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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition HD i7 3770
Cyberpunk 2077 372% 1708%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 332% 1554%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 318% 1500%
FIFA 21 138% 812%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 318% 1500%
Watch Dogs Legion 356% 1644%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 577% 2492%
Grand Theft Auto VI 565% 2444%
Genshin Impact 372% 1708%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 347% 1612%

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 i7 3770.

The GTX 650 has a 460 MHz higher core clock speed and 28 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD i7 3770. This results in the GTX 650 providing 32.9 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 460 MHz higher core clock speed and 12 more Render Output Units than the HD i7 3770. This results in the GTX 650 providing 15.2 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 less than a year after the HD i7 3770, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GTX 650 has 1024 MB video memory, but the HD i7 3770 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 i7 3770 has 16. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 is 426 and the actual shader performance of the HD i7 3770 is 74. The GTX 650 having 352 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 i7 3770.

The HD i7 3770 transistor size technology is 6 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 650. This means that the HD i7 3770 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 650.

The HD i7 3770 requires 77 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 i7 3770. The GTX 650 has been recommended a PSU with 100 Watts more than the HD i7 3770. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 650 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD i7 3770.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1110 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1150 MHz
ArchitectureKepler GK107-450-A2Ivy Bridge GT2
OC Potential Poor vs None
Driver Support Good vs Good
Release Date01 Sep 2012vs29 Apr 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 vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs16
Actual Shader Performance21%vs4%
Texture Mapping Units32vs4
Texture Rate35.5 GTexel/svs2.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs4
Pixel Rate17.8 GPixel/svs2.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-77 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 33 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

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 GBvs4 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.
Intel HD i7 3770 is the specific version of Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop that is Integrated in the Core i7-3770 Processor.

The Central Unit Initially Runs at 650MHz and goes up to 1150MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Frame Buffer: Up to 1.7GB.

Memory Channel: 64-bit Or 128-bit.

Memory Clock: Up to 800MHz.

Memory Bandwidth: It is then obvious the Memory Bandwidth depends on a lot of factors and thus this Graphics Card performance may vary heavily from system to system.

Gaming Benchmarks Indicate its Performance is Similar to of a Dedicated GeForce GT 620.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Intel HD i7 3770.
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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