NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile vs AMD Radeon HD 6450
Comparison of GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 6450 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Value for money (0-100)
22 September 2015
7 April 2011
Launch price (MSRP)
GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 6450'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 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 6450'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)
Texture fill rate
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 6450 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
PCIe 2.0 x8
PCIe 2.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 6450: 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
2x 8 GB
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
8.5-12.8 GB/x (DDR3) or 25.6-28.8 GB/s (GDDR5)
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 6450. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
Number of Eyefinity displays
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 6450. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 6450, sometimes including their particular versions.
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 6450. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
GTX 980 SLI Mobile 25453 +7386.2%
HD 6450 340
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 6450. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile
Much newer (22 September 2015 vs 7 April 2011)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 64 bit)
More pipelines (4096 vs 160)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)
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)
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6450
Less power hungry (30 vs 330 watts)
So, GTX 980 SLI Mobile or HD 6450?
Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and AMD Radeon HD 6450. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile is a notebook card while Radeon HD 6450 is a desktop one.
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