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im3jia
10-10-2012, 08:22 PM
"PC gamers looking to improve their graphics quality without emptying their wallets can check out graphics cards based on the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti available Tuesday at a starting price of $150. The GTX 650 Ti uses the same Kepler architecture found in other GTX cards such as the $380 GTX 670, but at a far lower price point. You could get an even lower price by snapping up the GTX 650, but for about an extra $30 Nvidia says the GTX 650 Ti is up to 40 percent faster than the regular 650. Select versions of the GTX 650 Ti also come with a free copy of Assassin's Creed 3.

"The reference design for Nvidia's new GTX 650 Ti features a 928 MHz core clock, 768 CUDA cores (double the amount in the GTX 650), and 1 GB of dedicated memory. The card uses one 6-pin PCI Express connector, and offers one HDMI and two dual-link DVI ports. Nvidia says you can expect the GTX 6450 Ti to offer performance of about 42 frames per second on Battlefield 3, and around 40 frames per second on Borderlands 2 and similar games. The GTX 650 Ti can support up to four separate monitors simultaneously depending on the version you purchase.

"The Assassin's Creed 3 bundle offering won't be offered with every version of the GTX 650 Ti, so you need to check that the card you're buying includes a download coupon for the game. A quick check on Newegg showed versions of the GTX 650 Ti from Asus, EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI, and Zotac all included the Assassin's Creed 3 bundle. Prices on Newegg started at $155."

http://www.geforce.com/games-applications/pc-games/assassins-creed-3/deals-promotions

SalanMH3
10-14-2012, 02:29 PM
I am wondering if the Game KEY that comes with the card can be activated through Steam?

All my Ubisoft games are under Steam, and thus, I wish to have AC3 on Steam as well.

ROFLBOT
10-14-2012, 07:30 PM
I doubt that any of the Assassin's Creed games support that kind of feature - making CD keys that are available to activate trough Steam. I also have almost every Assassin's Creed game on Steam except Revelations, but I'm waiting for the pre-order option rather than buying an Nvidia card, 'cause I prefer AMD over Nvidia.

AnthonyA85
10-14-2012, 07:43 PM
Plus the 650 Ti only has 1GB of GDDR 5 memory, compared to most other cards of similar range that have between 2 and 3, and a lot more computing power to boot.

I just installed my new XFX 9750 yesterday, so i'm all set for AC3. I can't see AC3 using any Nvidia specific features beyond some features that most people won't use anyway, such as the 3D fog in ACR that was Nvidia specific.

ProletariatPleb
10-15-2012, 02:33 AM
As a PC gamer, I'd like a big upgrade because games are getting bigger and better, this card just won't cut it soon enough.

TheLeoCrow
10-15-2012, 02:46 PM
I agree with everyone else, it's too expensive for what it offers, at least for me. The performance gain compared to my current graphics card, doesn't justify the price, even with AC3 thrown in. Someone who doesn't currently have a good graphics card might be interested in this but even they should research their options more

SalanMH3
10-21-2012, 07:28 AM
It looks like to be Steam key; check below EVGA link and click the link saying "I purchased from www.EVGA.com" to see the information were it is stated that it will be Steam key:
http://www.evga.com/articles/00707/

Anyway, I agree with you, the card does not seem to be good. But I am wondering, if they bundle it with that card, then it should run the game smooth on high settings at least.

I just wish if Ubi/nVidia they bundle it also with higher end of 600 series as well (660 ti, 670, etc...)

KutarFOX
10-24-2012, 05:49 PM
I've read somewhere that Ubisoft is abandoning their traditional DRM sooner or later.
They will be using Steam as only DRM (with Uplay implemented like GFWL though, I think) for their recent and future titles.
I believe it is the same move as what Bethesda do for PC.

DRMs aside, I have a question.
Is AC3 only for GTX 650 Ti? does this promo also apply to higher version of 600 series?

SalanMH3
10-24-2012, 09:24 PM
I've read somewhere that Ubisoft is abandoning their traditional DRM sooner or later.
They will be using Steam as only DRM (with Uplay implemented like GFWL though, I think) for their recent and future titles.
I believe it is the same move as what Bethesda do for PC.

DRMs aside, I have a question.
Is AC3 only for GTX 650 Ti? does this promo also apply to higher version of 600 series?

I wish you are right, but what I've read that "Uplay" maybe get extended and host 3rd party games (games other than Ubisoft games). Honestly, I only buy Ubisoft games from Steam:
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/09/12/ubisofts-uplay-may-incorporate-third-party-games/

And yes, unfortunately, this bundle offer comes only with nVidia 650 Ti. However, if you go with ASUS, you may get AC3 for free with their nVidia 670/680 cards:
http://rog.asus.com/170592012/gaming/rog-and-asus-present-bonus-ubisoft-game-promotion/

Stroonzje
10-25-2012, 02:26 AM
how much's it cost

KutarFOX
10-25-2012, 12:12 PM
Thank you SalanMH3.
That is very useful information!