Rumor: GeForce GTX 650 Ti Launching in October


Rumor: GeForce GTX 650 Ti Launching in October

NVIDIA is rumored to be launching its GeForce GTX 650 Ti next month in October. This GPU will supposedly fill up the market demand that will fall between the GTX 650 and GTX 660-based graphics cards. The GeForce GTX 650 Ti sports the same GK106 core as the GeForce GTX 660; however, NVIDIA has disabled one GPC and one memory controller of this core chip. Cards based on the GeForce GTX 650 Ti are limited to 1GB of video memory and feature no support for GPU Boost.

Specifications of GeForce GTX 650, GTX 650 and GTX 660

Model GeForce GTX 650 Ti GeForce GTX 650 GeForce GTX 660
Core Code GK106 GK107 GK106
Transistor Count ~2540 million 1300 million 2540 million
Manufacturing Process 28nm 28nm 28nm
Core Clock 960MHz 1058MHz 980MHz
Stream Processors 576 Stream processing units

384 Stream processing units

960 Stream processing units

Stream Processor Clock 960MHz 1058MHz 980MHz
Texture Mapping Units (TMU) or Texture Filtering (TF) units 48 32 80
Raster Operator units (ROP)  N.A. 16 24
Video Memory Size 1GB GDDR5 1 / 2GB GDDR5 2GB GDDR5
Memory Clock 5400MHz GDDR5 5000MHz GDDR5 6008MHz GDDR5
DDR Memory Bus 128-bit 128-bit 192-bit
Memory Bandwidth 86GB/s 80GB/s 144.2GB/s
PCI Express Interface PCIe ver 3.0 x16 PCIe ver 3.0 x16 PCIe ver 3.0 x16
Molex Power Connectors N.A. (TDP: <85W)

1 x 6-pin (TDP: 64W)

1 x 6-pin (TDP: 75W)

Video Connectors  N.A.

2 x DL-DVI, 1 x mini-HDMI

2 x DL-DVI, 1 x HDMI

Street Price Launch Price: US$149 - US$179 Launch Price: US$109 Launch Price: US$229

According to ExtremeTech, there are rumors that NVIDIA is planning to launch another GK106-based card that will put it squarely in-between the GTX 650 Ti and GTX 660. This new GPU is called the GTX 660 SE that will sport two GPC and a larger memory bus. With reference to the GTX 650 Ti price range, GTX 660 SE will be priced below US$200 but more expensive than the former. If these new GK106-based cards are to hit the retail market, it would definitely give more choices to consumers who are considering the AMD Radeon HD 7800 series of graphics cards, whose prices had been reduced last month.

(Source: ExtremeTech)

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