October 4, 2012


Although looking oddly like a Direct CU II Cooler, ASUS has opted to name this video card's cooler "Dual Fan", advertising 11% greater airflow, while being 14% quieter. The Specifications:

  • GK 106, 576 768 CUDA Cores, 48 TMUs, 24 ROPs
  • 928 MHz Core Clock
  • 1GB GDDR5 @ 1.35 GHz (5.4 GHz Effective), 128-bit
  • One 6-pin power connector
  • 85W TDP
  • Expected to retail for $150
The GTX 650ti is expected to come with 768 CUDA cores instead of 576 as expected, possibly eliminating the need for a GTX 655. The retail price may be around $170-180 due to the increased core count.
Seeing that the GTX 650 did not defeat the GTX 550ti, this video card is expected to.

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