Sub-$200 GeForce GTX 650 Ti expected next quarter


— 6:00 AM on August 2, 2012

That GeForce GTX 660 Ti we keep hearing about sounds like a solid card—if the rumors are to be believed, anyway—but it doesn't look inexpensive. As we reported a few days ago, the card might end up costing as much as $330.

Happily, it sounds like Nvidia has a cheaper Kepler derivative in the works: the GeForce GTX 650 Ti. Turkish site DonanimHaber has snagged a few details about that product, including specifications, positioning, and a potential release time frame.

The site says the GTX 650 Ti will replace the vanilla, non-Ti GeForce GTX 560. The cheapest variants of that card currently retail for $170 at Newegg (less if you count mail-in rebates), so the GTX 650 Ti might end up in the same price range. DonanimHaber expects Nvidia to release the GTX 650 Ti at some point next quarter. If I were a betting man, I'd expect a release timed with the holiday shopping rush.

As far as specs go, the GTX 650 Ti will reportedly feature a new GK106 graphics processor with 960 ALUs, a 192-bit memory interface, and either 1GB or 2GB of GDDR5 memory. It's hard to make predictions without knowing clock speeds and other details, but that doesn't seem like a massive step down from the $400 GeForce GTX 670. That offering, for reference, has 1344 ALUs, a 256-bit path to memory, and two gigs of GDDR5 RAM.

   
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