The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Review, Feat. Gigabyte, Zotac, & EVGAby Ryan Smith on October 9, 2012 9:00 AM EST
Overclocking: Gaming Performance
Because all of our GTX 650 Ti cards hit the same clockspeeds when overclocking, there’s absolutely nothing to meaningfully separate them from one-another when it comes to gaming performance. The real difference was in their power consumption, temperatures, and fan noise.
With that in mind, the performance improvement is nothing short of astonishing. Between the 27% core overclock and the 22% memory overclock we’re looking at performance gains in the range of 20-25%. This isn’t enough to catch the GTX 660, but it’s enough to improve performance in a number of situations, including making 1920x1200 playable more often. It goes without saying that this is also enough to catch up to the stock 7850 in those scenarios where the 7850 isn’t leading by more than 25%.