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GeForce GTX 1650 vs Radeon R9 M290X

Intro

The GeForce GTX 1650 has core clock speeds of 1485 MHz on the GPU, and 2001 MHz on the 4096 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 896 SPUs as well as 56 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specs to the Radeon R9 M290X, which has GPU clock speed of 850 MHz, and 4096 MB of GDDR5 memory running at 1200 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is comprised of 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

Performance-wise, the Radeon R9 M290X should theoretically be a bit better than the GeForce GTX 1650 in general. (explain)

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

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 1650 should be quite a bit (more or less 22%) better at anisotropic 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 high levels of AA is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 1650 is a better choice, by a large margin. (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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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 8004 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: Memory bandwidth is the maximum amount of data (in units of megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. If it uses DDR memory, it should be multiplied by 2 once again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The higher the card's 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 per second. This number is worked out by multiplying the total texture units of the card 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 in one second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels that the graphics card can possibly write to the local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core clock speed. 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 many other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the maximum 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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