Results: Tomb Raider
We've seen Tomb Raider really tax fully modern graphics hardware. Although we're running this game at its Ultra detail preset, we're also dialing back its depth of field and HDAO options to Normal in the interest of playability.
Nvidia's GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost beats AMD's Radeon HD 7850 by a small margin. Impressive, considering the GeForce cards didn't run Tomb Raider well at all when the game launched.
We get little extra information from our frame rate over time chart, though it is easier to see how the Radeon HD 6870 struggles to matain more than 30 FPS.
Frame time variance is consistently low, except for AMD's Radeon HD 6870. But even the 7.8 ms 95th percentile result is too small to notice during game play.
(wonder why tom's review is swaying more in favour of kepler everytime I see)
Although I can't say the same about the power consumption and some part in me actually hoped and expected the card would come with a game bundle.
edit: hardwarecanucks / PCPerspective. A lot of sites agree with Tom's, 7850 and 650ti boost are about the same in performance.
But the point is that is similar to 7850 while its cheaper. Now that's what I wanted to see when I was saying we need better performance for $$$. Now lets see AMD dropping its prices too so we can have a sweat war between them that profits our wallet :D.
I still do not like the idea of Odd memory configuration. 1GB/2GB @ 192bit. The last 512MB from 2GB model is only getting 64bit memory bandwidth. Why cant they offer a a proper 1.5GB version @ middle price $159?
Tomshardware fail to bench 2GB 7850. I like to see that vs 2GB 650Ti Boost.
now, if amd brings back 7850 1gb, it'd be awesome (i don't buy the 'lack of gddr5 chips' excuse for a second).
will there be gtx650tiboost sli performance analysis vs 7790 cfx and 7850 1gb cfx? hopefully nvidia has good drivers available because the sub $200 gfx card price war just got heated up.
edit: imho nvidia is late to the sub $200 gfx card price war. this card shoulda come out instead of gtx 650ti (128bit). amd should be updating with new gcn cards soon while kepler 2.0 seems nowhere in sight. better late(!) than never, i guess..