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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition Radeon HD 5770 MSI Hawk Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 372% 362%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 332% 322%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 318% 308%
FIFA 21 138% 133%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 318% 308%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 577% 562%
Watch Dogs Legion 356% 345%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 347% 337%
Grand Theft Auto VI 565% 550%
Genshin Impact 372% 362%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 5770 MSI Hawk Edition are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition.

The GTX 650 has a 235 MHz higher core clock speed but 8 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the HD 5770. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GTX 650 manages to provide 0.5 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 GTX 650 has a 235 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 5770 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 650 providing 3.8 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 over a year more recently than the HD 5770, and so the GTX 650 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the HD 5770.

The GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition and the Radeon HD 5770 MSI Hawk 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 650 has 3.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 5770, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 650 is marginally better than the HD 5770.

The GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition has 384 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 5770 MSI Hawk Edition has 800. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 is 426 and the actual shader performance of the HD 5770 is 350. The GTX 650 having 76 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 650 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 5770.

The GTX 650 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 5770. This means that the GTX 650 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 5770. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GTX 650 should consume less power than the HD 5770.

We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 650.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1110 MHzvs875 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK107-450-A2Terascale 2 Juniper XT
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date01 Sep 2012vs16 Dec 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
5.9
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1920x1080
4.9
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2560x1440
3.1
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2.1
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs1200 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth80GB/secvs76.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs green tick 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs800
Actual Shader Performance21%vs17%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units32vs40
Texture Rate35.5 GTexel/svs35 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate17.8 GPixel/svs14 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power--
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 33 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-3220 3.3GHzvsIntel Pentium Dual Core E6700 3.2GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs6 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

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.
Radeon HD 5770 MSI Hawk Edition is a special edition of the Radeon HD 5770. See the page of the standard edition for more information about it.
Compared to the Radeon HD 5770, this Special Edition features overcloking out of the box in the core-clock which was increased by 25MHz to 875MHz and the Twin Frozr II Thermal Design which is 13℃ lower than reference cooling design, according to MSI.
The performance boost is of only 2% when compared to the standard edition.
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