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GeForce GTX 1650 vs Radeon R9 M290X

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1650 makes use of a 12 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 1485 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a frequency of 8000 MHz on this card. It features 896 SPUs as well as 56 Texture Address Units and 32 ROPs.

Compare those specifications to the Radeon R9 M290X, which features a clock frequency of 850 MHz and a GDDR5 memory frequency of 1200 MHz. It also features a 256-bit memory bus, and makes use of a 28 nm design. It features 1280 SPUs, 80 Texture Address Units, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 1650 75 Watts
Radeon R9 M290X 100 Watts
Difference: 25 Watts (33%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the Radeon R9 M290X should in theory be just a bit superior to the GeForce GTX 1650 overall. (explain)

Radeon R9 M290X 153600 MB/sec
GeForce GTX 1650 131072 MB/sec
Difference: 22528 (17%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1650 will be a lot (about 22%) more effective at texture filtering than the Radeon R9 M290X. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1650 83160 Mtexels/sec
Radeon R9 M290X 68000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 15160 (22%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 1650 is the winner, and very much so. (explain)

GeForce GTX 1650 47520 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 M290X 27200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 20320 (75%)

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 1650

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Radeon R9 M290X

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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 1650 Radeon R9 M290X
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year April 2019 May 1 2014
Code Name TU117-300-A1 Neptune XT
Memory 4096 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 1485 MHz 850 MHz
Memory Speed 32000 MHz 4800 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 75 watts 100 watts
Bandwidth 131072 MB/sec 153600 MB/sec
Texel Rate 83160 Mtexels/sec 68000 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 47520 Mpixels/sec 27200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 896 1280
Texture Mapping Units 56 80
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 12 nm 28 nm
Transistors 4700 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12.0 DirectX 11.2
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.6 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the largest amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, 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 amount of texture map elements (texels) that are applied per second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics 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 record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to 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 get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 1650

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Radeon R9 M290X

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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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