This August we conducted an experiment. We replaced the graphics cards powering the PCs in one of China’s tens of thousands of Internet cafes with something that had never been officially released in the wild: Nvidia’s new GeForce GTX 650 GPUs.

The results were extraordinary. Not only were we able to bump up the performance of some of China’s newest games – titles such as “Age of Wushu,” and “Passion Leads Army,” — but we were able to cut the energy consumed by each PC. And that can mean more than lower costs for the entrepreneurs running these cafes.

Following up on the introduction of the GTX 650 earlier this month, Nvidia is working with systems builders and iCafe owners to put a customized version of the GTX 650 into China’s Internet cafes. The cards offer five times better performance than the 2008 vintage Nvidia 9500 GT graphics card used in many cafes.

That performance can be delivered using less power. Nvidia’s new Kepler architecture, introduced earlier this year, takes advantage of advances in semiconductor manufacturing – and a more efficient design – to wring more work from each watt.

What's New:

Heroes of the Storm: This Nvidia Espresso driver emerged to provide the best gaming experience for the cafe owners to increase profits while saving costs.

  • GeForce GTX 700 Series (Single GPU):
    • Up to 64% performance boost in Total War: Rome II
    • Up to 25% performance boost in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    • Up to 23% performance boost in Sleeping Dogs
    • Up to 21% performance boost in Star Swarm
    • Up to 15% performance boost in Batman: Arkham Origins
    • Up to 10% performance boost in Metro: Last Light
    • Up to 8% performance boost in Hitman Absolution
    • Up to 7% performance boost in Sniper Elite V2
    • Up to 6% performance boost in Tomb Raider
    • Up to 6% performance boost in F1 2013
  • GeForce GTX 700 Series (SLI):
    • Up to 71% performance boost in Total War: Rome II
    • Up to 53% performance boost in Sniper Elite V2
    • Up to 45% performance boost in Aliens vs. Predator
    • Up to 31% performance boost in Sleeping Dogs
    • Up to 20% performance boost in CoD: Black Ops 2
    • Up to 10% performance boost in Hitman Absolution
    • Up to 9% performance boost in F1 2013
    • Up to 7% performance boost in Far Cry 3
    • Up to 6% performance boost in Metro: Last Light
    • Up to 6% performance boost in Batman: Arkham Origins

SLI Technology:

  • Total War: Rome II – added profile
  • War Thunder – added profile
  • Watch Dogs – updated profile
  • Diablo III – updated profile

Supported Products:

  • GTX 960
  • GTX TITAN Black
  • GTX TITAN
  • GTX 780 Ti
  • GTX 780
  • GTX 770
  • GTX 760 Ti
  • GTX 760
  • GTX 750 Ti
  • GTX 750
  • GTX 745
  • GT 740
  • GT 730
  • GT 720
  • GTX 680
  • GTX 670
  • GTX 660 Ti
  • GTX 660
  • GTX 650 Ti BOOST
  • GTX 650 Ti
  • GTX 650
  • GTX 645
  • GT 645
  • GT 640
  • GT 630
  • GT 620
  • GT 610
  • GT 605
  • GTX 590
  • GTX 580
  • GTX 570
  • GTX 560 Ti
  • GTX 560 SE
  • GTX 560
  • GTX 555
  • GTX 550 Ti
  • GT 545
  • GT 530
  • GT 520
  • GT 510
  • GTX 480
  • GTX 470
  • GTX 465
  • GTX 460 v2
  • GTX 460 SE v2
  • GTX 460 SE
  • GTX 460
  • GTS 450
  • GT 440
  • GT 430
  • GT 425
  • GT 420
  • GT 340
  • GT 330
  • GT 320
  • GT 315
  • GT 310
  • GTX 295
  • GTX 285
  • GTX 280
  • GTX 275
  • GTX 260
  • GTS 250
  • GTS 240
  • GT 240
  • GT 230
  • GT 220
  • G210
  • G210
  • G205
  • GT 140
  • GT 130
  • GT 120
  • G 100
  • 9800 GX2
  • 9800 GTX/GTX+
  • 9800 GT
  • 9600 GT
  • 9600 GSO
  • 9600 GS
  • 9500 GT
  • 9500 GS
  • 9400 GT
  • 9400
  • 9300 GS
  • 9300 GE
  • 9300
  • 9200
  • 9100
  • 8800 Ultra
  • 8800 GTX
  • 8800 GTS 512
  • 8800 GTS
  • 8800 GT
  • 8800 GS
  • 8600 GTS
  • 8600 GT
  • 8600 GS
  • 8500 GT
  • 8400 SE
  • 8400 GS
  • 8400
  • 8300 GS
  • 8300
  • 8200 / nForce 730a
  • 8200
  • 8100 / nForce 720a
  • ION LE
  • ION