NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 vs 1650
Comparison of GeForce GTX 970 and GeForce GTX 1650 architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce GTX 970 and GeForce GTX 1650'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 970 and GeForce GTX 1650'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)
Maximum GPU temperature
Texture fill rate
109 billion / sec
93.24 GTexel / s
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GTX 970 and GeForce GTX 1650 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).
PCI Express 3.0
PCIe 3.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x16
10.5" (26.7 cm)
4.376" (11.1 cm)
Recommended system power (PSU)
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 970 and GeForce GTX 1650: 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
Memory clock speed
224 GB / s
128.0 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 970 and GeForce GTX 1650.
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Dual Link DVI-I, HDMI 2.0, 3x DisplayPort 1.2
Multi monitor support
Maximum VGA resolution
Audio input for HDMI
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 970 and GeForce GTX 1650. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Adaptive Vertical Sync
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 970 and GeForce GTX 1650, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 970 and GeForce GTX 1650. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
GTX 970 45.88 +8.8%
GTX 1650 42.15
3DMark Ice Storm GPU
GTX 970 422295 +13.1%
GTX 1650 373333
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
GTX 970 72819 +44.1%
GTX 1650 50549
3DMark Fire Strike Score
GTX 970 9434 +12.8%
GTX 1650 8362
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
GTX 970 11954 +30%
GTX 1650 9195
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
GTX 970 16033 +16.5%
GTX 1650 13759
3DMark Vantage Performance
GTX 970 42263 +0.6%
GTX 1650 42025
GTX 970 8652 +8.9%
GTX 1650 7948
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 970 and GeForce GTX 1650. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
Decred / DCR (Decred)
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
Let's see how good GeForce GTX 970 and GeForce GTX 1650 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
8.8% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (1664 vs 896)
Higher memory bandwidth (224 vs 128 GB/s)
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)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
GeForce Experience (software suite built to manage NVIDIA GPU parameters, and to record and stream game video)
GPU Boost 2.0 (increases NVIDIA GPU voltage and frequency when there's a temperature headroom. Similar to AMD PowerTune)
Adaptive Vertical Sync
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
3D Vision Surround
ShadowPlay (allows recording and streaming video during gaming on NVIDIA GPUs)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
Much newer (23 April 2019 vs 19 September 2014)
Cheaper ($149 vs $329)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 28 nm)
Less power hungry (75 vs 148 watts)
So, GTX 970 or 1650?
Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650. The differences in performance seem too small.
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