NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 – The New Budget King?

As of 4th May 2019, RX 570 is the better choice! GTX 1650 has dissapointed Everyone!

The rumors of Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1660 Ti began to spread like fire, but at the same time there was also speculation that the lower-end GeForce GTX 1660 and GTX 1650 models were also in the works and the GTX 1660 Ti was launched just recently. Though, VideoCardz’s industry sources have confirmed that Nvidia is currently preparing the GeForce GTX 1650 but there is no official confirmation from Nvidia on the GeForce GTX 1650 yet.

NVIDIA now seems to be focusing on the mainstream and budget segment that they’ve already completed their high-end and premium graphics card lineup. The latest additions by Nvidia to the mainstream segment would be the GeForce 16 series lineup which utilizes the Turing architecture but it is labeled as the GeForce GTX due to the exclusion of the RTX features such as real time ray tracing and the Tensor Cores.

The GeForce GTX 1650 is the direct successor to the current GeForce GTX 1050 which utilized the Pascal GPU architecture. Just like the other GTX 16-series, Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1650 is built around the Turing architecture, but lacks RTX’s main feature, the real-time ray tracing and Tensor cores. It is rumored that the Geforce GTX 1650 utilizes the smaller TU117 silicon, which is also produced TSMC with its 12nm production process.
Though the Turing shaders would be available on the GTX 1650, so the card would end up being faster and more efficient than its predecessors..

Till date, there haven’t been any leaks on the GeForce GTX 1650. The graphics card’s specifications are generally just guesses at this point, but the new GeForce GTX 1650 could come equipped with 896 CUDA cores or 1,024 CUDA cores. According to TUM_APISAK’s latest tweet, the graphics card runs with a base clock of 1,485 MHz, which is only 15 MHz slower than its 16-series brother GeForce GTX 1660 Ti.

The GeForce GTX 1650 might carry up to 4GB of GDDR5 VRAM. It’s feasible that the memory could operate at 2,000 MHz (8,000 MHz effective) across a 128-bit memory interface which is yet to be confirmed. Assuming that Nvidia can maintain the same TDP (thermal design rating) as the GeForce GTX 1050, and could have a 75W TDP. And draw its power directly from the PCIe slot without the need of external PCIe power connectors. So that would open up options for many budget PC builds.

A HardOCP article from the previous month claims that Nvidia will release the GeForce GTX 1650 in late March at an asking price of 179 USD. The GeForce GTX 1050 launched in 2016 at a price point of 109 USD, so we’ll have to wait to see whether the its performance justifies the higher asking price.

It is said to launch next month so around the same time as the GeForce GTX 1660 (Non-Ti). It will be really interesting to see how this card holds up to the current market. This would most probably be the go-to choice of budget gamers.

 GeForce GTX 1650
 GeForce GTX 1660
 GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
 GeForce RTX 2060
 12nm FF TU117 (TBC)
 12nm FF TU116
 12nm FF TU116
 12nm FF TU106
 CUDA Cores
 Memory Bus
 128-bit (TBC)
 179 USD (TBC)
 229 USD (TBC)
 279 USD
 349 USD
 Launch Date
 Late March (TBC)
 Early March (TBC)
 February 22nd
 January 7th

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