NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 3

NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
AMD Radeon RX Vega 3

General info

Comparison of GeForce GT 650M and Radeon RX Vega 3 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Code name
Vega Raven Ridge
Release date
22 March 2012
7 January 2018

Technical specs

GeForce GT 650M and Radeon RX Vega 3's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GT 650M and Radeon RX Vega 3's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
CUDA cores
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Boost Clock
950 MHz
1000 MHz
Transistor count
1,270 million
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Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
45 Watt
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Floating-point performance
652.8 gflops
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GT 650M and Radeon RX Vega 3 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
medium sized
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Bus support
PCI Express 2.0, PCI Express 3.0
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PCIe 3.0 x16
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Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GT 650M and Radeon RX Vega 3: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
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Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
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Memory bus width
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Memory clock speed
1800 MHz
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Shared memory

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GT 650M and Radeon RX Vega 3. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
No outputs
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Maximum VGA resolution
Up to 2048x1536
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Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GT 650M and Radeon RX Vega 3. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Blu-Ray
3D Vision
DirectX 11
DirectX 11
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API support

APIs supported by GeForce GT 650M and Radeon RX Vega 3, sometimes including their particular versions.
12 API
DirectX 12_1
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Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GT 650M and Radeon RX Vega 3. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GT 650M 5.20
RX Vega 3 5.29 +1.7%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GT 650M 10647 +24.7%
RX Vega 3 8536

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GT 650M 1241 +17.9%
RX Vega 3 1053

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GT 650M 1420 +22.2%
RX Vega 3 1162

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GT 650M 2112 +32.8%
RX Vega 3 1590

3DMark Vantage Performance

GT 650M 9682 +77.9%
RX Vega 3 5441

Unigine Heaven 3.0

GT 650M 22 +57.1%
RX Vega 3 14


GT 650M 1129
RX Vega 3 1149 +1.8%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GT 650M and Radeon RX Vega 3. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
21 Mh/s
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GT 650M and Radeon RX Vega 3 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M

More pipelines (384 vs 192)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
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)
3D Vision
DirectX 11
OpenCL (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
Blu-Ray 3D
3D Vision Surround
Optimus Support

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX Vega 3

1.7% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (7 January 2018 vs 22 March 2012)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 28 nm)
Tiled Rasterization
Shared Memory (up to Dual-Channel DDR4-2400)

So, GT 650M or RX Vega 3?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M and AMD Radeon RX Vega 3. The differences in performance seem too small.
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