GeForce GTX 650 vs Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

GeForce GTX 650
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 27 Nov 2013
GeForce GTX 650
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 5 Mar 2012
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GTX 650
    100%
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    287%

Relative performance

Gaming performance index

  • GeForce GTX 650
    100%
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    233%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 650

110 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Kepler), there are less performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

133% higher gaming performance.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

HWBench recommends Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition

The Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition is the better performing card based on the game benchmark suite used (38 combinations of games and resolutions).


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GTX 650 Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
GPU Name GK106 () vs Pitcairn (Pitcairn XT)
Fab Process 28 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 221 mm² vs 212 mm²
Transistors 2,540 million vs 2,800 million
Shaders 384 vs 1280
Compute Units 2 vs 20
Core clock 1058 MHz vs 1000 MHz
ROPs 16 vs 32
TMUs 32 vs 80

Memory Configuration

GeForce GTX 650 Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 128 bit vs 256 bit
Memory Speed 1250 MHz
5000 MHz effective
vs 1200 MHz
4800 MHz effective
Memory Size 1024 Mb vs 2048 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GTX 650 Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
TDP 65 watts vs 175 watts
Release Date 27 Nov 2013 vs 5 Mar 2012

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 650
    8.46 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    32.00 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GTX 650
    33.90 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    80.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GTX 650
    80.00 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    154.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GTX 650
    812.50 GFLOPs
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    2560.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GTX 650
    2880
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    8290

Points (higher is better)

Game benchmarks

Alan Wake

  • GeForce GTX 650
    25.2
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    62.1

FPS (higher is better)

Batman: Arkham City

  • GeForce GTX 650
    35.8
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    67.9

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield 3

  • GeForce GTX 650
    23.5
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    53.8

FPS (higher is better)

Borderlands 2

  • GeForce GTX 650
    44.7
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    111.1

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis

  • GeForce GTX 650
    18.8
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    41.8

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis 2

  • GeForce GTX 650
    21.6
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    48.6

FPS (higher is better)

Diablo III

  • GeForce GTX 650
    51.7
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    102.5

FPS (higher is better)

Dragon Age II

  • GeForce GTX 650
    20.7
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    44.8

FPS (higher is better)

F1 2012

  • GeForce GTX 650
    34.5
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    76.6

FPS (higher is better)

Max Payne 3

  • GeForce GTX 650
    23
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    58.9

FPS (higher is better)

Metro 2033

  • GeForce GTX 650
    11.5
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    23.4

FPS (higher is better)

Sleeping Dogs

  • GeForce GTX 650
    20.5
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    58.2

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite V2

  • GeForce GTX 650
    19.4
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    57.2

FPS (higher is better)

STALKER: Call of Pripyat

  • GeForce GTX 650
    30.6
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    72.2

FPS (higher is better)

StarCraft II

  • GeForce GTX 650
    83.4
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    150

FPS (higher is better)

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim

  • GeForce GTX 650
    29.9
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    68.9

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Shogun 2

  • GeForce GTX 650
    18.6
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    38

FPS (higher is better)

Unigine Heaven 2.0

  • GeForce GTX 650
    22.7
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    53

FPS (higher is better)

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

  • GeForce GTX 650
    32.6
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    79

FPS (higher is better)

Alan Wake

  • GeForce GTX 650
    15
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    38.9

FPS (higher is better)

Batman: Arkham City

  • GeForce GTX 650
    21.4
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    42.3

FPS (higher is better)

Battlefield 3

  • GeForce GTX 650
    13.9
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    33.2

FPS (higher is better)

Borderlands 2

  • GeForce GTX 650
    26.3
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    47.1

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis

  • GeForce GTX 650
    11.1
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    25.7

FPS (higher is better)

Crysis 2

  • GeForce GTX 650
    12.5
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    29.5

FPS (higher is better)

Diablo III

  • GeForce GTX 650
    34.5
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    75.2

FPS (higher is better)

Dragon Age II

  • GeForce GTX 650
    13.3
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    31.1

FPS (higher is better)

F1 2012

  • GeForce GTX 650
    23.9
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    55.4

FPS (higher is better)

Max Payne 3

  • GeForce GTX 650
    15
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    39.9

FPS (higher is better)

Metro 2033

  • GeForce GTX 650
    8.3
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    16.6

FPS (higher is better)

Sleeping Dogs

  • GeForce GTX 650
    10.7
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    35.4

FPS (higher is better)

Sniper Elite V2

  • GeForce GTX 650
    12.2
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    37.4

FPS (higher is better)

STALKER: Call of Pripyat

  • GeForce GTX 650
    18.3
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    46.1

FPS (higher is better)

StarCraft II

  • GeForce GTX 650
    52.4
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    116.3

FPS (higher is better)

The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim

  • GeForce GTX 650
    17.5
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    48.9

FPS (higher is better)

Total War: Shogun 2

  • GeForce GTX 650
    11.1
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    22.7

FPS (higher is better)

Unigine Heaven 2.0

  • GeForce GTX 650
    14.7
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    26.1

FPS (higher is better)

World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

  • GeForce GTX 650
    22.3
  • Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
    53.2

FPS (higher is better)