MSI GTX 650 Ti OC Power Edition Graphics Card Previewed Early


Spanish hardware site elchapuzasinformatico have provided an early preview of MSI's upcoming GeForce GTX 650 Ti OC Power Edition graphics card which we detailed in our article here. The GTX 650 Ti OC Power Edition makes use of a non-reference PCB and comes with a factory overclock out-of-box.

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The MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti PE uses 3+1 Phase VRM featuring MSI's military Class III components to offer better performance and stability. The GK106-220-A1 core packs 768 Cudas clocked at 993 MHz (928 MHz reference) and the 1GB GDDR5 (128-bit) memory operates at the reference 5400 MHz clock speed churning out a bandwidth of 86.4 GB/s.

The GTX 650 Ti Power Edition makes use of the Cyclone II heatsink cooler which includes a single 92mm fan cooling an circular inclined heatsink which dissipates heat with the help of two copper heatpipes. A Twin Frozr variant known as the N650GTi HAWK is also under preparation by MSI which would be a faster version than the Power Edition.

The card includes Dual Link DVI and an HDMI output for display connectivity while a 6-Pin PCIe connector provides the GPU with power. Moving on to the benchmarks, the site benchmarked the card in 3DMark 11 and Unigine Heaven, we guess that they are holding gaming benchmarks back for the final review on 9th October.

The MSI GTX 650 Ti OC Power Edition stays ahead of the Radeon HD 7770 Power Edition in both benchmarks although the difference gets thinner in Unigine. The overclocked models seems to be as fast as a reference HD 7850, You can check out the benchmarks below:

MSI GTX 650 Ti OC Power Edition Results:

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti OC launches officially on 9th October.