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

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

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

Nvidia’s GTX 1650 graphics cards have now launched, and while they are a competitive offering when compared to the company’s GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti, the same can’t be said when they are compared to AMD’s existing Polaris offerings, like the RX 570 and RX 580. 

In the UK, Nvidia’s low-end GTX 1650 graphics cards will ship for around £140, whereas AMD’s RX 570 and RX 580 GPUs can be found for as little as £125 and £155 respectively, placing Nvidia’s latest Turing graphics card in a tough position. 

There are two ways you can look at this graphics card comparison, but both ways come down to power, in terms of raw compute performance and regarding power efficiency. Yes, Nvidia’s GTX 1650 will consume much less power than AMD’s ageing Polaris offerings, but in terms of compute performance, AMD’s RX 570 and 580 are difficult to match given their current pricing.  

With Nvidia delaying reviews of their GTX 1650, by preventing PC publications from accessing GPU drivers until launch, we are sadly unable to compare Nvidia’s GTX 1650 to AMD’s RX 570 and RX 580 graphics cards. Even so, given Nvidia’s official data, their GTX 1660 is around 44% faster than their GTX 1650, which is a gap that is more than large enough for the RX 580 and RX 570 to slip into. 

When looking at the GTX 1650’s pricing yesterday, we found that all custom cards with twin-fan coolers shipped for prices of £158.99 or higher, a price tag that is higher than ASUS’ AMD RX 580 Dual 4GB, which is currently £154.97.  For around £12 more (£167.99), 8GB RX 580 graphics cards are also available, which is great news for those who prefer high-resolution textures or want to push for 1440p gameplay in some titles. In the low-end of the graphics market, AMD’s Polaris offering still deliver plenty of value. 

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

Our review for Nvidia’s GTX 1650 should be ready within the next few days, but with Nvidia’s performance data in mind, it looks like AMD’s ageing Polaris offerings will make Nvidia’s latest low-end GPU a run for their money. 

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