It is an upper-level video card for those who want a balance between performance and price
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti graphics card isn't exactly something that people would consider mild under normal circumstances, but it is positively nondescript compared to AMD Radeon HD 7900 or even NVIDIA's own GTX Titan.That may be part of the reason why ELSA released the GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST S.A.C. so soon after all those HD 7990 boards came out.
Compared to them, it is positively affordable, so it might score more buyers than it would otherwise have.
Assumptions aside, the video board is based on a 28nm GPU with 768 CUDA cores (4 activated SMX units) and a clock speed of 980 MHz.
That's just the base speed though. When the board deems it necessary to work a bit better, because games need more horsepower for instance, the clock will jump to 1,033 MHz.
Speaking of clock speeds, the 2 GB of GDDR5 VRAM operate at 6,008 MHz. 6 GHz seems to be a really popular level these days really.
Connections to monitors, one or more at once, can be established through dual-link DVI-D, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs.
As for the S.A.C. name, it comes from the Silent Air Cooling dual-slot cooling system, which has two 75mm fans, large heatsinks and a maximum noise level of 25 dB. Overall, not bad for something that lowers the GPU temperature by 8 degrees Celsius.
ELSA's graphics card will work well with a single monitor, two, three or even four if users want to make use of the full multi-monitor technology.
Sadly, the newcomer is not available yet. While the company has completed it, it won't unleash it until next month. Fortunately, May isn't that far away.
The price will be of 23,800 Yen, which, according to exchange rates, corresponds to about $239 and €183 – 239, give or take.