Gigabyte GTX 650 Ti 2GB: hhttp://goo.gl/Q8ZPI - $129.99
MSI GTX 650 Ti 1GB: http://goo.gl/0x2SO - $149.99
EVGA GTX 650 Ti 2GB SSC: http://goo.gl/6leqk - $179.99
Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to ensure that all aspects of the product are considered, there are often times unforeseen market conditions and manufacturer changes which occur after publication that could render our rating obsolete. Please do not base any purchase solely on our conclusion as it represents our product rating specifically for the product tested, which may differ from future versions of the same product. Benchmark Reviews begins our conclusion with a short summary for each of the areas that we rate.
First and foremost is our performance rating. When the GeForce GTX 650 Ti surprised me with its arrival, I was caught off guard and lacked lower-end video cards that might compete well against it. The AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition seemed like a worthwhile foe, and while it was easily outperformed in every single benchmark test it still did a decent job of offering a challenge. Lost Planet 2 and Battlefield 3 made the Radeon HD 6970 seem like a good match, too, although that card generally outperforms the 650 Ti. So where does it stand in comparison to the competition? According to NVIDIA the GTX 650 Ti is rivaled by the HD 7770 series, but with these results I presume they're referring to an extremely overclocked version because the 650 Ti trounced it every time. Perhaps the AMD Radeon HD 7850 might match up well, if only it didn't cost $25-40 more.
Regardless of how you perceive this card's looks, construction is the one area that NVIDIA continually shines. The 75mm fan on GTX 650 Ti is extremely quiet during loaded operation, primarily due to an efficient design but also a result of Kepler's CUDA cores that consume less energy and emit less heat. GTX 650 TI requires a single lonely 6-pin PCI-E power connection, which helps to keep this video card compatible with nearly every existing power supply unit. GeForce GTX 650 Ti has one of the shortest PCBs we've seen from a GTX-series graphics card, measuring 5.65" long, and makes this the perfect graphics card for robust HTPC applications. Even better yet, consumers now have an affordable single-GPU solution capable of driving three monitors with the inclusion of two DVI ports and supplementary mini-HDMI.
+ Easily outperforms the AMD Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
+ 75mm Cooling fan operates at very quiet acoustic levels
+ Extremely low power consumption and heat output
+ Short 5.65" profile fits into compact size computer cases
+ Triple-display NVIDIA Surround support
+ Delivers TXAA support
- Does not offer NVIDIA GPU Boost
- Lacks SLI functionality
DX10: Crysis Warhead
DX11: Aliens vs Predator
DX11: Batman Arkham City
DX11: Battlefield 3
DX11: Lost Planet 2
DX11: Metro 2033
DX11: Unigine Heaven 3.0