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MSI GTX 650 Ti Boost Spotted Before Release

A number of pictures and details about MSI's latest graphics card have surfaced. We first saw the product teased at CeBIT.

The information that we have learned is that the GTX 650 Ti Boost is basically a GTX 650 Ti with a boost clock (which the GTX 650 Ti doesn't feature), along with a faster memory interface and better components. The purpose of the new GTX 650 Ti Boost is to compete with AMD's 7790 that has just launched.

For starters, MSI's GTX 650 Ti Boost is a factory overclocked card that features a core speed of 1,033 MHz. We know that it will have a boost clock, but we do not know how high it will be. Usually, we see boost clocks that are around 50 MHz or just shy of 100 MHz above the core speed, although this is not always the case.

The GTX 650 Ti Boost from MSI also has a memory speed of 6 GHz, which runs on a 192-bit memory interface, in contrast to the 128-bit memory interface that the standard GTX 650 Ti runs on.

MSI's version will have a TwinFrozrIII cooler along with a more potent PCB and power delivery design.

Expect the card to be priced under $200. The launch is still scheduled for this month.

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Niels Broekhuijsen
Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He covers hardware news on all components and peripherals.
  • amdfangirl
    I thought this card was supposed to launch today :/
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  • Stimpack
    I'm in the market for a graphics card at $150-$180. The 7850 looks like the best option, and the 7790/650 Ti+ do not seem like they come close in terms of performance/price ratio. Does anyone disagree? Is there something I'm missing?
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  • madjimms
    I just want the Titan with 650Ti power consumption... :-(
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  • slomo4sho
    Oh the joys of competition :)

    Now only if they would enable SLI...
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  • dudewitbow
    amdfangirlI thought this card was supposed to launch todayI dont remember, but I think it was sceduled for the 26th, which is tommorrow(at least for PST). (or was it thursday, i cant even remember)
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  • abegnale
    The purpose of the new GTX 560 Ti Boost is to compete with AMD's 7790 that has just launched.

    typo.
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  • I'm in the market for a graphics card at $150-$180. The 7850 looks like the best option, and the 7790/650 Ti+ do not seem like they come close in terms of performance/price ratio. Does anyone disagree? Is there something I'm missing?

    I have read in one review or another that AMD has hinted that the 7850 1gb card won't be hanging around at it's current price forever. Now whether that means the price will go up or the card will be phased out I don't know. So if you want one I wouldn't wait to long or they may be hard to find at 185$.
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  • amuffin
    amdfangirlI thought this card was supposed to launch todayIs that going to be your new card? :)
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  • Truckinupga
    I read that even with the added power on the 650 TI, That the price would not change. It was only to compete with AMD's 7790. I expected there would be a price increase, PC hardware manufacturers are not about to give up a chance to make more money if they can.
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  • dudewitbow
    10557988 said:
    I'm in the market for a graphics card at $150-$180. The 7850 looks like the best option, and the 7790/650 Ti+ do not seem like they come close in terms of performance/price ratio. Does anyone disagree? Is there something I'm missing?

    I have read in one review or another that AMD has hinted that the 7850 1gb card won't be hanging around at it's current price forever. Now whether that means the price will go up or the card will be phased out I don't know. So if you want one I wouldn't wait to long or they may be hard to find at 185$.

    the 7850 1gb is phasing out due to production for ddr5 vram for that model is ceasing.


    10558027 said:
    I read that even with the added power on the 650 TI, That the price would not change. It was only to compete with AMD's 7790. I expected there would be a price increase, PC hardware manufacturers are not about to give up a chance to make more money if they can.

    the prices will shift a little. I believe in the UK,(read on OCN) that the 650ti and 660 are about to take a small price cut. the new 650ti will take the old 650ti's relative price spot and then some. If I had to make a early guess, the 192 bus thats going in this 650ti boost will give it an edge on where the 7790 slacks in heavy loaded games due to the 7790 only having a 6000 mhz memory speed on top of a 128 bus.
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