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Report: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti to launch on October 9

By - Source: heise.de | B 64 comments

Nvidia continues to expand its Kepler series of graphics cards.

A new 650 Ti SKU will be launched on October 9, according to heise.de.

The new 650 Ti is apparently positioned to fill the gap between the GTX 660, which currently sells for about $220 and the GTX 650, which sells for about $110. The card will be based on a 28 nm GK106 GPU with 960 active CUDA cores and 1 GB memory.

Expect a $149 launch price, which turns the card into an upsell option not only for the GTX 650, but also for AMD's Radeon HD 7770, which currently sells for about $110.

 

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    assasin32 , September 19, 2012 3:52 AM
    Still running my 320mb 8800gts card here I am starting to think my card is getting old they almost already made it back to the "8" series cards again.
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    Sakkura , September 19, 2012 3:16 AM
    About time they start aiming for the sweet spot with Kepler. Don't understand why both AMD and Nvidia have been leaving this big hole in the middle of their lineups this year.
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    tomfreak , September 19, 2012 3:13 AM
    There is another GTX655, the gap between 660non-Ti and 650 non-Ti is too wide to be fill with just 1 product.
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    Sakkura , September 19, 2012 3:16 AM
    About time they start aiming for the sweet spot with Kepler. Don't understand why both AMD and Nvidia have been leaving this big hole in the middle of their lineups this year.
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    Regor245 , September 19, 2012 3:26 AM
    AMD should release the 7790 to fill the gap between 7770 and 7850.. But 8000 Series is getting closer...

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    Ironslice , September 19, 2012 3:30 AM
    YES!!! This is exactly the price point that I'm looking for.
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    assasin32 , September 19, 2012 3:52 AM
    Still running my 320mb 8800gts card here I am starting to think my card is getting old they almost already made it back to the "8" series cards again.
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    blazorthon , September 19, 2012 4:04 AM
    It's at a currently mostly ignored price point, but it has 1GiB of VRAM and it has the same core configuration as the 660... Seriously, 1GiB on a new card that is intended to fit into the 6870/560 market? Nvidia could have dropped capacity to 1.5GiB instead of 1GiB.
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    Anonymous , September 19, 2012 4:09 AM
    Ooh look at that, too bad nVidia if you had done this sooner I might not have bought my 7770, but you snooze you loose.
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    tomfreak , September 19, 2012 4:13 AM
    exactly @blazorthon, with the speed of 650Ti GK106, it does match very well with 1.5GB VRAM, cutting 512MB RAM and sell that card @ $119~129 would have much better than @ $149.

    for 650TI, 1.5GB would have been ideal.
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    fuzzion , September 19, 2012 4:17 AM
    assasin32Still running my 320mb 8800gts card here I am starting to think my card is getting old they almost already made it back to the "8" series cards again.


    Interesting.

    I tend to upgrade at a faster rate.

    Geforce 2 ,then
    Geforce 5, Then
    Geforce 9
    Geforce 4xx,next will be
    Geforce 7xx in 2013.
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    blazorthon , September 19, 2012 4:19 AM
    Tomfreakexactly @blazorthon, with the speed of 650Ti GK106, it does match very well with 1.5GB VRAM, cutting 512MB RAM and sell that card @ $119~129 would have much better than @ $149.for 650TI, 1.5GB would have been ideal.


    Unfortunately, Nvidia never seems interested in using an ideal amount of VRAM :( 
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    rds1220 , September 19, 2012 4:25 AM
    FINALLY! I've been waiting for the 650 Ti to be released for my budget backup gaming build. I only play lowend old games on it so there is no need to spend 220-500 dollars on a video card. This card is in the perfect price to performance.
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    InvalidError , September 19, 2012 4:47 AM
    $150 is pretty much as high as I am comfortable going for a GPU since I am not serious enough about gaming to justify spending any more money than that. I'm still using my HD5770 and might carry it over to my next PC.
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    s997863 , September 19, 2012 5:32 AM
    assasin32Still running my 320mb 8800gts card here I am starting to think my card is getting old they almost already made it back to the "8" series cards again.


    Same here. agree 100%. but why woudn't they? what's the demand for faster cards? Latest PC games are busy milking out huge console money with sequels & franchises based on 5-year old engines as long as people are buying. Even though the PC versions are poorly optimized, they still run fine on 8800GT or similar. Skyrim = Oblivion = fallouts. Crysis 2 = 1 (probably less, in fact). Ass-Creed 3 = rev = bro = 2 = 1. Unreal Engine 3 = pretty much every game (WOW!) = batman = mass effect = gears of war = MOH = Bioshock = Rainbow6-V ...
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    tomfreak , September 19, 2012 5:41 AM
    blazorthonUnfortunately, Nvidia never seems interested in using an ideal amount of VRAM
    blame the idiot casual consumer. 1/2GB seems to look more "normal" than any other VRAM configuration

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    tomfreak , September 19, 2012 5:45 AM
    s997863Same here. agree 100%. but why woudn't they? what's the demand for faster cards? Latest PC games are busy milking out huge console money with sequels & franchises based on 5-year old engines as long as people are buying. Even though the PC versions are poorly optimized, they still run fine on 8800GT or similar. Skyrim = Oblivion = fallouts. Crysis 2 = 1 (probably less, in fact). Ass-Creed 3 = rev = bro = 2 = 1. Unreal Engine 3 = pretty much every game (WOW!) = batman = mass effect = gears of war = MOH = Bioshock = Rainbow6-V ...
    4yrs ago, I almost bought 9600GT, but when I saw 9800GT is only $20-30 more. I opt it. I happily using it now, no plan to upgrade until the new card go below $100.
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    dormantreign , September 19, 2012 7:14 AM
    assasin32Still running my 320mb 8800gts card here I am starting to think my card is getting old they almost already made it back to the "8" series cards again.


    I had a good laugh at your comment....i'm still laughing lol.
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    ojas , September 19, 2012 11:36 AM
    SakkuraAbout time they start aiming for the sweet spot with Kepler. Don't understand why both AMD and Nvidia have been leaving this big hole in the middle of their lineups this year.

    Probably production/yield issues...
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    nforce4max , September 19, 2012 12:09 PM
    I might consider if it is much faster than any gtx460/560/Ti after factoring in the clocks. If the memory clocks are not good and the margins are small then I will likely won't buy it but if nvidia decided to use ddr3 I won't buy it period.
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    blazorthon , September 19, 2012 12:13 PM
    nforce4maxI might consider if it is much faster than any gtx460/560/Ti after factoring in the clocks. If the memory clocks are not good and the margins are small then I will likely won't buy it but if nvidia decided to use ddr3 I won't buy it period.


    It's almost definitely using GDDR5 if even the GTX 650 is using GDDR5. I'd be more worried about the width of the memory interface and the mere 1GiB of memory capacity.
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    Novuake , September 19, 2012 12:24 PM
    TomfreakThere is another GTX655, the gap between 660non-Ti and 650 non-Ti is too wide to be fill with just 1 product.


    Nvidia was never very concentrated on the mid to low range cards. I believe the GTX655 if it gets released is an OEM card. AMD dominates low to mid range generally. Whereas Nvidia dominates high range.
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