It has been a quite while that Nvidia added to its arsenal the budget-oriented turing based Graphic cards. And you guessed it right today we are going to speak about the GTX 1650 which Nvidia launched on 22nd April 2019. This graphics card is launched to conquer the mid-range budget market from AMD. Currently, the mid-range budget market is currently conquered by AMD’s Radeon RX 570.
► What you get and what’s inside
The GTX 1650 is based on Nvidia’s latest Turing Architecture. It is designed to completely replace the older generation Pascal based GTX 1050ti. Which it has successfully done.
The GTX 1650 has shown a generational improvement of about 50 percent over its brother the GTX 1050ti.
At the heart of this card lies the TU117 GPU core which has 896 Cuda cores and 4.7 billion transistors, the process node is of 12nm.
Nvidia has decided to leave the production of GTX 1650 to the hands of its board partners so there is no reference model or Founder’s edition.
It uses a memory of 4GB GDDR5 which provides a bandwidth of 128GB/s, bus width of 128 bit, and speed of 8000GB/s.
A detailed chart about the GTX 1650
- Architecture: TU117
- Transistors: 4.7 billion
- Die size: 200mm^2
- SMs: 14
- CUDA Cores: 896
- Base Clock: 1485MHz
- Boost Clock: 1665MHz
- VRAM: 4GB GDDR5
- VRAM Speed: 8000Gbps
- Bus width: 128-bit
- ROPs: 32
- GFLOPS: 2984
- Bandwidth: 128GB/s
- TDP: 75W
- Launch Price: $149
►Has it met expectations or not
The sad thing is that the GTX 1650 is not able to keep up against the competition. Although it is successful is replacing the GTX 1050ti but is still not able to beat the 2-year-old RX 570.
The RX 570 is the main competitor to the GTX 1650 from the red team.But sadly the GTX 1650 is getting handily beaten by the RX 570, It is approximately up to 20 percent faster than the GTX 1650.
It Further loses its fame through tech media. For many youtubers , the GTX 1650 is kind of a “Dead on arrival” product, for many it is a useless graphics card, they even say that the GTX 1650 should not exist and that this is the worst product that Nvidia has ever made.
► Should you even consider buying it
There are many things which you should consider to not buy the Graphics card such as 20 percent lower performance than its main competitor and being at a higher price tag.
But despite its shortcomings, there are some things which may make you buy the product, some of them are listed below.
► It is up to 50 percent faster than the GTX 1050 ti at the same price tag.
►Its main selling point is the low 75W TDP and some models do not require Auxillary 6-pin or 8-pin power connector.
►Being a less power hungry card it even generates less heat which is perfect for mini ITX and cases with poor airflow.
►It is a newer product we may have better longtime support.
►Being a newer product we may see performance improvements through driver updates.
The Performance graphs in games are provided below
► Final verdict
The GTX 1650 having not met the expectations, is not a value for money graphics card and there is a cheaper, better-performing alternative to the GTX 1650. So we would not recommend anyone except the one who has a PSU without the 6-pin power connector to buy a GTX 1650 and those who are thinking to buy it shall buy RX 570 or wait for NAVI GPUs to get launched or should consider saving money and getting something worth it like the GTX 1660ti or 1660