NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 4 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

22 %
57% significantly better overall score
14 %

Flux Core frame rate

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

50 FPS
21 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate
29 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

30 FPS
8 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate
22 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

36 FPS
16 FPS significantly higher City frame rate
19 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

22 FPS
5 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate
17 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

40258
126% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score
17784
Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

38315
81% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
21072
Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

35907
60% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
22380
3DMark Graphics score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

3620
58% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score
2286

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1485 MHz
31% slightly higher core clock speed
1127 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1665 MHz
41% slightly higher boost clock speed
1178 MHz

Memory

Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

4 GiB
Identical
4 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

128 Bit
Identical
128 Bit

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

128.1 GB/s
14% slightly higher memory bandwidth
112.2 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

75 W
60% significantly lower TDP
120 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

53.28 Gigapixels/s
41% slightly higher pixel rate
37.7 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

93.24 Gigatexels/s
23% slightly higher texture rate
75.39 Gigatexels/s

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

2.98 TFLOPS
23% slightly better floating point performance
2.41 TFLOPS

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

896
1024
14% slightly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

56
64
14% slightly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

32
Identical
32

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

110th of 533
156th of 533

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

April 2019
January 2015

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR5
GDDR5

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.6
4.5

GeForce GTX 1650 vs GeForce GTX 960 benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the GeForce GTX 1650 beats the GeForce GTX 960 in gaming performance.

Our database shows that the GeForce GTX 1650 has a slightly higher core clock speed. This is the frequency at which the graphics core is running at. While not necessarily an indicator of overall performance, this metric can be useful when comparing two GPUs based on the same architecture. In addition, the GeForce GTX 1650 also has a slightly higher boost clock speed: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery and thermals allow.

As stated by the manufacturer, they both have the same amount of memory at 4 GiB. Memory size doesn't directly affect performance, but too little memory will certainly degrade gaming performance.

In addition, the GeForce GTX 1650 has a significantly lower TDP at 75 W when compared to the GeForce GTX 960 at 120 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

In terms of raw gaming performance in our GPU benchmark, the GeForce GTX 1650 is better than the GeForce GTX 960.

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