NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M vs AMD Radeon RX Vega 3
Comparison of GeForce GT 650M and Radeon RX Vega 3 architecture, market type and release date.
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.
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
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.
PCI Express 2.0, PCI Express 3.0
PCIe 3.0 x16
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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
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.
Maximum VGA resolution
Up to 2048x1536
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.
APIs supported by GeForce GT 650M and Radeon RX Vega 3, sometimes including their particular versions.
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%
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GT 650M and Radeon RX Vega 3. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
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)
OpenCL (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
3D Vision Surround
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)
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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