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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 470 Gigabyte SOC 1.2GB Edition GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 170% 372%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 147% 332%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 139% 318%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 139% 318%
FIFA 21 36% 138%
Immortals: Fenyx Rising 120% 285%
Genshin Impact 170% 372%
Grand Theft Auto VI 280% 565%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 288% 577%
Watch Dogs Legion 161% 356%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 470 Gigabyte SOC 1.2GB Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition.

The GTX 650 has a 410 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 470, but the GTX 470 has 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 650. As a result, the GTX 470 exhibits a 3.7 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 650. 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 410 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 470, but the GTX 470 has 24 more Render Output Units than the GTX 650. As a result, the GTX 470 exhibits a 10.2 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTX 650. 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 GTX 470, 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 GTX 470.

The GTX 470 has 256 MB more video memory than the GTX 650, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 470 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 470 has 53.9 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 650, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 470 is much better than the GTX 650.

The GeForce GTX 470 Gigabyte SOC 1.2GB Edition has 448 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 650 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition has 384. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 470 is 627 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 is 426. The GTX 470 having 201 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 470 delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 650.

The GTX 650 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 470. This means that the GTX 650 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 470.

The GeForce GTX 470 Gigabyte SOC 1.2GB Edition requires 215 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 550 Watts for the GTX 470 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 650. The GTX 470 has been recommended a PSU with 150 Watts more than the GTX 650. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 470 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 650.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed700 MHzvs1110 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF100-275-A3Kepler GK107-450-A2
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date09 Jul 2010vs01 Sep 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
8.3
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5.9
1920x1080
6.4
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4.9
2560x1440
4.6
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3.1
3840x2160 - vs green tick
2.1

GPU Memory

Memory1280 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed837 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus320 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth133.9GB/secvs80GB/sec
L2 Cache 640 KB green tick vs 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units448vs384
Actual Shader Performance30%vs21%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs32
Texture Rate39.2 GTexel/svs35.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units40vs16
Pixel Rate28 GPixel/svs17.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power215 Watts-
Recommended PSU550 Watts & 37 Ampsvs400 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i7-930 Quad 2.80GHzvsIntel Core i3-3220 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 470 Gigabyte SOC 1.2GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 470, created by Gigabyte.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit is now of 700MHz, instead of 608MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
None.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
WindForce 3X Cooling System: features 3 ultra quiet PWM fans, three copper heat pipes and a unique vapor chamber to strengthen the speed of heat dissipation.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 10% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 470.
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.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
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