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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB GeForce GTX 650 1GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 235% 365%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 235% 365%
Cyberpunk 2077 360% 539%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 53% 113%
Need For Speed Heat 235% 365%
The Outer Worlds 179% 287%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 360% 539%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 213% 335%
Borderlands 3 254% 391%
FIFA 20 79% 148%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 1GB.

The GTX 650 has a 78 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 650 Ti, but the GTX 650 Ti has 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 650. As a result, the GTX 650 Ti exhibits a 28.8 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 650. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 650 has a 78 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 650 Ti and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 650 providing 1.2 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 650 Ti was released less than a year after the GTX 650, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GTX 650 Ti has 1024 MB more video memory than the GTX 650, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 650 Ti also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 650 Ti has 6.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 650, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 650 Ti is marginally better than the GTX 650.

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB has 768 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 650 1GB has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 Ti is 753 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 is 406. The GTX 650 Ti having 347 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 650 Ti delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 650.

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB requires 150 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 650 1GB requires 64 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 650, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the GTX 650 Ti. The GTX 650 Ti requires 86 Watts more than the GTX 650 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 650 Ti may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 650.

GPU Architecture

Core Speed980 MHzvs1058 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK106-220-A1Kepler GK107-450-A2
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date01 Oct 2012vs01 Sep 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1350 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth86.4GB/secvs80GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs green tick 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units768vs384
Actual Shader Performance36%vs20%
Texture Mapping Units64vs32
Texture Rate62.7 GTexel/svs33.9 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate15.7 GPixel/svs16.9 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs64 Watts
Recommended PSU-400 Watts & 29 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3450 3.1GHzvsIntel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB is a special edition of the fast-middle-class GeForce GTX 650 Ti.
This edition features a new and better cooling system called DirectCU II with that utilizes direct contact copper heatpipes so heat is dissipated efficiently, delivering a 20% cooler and vastly quieter performance than reference according to Asus and an increase in the central clock that went from 928MHz to 980MHz. The Memory clock was left untouched.
This edition performs better than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB because it's higher clocked and not because of the extra video memory.
Benchmarks indicate there's a 2.5% boost when compared to the reference GeForce GTX 650 Ti. Consumers will want to get the TOP version for superior performance.
GeForce GTX 650 1GB is a fast-middle-class GFX based on the 28nm Kepler architecture.
It's based on the Kepler GK107 Core (same used on GT 640) with a count of 384 CUDA Cores (just like GT 640) but paired with fast GDDR5.
Therefore, GeForce GTX 650 1GB can be addressed as a fast GeForce GT 640 paired with fast GDDR5.
Gaming benchmarks indicate its performance is about 1% better than previous generation - GeForce GTX 550 Ti which might not make it a worthy replacement due to its extra cost and that the most demanding games (Metro 2033, The Witcher II, etc) still require reduced settings while modern demanding games (Battlefield 3, Max Payne 3) are playable at high settings but not paired with extreme resolutions.
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