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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 650 2GB Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5
PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds 335% 400%
Far Cry 5 1012% 1179%
Halo Online 48% 70%
Grand Theft Auto VI 611% 718%
Payday 3 278% 335%
Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age 365% 435%
Conan Exiles 539% 635%
Star Citizen 339% 405%
Final Fantasy XV 611% 718%
Monster Hunter World 391% 465%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 2GB 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 GTX 650 has 1024 MB more video memory than the HD 7750, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 650 also has superior memory performance overall.

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 2GB 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 2GB 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.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed1058 MHzvs800 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK107-450-A2GCN 1.0 Cape Verde PRO
OC Potential Fair vs Good
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date01 Sep 2012vs15 Feb 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1125 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth80GB/secvs72GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 28% green tick vs 25%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs512
Actual Shader Performance20%vs17%
Texture Mapping Units32vs32
Texture Rate33.9 GTexel/svs25.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate16.9 GPixel/svs12.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections2vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power64 Wattsvs55 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Wattsvs400 Watts & 27 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-3220 3.3GHzvsIntel Core i3-3240 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 650 2GB is a fast-middle-class GPU part of the 600 Series released by NVIDIA in 2012.
This version features a frame buffer of 2GB. It's known that this GPU does not benefit in any way from a 2GB frame buffer and so this GPU's performance is on level with the 1GB variant. Check the page of the 1GB version for more information about but please note this GPU is just a fast GT 640, paired with GDDR5. Its performance is nothing like next in series - GeForce GTX 650 Ti and barely any fast than previous GTX 550 Ti.
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.

Power Consumption
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.

System Suggestions
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 CPUAMD 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 FX-4170
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-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