Overclocking the MSI GTX 650 1GB Ti Power Edition video card really opens it up for some great performance. You can see in those instances where we managed to fall a little shy of that 60 FPS number we aim for we're now able to reach bringing us from what we consider unplayable numbers to playable results.
Outside of that we also saw when we managed to just squeeze in that 60 FPS number we get a nice boost in performance making sure that our game is going to run extra smooth. Those times we were also a decent little chunk away from the 60 FPS mark we can now see the gap has closed in and while we still fall slightly behind it, a small detail drop should bring the number up to a smooth playable level.
For that mid $100 mark the GTX 650 Ti Power Edition from MSI continues to be a fantastic buy and probably one of the best buys when it comes to this kind of money. The Power Edition series as always brings with it a nice boost in performance thanks to that Triple Over-Voltage feature and higher quality line up of components which helps the model always stand out against the competition.
For 1680 x 1050 gamers the GTX 650 Ti Power Edition from MSI is a good looking model as it manages to perform very strong at this resolution. The times it does fall behind those numbers we want out of the box, we can take the time to head into MSI Afterburner to overclock the model slightly helping boost performance to levels where we need them to be.
If you're a 1920 x 1080 / 1200 gamer it's also a good model, but you don't have the same freedom when it comes to setting your graphics at that resolution, and overclocking becomes a lot more necessary.
Overall out of the box the GTX 650 Ti Power Edition from MSI did a good job of impressing us, but if you throw overclocking into the mix, you manage to get some really strong performance across the board. For the money going past this video card is going to be extremely difficult.
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