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Originally Posted by svenge View Post

Yeah, it makes for an unwieldy name. However, I can see why they did it.

It's got the same processing hardware as the original GTX 650 Ti but has the memory bus back-end and clock speed of the reference GTX 660 (including the boost clock which was missing from the original GTX 650 Ti).

That, and the word "boost" is regularly used for marketing stuff to young men (e.g. "Boost Mobile" phones).

I'd rather they just called it GTX 650 Ti 768 like they called the GTX 560Ti 448.
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I'd rather they just called it GTX 650 Ti 768 like they called the GTX 560Ti 448.

Didn't they call the "GTX 560 Ti 448" that because they increased the amount of CUDA cores from its previous 384? That wouldn't work this time because the number of CUDA cores is the same between the original and "boost" 650 Ti models as seen below:
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             CUDA TMU ROP SMX BASE BOOST  MEM BUS

650 Ti        768  64  16   4  928   N/A 5400 128
650 Ti Boost  768  64  16   4  980  1032 6008 192
660           960  80  24   5  980  1032 6008 192

Although in the spirit of your post, perhaps they could've called it the "GTX 650 Ti 192" in reference to its memory bus being upgraded from 128-bit to 192-bit. The problem with doing so is perhaps that people would assume that it only has 192 CUDA cores or something.

When you think about it, memory buses aren't very sexy things to advertise so perhaps it is best that they play up the "boost clock" functionality instead.
Edited by svenge - 3/25/13 at 12:44pm
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Which do you guys/gals think is best for gaming at 1920 x 1080:

SLI 2 x 650 TI Boost or Crossfire 2 x 7790 OR buy a single 7870/660 instead?
Edited by black7hought - 3/26/13 at 7:30am
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Which do you guys/gals think is best for gaming at 1920 x 1080:

SLI 2 x 650 TI Boost or Crossfire 2 x 7790 OR buy a single 7870/660 instead?

The 650 Ti Boost is quite a bit faster than the 7790, so if you were to do 2 cards, the Boost would be the way to go. However, I'd put the $350 that it would cost to do that and just get a 670 or 7950.
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The 650 Ti Boost is quite a bit faster than the 7790, so if you were to do 2 cards, the Boost would be the way to go. However, I'd put the $350 that it would cost to do that and just get a 670 or 7950.

Yeah, that would make more sense lol.
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Wait the boost will be able to SLI?!

Yes, this have been confirmed by multiple review sites and you can clearly see the SLI connector on 650Ti Boost.


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Originally Posted by svenge View Post

Didn't they call the "GTX 560 Ti 448" that because they increased the amount of CUDA cores from its previous 384? That wouldn't work this time because the number of CUDA cores is the same between the original and "boost" 650 Ti models as seen below:
Code:
             CUDA TMU ROP SMX BASE BOOST  MEM BUS

650 Ti        768  64  16   4  928   N/A 5400 128
650 Ti Boost  768  64  16   4  980  1032 6008 192
660           960  80  24   5  980  1032 6008 192

Although in the spirit of your post, perhaps they could've called it the "GTX 650 Ti 192" in reference to its memory bus being upgraded from 128-bit to 192-bit. The problem with doing so is perhaps that people would assume that it only has 192 CUDA cores or something.

When you think about it, memory buses aren't very sexy things to advertise so perhaps it is best that they play up the "boost clock" functionality instead.

My mistake, Maybe 660 LE would have been a more specific game since it is a partially disabled GK106 chip.
Edited by sherlock - 3/26/13 at 2:54pm
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in the end, think of the 650ti boost more like a cut down 660(which it really is) then a revamp of a 650ti. being so, bunch the concept of sli compatibility along with it.
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Yes, this have been confirmed by multiple review sites and you can clearly see the SLI connector on 650Ti Boost.


My mistake, Maybe 660 LE would have been a more specific game since it is a partially disabled GK106 chip.

Either 660 LE or SE would work. I'd probably pick SE, as it would generate less confusion in the marketplace since the "LE" suffix is already used by the public for AMD's 7870 XT / Tahiti LE card...
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