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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition GeForce GTX 650 EVGA SC 2GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 65% 327%
Halo: Reach 48% 36%
Cyberpunk 2077 126% 486%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 65% 327%
Doom Eternal 42% 267%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 126% 486%
Grand Theft Auto VI 152% 552%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 2% 163%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 126% 486%
Need For Speed Heat 65% 327%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 EVGA SC 2GB Edition.

The GTX 650 has a 287 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 670, but the GTX 670 has 80 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 650. As a result, the GTX 670 exhibits a 64 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 650. 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 287 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 670, but the GTX 670 has 16 more Render Output Units than the GTX 650. As a result, the GTX 670 exhibits a 10.1 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 650. 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 GTX 670, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 650 EVGA SC 2GB Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 670 has 112.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 650, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 670 is massively better than the GTX 650.

The GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition has 1344 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 650 EVGA SC 2GB Edition has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 670 is 1317 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 is 462. The GTX 670 having 855 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 670 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 650.

The GeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition requires 170 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 650 EVGA SC 2GB Edition requires 64 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 670 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 650. The GTX 670 requires 106 Watts more than the GTX 650 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 670 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 650.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed915 MHzvs1202 MHz
Boost Clock980 MHzvs-
ArchitectureKepler GK104-325-A2Kepler GK107-450-A2
OC Potential Good vs Poor
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date01 May 2012vs01 Sep 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
10
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6
1920x1080
8.1
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5
2560x1440
5.9
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3.2
3840x2160
4.3
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1502 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth192.3GB/secvs80GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units1344vs384
Actual Shader Performance63%vs22%
Technology28nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units112vs32
Texture Rate102.5 GTexel/svs38.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs16
Pixel Rate29.3 GPixel/svs19.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power170 Wattsvs64 Watts
Recommended PSU500 Watts & 30 Ampsvs400 Watts & 20 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHzvsIntel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 670 PNY 2GB Edition is a renamed GeForce GTX 670 with no new features - not even a new cooling system. Its performance is exactly like the reference card.GeForce GTX 650 EVGA SC 2GB Edition is a special edition of the fast-middle-class GeForce GTX 650 1GB.
This special edition comes overclocked out of the box to 1202MHz. This is an extreme overclock. It also features a 2GB frame buffer but it's known extra memory does not benefit this GPU in any way and so that feature is useless.
Gaming benchmarks indicate the performance is around 9.5% better when compared to the reference GeForce GTX 650.
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