NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 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 %
23 %
4% slightly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

51 FPS
5 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate
45 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

30 FPS
35 FPS
5 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

36 FPS
4 FPS slightly higher City frame rate
31 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

22 FPS
28 FPS
6 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

55% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score
Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

31% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

5% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
3DMark Graphics score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

0.61% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score


Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1485 MHz
41% slightly higher core clock speed
1050 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1665 MHz
41% slightly higher boost clock speed
1178 MHz


Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

4 GiB
4 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

128 Bit
256 Bit
100% significantly larger memory bus width

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

128.1 GB/s
224.4 GB/s
75% significantly higher memory bandwidth


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

75 W
93% significantly lower TDP
145 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

53.28 Gigapixels/s
65.97 Gigapixels/s
23% slightly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

93.24 Gigatexels/s
122.5 Gigatexels/s
31% slightly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

31% slightly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

85% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

85% significantly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

75% significantly more render output processors

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

109th of 542
105th of 542

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

April 2019
September 2014

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported


OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported


GeForce GTX 1650 vs GeForce GTX 970 specs and performance

For gaming, the GeForce GTX 970 graphics card is better than the GeForce GTX 1650 in our tests.

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. This is a frequency that can be reached if the GPU is cooled sufficiently and has enough power.

As stated by the manufacturer, they both have the same amount of memory at 4 GiB. If you're planning at playing games at high resolutions with high-quality textures, you will need a lot of memory.

In addition, the GeForce GTX 1650 has a significantly lower TDP at 75 W when compared to the GeForce GTX 970 at 145 W. Heat output doesn't match power consumption directly but, it's a good estimate.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the GeForce GTX 970 is faster than the GeForce GTX 1650.


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