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Asus GTX 650 graphics card review!
on 19 April 2014
It's quite easy to spend money on graphics cards, many people get sold a lemon and go all out and buy a top of the range card which they're never going to fully utilise. Many middle order cards such as this one for example will be able to run the vast majority of games at higher than average settings and in many cases surpassing them. Having built a few computers using this very card I can tell you spending beyond this price bracket is totall pointless unless you are running graphical intensive program's. Please note that although this is compatible with PCI express x16 it will be slower than intended when it comes down to data transfer as this card was designed principally for PCI express 3.0, just something to keep in mind if you are using an older motherboard that isn't 3.0 compatible.
The maximum resolution the card can support in HD is 5760 x 1080p and that can be supported on upto 3 screens at the same time. Now another bonus I like about this card is it draws all its power from the PCI 3.0 slot meaning no additional PCI power connectors are required from the power supply ( a real bonus if your using a smaller case).
The card comes supplied with everything you need and the software drivers were easy to install using the disk supplied, I encountered no installation issues in any of the 3 computers I installed the cards into and when you factor in the price given this is a 2GB GDDR5 card I would argue it offers the best performance for the money around today.
Asus, the maker of this Nvida card are always at the top of my list and this is no exception, the only thing left to say is check it will fit into your case... The length is 20cm and for those that are unsure measure from the back to the front over the empty slot inside your case.
Verdict: this card is more than good enough for the vast majority of gamers and will run most games at a very high resolution/ frame rate. It's not cheap but what people need to understand is in terms of graphics cards its a very middle ranked price but I would argue given the performance, you're getting more bang for your buck.. To coin the phrase
Highly Recommended and good value for what you are getting!