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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon HD 5770 Sapphire Vapor-X Edition GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 371% 372%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 331% 332%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 317% 318%
FIFA 21 138% 138%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 317% 318%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 575% 577%
Watch Dogs Legion 354% 356%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 346% 347%
Grand Theft Auto VI 563% 565%
Genshin Impact 371% 372%

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

The GTX 650 has a 250 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 1.1 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 250 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 5770 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 650 providing 4 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 Radeon HD 5770 Sapphire Vapor-X Edition and the GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 1GB 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 Radeon HD 5770 Sapphire Vapor-X Edition has 800 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the HD 5770 is 344 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 is 426. The GTX 650 having 82 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.

The Radeon HD 5770 Sapphire Vapor-X Edition requires 108 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the HD 5770 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 650. The HD 5770 has been recommended a PSU with 100 Watts more than the GTX 650. The difference is significant enough that the HD 5770 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 650.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed860 MHzvs1110 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTerascale 2 Juniper XTKepler GK107-450-A2
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date13 Oct 2009vs01 Sep 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
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1920x1080
4.9
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4.9
2560x1440
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1200 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth76.8GB/secvs80GB/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 Units800vs384
Actual Shader Performance17%vs21%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units40vs32
Texture Rate34.4 GTexel/svs35.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate13.8 GPixel/svs17.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power108 Watts-
Recommended PSU500 Wattsvs400 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX11.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.3vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Pentium Dual Core E6700 3.2GHzvsIntel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM6 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon HD 5770 Sapphire Vapor-X 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 overclocking out of the box in the core-clock which was increased by 10MHz to 860MHz and a new cooling system.
Unfortunately, benchmarks indicate the performance boost is below 1% when compared to the reference card.
GeForce 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.
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