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MSI GTX 650 Ti Boost Spotted Before Release

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MSI's GTX 650 Ti Boost has been spotted just before it has been released, and it looks quite promising.

A number of pictures and details about MSI's latest graphics card have surfaced. We first saw the product teased at CeBIT.

The information that we have learned is that the GTX 650 Ti Boost is basically a GTX 650 Ti with a boost clock (which the GTX 650 Ti doesn't feature), along with a faster memory interface and better components. The purpose of the new GTX 650 Ti Boost is to compete with AMD's 7790 that has just launched.

For starters, MSI's GTX 650 Ti Boost is a factory overclocked card that features a core speed of 1,033 MHz. We know that it will have a boost clock, but we do not know how high it will be. Usually, we see boost clocks that are around 50 MHz or just shy of 100 MHz above the core speed, although this is not always the case.

The GTX 650 Ti Boost from MSI also has a memory speed of 6 GHz, which runs on a 192-bit memory interface, in contrast to the 128-bit memory interface that the standard GTX 650 Ti runs on.

MSI's version will have a TwinFrozrIII cooler along with a more potent PCB and power delivery design.

Expect the card to be priced under $200. The launch is still scheduled for this month.

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    amdfangirl , March 25, 2013 10:10 PM
    I thought this card was supposed to launch today :/ 
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    Stimpack , March 25, 2013 10:13 PM
    I'm in the market for a graphics card at $150-$180. The 7850 looks like the best option, and the 7790/650 Ti+ do not seem like they come close in terms of performance/price ratio. Does anyone disagree? Is there something I'm missing?
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    madjimms , March 25, 2013 10:20 PM
    I just want the Titan with 650Ti power consumption... :-(
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    slomo4sho , March 25, 2013 10:25 PM
    Oh the joys of competition :) 

    Now only if they would enable SLI...
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    dudewitbow , March 25, 2013 10:39 PM
    amdfangirlI thought this card was supposed to launch today

    I dont remember, but I think it was sceduled for the 26th, which is tommorrow(at least for PST). (or was it thursday, i cant even remember)
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    abegnale , March 25, 2013 11:01 PM
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    The purpose of the new GTX 560 Ti Boost is to compete with AMD's 7790 that has just launched.


    typo.
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    matt grafton , March 25, 2013 11:07 PM
    Quote:
    I'm in the market for a graphics card at $150-$180. The 7850 looks like the best option, and the 7790/650 Ti+ do not seem like they come close in terms of performance/price ratio. Does anyone disagree? Is there something I'm missing?


    I have read in one review or another that AMD has hinted that the 7850 1gb card won't be hanging around at it's current price forever. Now whether that means the price will go up or the card will be phased out I don't know. So if you want one I wouldn't wait to long or they may be hard to find at 185$.
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    amuffin , March 25, 2013 11:19 PM
    amdfangirlI thought this card was supposed to launch today

    Is that going to be your new card? :) 
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    Truckinupga , March 25, 2013 11:21 PM
    I read that even with the added power on the 650 TI, That the price would not change. It was only to compete with AMD's 7790. I expected there would be a price increase, PC hardware manufacturers are not about to give up a chance to make more money if they can.
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    dudewitbow , March 25, 2013 11:46 PM
    Quote:
    Quote:
    I'm in the market for a graphics card at $150-$180. The 7850 looks like the best option, and the 7790/650 Ti+ do not seem like they come close in terms of performance/price ratio. Does anyone disagree? Is there something I'm missing?


    I have read in one review or another that AMD has hinted that the 7850 1gb card won't be hanging around at it's current price forever. Now whether that means the price will go up or the card will be phased out I don't know. So if you want one I wouldn't wait to long or they may be hard to find at 185$.


    the 7850 1gb is phasing out due to production for ddr5 vram for that model is ceasing.


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    I read that even with the added power on the 650 TI, That the price would not change. It was only to compete with AMD's 7790. I expected there would be a price increase, PC hardware manufacturers are not about to give up a chance to make more money if they can.


    the prices will shift a little. I believe in the UK,(read on OCN) that the 650ti and 660 are about to take a small price cut. the new 650ti will take the old 650ti's relative price spot and then some. If I had to make a early guess, the 192 bus thats going in this 650ti boost will give it an edge on where the 7790 slacks in heavy loaded games due to the 7790 only having a 6000 mhz memory speed on top of a 128 bus.
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    tadej petric , March 25, 2013 11:55 PM
    200$??? You can get 660 for that!
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    sarinaide , March 25, 2013 11:55 PM
    If this card is $170+ then it will fail hard. A HD7790 which is 12% faster than the 650ti is $150 while a HD7850OC is $180 and it will be considerably faster than a overclocked 650ti. Nvidia have been in the business of bad decisions, to throw on a few extra dollars for factory overclocks is just a scam.
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    Stimpack , March 25, 2013 11:58 PM
    I read something about that, but I didn't know it was a sure thing. Do any of you know when it will begin to be phased out, or have any idea as to whether there will be any price drops?

