After the release of GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and GTX 1660, the latest member of the 16 Series, GTX 1650 has started appearing in leaks online. Official renders of the graphics card from board partners provide clarity to how it is going to turn up.
The folks at Videocardz leaked some interesting images of what appears to be a GTX 1650 graphics card from Zotac. The GTX 1650 shall be aimed at budget gamers looking to game in 1080p resolution at modest graphics settings. The casual gamers are potential customers here, this video card will mostly provide for budget PC gaming which is often a substitute to console gaming.
No Power Connector Needed
The leaked renders show no sign of a power connector. This clearly suggests that the card will be powered by the PCIe x16 slot which apparently reflects to a 75W TDP card. This is very modest compared to budget offerings from the likes of AMD.
Specs and Performance
The GTX 1650 is expected to be based on the TU117 GPU, equipped with 4 gigabytes of GDDR5 video memory. Rumors reveal reference clock speeds of 1395 MHz base and 1560 MHz boost with a 8Gbps memory clock and a 128-bit bus interface. The specs tell us that this card will replace the GTX 1050 (Ti) which is the second most common video card used by PC gamers on Steam.
The leaks so far affirm ~40% improvement over the GTX 1050 which was launched in 2016. Taking from this, the improvement over GTX 1050 Ti should sit around 15%. Counting in the generational advancement from Pascal to Turing, the amount of performance jump over a period of two years is not so significant; a welcome one nonetheless.
A few more models from Palit and Gainward were also leaked, confirming the same specs and design as above. These video cards, interestingly, come with boost clock speeds of upto 1725 MHz which should result in better performance. However, all the leaked images show only small form factor graphics cards with single fan designs. An ASUS GTX 1650 card was also spotted on Twitter.
— Roland Quandt (@rquandt) April 9, 2019
We expect Nvidia to launch the GTX 1650 (Ti) in 2 weeks time from now. The appropriate price tag for a card with this performance should be, as the leaks suggest, around $179 in the US. No promises though, as there is no evidence for the price.