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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?
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  • Soda-88
    Nice for people with crappy OEM PSUs on a budget.
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  • killerclick
    Now mount a huge aftermarket heatsink on it and run it passive.
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  • walterm
    10-30% better than HD 7750 if it delivers as described.
    Competition for the HD 7750 card, depending on price. 7750 available in half height, SFF, not mentioned for GTX.
    Excellent for upgrading prebuilts, HTPCs, low budget or low power builds.

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  • InvalidError
    The ATX specification says how stuff mechanically fits inside the case, power connectors and their ratings. It may define the power to a 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe power connectors but not the power through the PCIe slot. PCIe slot power is defined in the PCIe spec.
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  • disolitude
    walterm10-30% better than HD 7750 if it delivers as described.Competition for the HD 7750 card, depending on price. 7750 available in half height, SFF, not mentioned for GTX.Excellent for upgrading prebuilts, HTPCs, low budget or low power builds.
    Are you saying performance is 10-30% better than 7750? 7750 will run circles around this card (GDDR5).
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  • walterm
    And price/ ?
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  • Fokissed
    ankit0x1Aside from this, users will find the usual 384 CUDA cores andthe GDDR5 memory running at 5 GHz as on the referencemodel.5 Ghz?GDDR5 uses two write clocks (WCK) at twice the clock rate as the command clock (CK). Therefore a CK of 1.25GHz means the WCK is running at 2.5GHz, and there is two of them, totaling an effective 5GHz.
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  • lassik
    disolitudeAre you saying performance is 10-30% better than 7750? 7750 will run circles around this card (GDDR5).
    The 650 GTX is around 10% faster than the 7750, the 7770 however is around 10% faster than the 650 GTX. Nearly every benchmark shows this.
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  • Onus
    This has been on Newegg for a while now. Although the cooler is wider, the fact that it only needs one slot for mounting is nice.
    According to http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/535?vs=681 it trades blows with the HD7750, but is remarkably better in BF3, and basically AWOL in most GPGPU tasks.
    If there's room for the cooler, it looks like a viable choice for a mini-ITX build, although as Walterm pointed out, the HD7750 is available in low-profile (and single-slot width, including cooler).
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