NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost OC Duel - ASUS vs. Palit


Test Setup

Test Setup

For those who've been following our reviews, take note that we've replaced our old test rig with a brand new one for 2013. Here are the new specs we'll be running with:

  • Intel Core i7-3960X (3.3GHz)
  • ASUS P9X79 Pro (Intel X79 chipset) Motherboard
  • 4 x 2GB DDR3-1600 G.Skill Ripjaws Memory
  • Seagate 7200.10 200GB SATA hard drive (OS)
  • Western Digital Caviar Black 7200 RPM 1TB SATA hard drive (Benchmarks + Games)
  • Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Here's the list of cards we'll be testing and the drivers used:

  • ASUS GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost DirectCU II OC 2GB GDDR5 (NVIDIA ForceWare 314.21 Beta)
  • Palit GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost OC 2GB GDDR5 (NVIDIA ForceWare 314.21 Beta)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB GDDR5 (NVIDIA ForceWare 314.21 Beta)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB GDDR5 (NVIDIA ForceWare 310.90)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB GDDR5 (NVIDIA ForceWare 314.14)
  • ASUS Radeon HD 7790 DirectCU2 1GB GDDR5 (AMD Catalyst 13.3 Beta)
  • AMD Radeon HD 7770 1GB GDDR5 (AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta)
  • AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB GDDR5 (AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta)
     

Benchmarks

As neither card is overclocked to specs much higher than the reference version, we will be focusing on overclocking potential, temperature performance and power consumption in this duel. But just to understand where they rank out of the box, we've also got a couple of benchmarks to take care of that. For a complete analysis of the GTX 650 Ti Boost's standard performance capabilities across a wider variety of games, refer to our reference card review.

  • Futuremark 3DMark 11
  • Crysis 3
  • Overclocking (Futuremark 3DMark 11)
  • Temperature
  • Power Consumption