- Gainward GTX 650 Ti Boost Golden Sample reviewed
- A closer look at GS
- Nvidia Experience
- Crysis 3
- Hitman Absolution
- Metro 2033
- Sleeping Dogs
- Dirt Showdown
- 3DMark 11
- Unigine Valley
- Unigine Heaven
- Gainward ExperTool II & Overclocking
- Thermals, Noise, Consumption
- All Pages
Geforce GTX 650 Ti Boost is a strange beast, but Nvidia’s tinkering engineers managed to plug the performance and price gap between the GTX 650 Ti and GTX 660 pretty well. The Geforce GTX 650 Ti Boost graphics card delivers the usual feature set, but it also offers a few advantages over the plain GTX 650 Ti, such as SLI support and GPU Boost.
The GTX 650 Ti Boost and AMD’s HD 7850 are a very close match, both in terms of price and performance. The results are very close indeed and the choice between the two cards really comes down to the sort of games you prefer. Judging by the close results it looks like the crown may very well be decided by new drivers. It is also worth noting, however, that the GTX 650 Ti Boost makes plain GTX 650 cards look a lot less appealing.
Gainward’s GTX 650 Ti Boost Golden Sample doesn’t just look good on paper, it also performs quite well. The card is able to deliver high visual quality in games at 1920x1080, with in-game detail settings cranked all the way up to High. The cooler is not loud and it packs an arsenal of video outputs, which should be more than enough for everyone. Although the overclocking potential of the GPU doesn’t seem too impressive, bear in mind that this is still a factory overclocked card, and memory clocks are very easy to play around with.
Of course, price plays a huge role in the mid-range market segment and in this case it is rather tempting. In fact, we dare say that Gainward’s new Golden Sample is one of the best graphics cards you can get for less than €170 today.