NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile vs ATI Radeon X1650

General info

Comparison of GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon X1650 architecture, market type and release date.
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Value for money (0-100)
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Code name
Release date
22 September 2015
20 November 2007
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Technical specs

GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon X1650'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 X1650's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
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Core clock speed
1126 MHz
635 MHz
Boost Clock
1228 MHz
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Transistor count
10400 Million
107 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
80 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
330 Watt
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Texture fill rate
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon X1650 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
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PCIe 1.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
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SLI options


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon X1650: 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
Maximum RAM amount
2x 8 GB
256 MB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
3500 MHz
784 MHz
Memory bandwidth
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6.272 GB/s
Shared memory
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Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon X1650. 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 VGA, 1x S-Video
G-SYNC support

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and Radeon X1650, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 12_1
9.0c (9_3)
Shader Model
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Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile

Much newer (22 September 2015 vs 20 November 2007)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 64 bit)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 80 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 ATI Radeon X1650

Cheaper ($170.00 USD vs $301.00 USD)

So, GTX 980 SLI Mobile or X1650?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile and ATI Radeon X1650. We've got no test results to judge.
Be aware that GeForce GTX 980 SLI Mobile is a notebook card while Radeon X1650 is a desktop one.
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