NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M vs GT 650M SLI
Comparison of GeForce GTX 580M and GeForce GT 650M SLI architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce GTX 580M 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 580M and GeForce GT 650M SLI's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GTX 580M 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.
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 580M 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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
2x 128 Bit
Memory clock speed
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 580M and GeForce GT 650M SLI. 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.
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 580M and GeForce GT 650M SLI. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 580M and GeForce GT 650M SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 580M and GeForce GT 650M SLI. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
GTX 580M 10.53
GT 650M SLI 11.24 +6.7%
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
GTX 580M 3117
GT 650M SLI 3597 +15.4%
3DMark Vantage Performance
GTX 580M 14404 +12.4%
GT 650M SLI 12812
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 580M and GeForce GT 650M SLI. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
Let's see how good GeForce GTX 580M and GeForce GT 650M SLI are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
3D Vision Surround
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI
6.7% faster in synthetic tests
Somewhat newer (22 March 2012 vs 28 June 2011)
More pipelines (768 vs 384)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)
So, GTX 580M or GT 650M SLI?
Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M and NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI. The differences in performance seem too small.
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