Gainward GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB "Golden Sample" Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2013-06-24

The Gainward GeForce GTX 650Ti BOOST card is excellent for people which do not want to spend a fortune on a video card, but would still get good performances in most of the games until 1920x1080. The card from this manufacturer includes a silent 2-fan cooling system but also an easy to use ExperTool II utility, which allows us to monitor and to further overclock the card.

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Product Features, Specifications

Product Key Features:


Kepler architecture


NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync

NVIDIA TXAA and FXAA technology

Microsoft DirectX 11.1 API (feature level 11_0) with DirectCompute 5.0 support

NVIDIA PhysX Technology

NVIDIA CUDA technology

NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready


NVIDIA Surround

PCI Express 3.0 support

OpenGL 4.3 and OpenCL Support

Support for four concurrent displays including:

DisplayPort 1.2

HDMI 1.4a

DVI *2 (dual-link)


Gainward Unique Features:


Gainward’s award winning high-performance/wide-bandwidth hardware design, provides highly reliable operation


Four simultaneous displays on one single GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost board


Gainward’s newly released Expertool II – the brand-new utility to tap into this powerful GTX 650Ti Boost card.


Small Product Introduction


In order to counterattack AMDs Radeon HD 7790 recent launch, Nvidia have got themselves ready with a newer revision of the GTX 650Ti, this time with Boost. This time we are not dealing with a completely updated ASIC, but with a recycled GK106 GPU design.



The new GeForce GTX 650Ti Boost comes with the same stream processor number and texture units as the regular 650Ti, but the ROPs have been increased from 16 to 24 as the GTX 660, along with the memory bus which is now 192-bit. The memory clocks are now the same as on the GTX 660 and the card ships in both 1GB and 2GB variants.


Nvidia has now enabled GPU Boost feature with this model, with a maximum frequency of 1033MHz on the stock model. However, the Golden Sample model we are going to review in this article has the clocks boosted even further:


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