Nvidia’s upcoming GeForce GTX 1650 entry-level graphics card has been leaking just about everywhere, from benchmark databases to full-blown Amazon store listings. Nvidia has yet to officially announce its cut-price graphics card but the details are now out for all to see, including a full run-down of the specs.
The detailed specs come courtesy of Benchmark.pl, which has got the gritty details of four custom variants of the GeForce GTX 1650. As with the GTX 1660 and GTX 1660 Ti, we’re looking at a Turing GPU, this time the TU117 variant. It’s packing 896 CUDA cores, 56 TMUs, and 32 ROPs.
With the leaked models being custom AIB variants, it’s difficult to pin down precise clock speeds but it looks as if the standard GeForce GTX 1650 will have a 1395 MHz base clock and 1560 boost clock. Factory overclocks could, of course, end up raising this figure.
In terms of memory, the GTX 1650 has 4GB GDDR5 memory on a 128-bit memory interface. This would provide estimate memory bandwidth of 128.1 GB/s.
It sounds as if the $149 graphics card will also be powered entirely through the PCIe slot and won’t require dedicated power connectors, consuming just 75W TDP. However, AIB partners’ overclocked variants may require a 6-pin power connector.
GeForce GTX 1050 GeForce GTX 1650 GeForce GTX 1660 GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Architecture GP106 TU117 TU116-300 TU116-400 Process 14nm 12nm 12nm 12nm CUDA Cores 640 896 1408 1536 TMUs 40 56 80 96 ROPs 32 32 48 48 Base Clock 1354 MHz 1395 MHz 1530 MHz 1500 MHz Boost Clock 1455 MHz 1560 MHz 1785 MHz 1770 MHz Memory 2GB GDDR5 4GB GDDR5 6GB GDDR5 6GB GDDR6 Memory Interface 128-bit 128-bit 192-bit 192-bit Memory Speed 7 GHz 8 GHz 8 GHz 12 GHz Memory Bandwidth 112.1 GB/s 128 GB/s 192.1 GB/s 288 GB/s Price $109 $149 $219 $279
Now, this isn’t exactly the sort of graphics card to set the world alight (we’re looking at around 33% faster performance than the GTX 1050) but it is filling in the gaps at the bottom of Nvidia’s Turing GPUs. However, in terms of specs, the GeForce GTX 1650 falls well short of the GeForce GTX 1660, such that it indicates a GeForce GTX 1650 Ti must also be in the pipeline. It also retails for $40 more than the GTX 1050 launched at, so we're seeing a generational price jump here that kind of wipes out the performance advantage.
Pre-orders on Amazon pin the release date of the GeForce GTX 1650 as April 23rd, so it's only six days until you can actually get your hands on one of these.
What are your thoughts then, could it be a worthy budget upgrade? Or is this a stop-gap video card that doesn't offer a generational leap in price to performance? Let us know below!