NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 vs 1650

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 970 and GeForce GTX 1650 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
36.75
 
86.21
Architecture
Maxwell 2.0
 
Turing
Code name
GM204
 
TU117
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
19 September 2014
 
23 April 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$329
 
$149
Price now
$406
 
$159

Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
1664
 
896
CUDA cores
1664
 
n/d
Core clock speed
1050 MHz
 
1485 MHz
Boost Clock
1178 MHz
 
1665 MHz
Transistor count
5,200 million
 
4,700 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
148 Watt
 
75 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
98 °C
 
n/d
Texture fill rate
109 billion / sec
 
93.24 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
3,920 gflops
 
n/d

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).
Bus support
PCI Express 3.0
 
n/d
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
10.5" (26.7 cm)
 
229 mm
Height
4.376" (11.1 cm)
 
n/d
Recommended system power (PSU)
500 Watt
 
n/d
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pins
 
None
SLI options
4x
 
-

Memory

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.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
7.0 GB/s
 
8000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
224 GB / s
 
128.0 GB / s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 970 and GeForce GTX 1650.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
Display Connectors
Dual Link DVI-I, HDMI 2.0, 3x DisplayPort 1.2
 
n/d
Multi monitor support
4 displays
 
n/d
HDCP
+
 
-
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
n/d
G-SYNC support
+
 
-
Audio input for HDMI
Internal
 
n/d

Technologies

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.
3D Vision
+
 
-
GameStream
+
 
-
GeForce ShadowPlay
+
 
-
GPU Boost
+
 
n/d
GameWorks
+
 
-
CUDA
+
 
-
SLI
+
 
n/d
GeForce Experience
+
 
n/d
Surround
+
 
n/d
Adaptive Vertical Sync
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 970 and GeForce GTX 1650, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (12_1)
 
12.0 (12_1)
OpenGL
4.4
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

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

Passmark

GTX 970 8652 +8.9%
GTX 1650 7948

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 970 and GeForce GTX 1650. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
478 Mh/s
 
n/d
Decred / DCR (Decred)
1.51 Gh/s
 
n/d
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
22.21 Mh/s
 
n/d
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
0.48 kh/s
 
n/d
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
291.61 Sol/s
 
n/d

Gaming performance

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)
3D Vision
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)
Surround
NVIDIA GameStream
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)
HDCP
3D Vision Surround
NVIDIAGameStreamReady
ShadowPlay (allows recording and streaming video during gaming on NVIDIA GPUs)
GameWorks

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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