MSI N650Ti Power Edition 1GD5/OC GeForce Graphics Card

If you want to move up to DX11 graphics at an affordable price of R2 139, have a look at the MSI N650Ti PE 1GD5/OC. It features nVidia’s Kepler architecture. It also incorporates two of MSI’s exclusive architectures, triple overvoltage and enhanced PWM design, effectively boosting overclocking potential up to 17%.

The GTX650Ti comes with 768 CUDA Cores, double the 384 CUDA Cores in the standard GTX 650. And while this card is already factory overclocked to 993MHz, you have the ability to boost GPU performance to almost 1200MHz! 

MSI N650Ti Power Edition 1GD5 OC

MSI Cyclone II heatsink and dual pipes

As is usual, high performance output equals high heat output. To cope with whatever you are going to throw at this card, MSI equipped it with their Cyclone II heatsink and dual heat pipes. To quote the official page

The exclusively designed Cyclone II heatsink module with 9cm PWM temperature controlled fans and dual heat pipes provides an optimum balance between noise and heatsinking. Reverse Dust Removal technology automatically removes dust from the heatsink module and maintains optimum cooling performance. Propeller Blade technology also increases airflow by 20% compared to conventional fans, effectively reducing the temperature to 57° and the operating noise to 18.89 dB in a maximum operating state.

MSI N650Ti PE cyclone heatsink

MSI N650Ti Power Edition 1GD5/OC specifications:

Graphics Engine GTX 650 Ti
Interface PCI Express x16 3.0
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Size(MB) 1024
Memory Interface 128
Core Clock Speed(MHz) 993
Memory Clock Speed(MHz) 5400
DVI Output 2 (Dual-link DVI-I x 1, Dual-link DVI-D x 1)
Mini HDMI-Output 1 (version 1.4a)
HDCP Support Y
HDMI Support Y
Dual-link DVI Y
Display Output (Max Resolution) 2560×1600
DirectX Version Support 11.1 API (feature level 11_0)
OpenGL Version Support 4.3
Card Dimension(mm) 230x131x35 mm
Weight 435g

A good gaming card?

There are many gaming cards that will outperform the N650Ti PE… but not at this price! Costing only slightly more than the standard GTX650 but delivering much better performance, the N650Ti Power Edition is a good gaming card at a good price.

Date: 18 Oct 2013