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GeForce GTS 450 vs GeForce GTX 650

Intro

The GeForce GTS 450 comes with a clock speed of 783 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 902 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 40 nm design. It is comprised of 192 SPUs, 32 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the GeForce GTX 650, which uses a 28 nm design. nVidia has set the core speed at 1058 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM runs at a speed of 1250 MHz on this model. It features 384 SPUs along with 32 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

(No game benchmarks for this combination yet.)

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 650 64 Watts
GeForce GTS 450 106 Watts
Difference: 42 Watts (66%)

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce GTX 650 should in theory perform quite a bit faster than the GeForce GTS 450 overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 650 80000 MB/sec
GeForce GTS 450 57728 MB/sec
Difference: 22272 (39%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 650 will be quite a bit (more or less 35%) faster with regards to AF than the GeForce GTS 450. (explain)

GeForce GTX 650 33856 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTS 450 25056 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 8800 (35%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 650 should be a lot (about 35%) faster with regards to anti-aliasing than the GeForce GTS 450, and able to handle higher resolutions more effectively. (explain)

GeForce GTX 650 16928 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTS 450 12528 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 4400 (35%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

GeForce GTS 450

Amazon.com

GeForce GTX 650

Amazon.com

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Specifications

Model GeForce GTS 450 GeForce GTX 650
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year September 2010 September 2012
Code Name GF106 GK107
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
Memory 512 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 783 MHz 1058 MHz
Shader Speed 1566 MHz 1058 MHz
Memory Speed 902 MHz (3608 MHz effective) 1250 MHz (5000 MHz effective)
Unified Shaders 192 384
Texture Mapping Units 32 32
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.3
Power (Max TDP) 106 watts 64 watts
Shader Model 5.0 5.0
Bandwidth 57728 MB/sec 80000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 25056 Mtexels/sec 33856 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 12528 Mpixels/sec 16928 Mpixels/sec

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the card's memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that can be applied per second. This is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core clock speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the video card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card could possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

Comments

One Response to “GeForce GTS 450 vs GeForce GTX 650”
[...] GeForce GTS 450 vs GeForce GTX 650 – Performance Comparison Benchmarks @ Hardware Compare Or a 640 would be very close to the performance of a GTS 450 i think! those cards are around 100$ and 80$... I would really recommend a 650 or a 640,new technology! and they are small. You are right,the 6750 is about the same performance...But well it's not a super new card :/ [...]

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