Gigabyte GTX650Ti Boost SLI Review

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As we've come to expect from the Windforce cooler, it still is an off-the-shelf part just bolted on to the PCB. It does the job, but it's not exactly attractive with bits of it hanging off the end of the card.

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If one card is good, then two cards are better, and that is the gist of todays review. Would it be worthwhile to add another? 

Gigabyte GTX650Ti Boost SLI Review     Gigabyte GTX650Ti Boost SLI Review  

It doesn't matter from what angle you look at the Gigabyte GTX650Ti Boost Windforce, the cooler is ill-fitting and actually makes the card look cheap. Lots of cooler hanging off the right hand edge, yet large bits of exposed PCB on the left. Not good enough. 

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Connectivity is the usual nVidia arrangement of a DisplayPort, HDMI and two DVI's. With this being a midrange card it only requires a single 6pin power input. 

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Most Recent Comments

20-05-2013, 13:10:42

alienware
Ooooo you sexy dancer

Nice one man, I love a bit of SLI me Quote

20-05-2013, 17:27:47

murphy7801
1 big card always is better.Quote

20-05-2013, 17:45:09

Permafrost
nice dude a good read, I love when 2 cheap card give a £300+ card a kicking, any chance of a HD 7870 Tahiti LE crossfire?Quote

20-05-2013, 19:42:09

alienware
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Originally Posted by I don't Know View Post
nice dude a good read, I love when 2 cheap card give a £300+ card a kicking, any chance of a HD 7870 Tahiti LE crossfire?
No point in doing 7870 LE CFX as it doesn't work properly and so the results won't be worth the charts they're displayed on tbh.

It's a shame that a pair of Boosts cost so much. The last few cheeky SLI systems to have worked out much cheaper than their big single card counterpart but Nvidia have been upping prices of lower model cards and have ruined the fun a bit.

Shame Quote

20-05-2013, 19:44:43

Permafrost
Quote:
Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
No point in doing 7870 LE CFX as it doesn't work properly and so the results won't be worth the charts they're displayed on tbh.

It's a shame that a pair of Boosts cost so much. The last few cheeky SLI systems to have worked out much cheaper than their big single card counterpart but Nvidia have been upping prices of lower model cards and have ruined the fun a bit.

Shame
how do you know CFX as it doesn't work properly Quote
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