Nvidia GTX 1650 Pricing Rundown
What's the UK MSRP and where are the cheapest cards available?
Published: 23rd April 2019 | Source: Multiple Retailers |
Nvidia GTX 1650 Pricing Rundown
Translating that into UK money, most retailers have opted to sell the GTX 1650 for a minimum of either £139.99 or £137.99, though at this time Nvidia hasn't confirmed which price is their official UK MSRP.
With Nvidia failing to release an early press driver for the GTX 1650 before launch, our recommendation to consumers is that they wait until reviews go live before committing to any GTX 1650 purchases. Right now there is no data available to compare Nvidia's new card to competing graphics cards like the Radeon RX 570, which offers 4GB of GDDR5 DRAM and ships for around £130 in the UK. Yes, the GTX 1650 will consume a lot less power, but Nvidia's driver delays leave us concerned about Nvidia's performance when compared to AMD's low-cost Polaris offerings.
Nvidia refused to give members of the press access to GTX 1650 drivers before launch, preventing OC3D and other review outlets from creating reviews for their GTX 1650 graphics cards before launch. This has created a situation where consumers have access to GTX 1650 graphics cards without 3rd party data on the component, or detailed comparisons against competing GPU solutions.
Below is a chart that we have compiled of every Nvidia GTX 1650 graphics card that's available at Scan, Overclockers UK and eBuyer, alongside their listed boost clock speeds. All of Nvidia's GTX 1650 GPUs sport 896 CUDA cores and 4GB of 8Gbps GDDR5 DRAM, making the GPU's cooler type and listed clock speeds the only major differentiating factor between most GTX 1650 GPUs.
It is worth noting that Nvidia's GTX 1660 graphics cards can cost as little as £199.99 in the UK, a factor that should turn a lot of consumers away from higher-end GTX 1650 graphics cards, given that GPU's relative performance. Below is a chart which showcases the performance gap between the GTX 1650 and GTX 1660, a gap which cannot be bridged by overclocking, at least without liquid or LN2 cooling.
The table below included links for each model and each applicable retailer.
|GPU Boost Clock||Cooler Design||eBuyer Price||OCUK Price||Scan Price|
|ASUS GTX 1650 Phoenix OC||1710MHz||Single Fan||-||£139.99||£137.99|
|Gigabyte GTX 1650 Mini ITX OC||1680MHz||Single Fan||£137.99||-||£137.99|
|Palit GTX 1650 StormX||1665MHz||Single Fan||-||£139.99||£137.99|
|Zotac Geforce GTX 1650 OC||1665MHz||Single Fan||£137.99||£149.99||£137.99|
|EVGA GTX 1650 XC Black||1665MHz||Single Fan||-||-||£149.99|
|MSI GTX 1650 Aero ITX||1740MHz||Single Fan||£149.99||£149.99||£149.99|
|Palit GTX 1650 StormX OC||1725MHz||Single Fan||-||£149.99||£149.99|
|Gigabyte GTX 1650 OC||1710MHz||Twin Fan||£159.99||£158.99||£154.99|
|MSI GTX 1650 VENTUS XS OC||1740MHz||Twin Fan||£159.99||£158.99||£159.98|
|Gigabyte GTX 1650 WINDFORCE OC||1785MHz||Twin Fan||164.99||£164.99||£164.99|
|EVGA GTX 1650 XC Gaming||1860MHz||Twin Fan||-||-||£165.98|
|Gigabyte GTX 1650 Gaming OC||1815MHz||Twin Fan||169.98||-||£166.99|
|ASUS GTX 1650 Dual OC||1755MHz||Twin Fan||-||£164.99||£183.99|
|MSI GTX 1650 Gaming X||1860MHz||Twin Fan||£179.99||£179.99||£179.99|
|ASUS GTX 1650 ROG Strix OC||1860MHz||Twin Fan||-||£188.99||£199.99|
Right now the highest price for Nvidia's GTX 1650 is at Scan with ASUS' ROG Strix model, which currently costs £199.99, making it the same price as MSRP GTX 1660 graphics cards. It should go without saying that the GTX 1660 will offer more performance, though it is also worth noting that the same ROG GPU is £188.99 at Overclockers UK and offers a better looking, dual fan cooling solution.
With all budget graphics card, we would advise that gamers purchase the graphics card that offers the most performance for their money. Expect our full GTX 1650 GPU review later this week, where we will judge how much performance Nvidia offers for your money and whether or not the GTX 1650 is worth its asking price.
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