NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M vs GT 650M SLI

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 485M and GeForce GT 650M SLI architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Fermi
 
Kepler
Code name
GF104
 
N13E-GE
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
5 January 2011
 
22 March 2012

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 485M and GeForce GT 650M SLI's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 485M and GeForce GT 650M SLI's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
384
 
768
Core clock speed
384
 
790 MHz
Boost Clock
no data
 
835 MHz
Transistor count
1,950 million
 
no data
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
no data
Texture fill rate
36.8 billion/sec
 
no data
Floating-point performance
883.2 gflops
 
no data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 485M and GeForce GT 650M SLI 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
large
 
medium sized
Bus support
PCI-E 2.0
 
no data
Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
no data
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
no data
SLI options
2-way
 
-

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 485M and GeForce GT 650M SLI: 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
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
2x2 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
2x 128 Bit
Memory clock speed
1500 MHz
 
4000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
96.0 GB/s
 
no data
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 485M and GeForce GT 650M SLI.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
no data
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
no data

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 485M and GeForce GT 650M SLI. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
-
Optimus
-
 
+
CUDA
+
 
+
SLI
+
 
no data

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 485M and GeForce GT 650M SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (11_0)
 
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
OpenGL
4.5
 
no data
OpenCL
1.1
 
no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 485M and GeForce GT 650M SLI. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 485M 8.30 +11.7%
GT 650M SLI 7.43

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GTX 485M 2709
GT 650M SLI 3597 +32.8%

3DMark Vantage Performance

GTX 485M 13536 +5.7%
GT 650M SLI 12812

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 485M and GeForce GT 650M SLI are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M

11.7% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
3D Vision Surround

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI

Much newer (22 March 2012 vs 5 January 2011)
More pipelines (768 vs 384)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
Verde
3DTV
Optimus Support

So, GTX 485M or GT 650M SLI?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 485M.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GTX 485M and GeForce GT 650M SLI, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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