NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 vs AMD Radeon R9 M360

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
AMD Radeon R9 M360

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 650 and Radeon R9 M360 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
5.01
 
n/d
Architecture
Kepler
 
GCN 1.0
Code name
GK107
 
Tropo
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
6 September 2012
 
5 May 2015
Launch price (MSRP)
$109
 
n/d
Price now
$20
 
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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 650 and Radeon R9 M360'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 650 and Radeon R9 M360's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
384
 
512
CUDA cores
384
 
n/d
Compute units
n/d
 
8
Core clock speed
1058 MHz
 
900 MHz
Boost Clock
n/d
 
925 MHz
Transistor count
1,270 million
 
1,500 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
64 Watt
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
33.9 billion / sec
 
29.6 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
812.5 gflops
 
947.2 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 650 and Radeon R9 M360 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
 
PCIe 3.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
5.70" (14.5 cm)
 
n/d
Height
4.38" (11.1 cm)
 
n/d
Supplementary power connectors
One 6-pin
 
n/d

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 650 and Radeon R9 M360: 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
1 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
128-bit GDDR5
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
5.0 GB/s
 
1125 MHz
Memory bandwidth
80.0 GB / s
 
72 GB / s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 650 and Radeon R9 M360.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI
 
No outputs
Display Connectors
One Dual Link DVI-I, One Dual Link DVI-D, One Mini HDMI
 
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Multi monitor support
4 displays
 
n/d
Eyefinity
-
 
+
HDMI
+
 
-
HDCP
+
 
-
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
n/d
Audio input for HDMI
Internal
 
n/d

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 650 and Radeon R9 M360. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
FreeSync
-
 
+
HD3D
-
 
+
PowerTune
-
 
+
DualGraphics
-
 
+
ZeroCore
-
 
+
Switchable graphics
-
 
+
3D Blu-Ray
+
 
-
3D Gaming
+
 
-
3D Vision
+
 
-
CUDA
+
 
-
FXAA
+
 
n/d
TXAA
+
 
n/d
Adaptive VSync
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 650 and Radeon R9 M360, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (11_0)
 
DirectX® 12
OpenGL
4.3
 
4.4
OpenCL
n/d
 
Not Listed
Mantle
-
 
+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 650 and Radeon R9 M360. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GTX 650 2.43
R9 M360 3.71 +52.7%

Passmark

GTX 650 1835
R9 M360 2070 +12.8%

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 +14.4%
 
3970 −14.4%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 +14.4%
 
3970 −14.4%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 650 and Radeon R9 M360. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
26 Mh/s
 
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 650 and Radeon R9 M360 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650

Higher memory bandwidth (80 vs 72 GB/s)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
TXAA
3D Vision
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)
Adaptive VSync
FXAA
NVIDIA Surround
HDMI
HDCP
Blu-Ray 3D
3DGaming
3D Vision Surround

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M360

52.7% faster (about 1.5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (5 May 2015 vs 6 September 2012)
More pipelines (512 vs 384)
EyefinitySupport
FreeSync
HD3DMenu
PowerTuneMenu
DualGraphics
ZeroCoreMenu
SwitchableGraphics
MantleMenu

So, GTX 650 or R9 M360?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon R9 M360.
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