GTX 650 Budget GPU Review
Reviewing the EVGA GeForce GTX 650 by Nvidia
Have any of you console gamers ever thought about entering the world of PC gaming but have been turned off about it when seeing the prices of the higg end parts? Well at a £80/$124 price tag with one gigabyte of GDDR5 memory and 384 processing cores, the GTX 650 is a great video card for people just getting into PC gaming, but I do suggest you upgrade as soon as possible as there are a lot of cards out there that will boost your gaming experience immensely, as this video card isn’t the greatest.
The GTX 650 has three outs on it, a DVI-I, a DVI-D and a HDMI mini, so you can use three monitors with it. There are of course adapters you can use so you can plug a VGA monitor into it (or two like me). There is also an adapter you can get which will allow you to plug a HDMI monitor into the mini HDMI slot, but only one unfortunately.
Against it’s main rival, the Sapphire 7770 HD, it does not do too great. They are both around the same price, but the 7770 performs significantly better on most, if not all, games. Unfortunately, I’m going to have to say that you should buy the 7770 because it performs better at no extra cost. The 7770 is also capable of running four monitors, so if you want that many then this card is a must have for you.
All in all, this is a decent card but for the same money you can get the Sapphire 7770 HD, so I in my own opinion think that anyone looking at this price range for a GPU should look at getting the 7770 instead.
This was my first article on this site, so please feel free to leave feedback in the comments. I will be reviewing some more parts soon to help those of you thinking of making a build. You can also suggest items for me to review in the comment section.