Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti (GV-N65TOC-2GI) Video Card Review


The new GeForce GTX 650 Ti is the latest GPU from NVIDIA, targeted to video cards on the USD 150 segment. The Gigabyte GV-N65TOC-2GI comes overclocked, with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory instead of 1 GB and a better cooling solution than the standard model. Let’s see how this model from Gigabyte fared on our tests.

At USD 150, the new GeForce GTX 650 Ti is the quintessential mainstream video card, targeted to users who want to buy a good video card but don’t have the money to spend on a more expensive model. It comes to replace the GeForce GTX 550 Ti, and its main competitor is the Radeon HD 7770.

The new GeForce GTX 650 Ti uses the PCI Express 3.0 interface, similarly to its main competitor, while the GeForce GTX 550 Ti, which we also included in our comparisons, uses the PCI Express 2.0 interface. Differently from models starting with the GeForce GTX 660, the GeForce GTX 650 Ti doesn’t have a dynamic overclocking feature.

In the table below, we compare the main specifications for the video cards included in our review. The prices for the Gigabyte GV-N65TOC-2GI, the GeForce GTX 550 Ti, and the Radeon HD 7770 were researched at on the day we published this review and do not include rebates. The price for the GeForce GTX 650 Ti was provided by NVIDIA.

Video Card Core Clock Shader Clock Memory Clock (Effective) Memory Interface Memory Transfer Rate Memory Shaders DirectX Price
Gigabyte GV-N65TOC-2GI 1,032 MHz 1,032 MHz 5.4 GHz 128-bit 86.4 GB/s 2 GB GDDR5 768 11 USD 175
GeForce GTX 650 Ti 928 MHz 925 MHz 5.4 GHz 128-bit 86.4 GB/s 1 GB GDDR5 768 11 USD 150
GeForce GTX 550 Ti 900 MHz 1.8 GHz 4.1 GHz 192-bit 98.4 GB/s 1 GB GDDR5 192 11 USD 110 – 150
Radeon HD 7770 1 GHz 1 GHz 4.5 GHz 128-bit 72 GB/s 1 GB GDDR5 640 11.1 USD 120 – 150

You can compare the specs of these video cards with other video cards by taking a look at our “AMD ATI Chips Comparison Table” and “NVIDIA Chips Comparison Table” tutorials.

Now let’s take an in-depth look at the Gigabyte GV-N65TOC-2GI.

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Author: Gabriel Torres

Gabriel Torres is a Brazilian best-selling ICT expert, with 24 books published. He started his online career in 1996, when he launched Clube do Hardware, which is one of the oldest and largest websites about technology in Brazil. He created Hardware Secrets in 1999 to expand his knowledge outside his home country.

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