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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 470
Cyberpunk 2077 265% 197%
Hitman 3 374% 287%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 233% 172%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 223% 163%
FIFA 21 84% 50%
Grand Theft Auto VI 413% 318%
Far Cry 6 427% 330%
Genshin Impact 265% 197%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 423% 326%
Battlefield 6 374% 287%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition.

The GTX 650 Ti has a 321 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTX 470. This results in the GTX 650 Ti providing 25.4 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 Ti has a 321 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 470, but the GeForce GTX 470 has 24 more Render Output Units than the GTX 650 Ti. As a result, the GeForce GTX 470 exhibits a 9.5 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 650 Ti. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 650 Ti was released over a year more recently than the GeForce GTX 470, and so the GTX 650 Ti is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GeForce GTX 470.

The GeForce GTX 470 has 256 MB more video memory than the GTX 650 Ti, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GeForce GTX 470 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GeForce GTX 470 has 47.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 650 Ti, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 470 is noticeably better than the GTX 650 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition has 768 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 470 has 448. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 Ti is 713 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 470 is 544. The GTX 650 Ti having 169 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce GTX 470 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GTX 650 Ti transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GTX 470. This means that the GTX 650 Ti is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GTX 470.

The GeForce GTX 470 requires 215 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GTX 650 Ti. We would recommend a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GeForce GTX 470, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the GTX 650 Ti.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed928 MHzvs607 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK106-220-A1Fermi GF100-275-A3
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date10 Jan 2012vs01 Mar 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
10
1600x900
7
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7.9
1920x1080
5.5
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6.1
2560x1440
3.7
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4.4
3840x2160
2.4
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1280 MB
Memory Speed1350 MHzvs837 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs320 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth86.4GB/secvs133.9GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB vs green tick 640 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units768vs448
Actual Shader Performance34%vs26%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units64vs56
Texture Rate59.4 GTexel/svs34 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs40
Pixel Rate14.8 GPixel/svs24.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-215 Watts
Recommended PSU-550 Watts & 38 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3450 3.1GHzvsIntel Core i7-930 Quad 2.80GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition is a special edition of the fast-middle-class.
This edition has no new features and so it performs exactly like the reference GeForce GTX 650 Ti.
GeForce GTX 470 is a high-end GPU based on the 40nm Fermi architecture.
It's based on the Fermi GF100 Core and offers 480 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 40 ROPs. The central unit runs at 607MHz and the memory clock operates at 837MHz.
Compared to GeForce GTX 480, it delivers considerably worse performance due to the lower SPU count and lower clocked central unit and therefore also lower Shaders speed.
Most modern demanding games will run at the highest settings using a 1080p resolution. However, some will require reduced settings to be played optimally.
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