TweakTown
Tech content trusted by users in North America and around the world
6,008 Reviews & Articles | 38,764 News Posts

MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB Boost Twin Frozr Gaming Overclocked Video Card Review - Benchmarks - Test System Setup

MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB Boost Twin Frozr Gaming Overclocked Video Card Review
MSI is next up with its new GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB Boost Twin Frozr Gaming video card. We overclock it and see how it performs.
| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Apr 19, 2013 8:14 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: MSI

TweakTown image content/5/3/5396_99_msi_geforce_gtx_650_ti_2gb_boost_twin_frozr_gaming_overclocked_video_card_review.png

 

We would like to thank the following companies for supplying and supporting us with our test system hardware and equipment: Intel, ASUS and Corsair.

 

We've got a bunch of video cards in our graphs today. On the NVIDIA side we've got the overclocked MSI GTX 650 Ti Boost. Along with that we've also got the reference NVIDIA model and the pre-overclocked Palit version. We've also got the slightly higher end GTX 660 HAWK from MSI.

 

As for the AMD side we've got the HIS HD 7750 and HD 7770 which we overclocked to over 1100MHz on the core. We've also got two HD 7790s including the pre-overclocked Sapphire model, along with the ASUS model, which we pushed to over 1200MHz on the core.

 

 

The FPS Numbers Explained

 

When we benchmark our video cards and look at the graphs, we aim to get to a certain level of FPS which we consider playable. While many may argue that the human eye can't see over 24 FPS or 30 FPS, any true gamer will tell you that as we climb higher in Frames Per Seconds (FPS), the overall gameplay feels smoother. There are three numbers we're looking out for when it comes to our benchmarks.

 

30 FPS - It's the minimum number we aim for when it comes to games. If you're not dropping below 30 FPS during games, you're going to have a nice and smooth gaming experience. The ideal situation is that even in a heavy fire fight, the minimum stays above 30 FPS making sure that you can continue to aim easily or turn the corner with no dramas.

 

60 FPS - It's the average we look for when we don't have a minimum coming at us. If we're getting an average of 60 FPS, we should have a minimum of 30 FPS or better and as mentioned above, it means we've got some smooth game play happening.

 

120 FPS - The new number that we've been hunting down over recent months. If you're the owner of a 120 Hz monitor, to get the most out of it you want to get around the 120 FPS mark. Moving from 60 FPS / 60 Hz to 120 FPS / 120 Hz brings with it a certain fluidity that can't really be explained, but instead has to be experienced. Of course, if you're buying a 120 Hz monitor to take advantage of 3D, an average of 120 FPS in our benchmark means that in 3D you will have an average of 60 FPS, which again means you should expect some smooth gameplay.

 

Why are some graphs incomplete?

 

Adding new game benchmarks is a long, tedious and time consuming task as every video card has to be re-tested in those new benchmarks. Because of that reason we have always just evaluated our benchmark line up every six months. To stay up to date and current with the latest benchmarks and games available, we've changed our approach to adding new benchmarks.

 

Our benchmark line up will progress and be updated as newer more intensive games with benchmarks comes to light. While this will mean that initially you may only see a single video card in those particular graphs, as the weeks go on and we test more and more video cards, the results will grow quickly. This will help keep our benchmark line up as up to date as possible as we introduce and remove games on a constant basis.

Related Tags

Further Reading: Read and find more Video Cards content at our Video Cards reviews, guides and articles index page.

Do you get our RSS feed? Get It!

Got an opinion on this content? Post a comment below!

Latest Tech News Posts

View More News Posts
Check out TweakTown Polls on LockerDome on LockerDome

Forum Activity

View More Forum Posts

Press Releases

View More Press Releases