AMD’s Latest Game Bundle Makes a Mockery of Nvidia’s GTX 1650 Pricing

AMD's Latest Game Bundle Makes a Mockery of Nvidia's GTX 1650 Pricing

AMD’s Latest Game Bundle Makes a Mockery of Nvidia’s GTX 1650 Pricing

Earlier today AMD release their 50th Anniversary game bundle, which ships with AMD’s Ryzen 5/7 2000 series processors and Radeon’s RX 570 or higher graphics cards, shifting the price/performance value of modern gaming hardware in AMD’s favour. 

We have already reported on the attractive pricing of AMD’s cheaper RX 570 and RX 580 graphics cards, but thanks to AMD’s new gaming bundle, which includes The Division 2: Gold Edition and World War Z, the pricing of these Radeon cards now make a mockery of Nvidia’s GTX 1650 and its high pricing. Today the RX 570 offers significantly more value for money when considering the raw performance of each graphics card. 

Today, Nvidia’s GTX 1650 costs upwards of £137.99 in the UK, with AMD’s RX 570 4GB costing as little as £125 while delivering more performance in today’s games alongside a two-game bundle. Below are links to three £125 RX 570 graphics cards. All of these cards come from Ebuyer UK.

Sapphire RX 570 PULSE 4GB
MSI RX 570 4GB Armor OC
Powercolor RX 570 4GB Red Dragon

For those who want to go a little over the GTX 1650’s MSRP, you will find that ASUS’ RX 580 Dual 4GB costs only £154.97 at Ebuyer, offering a similar price tag to twin-fan GTX 1650 models. This graphics card offers PC gamers World War Z, The Division 2: Gold Edition through AMD’s 50th Aniversary bundle as well as Insurgency: Sandstorm, Warhammer: Vermintide II and GRID, adding a lot of extra value gaming into the mix. 

Those who want more VRAM will need to spend around £20 more for their RX 570 and RX 580 graphics cards, bringing each card’s VRAM capacity to 8GB. 4GB is more than enough for most modern games, though VRAM requirements are likely to start increasing at the outset of the next generation of consoles.  

AMD's RX 580 is giving Nvidia's premium GTX 1650 GPUs a run for their money  

There is a category where Nvidia bests AMD in the low end, and that is power consumption. While AMD’s ageing Polaris graphics cards remain capable offerings, they are not the most efficient graphics cards on the market electrically. This as true with Pascal and even more true with Turing, with many GTX 1650 graphics cards requiring no external power to function, relying on the 75W that can be supplied by modern mainboards. 

While the low power draw of the GTX 1650 is attractive, most PC builders will have more than enough wattage headroom to accommodate a comparatively power-hungry RX 570 or RX 580 in their systems. Beyond that many gamers will consider the higher in-game performance of AMD’s graphics cards worth the extra power draw, especially after factoring in the card’s bundled games. 

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