NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Review

Benchmarks - Far Cry 2 DX9


Far Cry 2 is a DirectX 10 title using Ubisoft's Dunia engine, which is coded to take advantage of multi-core processors.  The game allows DirectX 9 modes as well, and we'll test both to see how the cards compare in each scenario.  The Dunia engine utilizes physics-intensive semi-destructible environments to create a dynamic open FPS world with unscripted AI.

 

FC2-DX9-Benchmark

 

The GTX 650 Ti gives a significant boost over the venerable 9800GT, by offering 2.33 times the average framerate as the 9800GT with a much higher minimum framerate.  Compared to the past GTX 560 models, the GTX 650 Ti only performs about 72% as well.  The GTX 660, the next step up from the GTX 650 Ti in the Kepler family, provides about 1.57 times the average framerate, a trend we'll see in essentially every benchmark from here on out.

 

Benchmarks - Far Cry 2 DX10


FC2-DX10-Benchmark 

Similarly, in DX10 performance, we still see the GTX650 Ti give 2.31 times the framerate of the 9800GT.  The GTX 650 Ti delivers DX10 performance with average framerates that are still only 80% and 60.5% of the GTX 560 and the GTX 660, respectively.  However, we expect to see it do better in DX11 applications, with Kepler being packaged with optimization for next-gen technologies like Tesselation and PhysX for DX11 gaming.

 

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# three 2012-10-19 12:10
did you miss something? hell yah!
remember how 9800gt is a c2d era card?
now compare gtx 650ti to it on an [email protected] and we have something of a GPU upgrade advise here.
 
 
# Evan 2012-10-19 12:15
Quote:
did you miss something? hell yah!
remember how 9800gt is a c2d era card?
now compare gtx 650ti to it on an [email protected] and we have something of a GPU upgrade advise here.
I see where you are coming from, but most games today are exceedingly GPU-dependent, and you could possibly make the argument that the upgrade would be even more pronounced because the GPU would make up a greater percentage of the overall "horsepower" assuming the C2D doesn't create a blatant bottleneck. Of course if it did, you're point is very pertinent because the upgrade would require a new chipset.

Thanks for the input and perspective!
 
 
# three 2012-10-19 12:21
another thing to keep in mind is that 9800gt is only 512mb and is not a 1080p GPU and therefore should not be tested at higher than 1050p resolutions.
that and use quad or c2d OCed cpu to pit it against gtx 650ti for more accurate comparison results.