No matter what trade or field you work in projects are common parts of your everyday schedule. Some may take a short time to accomplish, while others may take years to reach a point where you finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. No matter the project big or small, long or short when it is complete and it is deemed a success the feeling you have knowing that your hard work paid off is immeasurable. I consider myself lucky since that feeling is a part of my every day life. My projects normally take a few days to a couple weeks. Sometimes I actually feel sorry for those who develop the technology I test and review. Their projects take years to complete and the euphoria of accomplishment is not as frequent.
March 22nd of 2012, NVIDA launched the GeForce GTX 680 which was the first video card in their Kepler architecture line of GPU’s the GK104. It is almost seven months since that launch and consumers have seen multiple product launches in the Kepler series ranging from enthusiast level to mainstream. Enthusiast level cards the GTX 690, GTX 680 and GTX 670 which are all GK104 GPUs. Mainstream level cards GTX 660Ti (GK 104) and GTX 660 (GK 106). Entry Level Gaming GTX 650 and Budget Gaming GT 640 (GK 107). Those who are familiar with NVIDIA graphics cards are probably aware that one card to complete the line up was missing the GTX 650Ti. After seven months the last card in the 600 series Kepler line up is available, NVIDIA has introduced the GTX 650Ti.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650Ti video card’s core clock is set to 925 MHz, has 768 CUDA cores and 4 SMX cores. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650Ti is built with low power consumption in mind, it's max TDP is only 110W with a gaming TDP of about 80W and requires one 6-pin PCIe power connector. To keep temperatures cool, there is one 100mm low noise fan which (in our testing) puts out approx. 29dB. The GTX 650Ti's Kepler (GK106) design GPU is 28nm and has 2.54 billion transistors. The NVIDIA Geforce GTX 650Ti is built for the budget gamer and has a starting price of $149.99.