Earlier this week we reviewed NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 650 Ti. As this was a hard launch many of NVIDIA’s partners have had their cards available for purchase from day-one, so we’re here to provide you with a summary of what’s available with this week’s launch.

Before we dive into things we wanted to quickly point out that because of NVIDIA’s GTX 650 Ti Assassin’s Creed III promotion, prices are being distorted some. Manufacturers appear to be paying $5-$10 for the game, causing the price of most of these cards to come in over NVIDIA’s $149 MSRP. The only card initially available at Newegg at $149 is EVGA’s reference clocked card, which doesn’t include Assassin’s Creed III.

  ASUS EVGA EVGA SSC Galaxy
Part Number GTX650TI-1GD5 01G-P4-3650-KR 01G-P4-3652-KR 65IGH8DL7AXX
Core Clock 928MHz 928 MHz 1071 MHz 966MHz
Memory Clock 5400 MHz 5400 MHz 5400 MHz 5400 MHz
Dimensions in inches
(dimensions in mm)
8.39” x 4.72” x ???
(213.11 x 119.89 x ???)
6" x 4.38" x ???
(152.4 x 111.25 x ???)
6" x 4.38" x ???
(152.4 x 111.25 x ???)
6.88" x 4.37" x 1.51"
(174.75  x 111 x 38.35)
Outputs 2x DVI-D, VGA, HDMI 2x DVI-I, Mini-HDMI 2x DVI-I, Mini-HDMI 2x DVI-I, Mini-HDMI
Included accessories N/A DVI to VGA, 4-pin to 6-pin DVI to VGA, 4-pin to 6-pin DVI to VGA, 4-pin to 6-pin
Warranty 3 year 3 year 3 year 3 year
Price (Newegg) $154.99 $149.99 $159.99 $159.99

 

  Gigabyte Triangle Gigabyte Windforce MSI
Part Number GV-N65TOC-1GI GV-N65TOC-2GI N650Ti PE 1GD5/OC
Core Clock 1032 MHz 1032 MHz 993 MHz
Memory Clock 5400 MHz 5400 MHz 5400 MHz
Dimensions in inches
(dimensions in mm)
??? ???

9.06” x 5.16” x 1.38”
(230 x 131 x 35)

Outputs 2x DVI-D, VGA, HDMI 2x DVI-D, VGA, HDMI 2x DVI-I, Mini-HDMI
Included accessories 4-pin to 6-pin 4-pin to 6-pin DVI to VGA, 4-pin to 6-pin
Warranty 3 year 3 year 3-year parts/2-year labor
Price (Newegg) $159.99 $174.99 $159.99

 

  Zotac Zotac AMP
Part Number ZT-61102-10M ZT-61103-10M
Core Clock 941 MHz 1033 MHz
Memory Clock 5400 MHz 6200 MHz
Dimensions in inches
(dimensions in mm)

6.03" x 4.38" x 1.39"
(153.16 x 111.25 x 35.31)

4.37” x 6.03” x ???
(111.15 x 153.162 x ???)

Outputs 2x DVI-I, 2x HDMI 2x DVI-I, 2x HDMI
Included accessories DVI to VGA, 4-pin to 6-pin DVI to VGA, 4-pin to 6-pin
Warranty 2 year (Lifetime with registration) 2 year (Lifetime with registration)
Price (Newegg) $169.99

Unlisted
($179 MSRP)

Card dimensions should be taken as an estimate rather than a precise measurement, as manufacturers haven’t standardized the unit of measurement for their cards. Some cards were measured in inches while others were in metric. I’ve done the necessary conversions to both formats, but the physical product does not always match the dimensions given on the spec sheet.

ASUS (Product Page)

This card is among the largest of the lineup, due to its second fan, which should be taken into consideration with some setups.

EVGA (Product Page)

& EVGA Super Superclocked (Product Page)

By skipping the Assassin’s Creed III promotion on their entry-level card, EVGA boasts the least expensive card of the competition by a slight margin. Meanwhile, for an investment of $10 you can get the Super Superclocked version (reviewed here) which includes Assassin’s Creed III along with a hefty factory core overclock of 15%. Based on NVIDIA’s reference design, the cards are also among the most compact of the bunch.

Galaxy (Product Page)

As with many other GTX 650 Ti cards launching today, Galaxy is seeding the market first with a factory overclocked model, with a shipping clockspeed of 966Mhz. Otherwise, Galaxy’s sole GTX 650 Ti is a fairly standard card, featuring a single-fan open air cooler and NVIDIA’s standard port configuration of 2 DVI ports alongside a mini-HDMI port.

Gigabyte Triangle (Product Page)

Gigabyte’s GTX 650 Ti “Triangle” is their entry-level GTX 650 Ti card, based on a short PCB (presumebly NVIDIA’s reference PCB) and equipped with an open air fan & heatsink combination that Gigabyte calls their Triangle cooler. Like Gigabyte’s other GTX 650 Ti this features a fairly large factory overclock, with the card shipping at 1032MHz.

