Benchmarks: Crysis 3, DiRT 3

When testing with Crysis 3 at 1920x1200 the Gainward GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost averaged 22.9fps, making it 18% faster than the Radeon HD 7850 and 32% faster than the 7790. It was also 29% faster than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti, while it was just 8% slower than the GTX 660.

With an average of 46fps the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost SLI graphics cards were a whopping 53% faster than a single Radeon HD 7950 and 10% faster than the 7850 Crossfire cards. They were also 57% faster than a single GeForce GTX 660 Ti, but 8% slower than the GTX 660 SLI configuration.

The frame time performance of the Gainward GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost was impressive taking just 50.1ms on average between frames, making it 7% faster than the Radeon HD 7850 and 21% faster than the 7790.

Again we find that SLI technology is able to significantly reduce the frame time latency, this time from 50.1ms of a single card to just 29.7ms when using SLI. This meant that the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost SLI cards were 16% faster than the Radeon HD 7950, but surprisingly 11% slower than the 7850 Crossfire cards.

The Gainward GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost was found to be 4% slower than the Radeon HD 7850 at 1920x1200 when playing DiRT 3 and just 7% faster than the 7790. Despite that it was still 17% slower than the GeForce GTX 660.

If an average of 55.8fps at 1920x1200 wasnít enough, adding a second GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost graphics card should suffice as the average frame rate was boosted to 101.2fps. This meant that the GTX 650 Ti Boost SLI cards were 20% faster than a single Radeon HD 7950 and 24% faster than the GeForce GTX 660 Ti. That said they were 11% slower than the Radeon HD 7850 Crossfire duo.

When measuring the average time between frames we found that the Gainward GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost took 21.1ms at 1920x1200, making it 9% slower than the Radeon HD 7850 and amazingly 1% slower than the 7790.

This time we didnít see a huge reduction in latency when adding a second graphics card. Still the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost SLI graphics cards did reduce the frame time from 21.1ms to just 16.3ms. This meant that although the GTX 650 Ti Boost SLI cards were now 21% slower than the Radeon HD 7950, they were 2% faster than the 7850 Crossfire cards.