NVIDIA will release the GeForce GTX 650 Ti graphics card soon, so, naturally, the web is seeing more and more leaks about the board, and custom-designed models from this or that OEM.
The one taking center stage now, because of a member of the Chiphell
Forums, is the GeForce GTX 650 Ti HerculeZ 1000.
Having succeeded in securing a card, the user unboxed it, made a few photos of it and even installed the board in their PC, after which they snapped a picture of the card being analyzed by GPU-Z.
The GK106-220-A1 processor boasts 768 CUDA cores, just like a certain other report confirmed
merely hours ago.
The operational frequency is of 982 MHz, more than decent really. The video board should be able to handle any of today's games in fact.
Sure, there is “only” 1 GB of VRAM, but it is of the GDDR5 variety, meaning that it runs at over 5 GHz (5,400 MHz to be precise).
Add to that the 128-bit interface, the 2+1 Phase VRM and the TDP of 110W (satisfied by a single 6-pin power plug) and there isn't much that the HerculeZ 1000 cannot handle, except multi-monitor configuration at high resolution maybe.
Some of the newest games at top graphics options may pose some problems as well, but it is highly unlikely.
That said, the connector panel of the Inno3D GTX 650 Ti HerculeZ 1000 has dual-DVI and HDMI outputs.
All this is somehow crammed on a PCB (printed circuit board) no longer than the PCI Express slot. The HerculeZ 1000 cooler has the same length.
Shipments will begin on October 9, next week as it were. The price will be of $149.99, or 149.99 Euro in Europe. Exchange rates would imply that the EU price is 116, but reality seldom, if ever, reflects them, so it won't start now.