Bright Side of News writes NVIDIA's new GK106-based card will be called the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost. Designed to counter AMD's upcoming Radeon HD 7790, this new model will sit right between the performance of the regular GeForce GTX 650 Ti and the GeForce GTX 660.
The card reportedly has a GK106 GPU with 768 cores, a 980MHz base clock, 1030MHz boost clock, a 192-bit memory bus, and 6000MHz memory. The memory bandwidth of the GTX 650 Ti Boost is 140.63GB/s, almost 70 percent more than the GTX 650 Ti's 86GB/s.
According to slides that are leaking from the Far East, the HD 7790 is supposed to pass 3000 3Dmarks in the new 3DMark Fire Storm DirectX 11 benchmark. With an alleged price of around $149-169 this card should significantly outperform the GeForce GTX 650 Ti which currently retails for around $169.
Nvidia will not lie still either, as the company decided to respond to Bonaire with the product which carries a codename "GTX 655". Allegedly, it will the market branded as "GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost". This part will go above the regular GTX 650 Ti, and below the GTX 660. Looking at the performance the GTX 650 Ti can only do about 2200 3Dmarks, while GTX 660 scores 4100, leaving 1900 3Dmarks or a 80% difference uncovered. This is exactly the territory AMD wants to exploit with the HD 7790 "Bonaire".