|Recommended System Requirements|
|Game||GeForce GTX 650 1GB||Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5|
|Farming Simulator 17||104%||135%|
|The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Special Edition||278%||335%|
|Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare||217%||265%|
|Watch Dogs 2||300%||360%|
|Forza Horizon 3||436%||516%|
In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 1GB are very slightly better than the AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5.
The GTX 650 has a 258 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the HD 7750. This results in the GTX 650 providing 8.3 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.
The GTX 650 has a 258 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 7750 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 650 providing 4.1 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.
The GTX 650 was released less than a year after the HD 7750, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.
The GeForce GTX 650 1GB and the Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.
The GTX 650 has 8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 7750, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 650 is marginally better than the HD 7750.
The GeForce GTX 650 1GB has 384 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 has 512. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 is 406 and the actual shader performance of the HD 7750 is 348. The GTX 650 having 58 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 650 delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 7750.
The GeForce GTX 650 1GB requires 64 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 requires 55 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 650 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 7750. The GTX 650 requires 9 Watts more than the HD 7750 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GTX 650 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the HD 7750.
Can I Run It
|Core Speed||1058 MHz||vs||800 MHz|
|Architecture||Kepler GK107-450-A2||GCN 1.0 Cape Verde PRO|
|Release Date||01 Sep 2012||vs||15 Feb 2012|
|GPU Link||GD Link||GD Link|
|Memory||1024 MB||vs||1024 MB|
|Memory Speed||1250 MHz||vs||1125 MHz|
|Memory Bus||128 Bit||vs||128 Bit|
|L2 Cache||256 KB||vs||512 KB|
|Delta Color Compression||no||vs||no|
|Shader Processing Units||384||vs||512|
|Actual Shader Performance||20%||vs||17%|
|Texture Mapping Units||32||vs||32|
|Texture Rate||33.9 GTexel/s||vs||25.6 GTexel/s|
|Render Output Units||16||vs||16|
|Pixel Rate||16.9 GPixel/s||vs||12.8 GPixel/s|
|Max Digital Resolution (WxH)||4096x2160||vs||4096x2160|
|Max Power||64 Watts||vs||55 Watts|
|Recommended PSU||400 Watts & 29 Amps||vs||400 Watts & 27 Amps|
|Recommended Processor||Intel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz||vs||Intel Core i3-3240 3.4GHz|
|Recommended RAM||8 GB||vs||8 GB|
|Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution||1600x900||vs||1600x900|
|The Elder Scrolls V||vs|
|Grand Theft Auto IV||vs|
|Batman: Arkham City||vs||Performance Value|
|Mini Review||GeForce GTX 650 1GB is a fast-middle-class GFX based on the 28nm Kepler architecture. |
It's based on the Kepler GK107 Core (same used on GT 640) with a count of 384 CUDA Cores (just like GT 640) but paired with fast GDDR5.
Therefore, GeForce GTX 650 1GB can be addressed as a fast GeForce GT 640 paired with fast GDDR5.
Gaming benchmarks indicate its performance is about 1% better than previous generation - GeForce GTX 550 Ti which might not make it a worthy replacement due to its extra cost and that the most demanding games (Metro 2033, The Witcher II, etc) still require reduced settings while modern demanding games (Battlefield 3, Max Payne 3) are playable at high settings but not paired with extreme resolutions.
Radeon HD 7750 is a Fast-Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Graphics Core Next (GCN) Architecture.
The GCN Architecture succeeds the 40nm Terascale Architecture. In addition to being produced with a 28nm Technology, the GCN Architecture adds other Technologies that allow for energy efficiency. For example, ZeroCore Power, a long idle power saving technology, allows the Graphics Cards to shut down by itself when the Monitor is turned off.
GCN also adds Improved Anisotropic Filtering, DirectX 11 Tessellation and the Partially Resident Textures (PRT) Technology, which enables future games to utilize ultra-high resolution textures with the same performance as today's small and often repetitive textures.
It equips a GPU Codenamed Cape Verde PRO which has 8 Compute Units activated and thus offers 512 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 800MHz.
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1125MHz.
With a rated board TDP of 55W, it requires at least a 400W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.
Radeon HD 7750 competes with GeForce GTX 650 Ti but its performance was slightly behind it.
Radeon HD 7750 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a Decent Processor (Intel Core i3 Quad Core/AMD FX Quad Core) and 8GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
|Recommended CPU||AMD APU A4-4020 Dual-Core|
AMD Athlon X2 340
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5600+
AMD Athlon II X3 435
Intel Celeron G555 2.7GHz
|AMD Athlon II X4 645|
Intel Core i3-4370T 3.3GHz
AMD APU A8-6600K Quad-Core
Intel Core i3-3250 3.5GHz
|Possible GPU Upgrades||-||GeForce GTX 950 Zotac OC 2GB Edition|
GeForce GTX 950 Galax KFA2 OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 950 Asus DirectCU II OC Strix Gaming 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 950 EVGA Superclocked+ ACX 2.0 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 950 EVGA Superclocked 2.0 2GB Edition
|GPU Variants||GeForce GTX 650 Power Edition 1GB|
GeForce GTX 650 MSI 1GB
GeForce GTX 650 Galaxy Green Edition
GeForce GTX 650 Inno3D 1GB Edition
GeForce GTX 650 Palit 1GB Edition
GeForce GTX 650 Palit 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 650 EVGA 1GB Edition
GeForce GTX 650 Zotac Synergy 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 650 PNY XLR8 Performance 1GB Edition
GeForce GTX 650 PNY XLR8 Performance 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 650 Zotac OC 1GB Edition
GeForce GTX 650 Asus-E 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 650 Asus-E 1GB Edition
GeForce GTX 650 MSI OC 1GB
GeForce GTX 650 MSI OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 650 MSI OC v1 1GB Edition
GeForce GTX 650 Power Edition OC 1GB
GeForce GTX 650 EX OC 1GB
GeForce GTX 650 Galaxy GC Edition
GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition
GeForce GTX 650 Leadtek 1GB OC Edition
GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 4GB Edition
GeForce GTX 650 EVGA SC 2GB Edition
GeForce GTX 650 EVGA SC 1GB Edition
GeForce GTX 650 DirectCU TOP 1GB Edition
|Radeon HD 7750 Sapphire Ultimate|
Radeon HD 7750 Sapphire Low Profile
Radeon HD 7750 VTX3D 1GB GDDR5 Edition
Radeon HD 7750 PowerColor 1GB Edition
Radeon HD 7750 XFX Core Edition
Radeon HD 7750 Sapphire 1GB GDDR5 Edition
Radeon HD 7750 Club3D Low Profile Edition
Radeon HD 7750 HIS iCooler Dual Fan 1GB Edition
Radeon HD 7750 Asus 1GB Edition
Radeon HD 7750 MSI PMD1 OC Edition
Radeon HD 7750 MSI OC Edition
Radeon HD 7750 Double D Black Edition
Radeon HD 7750 Gigabyte 1GB OC Edition
Radeon HD 7750 MSI OC Power Edition
Radeon HD 7750 Asus TOP 1GB Edition
Radeon HD 7750 Crossfire