Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650

Written by Kenneth Sawyer, In Gadgets, Published On
October 6, 2023
Last modified on October 9th, 2023

There wouldn’t be an affordable alternative to the greatest Turing GPUs except for the GeForce GTX 1650. This version of the Turing architecture (at least on 12nm) is very certainly the last one. Since the GTX 1660 Ti and GTX 1660 no longer feature the RT and Tensor cores in favour of cheaper costs, Nvidia’s ray tracing lineup now spans from the extreme GeForce RTX 2080 Ti to the more reasonable RTX 2060.

The new TU117 GPU included in the GTX 1650 is a scaled-down version of the TU116 GPU found in the more expensive GTX 1660 and 1660 Ti. The number of CUDA cores, texture units, and ROPs are all different from the 1660 line due to the memory arrangement and the number of SMs (Streaming Multiprocessors). The Radeon VII from AMD still uses 7nm technology but is being produced with TSMC’s 12nm lithography. With 4.7 billion transistors, the resulting die size is about a third smaller than the TU116’s.

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Laptop Specification

Processor Intel Core i5-9300H
RAM 2x 16 GB DDR4 2,666
Storage 512 GB SSD
Shader Units 1,024
Base Clock Speed 1,395 MHz
Turbo Clock Speed 1,560 MHz
Memory Size 4 GB
Outputs Portable Device Dependent


Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Laptop

Given that the GTX 950 and GTX 1050 feature only 2GB of video memory (VRAM), Nvidia promises that the GTX 1650 will be up to twice as fast as those cards are probably accurate. According to the specifications, it should be 25-30 % faster than the GTX 1050 Ti, although it will likely be slower than the GTX 1060 versions. Several alterations contribute to the enhanced performance. First, compared to the 1050/1050 Ti, 1650 has higher memory bandwidth and more CUDA cores. Second, it has a significantly higher top speed. Finally, the Turing architecture allows simultaneous FP32 and INT calculations, increasing speed by 10%-30% over Pascal GPUs (depending on the game and settings). But enough with the introduction, and on to the results themselves.

Regarding performance, the GTX 1650 is in the middle of the pack. In my testing, it outperformed the GTX 1050 by 57% in 1080p medium and 73% in 1080p ultra. Again, this is mainly attributable to the 1050’s comparatively low VRAM; the GTX 1050 Ti is just slightly slower than 1650. Meanwhile, the GTX 1060 3GB is ahead of the RX 570 4GB by 17 per cent at 1080p medium and 9 per cent at 1080p ultra.

High-Definition Video Resolution

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Laptop

The latest triple-A titles run smoothly at 1080p on the GTX 1650. In the Battlefield V benchmark, our review unit averaged 64.8 frames per second when everything was maxed out. The GTX 1650 was only able to produce 8 per cent fewer frame rates than the GeForce GTX 1060, while the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 1050 averaged 20 and 44 per cent lower, respectively. At these settings, all but the laptop with a GeForce GTX 1050 GPU will be able to enjoy the game.

Who is GTX 1650 aimed at?

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Laptop

Low-end GPUs never introduce anything “new” in performance, which is a significant drawback. The GTX 1650 has improved performance over the GTX 1050 Ti of the previous generation, but it still needs to be more powerful than a high-end GPU from nearly five years ago. This level of performance is now attainable from a significantly more affordable 75W TDP card (give or take), and low-profile card variants based on the GTX 1650 will ultimately appear. My most significant selling point is that the GTX 1650 can be used in any computer with an x16 PCIe slot. It might make sense as a low-cost upgrade for an older computer, but there are better options than this one.

Compared To Others

Compared to other options on the market, such as AMD’s RX 570 and 580 or the still-discounted GTX 1060 cards, the GTX 1650 cannot compete on price. If you want a quiet and low-power GPU, your power supply doesn’t have a 6-pin PCIe power connector, or if your case is too small to accept a larger card, I’d recommend looking elsewhere. When supplies of older generation GPUs run out, Nvidia’s budget offering, the GTX 1650, will be discontinued at some point in the future. The GTX 1650 is a good graphics processing unit. Most games will run at 60 frames per second at 1080p medium to high resolution. Ensure you know exactly what you’re getting before committing to a cheap gaming PC setup; in most cases, you’ll be better off investing a little more money.

In Conclusion

The Nvidia Geforce GTX 1650 (Mobile) is a middle-of-the-road mobile graphics processor. The TU117 Chip in both the desktop and the 1650 mobile makes the two platforms compatible. Using a 12 nm fabrication technique, the newly released 1650 contains 1024 shader cores. The GTX 1650 lacks Raytracing and Tensor cores in its 20 Series competitors. The GDDR5/GDDR6 VRAM of the GTX 1650 runs at 8000 MHz and can store 4 GB of data. In addition, its 128GB/s of bandwidth is made possible by its 128-bit bus. Nvidia has improved the efficiency of its caching system and core architecture. A 50% increase in IPC and a 40% improvement in power efficiency result from the unified memory architecture’s 2x increase in the cache size. Nvidia suggests setting the TGP of 1650 at 35-50 watts.

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