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

Test Setup

We used the following test system for comparison between the different graphics cards. Latest drivers that were available at the time of testing were used from AMD and NVIDIA on an updated version of Windows 10. All games that were tested were patched to the latest version for better performance optimization for NVIDIA and AMD GPUs.

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GPU Test Bench 2019

CPUIntel Core i9-9900K @ 4.70 GHz
MotherboardAORUS Z390 Master
Video CardsMSI GeForce GTX 1650 Gaming X
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 Gaming OC
MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Gaming X
MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ventus XS
MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Gaming X
MSI GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Ventus XS
MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Armor X OC
MSI GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning OC
ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon RX 580 OC
XFX Radeon R9 Fury X Liquid Cooled
MemoryG.SKILL Trident Z RGB Series 32GB (4 X 8GB) CL16 3600 MHz
StorageSamsung SSD 960 EVO M.2 (512 GB)
Power SupplyASUS ROG THOR 1200W PSU
OSWindows 10 64-bit
  • All games were tested on 1920×1080 (HD), 2560×1440 (2K) and 3840×2160 (4K) resolutions.
  • Image Quality and graphics configurations have been provided in the screenshots below.
  • All cards run at their stock factory configured frequencies. Those that are manually overclocked have the “Overclock” label next to them. The OC part of the manufacturer naming scheme should not be mistaken as manual OC.
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