EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Superclocked 2GB preview

In late March Nvidia introduced (and we reviewed) the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost, which was a new version of the GeForce GTX 650 Ti. When you look at the specs you'll see that it's an entry-level version of the GeForce GTX 660. Clock frequencies, turbo and memory bandwidth are all identical. Only the number of active shader units is the same as on the original GTX 650 Ti Boost.

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost is Nvidia's answer to the AMD Radeon HD 7790. Nvidia's card is generally slightly faster, but it's also slightly more expensive.

We've already tested GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost cards from ASUS and MSI. Today we'll be taking a closer look at EVGA's take on it, the EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Superclocked 2GB.

The EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Superclocked has a cooler of the wind tunnel variety. A radial fan on the back blows air through the heatsink and out. It's a good way of making sure the warm air doesn't remain inside the computer chassis, but it's also more difficult to keep quiet.

The term Superclocked sounds promising of course. EVGA overclocked the GPU to 1,072MHz with a 1,137MHz Boost clock. That's more than both the reference GTX 650 Ti Boost (980MHz) and the cards from ASUS and MSI (1,020and 1,033MHz, respectively) The memory speed is the same, at 1,502MHz.

The monitor connectors consist of HDMI, DisplayPort and two DVI ports, and there's the standard PEG6 power connector. The card doesn't come with any extras worth mentioning.

The EVGA card costs the same as the ASUS and MSI cards we tested, with an average of £145. So you get slightly higher clock frequencies for the same amount of money. Let's look at the benchmark results. You can read the rest of EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost Superclocked 2GB preview on Hardware.info.