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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost review

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost - The New & Improved Mid-Range Kepler

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Overall rating 8.5/10
Performance:
8.5
Features:
7.5
Value:
8.5
THE GOOD
Close to GTX 660 performance
Great value
THE BAD
Average overclocking potential
Reference design is bigger than the original GTX 650 Ti


Unigine 4.0 "Heaven" and Unigine "Valley" 1.0 Results

Unigine 4.0 "Heaven" Results

Unigine's "Heaven" benchmark tests GPUs with extreme tessellation, dynamic sky with volumetric clouds, real-time global illumination, and screen-space ambient occlusion among others.

The GTX 650 Ti Boost surprised us here by beating the ASUS Radeon HD 7790 by as much as 20% in almost every setting and also outscored the HD 7850 by a few percent on all settings. In fact, it was much closer in performance to the GTX 660, trailing it by just a few percent with AA turned off. Even with 8x AA, the difference between the GTX 650 Ti Boost and GTX 660 was only a few FPS apart.

     

 

Unigine "Valley" 1.0 Results

Valley is a new benchmark from Unigine that renders a highly detailed seamless landscape covering a total area of 64,000 square kilometers. It also utilizes dynamic sky effects, volumetric clouds, sun shafts, DOF, and ambient occlusion.

We saw a similar result to our Heaven benchmark, with the GTX 650 Ti Boost outscoring the ASUS Radeon HD 7790 by as much as 20% and the HD 7850 by as much as 8%, only slightly trailing the GTX 660 by less than 1%.