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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition HD i3 3220
Cyberpunk 2077 372% 1691%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 332% 1538%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 318% 1485%
FIFA 21 138% 803%
Watch Dogs Legion 356% 1627%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 318% 1485%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 577% 2467%
Grand Theft Auto VI 565% 2420%
Godfall 667% 2808%
Genshin Impact 372% 1691%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition are massively better than the Intel HD i3 3220.

Both the GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition and the HD i3 3220 were released at the same time, so are likely to be quite similar.

The GTX 650 has 1024 MB video memory, but the HD i3 3220 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition has 384 Shader Processing Units and the HD i3 3220 has 6. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 is 426 and the actual shader performance of the HD i3 3220 is 19. The GTX 650 having 407 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 650 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD i3 3220.

The HD i3 3220 requires 8 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GTX 650. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 650 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i3 3220. The GTX 650 has been recommended a PSU with 100 Watts more than the HD i3 3220. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 650 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD i3 3220.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1110 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK107-450-A2Ivy Bridge
OC Potential Poor vs None
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date01 Sep 2012vs01 Sep 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth80GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs6
Actual Shader Performance21%vs1%
Texture Mapping Units32vs-
Texture Rate35.5 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units16vs-
Pixel Rate17.8 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections2vs0
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-8 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 33 Ampsvs300 Watts

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900-

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition is a special edition of the fast-middle-class GeForce GTX 650 1GB.
This special edition comes overclocked out of the box to 1110MHz and features a custom-designed 10 cm cooler.
Benchmarks indicate a 4% performance boost when compared to the reference card and so this GPU is suitable for medium to high settings on most demanding games but not with extreme resolutions.
HD i3 3220 is a specific version of the Intel HD 2500 Graphics that comes with the CPU 'Core i3-3220 3.3GHz'.
The new features include DirectX 11 and Tessellation support. Using Tesselation might not be a very good idea since even strong fast-middle-class GPUs struggle with it.
The core-clock is initially set at 650MHz and will go to up to 1150MHz, if necessary.
The max memory supported by the CPU is 1600MHz DDR3, therefore the max memory speed is 800MHz.
Benchmarks are yet to become available and so this GPU's rank is subject to change.
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