GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 650 vs 480 among Desktop GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

5.7

Overall Score

Winner
EVGA GeForce GTX 480 

GPUBoss recommends the EVGA GeForce GTX 480  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Front view of GeForce GTX 480

EVGA GeForce GTX 480

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 650

Reasons to consider the
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Significantly higher clock speed 1,058 MHz vs 726 MHz More than 45% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,000 MHz vs 3,800 MHz More than 30% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 950 MHz More than 30% higher memory clock speed
Much lower TDP 65W vs 250W 3.8x lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 480

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Much better 3DMark06 score 23,824 vs 13,180 More than 80% better 3DMark06 score
Better PassMark score 4,356 vs 1,831 Around 2.5x better PassMark score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 182.4 GB/s vs 80 GB/s More than 2.2x higher memory bandwidth
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 20,100 vs 11,600 Around 75% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 5,014 vs 2,870 Around 75% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly more render output processors 48 vs 16 Three times as many render output processors
Much wider memory bus 384 bit vs 128 bit 3x wider memory bus
Higher pixel rate 21.78 GPixel/s vs 8.46 GPixel/s More than 2.5x higher pixel rate
Better floating-point performance 1,393 GFLOPS vs 812.5 GFLOPS More than 70% better floating-point performance
Better fire strike factor score 31.06 vs 17.21 More than 80% better fire strike factor score
More texture mapping units 60 vs 32 28 more texture mapping units
Better bitcoin mining score 116.66 mHash/s vs 23.48 mHash/s Around 5x better bitcoin mining score
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,561 vs 813 More than 90% better PassMark direct compute score

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 650 vs 480

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 650
23.48 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 480
116.66 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 650
14.09 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 480
34.48 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 650
455.37 frames/s
GeForce GTX 480
706.1 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 650
3,352.38
GeForce GTX 480
3,359.44

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 650
3,493.04
GeForce GTX 480
3,696.63

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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