Shunal DokeApr 03, 2013 17:02:35 IST
After the recent launch of Nvidia’s mid-end GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost GPU, companies have been lining up to sell it. Galaxy is the latest such company to join the fray and is selling the GPU for Rs 15,000. It is available in stores now. This is the 1GB variant of the GTX 650 Ti Boost. The 2GB variant costs Rs 17,500.
The GTX 650 Ti Boost boasts up to 40 percent more performance over the original GTX 650 Ti, which was introduced last year. The new GPU includes support for Nvidia’s GPU Boost technology, which dynamically adjusts GPU performance to meet the real-time graphics processing demands of games, and Nvidia’s SLI technology, which allows gamers to use multiple GPUs to “double up” on performance. The GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost GPU is based on Nvidia’s Kepler architecture and is equipped with 768 Nvidia CUDA cores.
With a wider 192-bit memory interface and up to 60 percent more memory bandwidth than the original, the GTX 650 Ti BOOST lets gamers play games at 1080p at high-quality settings with smooth frame delivery and comfortable frame rates for even the most graphically demanding games today, including Crysis 3. And with support for NVIDIA PhysX, the GPU also supports games such as Hawken and PlanetSide 2.
Galaxy's own variant of the GTX 650 Ti Boost GPU
Companies are lining up to sell the GPU, including Zotac and EVGA. Zotac is selling the 2GB variant of the GPU for Rs 11,999, whereas EVGA is selling two variants—the regular Boost for 139 Euro (approx Rs 9,668) and a 'Superclocked' variant for 147 Euro (approx Rs 10,224). While the 2GB version is available now from vendors like Asus, EVGA and Zotac, the 1GB version will be available from April.
If you're looking for something high-end, Nvidia launched one of the most powerful graphics processors in the world back in February. Dubbed the GeForce GTX Titan, the GPU is designed to handle the most demanding games by combining the processing power of 2,668 graphics cores.
The GeForce GTX Titan should technically provide smoother graphics rendering and support display resolutions such as 4K or higher, according to the company. The Titan has 75 percent more processor power than the GeForce GTX 680 GPU, which used to be the fastest graphics processor by Nvidia.
The GTX Titan delivers 4.5 teraflops of single-precision and 1.3 teraflops of double-precision performance. A company spokesperson said that the Titan is about 35 percent faster than its predecessor and has 7 billion transistors. The higher core count should also enable the GPU to crunch calculations in a more power-efficient manner. That’s possible because instead of cranking up clock frequency, Nvidia has added more cores to speed up the Titan.
With 2,688 CUDA cores, 6GB of GDDR5 RAM and 7.1 billion transistors packed into the 10.5-inch frame, the Titan's capable of pushing 4,500 Gigaflops of raw power. Nvidia is positioning the Titan as the GPU that will "power the world's first gaming supercomputers". At the launch, the company showed off the Titan connected to two others running together thanks to a three-way scalable link interface (SLI). The setup powered the highly graphics-intense Crysis 3 running at its highest settings. It also powered a whopping 5760 x 1080 resolution across three monitors.
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