NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 vs AMD Radeon RX 550

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB vs AMD Radeon RX 550 4 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Price

The cheapest price from our partner retailers

$ 189
$ 31.00 slightly less expensive
$ 220

Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

36 %
139% significantly better overall score
15 %

Flux Core frame rate

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

46 FPS
24 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate
23 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

29 FPS
8 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate
21 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

34 FPS
11 FPS significantly higher City frame rate
24 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 (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

38,315
173% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
14,002

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

35,907
125% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
15,900

3DMark Graphics score

High-end graphics benchmark

3,627
204% significantly higher 3DMark Graphics score
1,190

Specifications

Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1,485 MHz
35% slightly higher core clock speed
1,100 MHz

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1,665 MHz
40% slightly higher boost clock speed
1,183 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 GB/s
14% slightly higher memory bandwidth
112 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

75 W
50 W
49% significantly lower TDP

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

53 Gigapixels/s
181% significantly higher pixel rate
19 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

93 Gigatexels/s
146% significantly higher texture rate
38 Gigatexels/s

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

896
75% significantly more shading units
512

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

56
75% significantly more texture mapping units
32

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

32
100% significantly more render output processors
16

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

103rd of 526
191st of 526

Family

The product line

-
Radeon 500 Series

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

April 2019
April 2017

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 Radeon RX 550 specs and performance

For gaming, the GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card is better than the Radeon RX 550 in our tests.

Our database shows that 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 an thermals allow.

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 Radeon RX 550 has a significantly lower TDP at 50 W when compared to the GeForce GTX 1650 at 75 W. Heat output doesn't match power consumption directly but, it's a good estimate.

In conclusion, all specs and GPU benchmarks considered, will recommend the GeForce GTX 1650 over the Radeon RX 550.

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Our overall benchmark score measures CPU performance in gaming and compute scenarios.

Graphics card specifications

Core Clock speed and Boost clock speed directly influence gaming performance, typically the higher, the better. When thermals and power delivery allow, the GPU will raise its core clock to the boost clock for even more performance. A higher core clock speed may cause a higher TDP, however.

Memory is important for high resolutions and high resolution textures in games, if you're gaming at 4K or even 8K lots of memory is required. Too little memory may result in stuttering as the GPU tries to swap and fit everything in memory.

Memory bandwidth relates to the speed at which the GPU memory can be accessed. Higher speed is better as the graphics card won't need to wait for memory access before rendering a frame to the screen.

The memory bus width doesn't directly impact performance but, it the memory bandwidth. It measures how much data can be sent at one to and from the memory.

TDP (Thermal Design Power) is a measurement of how much energy is lost as heat when a GPU is running. This has an impact on system temperatures. If temperatures get too high (typically around 100 °C or 200 °F), the GPU will lower its performance in order to prevent damage to the chip. Adequate cooling is essential for good performance. If you're comparing two laptop GPUs, you may take this into account when choosing between the two, since a cooler laptop generally runs faster for longer.

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