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GeForce GTS 450 vs GeForce GTX 650


Intro

The GeForce GTS 450 uses a 40 nm design. nVidia has clocked the core speed at 783 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a frequency of 902 MHz on this specific card. It features 192 SPUs as well as 32 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the GeForce GTX 650, which features GPU core speed of 1058 MHz, and 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM running at 1250 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also features 384 Stream Processors, 32 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.

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Benchmarks

These are real-world performance benchmarks that were submitted by Hardware Compare users. The scores seen here are the average of all benchmarks submitted for each respective test and hardware.

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

GeForce GTX 650 2270 points
GeForce GTS 450 1460 points
Difference: 810 (55%)

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

In theory, the GeForce GTX 650 should be a lot 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 should be much (more or less 35%) better at anisotropic filtering 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 is quite a bit (about 35%) better at FSAA than the GeForce GTS 450, and capable of handling higher screen 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

GeForce GTX 650

Specifications

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Model GeForce GTS 450 GeForce GTX 650
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year September 2010 September 2012
Code Name GF106 GK107
Memory 512 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 783 MHz 1058 MHz
Memory Speed 3608 MHz 5000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 106 watts 64 watts
Bandwidth 57728 MB/sec 80000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 25056 Mtexels/sec 33856 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 12528 Mpixels/sec 16928 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 192 384
Texture Mapping Units 32 32
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 1170 million 1300 million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11.0
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (counted in megabytes per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in a second. It's worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, HDR and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card can possibly record to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the the core 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 output rate also depends on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the maximum fill rate.

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Comments

One Response to “GeForce GTS 450 vs GeForce GTX 650”
Best Single Slot Video Card? - Hardware Canucks says:

[...] 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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