AMD Radeon R9 M375 vs NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M

AMD Radeon R9 M375
NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M

General info

Comparison of Radeon R9 M375 and GeForce GT 650M architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
GCN 1.0
 
Kepler
Code name
Tropo
 
GK107
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
5 May 2015
 
22 March 2012

Technical specs

Radeon R9 M375 and GeForce GT 650M's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon R9 M375 and GeForce GT 650M's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
640
 
384
CUDA cores
n/d
 
384
Compute units
10
 
n/d
Core clock speed
1000 MHz
 
n/d
Boost Clock
1015 MHz
 
950 MHz
Transistor count
1,500 million
 
1,270 million
Manufacturing process technology
28 nm
 
28 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
n/d
 
45 Watt
Texture fill rate
40.6 GTexel / s
 
n/d
Floating-point performance
1,299 gflops
 
652.8 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon R9 M375 and GeForce GT 650M compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. 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
medium sized
 
medium sized
Bus support
PCIe 3.0
 
PCI Express 2.0, PCI Express 3.0
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon R9 M375 and GeForce GT 650M: 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
DDR3
 
DDR3\GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
128bit
Memory clock speed
1100 MHz
 
1800 MHz
Memory bandwidth
28.8 GB / s
 
n/d
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon R9 M375 and GeForce GT 650M.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs
Eyefinity
+
 
-
HDMI
-
 
+
HDCP
-
 
+
Maximum VGA resolution
n/d
 
Up to 2048x1536

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon R9 M375 and GeForce GT 650M. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
AppAcceleration
+
 
-
Enduro
+
 
-
FreeSync
+
 
-
HD3D
+
 
-
PowerTune
+
 
-
DualGraphics
+
 
-
ZeroCore
+
 
-
Switchable graphics
+
 
-
3D Blu-Ray
-
 
+
3D Vision
-
 
+
Optimus
-
 
+
CUDA
-
 
+
DirectX 11
n/d
 
DirectX 11
DirectCompute
n/d
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon R9 M375 and GeForce GT 650M, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX® 12
 
12 API
OpenGL
4.4
 
4.5
OpenCL
Not Listed
 
1.1
Vulkan
+
 
-
Mantle
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon R9 M375 and GeForce GT 650M. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

R9 M375 6.44 +0.6%
GT 650M 6.40

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

R9 M375 8466
GT 650M 10647 +25.8%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

R9 M375 1514 +22%
GT 650M 1241

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

R9 M375 1667 +17.4%
GT 650M 1420

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

R9 M375 3314 +56.9%
GT 650M 2112

3DMark Vantage Performance

R9 M375 8275
GT 650M 9682 +17%

Passmark

R9 M375 1239 +0.6%
GT 650M 1232

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4549 +0.2%
 
4541 −0.2%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4549 +0.2%
 
4541 −0.2%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon R9 M375 and GeForce GT 650M. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
143 Mh/s +581%
 
21 Mh/s −581%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon R9 M375 and GeForce GT 650M are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon R9 M375

0.6% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (5 May 2015 vs 22 March 2012)
More pipelines (640 vs 384)
DirectX 12 (FL 11_1)
Mantle (an API developed by AMD for 3D graphics acceleration. Discontinued and later superceded by Vulkan)
OpenGL 4.3 (Open Graphics Library - an API for 3D graphics and GPUs usage)
OpenCL 1.2 (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
Vulkan?
PowerTune (dynamically increases AMD GPU's voltage and frequency while there's still enough temperature headroom. Similar to NVIDIA GPU Boost)
Enduro (saves battery charge by automatically switching between an integrated and discrete AMD GPU depending on workload. Similar to NVIDIA Optimus)
App Acceleration
Eyefinity (allows using several displays with an AMD GPU)
AppAcceleration
FreeSync
HD3D
DualGraphics
ZeroCore
Switchable graphics
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M

DirectX 11
Optimus (lowers energy usage by automatically switching between integrated and discrete NVIDIA GPU. Similar to AMD Enduro)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
OpenCL (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
DirectCompute
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)
HDMI
HDCP
3D Blu-Ray

So, R9 M375 or GT 650M?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon R9 M375 and NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M. The differences in performance seem too small.
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