NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB GDDR5 Graphics Card Review Ft. MSI Gaming X and Gigabyte Gaming OC – Is Entry Level ($150 US) Turing Worth It?
MSI GeForce GTX 1650 Gaming X / Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Gaming OCApril 2019
MSI GeForce GTX 1650 Gaming X and Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Gaming OC Thermal Tests
No graphics card review is complete without evaluating its temperatures and thermal load. Both graphics cards that I tested are using advanced custom cooling solutions which come with silent and performance profiles. The cards were tested with the performance profile to see their full potential. Both cards use a dual fan cooler design with the Gaming X featuring MSI’s new Torx 3.0 fans while the Gigabyte Gaming OC makes use of the Windforce 2X cooling system. Both cards come with a PWM cooling but only the Gaming OC from Gigabyte features a backplate.
Note – We tested load with Kombuster which is known as a ‘power virus’ and can permanently damage the hardware. Use such software at your own risk!