Nvidia GTX 650 Ti comes out as best £100 graphics card

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti has won out against its competition to become the best cheap graphics card for £100.

Competing against rival graphics cards at the same price point, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti proved to be better at processing high-end games than the others.

In our group test, we collected together three Nvidia GeForce graphics cards and four AMD Radeon HD GPU chips all priced at £100 or below.

The AMD Radeon HD 7730, Radio HD 7750, Radeon HD 7770 and Radeon HD 7790 alongside the Nvidia GeForce GT 640 and GeForce GTX 650 all were beaten by the £102 GeForce GTX 650 Ti GPU.

All of the cards were tested running four games – Bioshock Infinite, DiRT 3, Battlefield 3 and Crysis 3 – and the results were gained using 3DMark’s Cloud Gate and Fire Strike.

The testing rig contained an Intel Z77-based motherboard with a Core i5-3450 processor, 8GB of RAM and a Seagate Barracuda hard disk.

“It’s clear evidence that Nvidia’s hardware, while a little less powerful on paper, is deployed more efficiently when it comes to playing high-end games smoothly,” wrote Mike Jennings for TrustedReviews.

The GTX 650 Ti has a GK106 chipset and has a transistor count of 2.54 billion which is the best of any of the cards we tested.

It also uses four streaming multiprocessor units as it has 768 stream processors as well as a 928MHz core and shader clocks.

Unfortunately, the GeForce GTX 650 Ti doesn’t have the dynamic core overclocking GPU boost technology as it has a chunky cooler and single six-pin power adaptor.

Read the full test here – Best Cheap Graphics Cards: Group Test

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