Mainboard and graphics card maker MSI has announced the release of the GTX 650 Power Edition graphics card. According to the press release, the MSI GTX 650 boasts a number of new features, such as the MSI Power Edition architecture, which provides overclocking support and TransThermal cooling that allows better control over the temperature of the card. MSI also claims that the GPU is built with MSI Military Class III components, which would give it high quality and stability. The card also allows users to install an extra fan to it for better cooling.

MSI's GTX 650 Power Edition is based on the MSI Power Edition architecture: support for Afterburner's Triple Overvoltage function, adjustable GPU/ Memory/ PLL voltages, completely liberating the graphic cards capacity, increasing overclockability by up to 27 percent. The new PWM design strengthens power capability 33 percent more than the reference board maintaining stability during overclocking.

The MSI GTX 650

The MSI GTX 650

MSI GTX 650 Power Edition features the TransThermal cooling design that allows users to tailor the fan setup to the outside environment. Double Airflow Mode uses a special mechanical design for attaching the fan to the existing heat sink module and increasing airflow to effectively reduce the GPU temperature. The external fan can also be placed next to the existing module in the Dual Fan Mode. The increased coverage improves cooling for the power supply module and components. The GTX 650 Power Edition also comes with MSI's proprietary Dust Removal technology. The fan automatically runs in the reverse direction at start-up every time to remove dust and optimise cooling performance. MSI’s Propeller Blade technology supposedly increases airflow by 20 percent compared to conventional fans and also expands the cooling area. Effective temperature can be reduced by up to 9 degrees Celsius and noise levels can be reduced by up to 16.8dB.

The MSI GTX 650 is made using MSI Military Class III materials. A third-party laboratory simulated the user environment and conducted seven rigorous tests on compliance with the MIL-STD-810G standard. MSI GTX 650 Power Edition uses Tantalum Core Hi-c Cap and SFC can generate 30 percent more power. Solid state capacitors also have a service life of up to 10 years. The choice of materials reflects MSI's commitment to its products. Regardless of the overclocking or the gaming environment, MSI aims to provide consumers with a smooth and dependable environment.

The GPU also has the latest drivers available on Nvidia’s website, which offers more optimisations for current-generation games. The driver update comes highly recommended for the upcoming games Borderlands 2, and the expansion pack to World of Warcraft – Mists of Pandaria.

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