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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 6450 v3 Sapphire 2GB Edition GeForce GT 710
Cyberpunk 2077 3167% 2573%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3167% 2573%
eFootball PES 2020 1522% 1227%
Total War: Three Kingdoms 3256% 2645%
Control 4067% 3309%
Grand Theft Auto VI 3533% 2873%
Borderlands 3 2411% 1955%
Red Dead Redemption 2 3167% 2573%
F1 2019 2611% 2118%
Doom Eternal 1944% 1573%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 710 are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon HD 6450 v3 Sapphire 2GB Edition.

The GeForce GT 710 has a 185 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the HD 6450. This results in the GeForce GT 710 providing 1.5 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 GeForce GT 710 has a 185 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 6450 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GeForce GT 710 providing 0.7 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 GeForce GT 710 was released over three years more recently than the HD 6450, and so the GeForce GT 710 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the HD 6450 when running the latest games.

The HD 6450 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GeForce GT 710, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GeForce GT 710 has superior memory performance.

The GeForce GT 710 has 3.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 6450, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GT 710 is marginally better than the HD 6450.

The Radeon HD 6450 v3 Sapphire 2GB Edition has 160 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 710 has 48. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 6450 is 50 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 710 is 78. The GeForce GT 710 having 28 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GT 710 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 6450.

The Radeon HD 6450 v3 Sapphire 2GB Edition requires 18 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 710 requires 30 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 6450 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce GT 710. The GeForce GT 710 requires 12 Watts more than the HD 6450 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce GT 710 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the HD 6450.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed625 MHzvs810 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Caicos PROFermi GF119-300-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date19 Apr 2011vs22 Aug 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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4.2
1600x900
2.4
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2.7
1920x1080
1.7
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1.9
2560x1440
1.3
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1.4
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed667 MHzvs898 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs64 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth10.7GB/secvs14.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 128 KB green tick vs green tick 128 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units160vs48
Actual Shader Performance2%vs4%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units8vs8
Texture Rate5 GTexel/svs6.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate2.5 GPixel/svs3.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power18 Wattsvs30 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 29 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX11.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron G440 1.6GHzvsIntel Pentium G3220 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM2 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Radeon HD 6450 v3 Sapphire 2GB Edition is a special edition of AMD's Entry-Level Radeon HD 6450 v3, created by Sapphire.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit runs at the same speed.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock runs at 667MHz and the Frame Buffer was raised to 2GB. This is a gimmick and in no way benefits the GPU.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Performance
Without Overclocking Out of The Box, Radeon HD 6450 v3 Sapphire 2GB Edition is as fast as the reference Radeon HD 6450 v3.
Overview
GeForce GT 710 is an Entry-Level Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Fermi Architecture.

Architecture
The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed GF119-300-A1 which has 1 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 810MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 898MHz.

Features
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 30W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
GeForce GT 710 is a direct rebrand of GeForce GT 620 v2.
Gaming benchmarks put its performance somewhat below Radeon HD 6450.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Pentium G) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 710.
Recommended CPUAMD Athlon XP 3200+
AMD Sempron 3600+
AMD Athlon XP 3100+
AMD Sempron 64 LE-1150
AMD Athlon XP 3000+
Intel Pentium G2140 3.3GHz
Intel Core i5-670 3.46GHz
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400S 2.66GHz
Intel Core 2 Quad Q8400 2.66GHz
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6700 2.66GHz
Possible GPU UpgradesGeForce GTS 450 Galaxy GC 1GB Edition
GeForce GTS 450 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition
Radeon HD 4850 Golden Sample Edition
Radeon HD 4850 Gigabyte OC Edition
GeForce 9800 GX2
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