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Hardware Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Baz, 26 Mar 2013.

  1. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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  2. lilgoth89

    lilgoth89 Captin Calliope

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    am I the only person that thinks the cpu block is on sideways ?

    the fins on most 'blower' type cards always run front to back, but your seems to run across the flow of air...maybe a previous reviewer put it on sideways ? would explain the toasty temps if it is the wrong way ?
     
  3. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    Ha! well spotted; I took that shot when re-building the card, and then realised it was on wrong, derp.
     
  4. MrJay

    MrJay You are always where you want to be

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    I must admit i saw that pic then skipped strait to the power consumption and thermals section : P
     
  5. David

    David RIP Tel

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    The 650 Boost is listed on Scan at £141.18, and the 660 non Ti is on there at £142.39.

    :eyebrow:
     
  6. Luciel

    Luciel Needs more rust

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    This might be an isolated case in the UK though as in Spain for example the 650ti boost is 160€ (around 140 quid) and the 660 is 200€ so there´s a decent price difference.
     
  7. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    For UK pricing retailers have really shot them self in the foot with this, converting the US price of $149 comes out around £100.
    And from Luciel comment it would seem other country's are similar :(
    Damn greedy UK retailers need to drop there prices.
     
  8. David

    David RIP Tel

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    It's nothing to do with greedy retailers, their markups will be no greater than anywhere else.
     
  9. Hustler

    Hustler Well-Known Member

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    Lol..will Nvidia ever learn to price a card correctly.

    The GPU market desperately needs a viable 3rd choice to shake these two cosy cartel/price fixing idiots out of their arrogant complacency.


    And I assume Nvidia will now let the non TI 660 die a quiet EOL death, just as AMD are about to kill off the 1Gb 7850?
     
  10. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    Then forgive me for being dumb, but how do you explain that vast price difference from a 650 boost to a 660 in other country's being about £50 yet in the UK the price difference is £2
     
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    There was a viable 3rd choice but it did not sell at all so it went bankrupt.

    They may not be even 2 choices come the end of the year.
     
  12. LightningPete

    LightningPete Diagnosis: ARMAII-Holic

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    Would you like to elabourate on this? Nvidia and AMD dont seem to be dieing at any point soon?
     
  13. Lenderz

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    PowerVR and Matrox haven't gone bust? I remember them being the viable alternatives. I assume you are referring to 3DFX, which I have always thought mismanagement lead to their downfall rather than low sales.
     
  14. Paulg1971

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    I would like to see reviews comparing them to similar cards from a couple of generations ago.I have a AMD 5850 and would like to see improvements similar priced or even cheaper cards would give me. At the moment all I see are how fast card are compared to cards out now. Not really much use to me.
     
  15. pbryanw

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    I find Anandtech's bench very useful in cases like this. Here's a link to their 650Ti vs 5850 comparison - it's very close in terms of performance:
    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/680?vs=512
     
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