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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB (ZT-61201-10M)

As opposed to most of the other companies represented in this review, Zotac offers only one GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost and, contrary to our expectations, it is not a well-overclocked “AMP! Edition” but an ordinary product with an original cooler and a slightly pre-overclocked GPU. It is shipped in a small cardboard box designed in Zotac’s easily recognizable style:

 

There’s a lot of documentation among the accessories but otherwise they are the same as you get with the other cards.

Manufactured in China, the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST costs $170. It comes with a 2-year warranty which can be prolonged to 5 years by registering it.

The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST is perhaps the most beautiful card in this review. The sculpted metallic casing of the cooler covers two orange fans with curved translucent blades.

They are harmoniously complemented with the sticking-out heat pipes. The card is compact, though. Its dimensions are 193x100x40 mm. The Zotac has a standard selection of video outputs and onboard connectors:

  

There is a small heatsink on the memory chips and an aluminum heatsink on the power components.

As you may have already noticed, the card uses a reference PCB. As for its GPU, it is the third chip in this review to be dated the 7th week of 2013. It is clocked at 993/1059 MHz. The memory clock rate is 6008 MHz.

 

Thus, Zotac’s GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost has the lowest clock rates among the cards covered in this review.

Taking the cooler apart, we found its main heatsink to be the same as on the Palit card but with a smaller base and a larger surface of the aluminum fins.

The heatsink is cooled with two 80mm impellers from Apistek.

The GPU was 72°C and 63°C hot in the automatic fan regulation mode (2000 RPM) and at the maximum speed of the fans (3180 RPM), respectively.


Auto fan mode

Maximum fan speed

The cooler is good enough for a GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost but cannot match the leaders of our tests. The overclocking potential of the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST is quite normal: 1118/1184/6908 MHz.

Oddly enough, the temperature of the overclocked Zotac was even lower than at the default settings, the test conditions being the same.

 

 
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