MSI GTX 650 Ti Boost Twin Frozr OC
OverviewHardware: Video Cards
WHAT WE LIKED:Excellent performance against AMD; Low temperatures; Quiet fans; Sleek styling
WHAT WE DISLIKED:No free games like AMD's products
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There’s been quite a bit of action recently in the graphics card industry, with AMD having launched the Radeon HD 7790, and Nvidia countering with the GTX 650 Ti Boost. Both look to capitalize on the lucrative sub-$200 market, giving gamers of modest means some great options to enjoy.
The GTX 650 Ti Boost is an evolution of sorts, as the vanilla GTX 650 Ti originally launched to combat the Radeon 7770 in the $150-$200 segment. AMD updated with the 7790, and Nvidia now has the Boost. It is indeed a Boost, not a “new” model per se; maintaining the same core with a bit of extra goodness in the specifications, Nvidia is looking to shove aside the Radeon 7790 and capture the attention and profits available in mainstream gamers’ pockets.
In terms of specific Nvidia models to hit the shelves, today we’re examining the MSI GTX 650 Ti Boost Twin Frozr OC model. Talk about a mouthful, try saying that three times quickly. In any event, we’ve seen several Twin Frozr models from MSI in the past, and have always come away impressed by the excellent temperatures and low noise, not to mention overclocked goodness and resulting performance.
Will today prove similar? Can the MSI GTX 650 Ti Boost Twin Frozr OC shove aside the Radeon 7790 and capture the minds and hearts of budget-conscious gamers? Maybe if we’re lucky, we’ll see some unicorns and mermaid tears in the process.
Melodramatics aside, let’s dive in and see how things shake out.