NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 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

36 %
38 %
5% slightly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

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

47 FPS
2 FPS slightly higher Flux Core frame rate
44 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

29 FPS
38 FPS
9 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

34 FPS
1 FPS slightly higher City frame rate
33 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

22 FPS
31 FPS
10 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

34% slightly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

14% slightly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

15% slightly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

20% slightly higher 3DMark Graphics score


Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,485 MHz
31% slightly higher core clock speed
1,126 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,665 MHz
36% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,216 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 GB/s
224 GB/s
75% significantly higher memory bandwidth


Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

75 W
120% significantly lower TDP
165 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

53 Gigapixels/s
78 Gigapixels/s
46% significantly higher pixel rate

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

93 Gigatexels/s
156 Gigatexels/s
66% significantly higher texture rate

Floating Point Performance

Raw number of floating point operations per second

66% significantly better floating point performance

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

128% significantly more shading units

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

128% significantly more texture mapping units

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

100% significantly more render output processors

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

102nd of 526
95th of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

April 2019

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 980 benchmarks

For gaming, the GeForce GTX 980 graphics card is better than the GeForce GTX 1650 in our tests.

In our comparison, the GeForce GTX 1650 has a slightly higher core clock speed. The core clock speed (or base speed) is the frequency at which the GPU core runs. This metric makes sense when comparing GPUs of a similar architecture or generation. 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.

Furthermore, the spec sheet for both these GPUs show that 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 980 at 165 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the GeForce GTX 980 is faster than the GeForce GTX 1650.


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