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been wanting the 650ti due to its size (as i'll be building a m-itx system). I heard the 7790, the new 650 ti boost are coming out.
I wont do much gaming to the need of a 660 or 7950 type card isnt a must. Though the 7850 is cheap for its performance the pcb is too long for my plans.

Inevitably ill want to WC the system too.

should I spend the extra $ on a 2gb card?
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of course for modern game at 1080p or more, you need at least 2Gb Btw the New 650Ti BOOST
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my monitor is only 1050x1920 or what not.
i dont exactly care if i dont get the most extreme graphics.. I even considered the 7770 ghz
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Normally I'd recommend the new GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB, but it's just as large as the GTX 660 that it's based on so that may be a problem for you.

The smallest decent-performing NVIDIA card is the original GTX 650 Ti, but a card of that capability wouldn't need 2GB anyhow so the less-expensive 1GB models would work for you.
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of course for modern game at 1080p or more, you need at least 2Gb Btw the New 650Ti BOOST

No you don't.
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Normally I'd recommend the new GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB, but it's just as large as the GTX 660 that it's based on so that may be a problem for you.

The smallest decent-performing NVIDIA card is the original GTX 650 Ti, but a card of that capability wouldn't need 2GB anyhow so the less-expensive 1GB models would work for you.

well as long as the pcb is about the 7" mitx mobo length.
why wouldnt the 650ti need 2gb? I do photo editing, occasional video editing and CAD work.. (or am i mixing that up with RAM?)
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well as long as the pcb is about the 7" mitx mobo length.
why wouldnt the 650ti need 2gb? I do photo editing, occasional video editing and CAD work.. (or am i mixing that up with RAM?)

The PCB length of the new 650 Ti Boost is 6 and 7/8th inches (6.875"), so that ought to work for you.

Regarding the memory size of the original 650 Ti, I said that more in reference to gaming where the 128-bit memory bus and slower clock/memory speeds make utilizing that 2nd GB a pointless endeavor. The new Boost model should be much more effective at 2GB.
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I just have to wait for the 7790 or 650ti boost are released.. If anything I could get a 650ti as their prices will probably drop. What about the 7770 ghz? For kicks and giggles.. The money Id save getting that one
Mostly will play: sims 3, some BF3, some Dirt 2/3.
I dont have much time for games anymore so im not too worried about getting a high performance card like I used to (6990), that is unless i can score a super good deal
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I just have to wait for the 7790 or 650ti boost are released..

The GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB is already available at Newegg. The 7790 1GB should be available early next month, with the 2GB version being released a couple weeks after that..

EVGA reference-clocked 980/1033 MHz version $170 + 6 shipping
MSI Twin Frozr III overclocked 1033/1098 MHz version $180 + 6 shipping
EVGA Superclocked 1072/1137 MHz version $180 + 6 shipping
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hmmm... intriguing! just not sure if that $180 price is worth it
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