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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB GeForce GTX 680
Cyberpunk 2077 254% 59%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 224% 46%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 213% 41%
Watch Dogs Legion 241% 54%
FIFA 21 79% 20%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 213% 41%
Godfall 475% 158%
Grand Theft Auto VI 398% 124%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 407% 128%
Genshin Impact 254% 59%

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 OC 2GB.

The GeForce GTX 680 has a 26 MHz higher core clock speed and 64 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 650 Ti. This results in the GeForce GTX 680 providing 66.1 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 26 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the GTX 650 Ti. This results in the GeForce GTX 680 providing 16.5 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 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB and the GeForce GTX 680 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

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 OC 2GB has 768 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 680 has 1536. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 Ti is 753 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 680 is 1625. The GeForce GTX 680 having 872 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 OC 2GB 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 Speed980 MHzvs1006 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1058 MHz
ArchitectureKepler GK106-220-A1Kepler GK104-400-A2
OC Potential Fair vs Good
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date01 Oct 2012vs22 Mar 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
10
1600x900
7.1
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10
1920x1080
5.6
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8.4
2560x1440
3.8
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6.1
3840x2160
2.4
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4.5

GPU Memory

Memory2048 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%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units768vs1536
Actual Shader Performance36%vs78%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs128
Texture Rate62.7 GTexel/svs128.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate15.7 GPixel/svs32.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

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

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

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

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB is a special edition of the fast-middle-class GeForce GTX 650 Ti.
This edition features a new and better cooling system called DirectCU II with that utilizes direct contact copper heatpipes so heat is dissipated efficiently, delivering a 20% cooler and vastly quieter performance than reference according to Asus and an increase in the central clock that went from 928MHz to 980MHz. The Memory clock was left untouched.
This edition performs better than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB because it's higher clocked and not because of the extra video memory.
Benchmarks indicate there's a 2.5% boost when compared to the reference GeForce GTX 650 Ti. Consumers will want to get the TOP version for superior performance.
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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