The GeForce GTX 1650 hasn’t officially been detailed by NVIDIA just yet but it seems very close to being released, with the expected release date as early as 22 April 2019. This will be the lowest-performing card featuring the Turing architecture yet and could be perfect for a new low-budget PC build.
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As an entry level card, don’t expect the GeForce GTX 1650 to run your games at 4K. However, you could expect it to have a great price versus performance ratio and a replacement for a GTX 1050 or GTX 960, boasting more performance thanks to Turing architecture, higher clock speeds and more.
More details about the upcoming GeForce GTX 1650 has surfaced and even some images from brands such as Palit has been leaked. From what we can see, the GeForce GTX 1650 won’t require a power cable (it only needs 75W provided from a PCIe x16 slot) and it will definitely have 4GB of GDDR5 with a 128-bit bus interface. The image below, although low-quality, still shows 4GB of VRAM clearly and just look how tiny the card is.
These types of offerings will have a single-fan design as you can see from the image above. Leaks suggest they will be based on the Turing TU117 GPU and feature a base clock of 1665 MHz as well as a boost clock of 1725 MHz. This is specifically for the StormX version from Palit that is obviously overclocked a little. The GPU core will reportedly feature 14 SMs. That’s 896 CUDA cores and 56 texture units.
What all this boils down to is reportedly a 15-35% increase in performance over the GTX 1050, which could put the GeForce GTX 1650 in a great price/performance bracket. However, that all hinges on what the South African pricing for the card will be for our local gamers. Thankfully, we won’t have to wait long as the card is rumoured to release this month. When it does release, we will have all the information you need including the best local prices.
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