?vs=680

    Thats not to mention the ridiculous overclocks it can pull off, 40% clock increases are not uncommon. That will put it closer to the performance of more expensive cards like a 7950, rather than a 650ti.
  5. I go for the 650 Ti if you can afford a 7850 by all means get that if not get the 650 Ti do not even consider a 650.
  6. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371035
    This is my power supply, would these cards remotely even be able to OC with my PSU? I feel like I don't want to push my PSU too hard and have to buy a new one since I am on a budget
  7. Yea easily. Depending on your system you'll be lucky to pull 250w total system draw with any of those GPU's.
  8. cookybiscuit said:
    Yea easily. Depending on your system you'll be lucky to pull 250w total system draw with any of those GPU's.


    Ok. I may go with that HIS iCooler 7850 just because it is pretty nice and at a good price. I just can't find any reviews how it performs >.< but oh well.
  9. They're all going to perform the same in terms of speed. The only thing that will differ is noise and temps, even a reference model will be near silent under load because they hardly use any power.

    Also what resolution are you planning on playing at? A 1GB card might struggle.
  10. cookybiscuit said:
    They're all going to perform the same in terms of speed. The only thing that will differ is noise and temps, even a reference model will be near silent under load because they hardly use any power.

    Also what resolution are you planning on playing at? A 1GB card might struggle.


    1280x1024 is my native resolution
  11. Anything is fine at that resolution then, but if you go to a 1080p display in the future its not going to do so well.
  12. they use the same interface except for GTX 650TI has a forth more CUDA cores than GTX 650......that's all. GTX650 TI is 5% faster than GTX650.
  13. I have a 7850 2gb model and I can vouch for its performance. On a 1600x900 monitor I'm running Far Cry 3 at high settings. Also, I'm doing this only on a 380 watt power supply!
  14. darkmendez said:
    they use the same interface except for GTX 650TI has a forth more CUDA cores than GTX 650......that's all. GTX650 TI is 5% faster than GTX650.


    The 650 ti has twice the number of cuda cores (768 vs 384)
  15. darkmendez said:
    GTX650 TI is 5% faster than GTX650.


    :non: no thats wrong there is 25% difference

  16. usbgtx550 said:
    I have a 7850 2gb model and I can vouch for its performance. On a 1600x900 monitor I'm running Far Cry 3 at high settings. Also, I'm doing this only on a 380 watt power supply!


    Now how can I calculate if my power supply is going to be big enough?

    In this case Im going to have:
    Mobo: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0385571
    CPU: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0401797
    Fans x2: http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0352385
    GPU: For this I would go with any of these 3 choices. Just depends on my budget after taxes
    x2-4 7200RPM Sata Seagates
    x1 DVD-RW/CD-RW Combo

    650 TI: http://www.microcenter.com/product/402749/GV-N65TOC-1GI_NVIDIA_GeForce_GTX_650_Ti_OC_1024MB_GDDR5_PCIe_30_x16_Video_Card

    HIS 7850: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161426

    Sapphire 7850: http://www.microcenter.com/product/400655/11200-16-20G_AMD_Radeon_HD_7850_1024MB_DDR5_PCIe_30_x16_Video_Card

    I just might go with the Sapphire card if my budget can fit it because I can get 2 free games from Microcenter, Farcry 3 and Dead Space 3 <3

    But will my PSU be big enough since the Sapphire card wants a "minimum of 500W" along with all my other hardware.
  17. Yes, that power supply could run that system twice over.
  18. cookybiscuit said:
    Yes, that power supply could run that system twice over.


    Thanks so much mate!
    So I calculated it out with pricing and both these two cards end up being the same price at the end. If I buy the 7850 through Microcenter I can get a 2 year warranty on it for 10$ less then newegg.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161426

    http://www.microcenter.com/product/400655/11200-16-20G_AMD_Radeon_HD_7850_1024MB_DDR5_PCIe_30_x16_Video_Card

    So between these two which one is going to be quieter for a dorm room? I know they are going to offer pretty much the same performance. Just different look to them.
  19. point of views varied depending on RAM and motherboard....so ASHISH65 opinion is invalid about the video cards
  20. darkmendez said:
    point of views varied depending on RAM and motherboard....so ASHISH65 opinion is invalid about the video cards


    :lol: Get your facts right...
  21. So you meant to tell me ASHISH65, it doesn't matter how much RAM or what type of motherboard to stick these video cards in and you will get the same results? Wrong! Not all performance to a video card stays the same on a motherboard. While you are sitting over there debating about which GPU is better, you forgot compatibility and requirements.
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