New video card for 4K UHD and Starcraft 2 SC2 HotS

Every four years or so I invest in a new video card. The latest edition, ordered today, is the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 650 Ti OC 2GB card. I actually meant to order a BOOST edition but somewhat mistakenly ordered the ‘OC’ edition. 🙁 However, I like the overall features of the card and if it performs well enough I will keep it. 🙂 Otherwise, I may return it and look at a GTX 760.

My general usage scenarios will be to use the card’s HDMI 1.4 interface to test a 3840×2160 4K UHD LCD. Beyond that, I plan on doing a bit of SC2 Heart of the Swarm gaming on a Dell 30″ 2560×1600 display. I do not necessarily need high/ultra display settings at that resolution as medium is fine by me.

Benchmark roundup of various cards

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Review, Feat. Gigabyte, Zotac, & EVGA

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Review, Feat. Gigabyte, Zotac, & EVGAhttp://www.anandtech.com/show/6359/the-nvidia-geforce-gtx-650-ti-review/14Our next game is Starcraft II, Blizzard’s 2010 RTS megahit. Much like Portal 2 it’s a DX9 game designed to run on a wide range of hardware so performance is quite peppy with most…
Build A StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm PC For Less Than $450

Build A StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm PC For Less Than $450http://www.geforce.com/whats-new/articles/build-a-starcraft-ii-heart-of-the-swarm-pc-for-less-than-450As the data shows, Heart of the Swarm is a demanding beast when its new, mightily impressive engine is unleashed. In Wings of Liberty, a GeForce GTX 680 would break 120 frames per second without a…
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost OC WindForce 2X review

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost OC WindForce 2X reviewhttp://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/gigabyte_geforce_gtx_650_ti_boost_windforce_review,15.htmlIn this article we review the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost OC WindForce 2X with that OC for a factory tweak and the Windforce indicating a silent yet powerful two fan cooling solution. The product is customized with a new PCB, cooling and a few tweaks, it has 2GB of memory with both that memory and the core base-clock slightly overclocked.
AMD Radeon HD 7750 & Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition Review

AMD Radeon HD 7750 & Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition Reviewhttp://www.anandtech.com/show/5541/amd-radeon-hd-7750-radeon-hd-7770-ghz-edition-review/18Our next game is Starcraft II, Blizzard’s 2010 RTS megahit. Much like Portal 2 it’s a DX9 game designed to run on a wide range of hardware so performance is quite peppy with most…
AMD's Radeon HD 6450: UVD3 Meets The HTPC

AMD’s Radeon HD 6450: UVD3 Meets The HTPChttp://www.anandtech.com/show/4263/amds-radeon-hd-6450-uvd3-meets-htpc/11Blizzard’s latest RTS is CPU-bound under most situations, but with low-end GPUs most scenes become GPU bound as long as there aren’t too many active units on the screen. With the 6450 we…

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