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?

Apr 26, 2019
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PRODUCT INFO

MSI GeForce GTX 1650 Gaming X / Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Gaming OC

April 2019
Type Graphics Card
Price $149.99 US / $154.99 US

MSI GeForce GTX 1650 Gaming X and Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Gaming OC Power Consumption

I compiled the power consumption results by testing each card under idle and full stress when the card was running games. Each graphics card manufacturer sets a default TDP for the card which can vary from vendor to vendor depending on the extra clocks or board features they plug in on their custom cards. The default TDP for the GTX 1650 is 75W (Reference) while the cards I tested feature custom PCBs with better power delivery. This puts the TDP of the card at the same level as the GeForce GTX 1050 series.

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Also, it's worth noting that the 12nm FFN process from TSMC is a refinement of their 16nm FF node. NVIDIA is cramping even larger amount of transistors and more cores than their previous cards, making it one of the densest chip built to date. It's likely to consume a lot of power and the results are reflective of that.

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