Asus Shows Off Efficient GeForce 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
    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?
  • Soda-88
    Nice for people with crappy OEM PSUs on a budget.
  • killerclick
    Now mount a huge aftermarket heatsink on it and run it passive.