Face-Off: GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1 GB vs GeForce GTX 570 1.3 GB

Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1 GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1 GB

Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 1.3 GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 1.3 GB
 
Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1 GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 1.3 GB
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1 GB
Overview - Full review
Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 1.3 GB
Overview - Full review
Price
Bioshock Infinite
Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti 1 GB
Nvidia GeForce GTX 570 1.3 GB
Score
2/5
3/5
Size & Noise
5/5 4/5
Power Use
5/5 2/5
Performance in Games
1/5 4/5
User Score
Specifications
Specifications
Chip GK106
GPU frequency 925
Memory quantity 1
Memory type GDDR5
Memory frequency 1350
Cooler Double-decker
Connectors 2 x DVI, 1 x mini HDMI 1.4
Driver tested ForceWare 306.38
Specifications
Chip GF110
GPU frequency 732
Memory quantity 1280
Memory type GDDR5
Memory frequency 950
Cooler Double-decker
Connectors 2x DVI + 1x mini-HDMI
Driver tested ForceWare 270.51
Conclusion
This is a well-rounded graphics card with decent enough power use and gaming performances. Plus, the compact fan in the reference card is actually quite discreet. Your ears will thank you for it!
This NVIDIA card is a real gem! It offers fast gaming, compatibility with a load of extra features (3D, CUDA) and, above all, fairly quiet operation. Keep an eye on the price to make sure you get best value for money.
Pros

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Very compact design

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Quiet operation

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Low power use

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Nice extra functions: framerate capping, advanced vertical sync, etc.

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Good gaming performance

+

Heatsink is effective and quiet in 2D

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DirectX 11 compatibility

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3D Vision and 3D Surround audio

+

Accelerated processing for CUDA compatible applications

Cons

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There are faster, more powerful cards out there

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Power consumption is still relatively high