Gigabyte Windforce (Product Page)

This card, which we have reviewed more in-depth, is the 2GB product for Gigabyte’s 650Ti line and is equipped with Gigabyte’s Windforce 2X cooler, which is composed of two 100mm fans mounted over a large aluminum heatsink. While the dimensions were not specified, the cooling system requires more space than most cards in the lineup due to the second fan. Like the Triangle this card ships with a 1032MHz factory overclock.

MSI (Product Page)

The largest card in the lineup, this card also has a 3-year parts and 2-year labor warranty, like most MSI graphics cards. MSI is offering a mild factory overclock here shipping the card at 993MHz.

Zotac (Product Page)

 

Zotac is the only company in this lineup with a 2-year warranty, while also charging the highest premium for its cards. However, with product registration you can upgrade to an extended limited lifetime warranty, which may explain the increase in cost. Zotac also offers a factory overclock on this model –making them the only vendor to not offer a true reference clocked card – but at 941MHz the difference is trivial at best.

Zotac AMP! Edition (Product Page)

 

The Zotac AMP has all the features of the Zotac 650 Ti above, but it also is the only card in the lineup with a factory overclock on its memory, with Zotac having bumped it up to 6.2GHz. In our launch-day review this was among the best cards we reviewed, but also among the most expensive.

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  • MySchizoBuddy - Thursday, October 11, 2012 - link

    Can you please do an article with CUDA only benchmarks comparing various NVIDIA only GPUs. Reply
  • jaydee - Thursday, October 11, 2012 - link

    No displayport on any of these? Really? Reply
  • Conficio - Thursday, October 11, 2012 - link

    In the table both Gigabyte cards are listed with the same clockspeeds,, while the detailed text says one id higher clocked. Reply
  • Conficio - Thursday, October 11, 2012 - link

    Don't listen to me. They are both overclocked the same way?? Reply
  • jaydee - Thursday, October 11, 2012 - link

    I think the differentiator is the amount of RAM, not the clock speeds. THe more expensive card has 2GB of GDDR5, the cheaper one has 1GB. Reply
  • Teknobug - Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - link

    Looks like they're going into the HTPC or microITX design low profile now? I always hated long cards, I've had problems with some long cards in the past and had to buy a different case because the long card would hit the HDD bracket. The old Gravis UltraSound back in the 90's was one of the longest cards I've ever had and was a headache to fit into my 486 at the time.

    Question is, with such a low profile like that, will it be up to the task for heavy gaming and have adequate cooling with just 1 fan?
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  • otakotak - Thursday, December 20, 2012 - link

    I bought Gigabyte Windforce 2 months ago but now it failed. what reason occurence of damage . really lost to me $175 us dollar( RM460 in my country) to use for 2 months . can anyone help. sorry my broken language Reply
  • balazer - Tuesday, October 01, 2013 - link

    None of these cards appear to have two DVI-I ports. The table is incorrect. Reply
  • P40EWarhawk - Tuesday, April 08, 2014 - link

    I have a MSI 650 Ti based on the reference clocks, I got it because it was much cheaper than the factory overclocked models. (why pay extra for something you can do for free right?) Anyway I like to use Nvidia Inspector to overclock mine with, I like how you can set what clocks you want with Nvidia inspector and then make a shortcut to it, And it automatically overclocks the card without anything running in the background, My basic MSI model Overclocks really well, I have not tried any real serious overclocks, The 650 Ti is a strong enough card for almost anything at stock clock anyway. But I have matched all the clocks of all factory overclock settings with success, The memory on my card overclocks beautifully too, Just like the AMP edition I can set my memory speed from 1350 mhz to 1500 mhz boosting the cards memory bandwidth from 86.4 GB/s to 96.0 GB/s, giving a very nice increase in FPS for higher resolution, The GPU clock at stock is 928mhz, and the highest I clocked the core so far is 1033, This raises pixel/texture from 14.8 Pixel and 59.4 Texture while at stock 928 mhz to 16.5 Pixel and 66.1 Texture at 1033 mhz, That is a very nice boost for just a 105 mhz increase. This card really overclocks well, Delivers very nice performance, My 650 Ti cost $119 dollars and also had a $20 rebate, So at that price this card is unbeatable. For that I recommend the GTX 650 Ti to anyone needing a GPU for modern gaming. I still also recommend it over the 750 Ti, The 650 Ti's performance is a little less than the 750 Ti's , But not enough of a difference in performance to pay $149.99 for the 750 Ti, Because you can get close to the same performance with the 650 Ti for $119.99 , However it is up to you. But in my opinion Nvidia really needs to lower the price of the 750 Ti if they expect it to be succesfull, There are too many GPU's with a lower price tag that can perform just as good, And GPU's at the price of $150 that can perform better. Reply

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