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MSI GeForce GTX 650 Ti with free stuff and rebate

Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:58 am

Offer expires 31 January 2013 at 11:59 PM PST (midnight minus one min.) ... %20Edition

Free Borderlands 2 download card and a coupon for PC Magazine (I assume a one year subscription as they claim a $19.99 value). $140 with a $30 rebate card (ick) and free shipping ($109.99 after the rebate grind).

Note: This card has NO SLI connector. -- The 650 Ti is a 660 Kepler with one of the core groups disabled which leaves "only" 768 cores. Before you get too excited about 768 cores you should know that Kepler shaders run at the same speed as the core clock instead of twice as fast as the core clock as they did in the G80/G92 and Fermi GPUs. Out of the box it has a very mild over clock, they claim up to a 17% OC is available and allow three bias voltage bumps via software. It is one of the few (maybe the only) 650 Ti cards with heat pipes (2), but it has no ducting for blowing hot air out the back of the case. They claim a max load temp of 57 C and one of the customer reviews confirms it running under 60 C (I assume at stock clocks with no ambient listed). Some mention the fan being fairly loud at full speed. If I am unable to talk myself out this deal the card will live in either my Antec 900 or Antec 600 case, both of which have a 200mm blow hole fan and a 120mm back panel fan with lots of front venting for cool air intake.

This "should" be a fairly economical GPU folder with "good" points per watt. I recall hearing 10,000 PPD mentioned depending on work unit mix over on the folding forum.

P.S. It has a three year warranty.

P.P.S. Looks like my memory may have been a little conservative on PPD -

edit3 - Oops, looks like I was little late with my post. Perhaps we can get a Hoser merge.
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