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Nvidia releases Geforce GTX 1650 Graphics Card

Nvidia didn't release pre-launch press drivers for the GTX 1650... that's concerning

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)
ArchitectureTuringTuringTuringPascalTuringPascalPascal
CUDA Cores1,9201,5361,4081,280896768640
Ray Tracing Performance
(Gigarays)
5 GRN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Base Clock
1365MHz1500MHz1530MHz1506MHz1485MHz1290MHz1354MHz
Boost Clock1680MHz1770MHz1785MHz1708MHz1665MHz1392MHz1455MHz
Memory TypeGDDR6GDDR6GDDR5GDDR5GDDR5GDDR5GDDR5
Memory Capacity6GB6GB6GB6GB4GB4GB2GB
Memory Speed14Gbps12Gbps8Gbps8Gbps8Gbps7Gbps7Gbps
Memory Bandwidth336GB/s288GB/s192GB/s192GB/s128GB/s112GB/s112GB/s
Memory Bus Size192-bit192-bit192-bit192-bit128-bit128-bit128-bit
SLIN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/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. 

You can join the discussion on Nvidia's GTX 1650 graphics card on the OC3D Forums

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23-04-2019, 09:41:56

tgrech
I guess that "supercharger" marketing says it all, the appeal/value proposition for this card seems to rest on its ability to drop into an existing system without the PSU/cooling/case/motherboard change that a possibly better performing but higher power card at the same price might require for OEM home systems or whatever.Quote
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