Pricing and Test Setup

Our performance testing today on the GTX 650 Ti BOOST will be fairly quick and focus on the 1920×1080 testing that I think this class of card will be targeted at.

Testing Configuration

The specifications for our testing system haven't changed much.

Test System Setup
CPU Intel Core i7-3960X Sandy Bridge-E
Motherboard ASUS P9X79 Deluxe
Memory Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 16GB
Hard Drive OCZ Agility 4 256GB SSD
Sound Card On-board
Graphics Card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB
Sapphire Radeon HD 7790 OC 1GB
AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB
Graphics Drivers AMD: 13.2 beta 7
NVIDIA: 314.14 beta (GTX 650 Ti BOOST)
NVIDIA: 314.07 beta
Power Supply Corsair AX1200i
Operating System Windows 8 Pro x64

What you should be watching for

  1. GTX 650 Ti BOOST vs GTX 650 Ti – How much of a performance increase do we see on these two cards that are essentially only identical in name, with the inclusion of GPU Boost, the 192-bit memory bus and high clocks?
  2. GTX 650 Ti BOOST vs GTX 660 – Can the GTX 650 Ti BOOST compete with the higher priced GTX 660?
  3. GTX 650 Ti BOOST vs HD 7790 – Both of these cards were released this week – which one offers the best performance per dollar?
  4. GTX 650 Ti BOOST vs HD 7850 – The higher end GPU from AMD is a bit more costly than the GTX 650 Ti BOOST but it turns out the fight is a lot closer than we might have though.

On to the benchmarks!

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