NVIDIA GeForce GT 545 vs AMD FireStream 9250

Price now 195$
Games supported 58%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 545
NVIDIA GeForce GT 545
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 720 MHz
  • Max video memory 1536 MB
  • Memory type DDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1600 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
AMD FireStream 9250
FireStream 9250
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 625 MHz
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type GDDR3
  • Memory clock speed 1986 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Price now no data
Games supported 59%

General info

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

Place in performance rating673655
Value for money0.18no data
ArchitectureFermi 2.0 (2010−2014)TeraScale (2005−2013)
GPU code nameGF116RV770
Market segmentDesktopDesktop
Release date14 May 2011 (11 years ago)16 June 2008 (14 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$149 no data
Current price$195 (1.3x MSRP)no data
Value for money

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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 cores144800
Core clock speed720 MHz625 MHz
Number of transistors1,170 million956 million
Manufacturing process technology40 nm55 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)70 Watt150 Watt
Texture fill rate17.2825.00
Floating-point performance414.7 gflops1,000.0 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).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16PCIe 2.0 x16
Length145 mmno data
Supplementary power connectorsNone1x 6-pin


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 typeDDR3GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount1536 MB1 GB
Memory bus width192 Bit256 Bit
Memory clock speed1600 MHz1986 MHz
Memory bandwidth38.4 GB/s63.55 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 Connectors1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA1x DVI
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API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 (11_0)10.1 (10_1)
Shader Model5.14.1
CUDA2.1no data

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.

GT 545 2.78
FireStream 9250 2.99
  • 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.

Benchmark coverage: 26%

GT 545 1085
FireStream 9250 1164

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GT 545 and FireStream 9250. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 35 Mh/s no data

Gaming performance

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

Advantages and disadvantages

Performance rating 2.78 2.99
Recency 14 May 2011 16 June 2008
Memory bus width 192 256
Pipelines / CUDA cores 144 800
Memory bandwidth 38.4 63.55
Chip lithography 40 nm 55 nm
Thermal design power (TDP) 70 Watt 150 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce GT 545
NVIDIA GeForce GT 545


AMD FireStream 9250
AMD FireStream 9250

The differences in performance seem too small.

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Competitors of GeForce GT 545 by AMD

The nearest GeForce GT 545's AMD equivalent is Radeon R7 250, which is faster by 2% and higher by 2 positions in our performance rating.

AMD Radeon R7 250 Radeon R7 250

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Competitors of FireStream 9250 by NVIDIA

The nearest FireStream 9250's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce 840A, which is faster by 1% and higher by 3 positions in our performance rating.

NVIDIA GeForce 840A GeForce 840A

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