NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 vs AMD Radeon R8 M350DX

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
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Value for money (0-100)
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GCN 1.0
GPU code name
Market segment
Launch date
6 September 2012 (8 years ago)
12 December 2015 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
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Price now
$554 (5.1x MSRP)
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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
CUDA cores
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Core clock speed
1058 MHz
955 MHz
Boost clock speed
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1030 MHz
Number of transistors
1,270 million
690 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
64 Watt
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Texture fill rate
33.9 billion/sec
Floating-point performance
812.5 gflops
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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).

Bus support
PCI Express 3.0
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PCIe 3.0 x16
5.70" (14.5 cm)
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4.38" (11.1 cm)
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Supplementary power connectors
One 6-pin
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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
System Shared
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
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Memory bus width
128-bit GDDR5
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Memory clock speed
5.0 GB/s
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Memory bandwidth
80.0 GB/s
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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
2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI
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Display Connectors
One Dual Link DVI-I, One Dual Link DVI-D, One Mini HDMI
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Multi monitor support
4 displays
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Maximum VGA resolution
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Audio input for HDMI
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Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

3D Blu-Ray
3D Gaming
3D Vision

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

12 (11_0)
12 (11_1)
Shader Model

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 +18.7%
3827 −18.7%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 +18.7%
3827 −18.7%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 650 and Radeon R8 M350DX. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
26 Mh/s
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Competitors of GeForce GTX 650 from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 650 from AMD is Radeon HD 5830.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 650:

Competitors of Radeon R8 M350DX from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R8 M350DX from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 650.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon R8 M350DX:

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650

PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)

CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)


Advantages of AMD Radeon R8 M350DX

Much newer (12 December 2015 vs 6 September 2012)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 and AMD Radeon R8 M350DX. We've got no test results to judge.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
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