ATI Radeon HD 4890 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650

ATI Radeon HD 4890
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650

General info

Comparison of Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GTX 650 architecture, market type and release date.
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Value for money (0-100)
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Code name
Release date
2 April 2009
6 September 2012
Launch price (MSRP)
Price now
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Technical specs

Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GTX 650's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GTX 650's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
CUDA cores
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Core clock speed
850 MHz
1058 MHz
Transistor count
959 million
1,270 million
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
190 Watt
64 Watt
Texture fill rate
33.9 billion/sec
Floating-point performance
1,360.0 gflops
812.5 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GTX 650 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
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PCI Express 3.0
PCIe 2.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x16
241 mm
5.70" (14.5 cm)
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4.38" (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
One 6-pin


Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GTX 650: 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
1 GB
1 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
128-bit GDDR5
Memory clock speed
3900 MHz
5.0 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
124.8 GB/s
80.0 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GTX 650. 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
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI
Display Connectors
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One Dual Link DVI-I, One Dual Link DVI-D, One Mini HDMI
Multi monitor support
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4 displays
Maximum VGA resolution
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Audio input for HDMI
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Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GTX 650. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Blu-Ray
3D Gaming
3D Vision
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Adaptive VSync
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API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GTX 650, sometimes including their particular versions.
10.1 (10_1)
12 (11_0)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GTX 650. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

ATI HD 4890 7.07
GTX 650 7.93 +12.2%


ATI HD 4890 1535
GTX 650 1721 +12.1%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GTX 650. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
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26 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GTX 650 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of ATI Radeon HD 4890

Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (800 vs 384)
Higher memory bandwidth (124.8 vs 80 GB/s)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650

12.2% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (6 September 2012 vs 2 April 2009)
Cheaper ($109 vs $249)
Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 55 nm)
Less power hungry (64 vs 190 watts)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
3D Vision
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)
Adaptive VSync
NVIDIA Surround
Blu-Ray 3D
3D Vision Surround

So, HD 4890 or GTX 650?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650.
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