GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 670 vs 650 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

7.2

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 670  based on its gaming, benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 670

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 670

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Much better 3DMark vantage texture fill score 86 vs 26.4 More than 3.2x better 3DMark vantage texture fill score
Much better 3DMark06 score 29,150 vs 13,180 Around 2.2x better 3DMark06 score
Much better 3DMark vantage graphics score 31,610 vs 11,600 Around 2.8x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Significantly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 9,600 vs 2,870 More than 3.2x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better PassMark score 5,382 vs 1,832 Around 3x better PassMark score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 192.3 GB/s vs 80 GB/s Around 2.5x higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 2,459.5 GFLOPS vs 812.5 GFLOPS More than 3x better floating-point performance
Higher texture rate 102.5 GTexel/s vs 33.9 GTexel/s More than 3x higher texture rate
Higher effective memory clock speed 6,008 MHz vs 5,000 MHz More than 20% higher effective memory clock speed
More memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Significantly more texture mapping units 112 vs 32 80 more texture mapping units
Significantly better fire strike factor score 68.05 vs 20.47 More than 3.2x better fire strike factor score
Higher pixel rate 25.62 GPixel/s vs 8.46 GPixel/s More than 3x higher pixel rate
More shading units 1,344 vs 384 960 more shading units
Significantly higher battlefield 3 framerate 109.4 fps vs 34 fps Around 3.2x higher battlefield 3 framerate
Significantly higher crysis: warhead framerate 50.9 fps vs 17.8 fps More than 2.8x higher crysis: warhead framerate
Many more SMX units 7 vs 2 5 more SMX units
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Better manhattan score 3,719.62 vs 3,459.61 Around 10% better manhattan score
Better CLBenchmark raytrace score 151,366 vs 39,594 More than 3.8x better CLBenchmark raytrace score
Better particle simulation score 396.3 mInteraction/s vs 146.88 mInteraction/s Around 2.8x better particle simulation score
Higher memory clock speed 1,502 MHz vs 1,250 MHz More than 20% higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce GTX 650

Reasons to consider the
Colorful GeForce GTX 650

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Much more energy-efficient load power consumption 231W vs 330W 30% more energy-efficient load power consumption
Much more energy-efficient idle power consumption 104W vs 112W More than 5% more energy-efficient idle power consumption
Higher clock speed 1,058 MHz vs 915 MHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Significantly lower TDP 65W vs 170W 2.6x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 670 vs 650

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 670
86.14 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 650
23.34 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 670
41.18 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 650
13.19 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 670
1,205.29 frames/s
GeForce GTX 650
399.43 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 670
3,359.89
GeForce GTX 650
3,356.89

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 670
3,719.62
GeForce GTX 650
3,459.61

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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Reviews Word on the street

GeForce GTX 670  vs 650 

9.7
8.6
While overclocking is probably not what most system builders of small form-factor systems have in mind, I can happily report that overclocking works just as well as on any other "big" GTX 670.
GeForce GTX 670

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