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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 680
Cyberpunk 2077 265% 59%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 233% 46%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 223% 41%
FIFA 21 84% 20%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 223% 41%
Watch Dogs Legion 252% 54%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 423% 128%
Grand Theft Auto VI 413% 124%
Genshin Impact 265% 59%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 245% 51%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 680 are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II 1GB Edition.

The GeForce GTX 680 has a 78 MHz higher core clock speed and 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 650 Ti. This results in the GeForce GTX 680 providing 69.4 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GeForce GTX 680 has a 78 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the GTX 650 Ti. This results in the GeForce GTX 680 providing 17.4 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 650 Ti was released less than a year after the GeForce GTX 680, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce GTX 680 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GTX 650 Ti, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce GTX 680 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce GTX 680 has 105.9 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 650 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 680 is massively better than the GTX 650 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II 1GB Edition has 768 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 680 has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 Ti is 713 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 680 is 1625. The GeForce GTX 680 having 912 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GTX 680 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 650 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II 1GB Edition requires 150 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 680 requires 195 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GeForce GTX 680, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the GTX 650 Ti. The GeForce GTX 680 requires 45 Watts more than the GTX 650 Ti to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce GTX 680 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 650 Ti.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed928 MHzvs1006 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1058 MHz
ArchitectureKepler GK106-220-A1Kepler GK104-400-A2
OC Potential Good vs Good
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date01 Oct 2012vs22 Mar 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1350 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth86.4GB/secvs192.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units768vs1536
Actual Shader Performance34%vs78%
Texture Mapping Units64vs128
Texture Rate59.4 GTexel/svs128.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate14.8 GPixel/svs32.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs195 Watts
Recommended PSU-550 Watts & 40 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3450 3.1GHzvsIntel Core i7-3770K 4-Core 3.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 650 Ti Asus 1GB Edition is a special edition of the fast-middle-class GeForce GTX 650 Ti.
The only new feature is the Dual Fan Cooling that drives 11% greater airflow while maintaining 14% quieter performance, according to Asus.
Therefore, the performance is on level with the reference GeForce GTX 650 Ti.
GeForce GTX 680 is a high-end Graphics Card based on the 28nm, Kepler architecture.
The Kepler architecture allows more SPUs but the Fermi SPUs (used on the 400 & 500 Series) are clocked twice as fast as the Kepler architecture. Therefore, don't let the large amount of Pipelines fool you, as the 1536 Pipelines are equivalent to 768 Pipelines, of the Fermi architecture.
GeForce GTX 680 features a 1006Mhz core-clock that can automatically set itself to 1058Mhz using a technology similar to the one used on Intel GPUs. Another huge surprise is the TDP that went from 244 Watts, to just 195 Watts, as two SPUs of the Kepler architecture consume 10% less power. However, the amount was doubled and so the power save is not as high as it could have been.
GeForce GTX 680 was the fastest single GPU of the world until Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition was released.
All games will run on the maximum settings smoothly.
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