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Asus Shows Off Efficient GeForce GTX 650-E

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Asus has released a new version of its GTX 650 graphics card, the GTX 650-E.

Asus's new GTX 650-E will not require any external power and will be able to operate solely from a PCIe port. Based on ATX specifications, a PCIe port supplies 75 watts and the card is expected to consume less than 60 W under full load. By comparison, Nvidia's reference GTX 650 consumes 64 watts under full load and requires a single 6-pin PCIe connector.

Additionally, it seems that the card won't suffer from a lower wattage as whilst the normal GTX 650 runs at 1058 MHz, Asus' card carries a small overclock to run at 1071 MHz. Aside from this, users will find the usual 384 CUDA cores and the GDDR5 memory running at 5 GHz as on the reference model.

The card is equipped with a custom cooler from Asus and has the three expected display outputs (VGA, DVI, and HDMI) and will be available with either 1 or 2 GB of GDDR5.

EU pricing is €95 for the 1 GB model and €115 for the 2 GB model. Though U.S. market pricing is still unknown, we can expect it to be similar.

 

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    Lord Captivus , February 19, 2013 12:13 PM
    This could be a good option for many people.
    Does it run at 1071 Mhz, is that what it says? Or thats the standart one?
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    Soda-88 , February 19, 2013 12:25 PM
    Nice for people with crappy OEM PSUs on a budget.
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    killerclick , February 19, 2013 12:48 PM
    Now mount a huge aftermarket heatsink on it and run it passive.
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    walterm , February 19, 2013 12:52 PM
    10-30% better than HD 7750 if it delivers as described.
    Competition for the HD 7750 card, depending on price. 7750 available in half height, SFF, not mentioned for GTX.
    Excellent for upgrading prebuilts, HTPCs, low budget or low power builds.

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    InvalidError , February 19, 2013 1:42 PM
    The ATX specification says how stuff mechanically fits inside the case, power connectors and their ratings. It may define the power to a 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe power connectors but not the power through the PCIe slot. PCIe slot power is defined in the PCIe spec.
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    disolitude , February 19, 2013 1:42 PM
    walterm10-30% better than HD 7750 if it delivers as described.Competition for the HD 7750 card, depending on price. 7750 available in half height, SFF, not mentioned for GTX.Excellent for upgrading prebuilts, HTPCs, low budget or low power builds.


    Are you saying performance is 10-30% better than 7750? 7750 will run circles around this card (GDDR5).
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    walterm , February 19, 2013 1:44 PM
    And price/ ?
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    Fokissed , February 19, 2013 2:04 PM
    ankit0x1Aside from this, users will find the usual 384 CUDA cores andthe GDDR5 memory running at 5 GHz as on the referencemodel.5 Ghz?

    GDDR5 uses two write clocks (WCK) at twice the clock rate as the command clock (CK). Therefore a CK of 1.25GHz means the WCK is running at 2.5GHz, and there is two of them, totaling an effective 5GHz.
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    lassik , February 19, 2013 2:10 PM
    disolitudeAre you saying performance is 10-30% better than 7750? 7750 will run circles around this card (GDDR5).


    The 650 GTX is around 10% faster than the 7750, the 7770 however is around 10% faster than the 650 GTX. Nearly every benchmark shows this.
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    Onus , February 19, 2013 2:55 PM
    This has been on Newegg for a while now. Although the cooler is wider, the fact that it only needs one slot for mounting is nice.
    According to http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/535?vs=681 it trades blows with the HD7750, but is remarkably better in BF3, and basically AWOL in most GPGPU tasks.
    If there's room for the cooler, it looks like a viable choice for a mini-ITX build, although as Walterm pointed out, the HD7750 is available in low-profile (and single-slot width, including cooler).
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    Soul_keeper , February 19, 2013 3:32 PM
    exact same cooler as on the asus radeon 6670
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    blazorthon , February 19, 2013 4:39 PM
    lassikThe 650 GTX is around 10% faster than the 7750, the 7770 however is around 10% faster than the 650 GTX. Nearly every benchmark shows this.


    That makes no sense because that is a contradictory statement. Furthermore, on average, the Radeon 7750 is a little better than the GTX 650 according to Tom's, granted they're close enough to say that they trade blows. If this is factory overclocked, then it'll probably either trade blows with the 7750 or inch it out on average, but it certainly wouldn't be nearly a 30% difference except maybe in a few cases and even that much can be mostly rectified by comparing it to a well factory-overclocked Radeon 7750.

    Also, please get the naming right. For all cards after the 9000 series for Nvidia, the GT/GTX letters are prefixes, not suffixes.
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    blazorthon , February 19, 2013 4:41 PM
    onusThis has been on Newegg for a while now. Although the cooler is wider, the fact that it only needs one slot for mounting is nice.According to http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/535?vs=681 it trades blows with the HD7750, but is remarkably better in BF3, and basically AWOL in most GPGPU tasks.If there's room for the cooler, it looks like a viable choice for a mini-ITX build, although as Walterm pointed out, the HD7750 is available in low-profile (and single-slot width, including cooler).


    Anand's tool there isn't useful for comparing performance of cards with current drivers. It uses way outdated drivers.
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    blazorthon , February 19, 2013 4:42 PM
    disolitudeAre you saying performance is 10-30% better than 7750? 7750 will run circles around this card (GDDR5).


    Run circles around it is an extreme exaggeration. I doubt that the 7750 will beat it by much if at all on average. They'd be trading blows.
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    yanis31 , February 23, 2013 12:50 PM
    I just bought one since i needed to do it quickly - it's a fine card.. yes the 1071mhz clock is real, and yes i just ran far cry 3 1080p ultra settings with somewhat playable fps on it... of course some things will need to be turned down and some overclock added to do it properly (i see voltage adjustment and everything, havent played around with it much tho) but the fact remains - im pretty shocked how good it's been sofar.