ATI Radeon HD 4890 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650
Comparison of Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GTX 650 architecture, market type and release date.
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.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
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).
PCI Express 3.0
PCIe 2.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x16
5.70" (14.5 cm)
4.38" (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
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.
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI
One Dual Link DVI-I, One Dual Link DVI-D, One Mini HDMI
Multi monitor support
Maximum VGA resolution
Audio input for HDMI
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.
APIs supported by Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GTX 650, sometimes including their particular versions.
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%
Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GTX 650. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
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)
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 Surround
So, HD 4890 or GTX 650?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon HD 4890 and GeForce GTX 650, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.