NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 1058
  • Max video memory 2048
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 5.0 Gbps
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2012
Performance 4.42


NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 650 sales 6 September 2012 at a recommended price of $109. This is a Kepler architecture desktop card based on 28 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at office use. 2 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5.0 GB/s are supplied, and together with 128-bit GDDR5 memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 80.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is dual-width card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 5.70" (14.5 cm). One 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 64 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

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General info

Some basic facts about GeForce GTX 650: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance rating564
Place by popularity49
Value for money0.43
ArchitectureKepler (2012−2018)
GPU code nameGK107
Market segmentDesktop
Release date6 September 2012 (10 years old)
Launch price (MSRP)$109
Current price$244 (2.2x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 650's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 650's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores384of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
CUDA cores384
Core clock speed1058 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors1,270 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology28 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080 Ti)
Thermal design power (TDP)64 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate33.9 billion/secof 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance812.5 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Dimensions and compatibility

Information on GeForce GTX 650's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

Bus supportPCI Express 3.0
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Length5.70" (14.5 cm)
Height4.38" (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectorsOne 6-pin


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 650: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount2 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128-bit GDDR5of 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed5.0 GB/sof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth80.0 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 650. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display ConnectorsOne Dual Link DVI-I, One Dual Link DVI-D, One Mini HDMI
Multi monitor support4 displays
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536
Audio input for HDMIInternal


Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 650. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

3D Blu-Ray+
3D Gaming+
3D Vision+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 650, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (11_0)
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.3of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 650. Overall 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 650 4.42
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA
  • Octane Render OctaneBench


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.

Benchmark coverage: 24%

GTX 650 1754

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.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

GTX 650 2270

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

GTX 650 4330

GeekBench 5 Vulkan

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses Vulkan API by AMD & Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

GTX 650 4126

GeekBench 5 CUDA

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses CUDA API by NVIDIA.

Benchmark coverage: 4%

GTX 650 3424

Octane Render OctaneBench

This is a special benchmark measuring graphics card performance in OctaneRender, which is a realistic GPU rendering engine by OTOY Inc., available either as a standalone program, or as a plugin for 3DS Max, Cinema 4D and many other apps. It renders four different static scenes, then compares render times with a reference GPU which is currently GeForce GTX 980. This benchmark has nothing to do with gaming and is aimed at professional 3D graphics artists.

Benchmark coverage: 4%

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Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 650. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 26 Mh/s  

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 650 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Relative perfomance

GeForce GTX 650's performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest equivalent to GeForce GTX 650 by AMD is Radeon HD 5830, which is slower by 2% and lower by 5 positions in our rating.

ATI Radeon HD 5830 Radeon HD 5830

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 650:

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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AMD Radeon HD 7750 Radeon HD 7750
AMD Radeon R9 M360 Radeon R9 M360
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AMD Radeon E8860 Radeon E8860
AMD Radeon R7 250E Radeon R7 250E

Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce GTX 650 according to our statistics.

User rating

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