NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Graphics Card Review

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650

Nvidia launches GeForce GTX 1650 – the cheapest video card based on Turing architecture. The launch is on April 23rd and prices will start at $ 149.

We will probably have a more grandparent edition around 150-200 dollars, possibly with an OC from the factory.

Like the GTX 1050 or GTX 1050 Ti, most variants will probably not need separate power supply via a 6-pin PCIe. Which is great!

Such video cards have a very good place in the market, being quite good in terms of performance for unpretentious gamers and for those with older systems and low budget. Also, a good choice for mini-systems, the plate emitting less heat as a stronger alternative.

What do we know about GTX 1650 so far?

Turing Architecture (TU117);

896 CUDA Colors (and bine!);

Texture units: 56;

Base frequency / boost: 1485MHz / 1665MHz;

Memory: 4 GB GDDR5, la 8Gbps si 128 Bit;

Bandwidth: 128 GB / s;

ROPs: 32

L2 Cache: 1MB;

TDP: 75W, as I said, does not require separate power supply;

How is it versus other video cards?

It seems fair to me to compare it with GTX 1050 and 1050Ti. Although some say it will approach the GTX 1060 3GB in terms of performance. Why? I caught a GTX 1050 Ti at 800 lei, more precisely MSI GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GT OC . And if the new board is <800 lei, it will obviously take the place of the Ti from the previous generation – in the sense that I don’t think anyone will buy a 1050 / 1050Ti unless at a very good price, if the GTX 1650 is launched.

Below are the hitherto known specifications of GTX 1650 vs other Nvidia GeForce Graphics cards. As I said, it’s a great budget board, over GTX 1050 Ti and practically its successor. We will probably see a GTX 1650 Ti, maybe with 1152 CUDA cores since the GTX 1660 has 1408?

Who is the GTX 1650 for?

Although we don’t have official benchmarks yet, I rely on what I know about the GTX 1050 Ti, a very good budget board.

So, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 is probably for:

Those who want a video card under 200 euros , but also want gaming at resolutions of at most Full HD (1050Ti, it does honorably with the latest titles and if you go to the settings – you just don’t want ultra with 200 euros, you have a cheap playable FPS )

Those who have a weak source or an older system and do not justify the acquisition of a stronger source. But they still want some gaming. Probably like the GTX 1050 Ti, the GTX 1650 will run smoothly on a 450W ‘cracker’;

Those who want a small system , ITX or Cub / HTPC type, but need some power on the video side. The plate will not give off too much heat and the noise will most likely not be bad either;


So I come back with an update on the article, after seeing what the video card manufacturers bring to the table and at what prices we can find GTX 1650 on Perfect Tech News / Amazon. I’m waiting for something nice from MSI, Gigabyte and Asus. MSI with 1050 Ti did a good job… the model mentioned in the article managed a very good overclock without headaches and without temperature-problem.

GTX 1650 has been launched

Not long ago, the boards appeared on Perfect Tech News. And it’s good. The specifications are as in the table above.🙂

Nvidia GTX 1650 prices : between 300 dollars and 350 dollars from which products are currently in stock.

That’s right, there are only 4 present on PerfectTechNews and all overclocked and similar variants. Probably from here and the prices of almost 1000 lei. Here’s what we have now:

The first benchmarks with GTX 1650

Pcgamer.com has already released some benchmarks with the board. In short, the GTX 1650 is about 20-30% faster in 1080p, which is Full HD, than the GTX 1050 Ti. At the same consumption. (and 60-70% more powerful vs GTX 1050)

And it’s super good! Here are the tests in Fortnite Season 8, Battlefield 5 and Metro Exodus on medium and High settings:

Is GTX 1650 worth the money?

Complicated. At the launch prices, 200-300 dollars not much if you have a mediocre source in the system. At about 350 dollars you can already buy a GTX 1660 which is much more powerful than the GTX 1650 as you can see in the benchmarks above.

What would be the right price? My opinion is that GTX 1650 would be worth ~ 780-850 lei… 200 and some lei seems too little to me relative to the difference in performance versus GTX 1660.

When is the GTX 1650 worth it?

when you have a powder source and a weak or integrated old video card, and you think of some full HD gaming. Coming from such a system you will not mind playing medium / high at the settings to keep 60FPS constant in new games;

when you don’t want RX 570 for various reasons, but you don’t see the meaning of> 200 dollars for a video card;

when playing is at its maximum on weekends;

if you build a smaller PC, ITX or cube, and its purpose is to be a kind of media-pc. But you still want the latest generation (there’s no point in spending too much money on movies or video at all if you have a capable processor).

Our opinion on the Nvidia GTX 1650
In conclusion, the GTX 1650 card is undoubtedly a very economical model that meets the expectations of any gamer.

This model has Overclock as well as all Nvidia’s own technologies (minor Ray Tracing). Remember that thanks to its excellent cooling system we can achieve superior performance with the OC.

On the other hand, the overclock software has option control and monitoring that will provide you with much more than you expected from this graphics card.

In my case I prefer the AMD RX 580 for its quality price, but this depends on each one, the gtx 1650 is a great option!


It’s good that we have a pretty good performance boost at the same consumption. From my point of view, as an evolution from one series to another, comparing GTX 1650 with 1050 and 1050Ti, it’s good.

But the problem is price. An MSI GTX 1650 for 250 dollars, maybe even an OC version, would be great in the context in which the gaming capabilities of the board are enough for you.


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