Temperature And Noise
Let's consider the GeForce GTX 650 Ti's general usability characteristics, starting with power draw:
Despite its higher TDP, the GeForce GTX 650 Ti's power consumption under load is identical to the vanilla GeForce GTX 650. This is an excellent result, and about 25 W less than the Radeon HD 6850.
The temperatures of our GeForce GTX 650 Ti samples are quite low. Nvidia's reference board tops out at 60 degrees Celsius at maximum load. Gigabyte's cooling solution, with its two heat pipes and dual fans, facilitates peak load temperatures of 44 degrees, the lowest in our field of contenders.
All of our GeForce GTX 650 Ti samples demonstrate very quiet acoustics.
With noise, power, and heat all taken into consideration, Nvidia's GeForce GTX 650 Ti should be very easy to live with compared to previous-gen GeForce and Radeon cards.
That looks like a fail to me, and don't even get me started on how late this is.
Seriously, such a waste of silicon that could perform quite a bit better if you just gave it a little more breathing room....
With 128bit bus, they could have just leave the memory speed @ 6GHz. 5400 is pretty much ruin the thing.
Edit: btw, this is probably one of the most useful review I see for a while. 6870/6850/560/460/7770 are all there, with benchmark of AA on and off. thumbs up for u author!
The HD7850 and GTX 650ti are essentially the same price on New Egg.
slightly too weak for a dedicated in my book.
I said my book as in my opinion.
Because comparing cards in the ~150 dollar range to a card thats +280 dollars is asinine?
This means we will easily see $150 or less after rebates and officially makes this Nvidia 650ti product a total fail. I see no reason to purchase this.