NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ vs AMD Radeon HD 7650A

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
0.54
 
1.51
Architecture
Tesla
 
TeraScale 2
GPU code name
G92B
 
Onega
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Launch date
16 January 2009 (12 years ago)
 
5 January 2012 (9 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$229
 
$262
Price now
$137 (0.6x MSRP)
 
$53 (0.2x MSRP)

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
128
 
480
CUDA cores
128
 
no data
Core clock speed
738 MHz
 
600 MHz
Number of transistors
754 million
 
716 million
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
141 Watt
 
33 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
105 °C
 
no data
Texture fill rate
47.2 billion/sec
 
14.40
Floating-point performance
470.0 gflops
 
576.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
MXM-A (3.0)
Length
10.5" (26.7 cm)
 
no data
Height
4.376" (11.1 cm)
 
no data
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 
no data
SLI options
+
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
GDDR3
 
DDR3
Maximum RAM amount
512 MB
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
1100 MHz
 
1800 MHz
Memory bandwidth
70.4 GB/s
 
28.8 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 
No outputs
Display Connectors
HDTVDual Link DVI
 
no data
Multi monitor support
+
 
no data
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
no data
Audio input for HDMI
S/PDIF
 
no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
11.1 (10_0)
 
11.2 (11_0)
Shader Model
4.0
 
5.0
OpenGL
2.1
 
4.4
OpenCL
1.1
 
1.2
Vulkan
N/A
 
N/A
CUDA
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

9800 GTX+ 1.96
HD 7650A 2.14 +9.2%

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

9800 GTX+ 510
HD 7650A 559 +9.6%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce 9800 GTX+ and Radeon HD 7650A. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
no data
 
54 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

9800 GTX+ satisfies 66% minimum and 57% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
66%
Recommended
57%
Minimum
66%
Recommended
57%

HD 7650A satisfies 69% minimum and 59% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
69%
Recommended
59%
Minimum
69%
Recommended
59%

Competitors of GeForce 9800 GTX+ from AMD

The nearest GeForce 9800 GTX+'s AMD equivalent is Radeon HD 7660D, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce 9800 GTX+:

Competitors of Radeon HD 7650A from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 7650A from NVIDIA is GeForce GT 240, which is slower by 1% and lower by 5 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 7650A:

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+

Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)

Higher memory bandwidth (70.4 vs 28.8 GB/s)

PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)

CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 7650A

9.2% better performance in benchmarks

Much newer (5 January 2012 vs 16 January 2009)

Cheaper ($53 vs $137)

More pipelines (480 vs 128)

Finer manufacturing process technology (40 vs 55 nm)

Lower power consumption (33W vs 141W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ and AMD Radeon HD 7650A. The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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