    Also after the 7850 line drops is that going to be it for that price point? Will I be forced to buy either a 560 Ti, a 7790, or a GTX 660? It seems like that $180-$200 price point is going to be left wide open.

    Sorry if any of this seems ignorant, I don't follow this stuff usually because I don't buy new cards very often.
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    dudewitbow , March 26, 2013 12:01 AM
    StimpackI read something about that, but I didn't know it was a sure thing. Do any of you know when it will begin to be phased out, or have any idea as to whether there will be any price drops? Also after the 7850 line drops is that going to be it for that price point? Will I be forced to buy either a 560 Ti, a 7790, or a GTX 660? It seems like that $180-$200 price point is going to be left wide open.Sorry if any of this seems ignorant, I don't follow this stuff usually because I don't buy new cards very often.



    iirc only the 1gb varient will phase out of production for the 7850. I think the 2gb will stay for awhile. the 7790 is more or less replacing what the 78501gb was holding(albeit slower), but averagely cheaper MSRP wise.
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    Stimpack , March 26, 2013 12:23 AM
    dudewitbowiirc only the 1gb varient will phase out of production for the 7850. I think the 2gb will stay for awhile. the 7790 is more or less replacing what the 78501gb was holding(albeit slower), but averagely cheaper MSRP wise.


    If we could get confirmation on that, that would be great! I planned on grabbing the 2GB version anyway, with the next-gen consoles coming out next year.
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    iam2thecrowe , March 26, 2013 12:41 AM
    192 bit memory. sounds like a gtx660 with a cut down gpu.
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    sarinaide , March 26, 2013 3:13 AM
    Quote:
    I read something about that, but I didn't know it was a sure thing. Do any of you know when it will begin to be phased out, or have any idea as to whether there will be any price drops?

    Also after the 7850 line drops is that going to be it for that price point? Will I be forced to buy either a 560 Ti, a 7790, or a GTX 660? It seems like that $180-$200 price point is going to be left wide open.

    Sorry if any of this seems ignorant, I don't follow this stuff usually because I don't buy new cards very often.


    The HD7850 2GB card is selling at the $180 range, though Ive heard it will be cut down soon maybe some around $160 which for a card like that is a steal, right now the HD7850 is one of the biggest money spinners for AMD due to its nothing short of stellar performance.

    This card at $160 is not worth it, factory overclocked 650ti

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    cats_Paw , March 26, 2013 4:40 AM
    Why buy lower OCed card instead of higher slower card and oc it yourself? :D .
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    mobrocket , March 26, 2013 7:06 AM
    graphic cards have some of the coolest box covers

    textbooks should do the same thing and maybe more people would wanna study
    but probably not
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    blazorthon , March 26, 2013 8:12 AM
    sarinaideThe HD7850 2GB card is selling at the $180 range, though Ive heard it will be cut down soon maybe some around $160 which for a card like that is a steal, right now the HD7850 is one of the biggest money spinners for AMD due to its nothing short of stellar performance. This card at $160 is not worth it, factory overclocked 650ti


    sarinaideIf this card is $170+ then it will fail hard. A HD7790 which is 12% faster than the 650ti is $150 while a HD7850OC is $180 and it will be considerably faster than a overclocked 650ti. Nvidia have been in the business of bad decisions, to throw on a few extra dollars for factory overclocks is just a scam.


    StimpackI'm in the market for a graphics card at $150-$180. The 7850 looks like the best option, and the 7790/650 Ti+ do not seem like they come close in terms of performance/price ratio. Does anyone disagree? Is there something I'm missing?


    The GTX 650 Ti Boost is not an overclocked 650 Ti. It is a GTX 660 with one SMX cut out. So, the GTX 650 Ti will perform comparatively to the Radeon 7850 (IE a little slower than the GTX 660). It's possible that some models will meet the GTX 660 with factory overclocks.

    The Radeon 7790 will be reduced to sitting between the Radeon 7850/GTX 650 Ti Boost tier and the GTX 650 Ti (non-boost), so it may get a price reduction along with a price reduction on the Radeon 7850 2GB.
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