NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M vs GT 650M SLI

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 580M and GeForce GT 650M SLI architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Fermi
 
Kepler
Code name
N12E-GTX2
 
N13E-GE
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
28 June 2011
 
22 March 2012

Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
384
 
768
CUDA cores
384
 
n/d
Core clock speed
620 MHz
 
790 MHz
Boost Clock
n/d
 
835 MHz
Transistor count
1950 Million
 
n/d
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
100 Watt
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
39.7 billion / sec
 
n/d
Floating-point performance
952.3 gflops
 
n/d

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.
Laptop size
large
 
medium sized
Bus support
PCI-E 2.0
 
n/d
Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
n/d
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
n/d
SLI options
2-way
 
-

Memory

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.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
2 MB
 
2x2 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
2x 128 Bit
Memory clock speed
1500 MHz
 
4000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
96.0 GB / s
 
n/d
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 580M and GeForce GT 650M SLI.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
n/d

Technologies

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.
3D Blu-Ray
+
 
-
3D Gaming
+
 
-
3D Vision
+
 
-
Optimus
+
 
+
CUDA
+
 
+
SLI
+
 
n/d
DirectX 11
DirectX 11
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 580M and GeForce GT 650M SLI, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 API
 
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
OpenGL
4.5
 
n/d
OpenCL
1.1
 
n/d

Benchmark performance

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 3.90
GT 650M SLI 4.13 +5.9%

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

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 580M and GeForce GT 650M SLI. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
40 Mh/s
 
n/d

Gaming performance

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)
DirectX 11
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
Blu-Ray 3D
3DGaming
3D Vision Surround

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI

5.9% 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)
Verde
3DTV

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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