Nvidia’s new Kepler architecture has proven to be quite a success among gamers and this is owed to the fact that the GPU is very efficient, relatively cool and overclockable, next to the impressive performance it brings.
During the initial launch, many mid- and low-end cards based on the new architecture were announced, but not so many managed to reach users, as Nvidia is first waiting to clear the old Fermi-based stock. Slowly but surely, the Kepler GPUs are replacing the Fermi architecture in the company’s lineup and now GeForce GTS 550 Ti’s replacement is close to launch, as VideoCardz report. This card that will replace the popular GTS 550 Ti is called GeForce GTS 650 and is powered by the GK107 Kepler GPU. Compared with the GTS 640 we already know, Nvidia’s GTS 650 comes with the same number of 384 CUDA cores and 128-bit memory interface, but it will likely be clocked at 1 GHz or more.
The memory is GDDR 5 with a likely effective data rate of 4800 GHz instead of the DDR3 used on the GT 640. The maximum power consumption is rated at about 70 watts, which means that reference cards will not feature the extra power connector that GTS 550 Ti has. Compared with the 192 pipelines that the GF116-based GTS 550 Ti has, Nvidia’s GTS 650 will only be about 3% faster while consuming considerably less energy than the 116 watts the GF116 is sucking. There is not much info on the benchmark result, but the guys that managed to test the card confirm that the performance difference is almost nonexistent.
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