NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER vs AMD Radeon HD 6790

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)
2.55
 
1.08
Architecture
Turing
 
Terascale 2
GPU code name
TU116
 
Barts
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Launch date
29 October 2019 (1 year ago)
 
4 April 2011 (10 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$149
Price now
$558
 
$211

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
1408
 
800
Core clock speed
1530 MHz
 
840 MHz
Boost clock speed
1725 MHz
 
no data
Number of transistors
6,600 million
 
1,700 million
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
100 Watt
 
150 Watt
Texture fill rate
138.0
 
33.60
Floating-point performance
no data
 
1,344.0 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 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
229 mm
 
198 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin
 
2x 6-pin

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
GDDR6
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
14000 MHz
 
1050 MHz
Memory bandwidth
192.0 GB/s
 
134.4 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
no data

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
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
HDMI
+
 
+

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

VR Ready
+
 
no data
Multi Monitor
+
 
no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
11.2 (11_0)
Shader Model
6.5
 
5.0
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.4
OpenCL
1.2
 
1.2
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
N/A
CUDA
7.5
 
-

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.

GTX 1650 SUPER 37.18 +527%
HD 6790 5.93

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

GTX 1650 SUPER 11688 +443.6%
HD 6790 2150

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

GTX 1650 SUPER 17849 +518.3%
HD 6790 2887

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

GTX 1650 SUPER 57390 +320.8%
HD 6790 13637

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.

GTX 1650 SUPER 9909 +527.2%
HD 6790 1580

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER and Radeon HD 6790. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

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

Gaming performance

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

GTX 1650 SUPER satisfies 100% minimum and 97% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
97%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
97%

HD 6790 satisfies 77% minimum and 65% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
77%
Recommended
65%
Minimum
77%
Recommended
65%

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

 
GTX 1650 SUPER
HD 6790
900p
 
no data
52
1080p
 
74 +21.3%
61 −21.3%
1440p
 
41
no data
4K
 
27
no data

Competitors of GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER from AMD

The nearest GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER's AMD equivalent is Radeon R9 FURY X, which is faster by 2% and higher by 2 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER:

Competitors of Radeon HD 6790 from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 6790 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 550 Ti, which is slower by 1% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 6790:

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER

527% faster (about 6.5 times) in synthetic tests

Much newer (29 October 2019 vs 4 April 2011)

More pipelines (1408 vs 800)

Higher memory bandwidth (192 vs 134.4 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 40 nm)

Lower power consumption (100W vs 150W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6790

Cheaper ($211 vs $558)

Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER, since it shows better performance.

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

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