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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition GeForce 7900 GT
Cyberpunk 2077 372% 1771%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 332% 1611%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 318% 1556%
FIFA 21 138% 844%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 318% 1556%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 577% 2582%
Watch Dogs Legion 356% 1705%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 347% 1672%
Grand Theft Auto VI 565% 2532%
Genshin Impact 372% 1771%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce 7900 GT.

The GTX 650 has a 660 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce 7900 GT. This results in the GTX 650 providing 24.7 GTexel/s better texturing performance. Neither of these GPUs support DirectX 10 or higher, so Texture Rate holds more weight than when comparing more modern GPUs.

The GTX 650 has a 660 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce 7900 GT and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 650 providing 10.6 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 three years more recently than the GeForce 7900 GT, and so the GTX 650 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 7900 GT when running the latest games.

The GTX 650 has 768 MB more video memory than the GeForce 7900 GT, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 650 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 650 has 37.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce 7900 GT, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 650 is noticeably better than the GeForce 7900 GT.

The GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition has 384 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 7900 GT has 24. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 is 426 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 7900 GT is 11. The GTX 650 having 415 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 650 delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce 7900 GT.

The GTX 650 transistor size technology is 62 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 7900 GT. This means that the GTX 650 is expected to run massively cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 7900 GT.

The GeForce 7900 GT requires 49 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 400 Watts for the GeForce 7900 GT. The two GPUs have been recommended a PSU with the same amount of wattage. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1110 MHzvs450 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureKepler GK107-450-A2G71
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Good vs -
Release Date01 Sep 2012vs01 Mar 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
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1920x1080
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2560x1440
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed1250 MHzvs660 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth80GB/secvs42.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs24
Actual Shader Performance21%vs1%
Technology28nmvs90nm
Texture Mapping Units32vs24
Texture Rate35.5 GTexel/svs10.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate17.8 GPixel/svs7.2 GPixel/s
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-49 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 33 Ampsvs400 Watts & 26 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs9.0c
Shader Model5.0vs3.0
Open GL4.5vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1024x768

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.
The NVIDIA GeForce 7 Series graphics processing units (GPUs) represent a significant leap forward in 3D graphics design, delivering the unparalleled horsepower and revolutionary technologies you need to tackle the latest games and video applications. The GeForce 7 Series GPUs deliver blazing frame rates and outstanding image quality so you can experience full-throttle graphics performance.
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