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Written by Hank Tolman   
Tuesday, 09 October 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
MSI GTX N650Ti Power Edition Video Card
Closer Look: MSI N650Ti Power Edition
N650Ti PE Detailed Features
Testing and Results
Aliens vs Predator
3DMark11
Lost Planet 2
Passion Leads Army
Unigine Heaven 3.0
A New Dawn
Temperature and Power Consumption
GTX 650 Ti Final Thoughts
MSI N650Ti PE Conclusion

Passion Leads Army

Passion Leads Army is a benchmark based on the multiplayer online shooter of the same name. Passion Leads Army is being developed by Giant Interactive in cooperation with the Chinese military. The benchmark application has recently been released world-wide to help bring about further awareness of the game. Passion Leads Army is the first Chinese game with full DX11 support. It also has some intense Physx effects.

The DX11 effects used in the benchmark include Tesselation, HBAO, and Bokeh-DOF. Because Physx is limited to only NVIDIA video cards, I turned it off for our tests here. Even without it, the PLA benchmark is able to stress all of our cards. With higher settings, it would be a good match for any video card available now.

  • Passion Leads Army
    • Performance Presets

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Unigine Heaven 3.0 is the next benchmark.



 

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# RE: MSI GTX N650Ti Power Edition Video CardDavid Kirschbaum 2012-10-09 08:33
"... extra $50 or $60 it will take me to get a GTX 660 for the extra CUDA Cores, the 192-bit memory bus, and the GPU boost. " Sorry, but every price I see for the GTX 660 (Amazon, Tiger Direct, NewEgg) are all $310 to $330 .. TWICE the price of the GTX N650Ti. Hardly a trivial increase. I'll go with the N650Ti .. and thanks much for the good review.
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# GTX 660 vs GTX 660TiHank Tolman 2012-10-09 08:49
Are you sure you aren't looking at the GTX 660Ti? I just looked up GTX 660 on Newegg.com and the first 6 are $229 whereas the GTX 650Ti's are going for anywhere from $159.99 to $179.99.

-Hank
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# GTX 660 vs GTX 660TiGeorge Caldwell 2014-01-24 23:34
My 650Ti only cost me $104 dollars new with a nice warranty, So I have no idea were $159.99 to $179.99 came from. That is not enough performence increase at all to even justify paying $40-50 dollars more. Let alone a hundred dollars more.
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# RE: GTX 660 vs GTX 660TiOlin Coles 2014-01-25 07:10
The $159.99 price tag came from Tuesday, 09 October 2012. That's when this product launched and this article was published.
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