NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile vs AMD Radeon HD 6450

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 6450 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
not rated
Value for money (0-100)
8.03
 
no data
Architecture
Maxwell
 
TeraScale 2
Code name
N16E-GXX SLI
 
Caicos
Type
Laptop
 
Desktop
Design
no data
 
reference
Release date
22 September 2015
 
7 April 2011
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$55
Price now
$301
 
$73

Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
4096
 
160
Core clock speed
1126 MHz
 
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Boost Clock
1228 MHz
 
750 MHz
Transistor count
10400 Million
 
370 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
330 Watt
 
30 Watt
Texture fill rate
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5.000
Floating-point performance
no data
 
200.0 gflops

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.
Laptop size
large
 
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Bus support
no data
 
PCIe 2.0 x8
Interface
no data
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
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168 mm
Supplementary power connectors
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None
SLI options
+
 
-

Memory

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.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
3500 MHz
 
800 MHz
Memory bandwidth
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25.6 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
no data
 
8.5-12.8 GB/x (DDR3) or 25.6-28.8 GB/s (GDDR5)
Shared memory
-
 
no data

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.
Display Connectors
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1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
Eyefinity
-
 
+
Number of Eyefinity displays
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4
HDMI
-
 
+
DisplayPort support
-
 
+
G-SYNC support
+
 
-

Technologies

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.
CrossFire
-
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 6450, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 12_1
 
DirectX® 11
Shader Model
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5.0
OpenGL
no data
 
4.4
OpenCL
no data
 
1.2
CUDA
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

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

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon HD 6450. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
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19 Mh/s

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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