Nvidia releases Geforce GTX 1650 Graphics Card

Nvidia releases Geforce GTX 1650 Graphics Card

Nvidia releases Geforce GTX 1650 Graphics Card  

Nvidia has officially released their GTX 1650 graphics card, but unlike previous Turing launches, Nvidia has not provided the press with pre-release drivers for the graphics card, which means that you shouldn’t expect to see any day-1 reviews for the graphics card. 

With an MSRP of $149.99 (£139.99), Nvidia GTX 1650 targets the same market position as AMD’s ageing RX 570 4GB, with Nvidia claiming that their GTX 1650 can deliver up to 2x as much performance as the GTX 950 and up to 70% more performance than the GTX 1050 at 1080p. 

Unlike other Turing-powered graphics cards, the GTX 1650 lacks support for DXR ray tracing, lacking both Nvidia’s RT cores and driver support for DXR’s direct compute mode. This is due to both the compute performance levels of the GTX 1650 and the card’s 4GB allocation of VRAM, both of which are limitations when ray tracing is enabled. 

When compared to Nvidia’s GTX 1050 Ti, the GTX 1650 offers faster VRAM, 128 more CUDA cores and higher base/boost clock speeds than Nvidia’s highest-end GTX 1050 series offering, with the gap only widening when comparing the GTX 1650 to Nvidia’s 2Gb and 3GB GTX 1050 models.  

  Geforce RTX 2060 (FE) Geforce GTX 1660 Ti (Ref) Geforce GTX 1660 (Ref) Geforce GTX 1060 6GB (FE) Geforce GTX 1650 (Leaked) Geforce GTX 1050 Ti (Ref) Geforce GTX 1050 (Ref)
Architecture Turing Turing Turing Pascal Turing Pascal Pascal
CUDA Cores 1,920 1,536 1,408 1,280 896 768 640
Ray Tracing Performance
(Gigarays)
5 GR N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Base Clock
1365MHz 1500MHz 1530MHz 1506MHz 1485MHz 1290MHz 1354MHz
Boost Clock 1680MHz 1770MHz 1785MHz 1708MHz 1665MHz 1392MHz 1455MHz
Memory Type GDDR6 GDDR6 GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory Capacity 6GB 6GB 6GB 6GB 4GB 4GB 2GB
Memory Speed 14Gbps 12Gbps 8Gbps 8Gbps 8Gbps 7Gbps 7Gbps
Memory Bandwidth 336GB/s 288GB/s 192GB/s 192GB/s 128GB/s 112GB/s 112GB/s
Memory Bus Size 192-bit 192-bit 192-bit 192-bit 128-bit 128-bit 128-bit
SLI N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

With Nvidia failing to deliver the pre-release press drivers for the GTX 1650, all that we can say today is that we are working on our review for the graphics card. We recommend that PC gamers wait for reviews before purchasing a GTX 1650 graphics card, as right now all we know about the graphics card is its basic specifications. 

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