AMD Radeon RX 580X vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

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Value for money (0-100)
4.48
 
1.44
Architecture
GCN 4.0
 
Turing
GPU code name
Polaris 20
 
TU117
Market segment
Desktop
 
Desktop
Launch date
11 April 2018 (3 years ago)
 
23 April 2019 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$149
Price now
$191
 
$592

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
2304
 
896
Core clock speed
1257 MHz
 
1485 MHz
Boost clock
1340 MHz
 
1665 MHz
Transistor count
5,700 million
 
4,700 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
185 Watt
 
75 Watt
Texture fill rate
193.0
 
93.24
Floating-point performance
6,175 gflops
 
no data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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).

Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
241 mm
 
229 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 8-pin
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: 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
8 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
 
8000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
256.0 GB/s
 
128.0 GB/s
Shared memory
no data
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones. OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
HDMI
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (12_0)
 
12 (12_1)
Shader Model
6.4
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
1.2
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2.131
CUDA
-
 
7.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

RX 580X 9.18 +0.5%
GTX 1650 9.13

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

RX 580X 7798 +0.6%
GTX 1650 7754

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 580X

0.5% better performance in benchmarks

Cheaper ($191 vs $592)

Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)

More pipelines (2304 vs 896)

Higher memory bandwidth (256 vs 128 GB/s)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650

Much newer (23 April 2019 vs 11 April 2018)

Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 14 nm)

Lower power consumption (75 vs 185 watts)

So, RX 580X or GTX 1650?

Technical City couldn't decide between AMD Radeon RX 580X and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650. The differences in performance seem too small.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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