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Palit GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST OC 2GB (NE5X65BS1049-1060F)

Palit offers as many as four GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost variants with differing clock rates and memory amounts. We’ve taken the fastest version with 2 GB of memory. Its part number is NE5X65BS1049-1060F. The card’s model name, memory type and amount, interface and supported technologies are all indicated on the front of its white box.

 

The text on the back of the box tells you about Nvidia’s technologies and minimum system requirements for the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost. The card is shipped together with a power adapter, a CD with drivers, a DVI->D-Sub adapter and an installation guide.

It is manufactured in China and costs $180. Its warranty period is 1 year.

The Palit GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST OC is the smallest device in this review, measuring a mere 173x112x38 mm. It’s going to be perfect for HTPCs.

Its face side is covered with a plastic cooler casing with two 80mm fans. The reverse side doesn’t show any differences from the above-discussed products from other brands. The selection of video outputs is identical, too:

As expected, we have one MIO connector for SLI configurations and one 6-pin power connector here.

 

The PCB follows the reference design with a 4+1+1 power system (GPU/memory/PLL) managed by an ON Semiconductor NCP5395G controller:

The GPU die is dated the second week of 2013. It is revision A1. The clock rate is 1006 MHz and can be boosted to 1072 MHz.

 

The memory chips from Hynix are slightly pre-overclocked to 6108 MHz. Thus, the Palit GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST OC has the following specs:

Unlike the coolers from Gigabyte, MSI and Inno3D, this one has no proper name. It consists of two separate parts: a GPU heatsink and a plastic casing with two fans.

There’s also a small aluminum heatsink on the power system components. The main heatsink has two 6mm copper heat pipes, a copper base and aluminum fins which are partially soldered to the base and partially pierced by the pipes.

 

Although small, the heatsink is sufficient for cooling the compact GPU die of the GTX 650 Ti Boost. The fans are Power Logic PLA08015S12HH components, which can often be found in graphics card coolers. They are regulated automatically in a speed range of 1000 to 3100 RPM.

The performance of the Palit cooler depends greatly on the speed of its fans. When the latter were regulated automatically and reached 1680 RPM, the GPU was 75°C hot. At the maximum speed of the fans, the temperature was no higher than 60°C.


Auto fan mode

Maximum fan speed

Overall, the Palit GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST OC is just satisfactory in terms of temperature. It is not as good as the leaders but better than the reference card from Nvidia or the EVGA version.

The GPU and memory of this card could be overclocked by 110 and 940 MHz, respectively.

The GPU overclocking is quite normal compared to the other cards, but the memory frequency of 7028 MHz is the highest in this review.

The card’s temperature didn’t change after we had overclocked it.

 

 
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