Nvidia is continuing with the “SUPER” refresh of its Turing graphics cards. A few days ago, we got the first SUPER refresh of a non-RTX graphics card in the form of a GTX 1660 SUPER. Nvidia promised that the SUPER refresh of the entry-level GTX 1650 is on the way too.
So, today is the official release date of the GTX 1650 SUPER, and as expected, Nvidia updated the spec data on their website. The Added board partners will work their magic and release the GTX 1650 SUPER GPUs in due time.
Tomshardware got an early sample of the Zotac GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER graphics card. The retail unit of which will be available very soon. Like the other SUPER refreshes, Nvidia increased the number of CUDA cores and used GDDR6 memory instead of GDDR5 memory. Nvidia is marketing this card as the only entry-level graphics card that will output the best performance at 1080p resolution in its price range. It will go against the unreleased Radeon RX 5500 series.
The specification of the card puts it nicely between the GTX 1660 and the base GTX 1650. It comes with a total of 1280 CUDA cores with clock speeds slightly higher than the original GTX 1650. It runs at a base clock speed of 1530MHz and a boost clock speed of 1725MHz. The significant upgrade again is at the VRAM department. Nvidia has swapped faster GDDR6 memory in place of the GDDR5 memory.
In this case, memory runs at 12Gbps. The memory bus stays the same at 128-bit, which pegs the overall memory bandwidth at 192Gb/s, which is a considerable jump from 128Gb/s bandwidth of the original GTX 1650.
In the case of power consumption, the GTX 1650 again sits between the GTX 1660 and the original 1650. Since the Zotac version is not overclocked, its TDP can be used as a reference here. It only draws 100W from the socket. Lastly, the card starts at $160 USD, which is only $10 USD more than the price of the GTX 1650. This does make the original GTX 1650 obsolete unless Nvidia comes out with a significant price cut.