Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 also launched today for $109

By Jos · 18 replies
Sep 13, 2012
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  1. Alongside today's launch of the $230 GeForce GTX 660, Nvidia introduced yet another variant intended for gamers on a tighter budget. Priced at just $109, the GTX 650 makes some sacrifices in the hardware front as it continues the process...

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  2. Neojt

    Neojt TS Addict Posts: 223   +56

    Humm my 2 year old GTX480 is still better and I didnt pay that much for it
  3. And it will cook your breakfast :)

    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    Toast please...
  5. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    That's a massive drop off from the 660 to the 650... I don't think the 650 is even worthy of a "GTX" title.
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  6. Small tip for folks still clinging onto budget range cards:

  7. BlueDrake

    BlueDrake TS Evangelist Posts: 378   +112

    I think it should be the 610 or 620, marking it as the 650 is misleading. I'd easily toss more for the 660 Ti, as it's easily efficient enough for single monitor use. While also being expandable for multi-monitor support.
  8. danhodge

    danhodge TS Member Posts: 80   +13

    When is this available in the UK?
  9. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    Slh28 - I'm confused there with you. It looks watered down, like a GTS model. But compared to a GTX 550 I think it would be a slight improvement. I would like to see a proper evaluation.

    It also looks like they're showing highest possible frame rates and not average. I'd love to see how this stacks up against a GTX 550.
  10. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,706   +172

    Right now. Usually retailers all have new GPUs in stock at the time of launch.
  11. Sarcasm

    Sarcasm TS Guru Posts: 367   +46

    Yeah should have been a GT650. Still, for $109 there isn't much to complain about.
  12. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,714   +3,695

    I was thinking the same thing.

    With the GTX 650 being half the performance of the GTX 660, was they planning on releasing anything in between the two?

    It's good that they are not charging more than $109 for the GTX 650.
  13. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    Lol nice to see my 275 is on the charts :), not enough of a upgrade for me, I dont even game atm, I bet it runs way cooler then this gpu though, directx 11 would be nice
  14. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TS Booster Posts: 363   +86

    It is continuing the "x50" trend. It's faster than the gtx 550 and the 450. At $109, you really can't complain. It's half the performance as the gtx660 at half the price. For budget gamers, it works. If you want something faster, pay more money.
  15. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 819   +343

    So my GTX 295 will still trounce it?
  16. Why does it have a six pin connector if it has a TDP of 64 w? The only reason I would buy a card like this would be to put it in a pc without a six pin connector...
  17. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,714   +3,695

    They were probably playing it on the safe side since PCIe 1.0 only allows up to 75W. Thats fairly close to saturating the motherboards supplied power for the slot.
  18. Considering the HD 6670 was a 66 w card without a 6 pin, I don't see the need to 'play it safe'. I guess if the card still works without the six pin connector, who cares.
  19. BBlair

    BBlair TS Rookie

    I wonder how long it took people to figure out that Nvidia lied about the 64watt TDP? LOL It is using the same chip as the 640 with more cores and faster memory and core clock, How on earth would anyone actually believe it has a 64watt TDP? Not to mention it won't run without a 6pin, This should also be a big tip off that it needs more than just 64watts.

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