”“For its $169 price, it gives more than 80% of the performance of the GTX 660 which is priced at $200.

Although the GTX 650 Ti BOOST is generally outclassed by the GTX 660, it is also priced about thirty dollars less. Add in the bundled $75 of ingame items for the 3 popular F2P games, and the GTX 650 Ti BOOST becomes a great value.

A gamer who is really into these games, might consider spending the extra thirty dollars, however, and get the GTX 660 with the $150 ingame item bundle instead.”

“In summary, the NVIDIA GTX 650 Ti BOOST video card targets mainstream gamers with a solid performing graphics solution that offers 2GB GDDR5 memory along with very fast clock speeds combined with GPU Boost technology. Ideally, this could become the go-to graphics card for under $170, giving enthusiasts enough overclock headroom to push it into GTX 660 territory while retaining the efficient temperatures and power consumption of the GTX 650 series.

For mainstream gamers wanting to upgrade their aging hot-running power-hungry graphics card, the GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST is a value-packed option worth the money. Additionally, a 1GB GDDR5 version will debut next month for around $149. Benchmark Reviews recommends the GTX 650 Ti BOOST graphics card, and predict the series will earn popularity among gamers.”

“NVIDIA has successfully pulled off yet another very good performing card while knocking its regular 650 Ti models to low 100′s in the price range and making it tough for AMD to even get a foothold at the lower end.”

”We had to double check the price of the GeForce GTX 650 Ti with NVIDIA after experiencing the performance delivered. It seemed like the performance delivered for the price was too good to be true. NVIDIA confirmed that the 1GB GTX 650 Ti will be $149, and the 2GB model will be $169. The GeForce GTX 650 Ti delivers the best performance we've ever seen at the $150-160 price segment. It truly is phenomenal, and we are impressed at what has been delivered to gamers.“

”At times, it comes within spitting distance of a GTX 660 2GB and even manages to outstrip AMD’s $185 HD 7850 2GB. From our perspective, this should prompt AMD to lower the costs of nearly half their lineup. Suddenly, the HD 7750, HD 7770 GHz Edition, HD 7790 and HD 7850 are all too expensive, regardless of their respective game bundles.

At its most basic, NVIDIA’s GTX 650 Ti Boost represents the vanguard of a full court press against AMD’s entire sub-$225 product stack. It may not be a high performance graphics card per se but this is still an exciting product which has already contributed to lower prices in an extremely popular market segment. With a combination of great framerates, efficiency and disruptive pricing, the GTX 650 Ti Boost is simply the best graphics card available for budget-focused gamers.”

“When compared to the HD 7790 the GTX 650Ti Boost performs 19% better.”

"Throughout all of our testing, the GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST performed better than the Radeon HD 7790 and GeForce GTX 650 Ti. The GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST was even able to pull ahead of the Radeon HD 7850 on more than a few occasions. The GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST’s power consumption is also relatively good and right in line with expectations, and the cards were nice and quiet, too."

"Looking at their performance versus the Radeon HD 7790, snagging a GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST for a couple of extra bucks makes a lot of sense. At its price point, the GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST is tough to beat."

"Anyone on the market for a video card right now should be very excited as this announcement as every card listed there is a good deal. As for the GTX 650 Ti Boost 2GB. I was extremely impressed with its performance, in game especially. This really is a sweet spot card that allows you to play anything at good settings and at 1920x1080."

“It looks like AMD was able to announce their new $150 video card first, but NVIDIA was able to beat them when it comes to performance and availability.

At the end of the day the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST is a great graphics card that starts at $149. It's basically a GeForce GTX 660 with fewer cores! This card looks like it will dominate the $149-$169 price range and might even cause AMD to adjust some prices in the near future. When companies get into price battles over your hard earned money it means you get more bang for your buck."

“In this market segment, money talks. The GTX 650 Ti BOOST is listed as having a (reference) MSRP of $169. That’s $20 more than the HD 7790′s $149, or 13%. However, that 13% price premium translates to 17-31% FPS increase, depending on the game. AvP, Batman, CivV & Dirt 3 come in at 27-31% higher FPS. That’s nothing to sneeze at. In fact, those games increase double FPS per dollar over the HD 7790.”

"The opening price for the GTX 650Ti Boost of $169 is a fair price to pay for the performance it delivers."

“The majority of our tested games have the new NVIDIA GTX 650 Ti BOOST running faster than the new AMD HD 7790 and that includes Battlefield 3, Far Cry 3, Crysis 3 and even Skyrim. In those games we also found the BOOST card to perform at about the same level of the more expensive Radeon HD 7850 2GB card as well which was a nice surprise.

The Radeon HD 7790 offers a new piece of silicon and the first Sea Islands offering to consumers but despite the technological changes, it is the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST that shakes things up in terms of raw gaming performance. At $169, the BOOST card is one of, if not THE, best card for the money.”

"At just $179, the EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost SC is hard to beat when it comes down to it. It has performance that competes with the more expensive AMD Radeon HD 7850 and now that SLI is supported another card can be added down the road for real high-end results."

“The GTX 650ti BOOST is a direct competitor to the AMD 7850. It has twice the memory and runs several popular games much faster. It comes in 2 memory configurations, 1gb and 2gb. Pricing for these two configurations will be $149 and $169. The 1gb cards won’t start shipping until early April. Please keep in mind that these are suggested e-tail prices. If you purchase a BOOST card, you will get $75 of in game monies for Hawken, Planetside 2 and World Of Tanks. That’s $25 per game."

“As you can see in the testing the 650 Ti Boost does take the lead over the other cards in most of the tests and games in this same price range.

At the end of the day from what we have seen so far is that the new GTX 650 Ti Boost is going to be a serious contender at this price range, especially with NVIDIA’s unholy new price drops, which will put AMD in a rough position and force them either to come up with a new GPU soon or drop their prices as well.”

"The 650 Ti Boost has definitely made the 7790 less appealing, though. For $20 more, the Nvidia card opens the door to higher resolutions and detail settings. And there's a good chance the 1GB, $149 version of the 650 Ti Boost due next month will also be quicker than its Radeon competition."