Gigabyte GTX 1650 OC 4G Review

Temperatures and Power Draw

Gigabyte GTX 1650 OC 4G Review

Temperatures and Power Draw

Whilst all modern graphics cards are efficient enough that the power draw figures no longer hit the stratosphere, if you’re the type of person who games all weekend a few Watts saved can soon add up. Temperatures are the most important figure though, as cooler cards mean less noise and more thermal headroom for those all important clock speed boosts.

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01-05-2019, 13:58:32

AngryGoldfish
I'm kind of torn whether reviewers should focus on the unique card itself—the shroud, the fans, the quality, etc—or the GPU. On the one hand pretty much all shrouds and designs manufactured today by the likes of EVGA and Powercolor are adequate, and what distinguishes them from one another is usually a mere few degrees or a few decibels. Pay more, get more bling, get more cooling. Pay less, get less bling, get less cooling. It's quite simple really. So reviewing them on that merit seems like a tedious almost inconsequential thing, and instead reviewing it on the GPU itself would be more apt. But then once you've reviewed it you shouldn't have to review it again since performance will be the same.

I think your method of focusing on the card and not the GPU is fairest. I'm more in favour of that.Quote

01-05-2019, 14:59:48

WYP
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Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
I'm kind of torn whether reviewers should focus on the unique card itself—the shroud, the fans, the quality, etc—or the GPU. On the one hand pretty much all shrouds and designs manufactured today by the likes of EVGA and Powercolor are adequate, and what distinguishes them from one another is usually a mere few degrees or a few decibels. Pay more, get more bling, get more cooling. Pay less, get less bling, get less cooling. It's quite simple really. So reviewing them on that merit seems like a tedious almost inconsequential thing, and instead reviewing it on the GPU itself would be more apt. But then once you've reviewed it you shouldn't have to review it again since performance will be the same.

I think your method of focusing on the card and not the GPU is fairest. I'm more in favour of that.
It's a tricky thing, as ultimately there are two ways to look at it. As reviewers, we need to inform people whether or not a graphics card is a good implementation of a specific GPU and whether or not that GPU is the best graphics card at its price point.

I think it says a lot that Nvidia didn't give reviewers pre-launch drivers for the GTX 1650. Ultimately, the pricing problem is an Nvidia problem, but you can't really say that Gigabyte made a bad card here.

The GTX 1650 is a very interesting card, especially when considering it as a low power HTPC GPU, or as part as an ultra-compact system with relatively little airflow. This is a great card for throwing into an old OEM PC that needs a decent low power GPU for PC gaming.Quote

03-05-2019, 09:51:44

tinytomlogan
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Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
I'm kind of torn whether reviewers should focus on the unique card itself—the shroud, the fans, the quality, etc—or the GPU. On the one hand pretty much all shrouds and designs manufactured today by the likes of EVGA and Powercolor are adequate, and what distinguishes them from one another is usually a mere few degrees or a few decibels. Pay more, get more bling, get more cooling. Pay less, get less bling, get less cooling. It's quite simple really. So reviewing them on that merit seems like a tedious almost inconsequential thing, and instead reviewing it on the GPU itself would be more apt. But then once you've reviewed it you shouldn't have to review it again since performance will be the same.

I think your method of focusing on the card and not the GPU is fairest. I'm more in favour of that.

Ive just finished retesting an RX570 (had to get AMD to send one, all my originals went back to vendors)

So we will have a GPU focused review next weekQuote
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