ZOTAC GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Review
Article Publish Date:
The GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost was Nvidia’s swift response to the AMD Radeon HD 7790. The 650 Ti Boost though features a larger memory interface than the HD 7790 and it also has a more robust GPU engine driving it, meaning it is the better of the two cards.
The latest model to enter our labs is the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost, which utilizes the same GK106 architecture that is comprised of 4 SMX units, arranged in an asymmetric 3 GPC configuration – along with 24 ROPs, 3 64bit memory controllers, and 384KB of L2 cache. This equates to the GPU having a total of 768 CUDA cores and 64 texture units. Three ROP clusters output up to 24 full-color raster operations per clock, and the aggregate memory interface is 192-bits wide thanks to a trio of 64-bit controllers.
All the aforementioned specifications are true across the board for all Nvidia GTX 650 Ti Boost graphics cards, but the ZOTAC model features two key improvements; the first is this card utilizes their advanced Dual Silencer thermal solution and it also features improved performance out of the box via higher clock frequencies. Of course this does add to the price, but according to the current prices on Newegg.com it is only $15 more expensive than models that are based on the reference design.