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GeForce GTX 650 vs Radeon R9 M265X

Intro

The GeForce GTX 650 has core speeds of 1058 MHz on the GPU, and 1250 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 384 SPUs along with 32 Texture Address Units and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R9 M265X, which features a core clock frequency of 575 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1125 MHz. It also uses a 128-bit bus, and uses a 28 nm design. It is made up of 640 SPUs, 40 Texture Address Units, and 16 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Memory Bandwidth

The GeForce GTX 650 should in theory perform a little bit faster than the Radeon R9 M265X overall. (explain)

GeForce GTX 650 80000 MB/sec
Radeon R9 M265X 72000 MB/sec
Difference: 8000 (11%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 650 is a lot (approximately 47%) more effective at texture filtering than the Radeon R9 M265X. (explain)

GeForce GTX 650 33856 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 M265X 23000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 10856 (47%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 650 is a better choice, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce GTX 650 16928 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 M265X 9200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 7728 (84%)

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

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GeForce GTX 650

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Radeon R9 M265X

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 650 Radeon R9 M265X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year September 2012 May 1 2014
Code Name GK107 Venus Pro
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 1058 MHz 575 MHz
Memory Speed 5000 MHz 4500 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 64 watts (Unknown) watts
Bandwidth 80000 MB/sec 72000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 33856 Mtexels/sec 23000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 16928 Mpixels/sec 9200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 384 640
Texture Mapping Units 32 40
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 28 nm
Transistors 1300 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11.0 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.3 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (in units of MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface within a second. The number is worked out by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If the card has DDR type RAM, it should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the video card can possibly write to the local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 650

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Radeon R9 M265X

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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