ASUS GeForce GTX 650 

Released October, 2012
  • 1.2 GHz
  • 1 GB GDDR5
6.4 Out of 10

Explore 3 desktops with the GeForce GTX 650
Temperatures are super low due to a high fan speed, but this offers no tangible benefits to the user - a quieter fan would be better.Price-wise, the KFA² GTX 650 EX OC comes at NVIDIA's reference design price, which is nice given the custom cooler and small overclock out of the box.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2012)
ZOTAC's custom cooler is a nice improvement over NVIDIA's reference design cooler.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2013)

GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of the GeForce GTX 650 among Desktop GPUs


GeForce GTX 650
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


GeForce GTX 650
T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more


GeForce GTX 650
Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

GeForce GTX 650
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more


GeForce GTX 650
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

GeForce GTX 650
TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more


Overall Score

GeForce GTX 650

Benchmarks Real world tests of the GeForce GTX 650

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 650
23.48 mHash/s
Radeon HD 7770
155.98 mHash/s
GeForce GT 730
36.92 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 650
14.09 mPixels/s
Radeon HD 7770
33.84 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 730
10.87 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 650
Radeon HD 7770

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 650
Radeon HD 7770

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

GeForce GTX 650

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

GeForce GTX 650

Bioshock Infinite

GeForce GTX 650

FarCry 3

GeForce GTX 650

Reviews Word on the street for the GeForce GTX 650

Gaming noise is much improved too, which should result in a really quiet gaming experience.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight


The GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost doesn't tinker with the streaming multiprocessor count, but utilizes the full 192-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, GPU Boost with core clock speeds crossing the 1 GHz mark far too often, and a memory bandwidth of 144 GB/s..
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2013)
The memory is clocked at 6008 MHz (GDDR5-effective), which translates into a decent 144 GB/s memory bandwidth.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2013)
2 GB is the standard memory amount for now.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2013)


It is clearly targeted at entry-level users who may or may not play games at all.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2012)
It is clearly targeted at entry-level users that may or may not play games.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2012)
When averaging our performance results, we see a large 26% improvement over the original GTX 650 Ti, which definitely makes the difference between "slow" and very playable at 1080p.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2013)

Memory Clock Speed

It comes with a small overclock out of the box; however, memory clock has remained the same.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2012)
Memory clock is unchanged.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2013)
It only features 80 percent of the chip's available streaming multiprocessors, a 33% narrower memory bus, unimpressive sub-gigahertz GPU clock speed, and lacks GPU Boost—a well-implemented dynamic overclocking technology.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2013)


It seems as though ZOTAC's card runs a slightly different boost clock configuration in the BIOS, and random variances between Kepler cards can also turn into performance differences.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2013)
Thanks to the added Boost clock algorithm and a beefed up 192-bit memory interface, we see massive performance gains compared to the GTX 650 Ti without Boost, and ZOTAC's GTX 650 Ti Boost adds a dual-fan cooler on top of that.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2013)


In this review, we test the ZOTAC GTX 650 Ti Boost, which comes with a tiny 13 MHz overclock on the GPU and reference memory clocks.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2013)

Specifications Full list of technical specs


GPU brand Nvidia
GPU name GK107
Market Desktop
Clock speed 1,215 MHz
Is dual GPU No
Reference card Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 1.1 GHz 1 GB

raw performance

Shading units 384
Texture mapping units 32
Render output processors 16
SMX units 2
Pixel rate 9.72 GPixel/s
Texture rate 38.9 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 933.1 GFLOPS


Memory clock speed 1,275 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,100 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit
Memory 1,024 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 81.6 GB/s

noise and power

Idle noise level 43 dB
Load noise level 43.5 dB
Idle power consumption 104W
Load power consumption 231W
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Fine GPU for old games, but BF4 Beta was working on ultra (1280x1024), good OC potential - core +195, mem +150(600)
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