GeForce GTX 650 

Released September, 2012
  • 1.1 GHz
  • 1 GB GDDR5
6.8 Out of 10

Explore 9 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

Gaming

GeForce GTX 650
6.3
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

GeForce GTX 650
7.1
T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

GeForce GTX 650
5.5
Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

GeForce GTX 650
8.2
Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

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

Noise and Power

GeForce GTX 650
8.2
TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

6.8

Overall Score

GeForce GTX 650
6.8

Benchmarks Real world tests of the GeForce GTX 650

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 650
23.34 mHash/s
GeForce GT 730
34.73 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
31.55 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 650
13.19 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 730
7.71 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
16.56 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 650
3,356.89
GeForce GT 730
1,603.37

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 650
3,459.61
GeForce GT 730
2,245.3

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

GeForce GTX 650
17.08

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

GeForce GTX 650
154.14

Bioshock Infinite

GeForce GTX 650
32.5

FarCry 3

GeForce GTX 650
38.5

Reviews Word on the street for the GeForce GTX 650


8.6
Gaming noise is much improved too, which should result in a really quiet gaming experience.

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Performance

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)

Applications

Gaming performance is lacking in most titles for any serious gaming to take place, but less demanding games like StarCraft 2 or Diablo 3 will run fine on the GTX 650.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2012)
The long anticipated third release in the Max Payne series is the first game developed by Rockstar, which took the title over from Remedy Entertainment.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2013)
In our testing, we see impressive results in both idle and gaming states.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2012)

Memory

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)

Power

Power consumption is pretty much exactly where we expected it to be given the results we've seen from other GK104-based GeForce 600 cards.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2013)
In gaming, we see great performance per Watt as well, which makes this card the most efficient card ever tested.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2012)
Power consumption is much better than the last-generation cards from NVIDIA, and roughly on par with AMD's latest offerings.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2012)

Gaming

ZOTAC's card draws a tiny bit more power in gaming states than the reference design, but the difference is barely measurable.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2013)
The game uses a heavily modified version of Epic's Unreal Engine 3, which is still running in DirectX 9 mode, but it does offer plenty of appealing visual effects.
by techPowerUp! (Mar, 2013)
It is quite a bit more expensive, but offers almost twice the performance and the best price/performance ratio thanks to a reduced memory footprint of 1 GB that doesn't affect games negatively, but helps a lot with the price.
by techPowerUp! (Sep, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

gpu

GPU brand Nvidia
GPU name GK107
Market Desktop
Clock speed 1,058 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 8.46 GPixel/s
Texture rate 33.9 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance 812.5 GFLOPS

memory

Memory clock speed 1,250 MHz
Effective memory clock speed 5,000 MHz
Memory bus 128 bit
Memory 1,024 MB
Memory type GDDR5
Memory bandwidth 80 GB/s

noise and power

TDP 65W
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) https://www.techpowerup.com/gpuz/details/fcyya
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