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
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Gaming OC ($154.99 US) Overview
The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Gaming OC holds the top place in Gigabyte’s lineup for the GTX 1650 graphics card. It comes at a price of $149 US and has a very solid cooling system that should help keep the card cool at all times.
In terms of specifications, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 features 896 CUDA cores, 56 TMUs, and 32 ROPs. The Turing TU117 die used on the graphics card is based around a 12nm process and has a die size of 200mm2. The core clocks for the card are maintained at 1485 MHz for Base and 1665 MHz for Boost. The Gigabyte Gaming OC model is clocked up to 1815 MHz (boost) which will be providing better gaming performance than the reference model.
The chip packs a total of 3.0 TFLOPs of FP32 compute power. The cards feature a 4 GB GDDR5 memory interface running along a 128-bit wide bus interface that delivers 128 GB/s bandwidth. The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Gaming OC is powered by a single 6 pin connector and has a TDP of 75W.
The Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Gaming OC graphics card is fitted with the latest version of the Windforce 2X cooler. The Windforce 2X is the dual fan design which features two 100mm fans. These fans come with a unique blade fan design with the airflow being split by a triangular edge on the fan blade, guiding it smoothly through the 3D stripe curve on the fan surface. This helps enhance air flow by a good bit over traditional fan designs.
Following are some of the features of the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Gaming OC before we go into detail:
- Powered by GeForce GTX 1650
- Integrated with 4GB GDDR5 128bit memory interface
- WINDFORCE 2X cooling system with alternate spinning fans
- 100mm unique blade fan
- RGB Fusion 2.0 – synchronize with other AORUS devices
- Protection backplate
- Core Clock - 1815 MHz (Reference card is 1665 MHz)