Out of all the GTX 16 series cards, the 1650 was the most disappointing. It was slower than the cheaper Radeon RX 570 and didn’t quite match up to the older GTX 1060, either. Although NVIDIA rectified that mistake with the launch of the GTX 1650 Super, it appears that the company isn’t giving up on the vanilla 1650. And for good reason, the TU117 based GPU powers a number of budget desktop and mobile rigs, including the wildly popular ASUS TUF Gaming lineup.

Comparation

The GTX 1650 Ti is a more interesting choice. It appears that it will be exclusive to OEMs. This could mean that NVIDIA is skipping the GTX 1650 Super in the mobility space, and instead just updating the 1650 with GDDR6 memory and launching a 1650 Ti to cement its position.

 GTX 1650GTX 1650 SuperGTX 1650 TiGTX 1660
CUDA Cores896128010241408
ROPs32323248
Core Clock1485MHz1530MHz1500MHz?1530MHz
Boost Clock1665MHz1725MHz?1785MHz
Memory Clock8Gbps GDDR512Gbps GDDR612Gbps GDDR68Gbps GDDR5
Memory Bus Width128-bit128-bit128-bit192-bit
VRAM4GB4GB4GB6GB
TDP75W100W?120W
GPUTU117TU116TU116TU116
ArchitectureTuringTuringTuringTuring
Launch Price$149$159?$219

The most plausible explanation for this would be that NVIDIA wants to salvage defective TU116 dies that can’t be used to power the GTX 1660 or the 1650 Super. Or it could just be that the latter just isn’t suitable for laptops as is. Anyway, the Geekbench Compute score suggests that the new GTX 1650 will be around 5-10% faster than the vanilla model.

1650ti for Notebook

Coming to the specifications and performance numbers of these GPUs, first up we have the GTX 1650 Ti. The GeForce GTX 1650 TI notebook GPU didn’t exist in the initial lineup but would make its way into the refreshed family. The chip is indicated to feature 16 Compute Units (SMs) which make up 1024 CUDA Cores. The clock speed is reported at 1.49 GHz so we can expect a final clock speed of around 1.50 GHz. The chip is also listed to feature 4 GB of GDDR6 memory which will be running across a 128-bit bus interface. The clock speeds aren’t reported but it is likely that we would get to see 12-14 Gbps pin speeds which should result in a decent boost compared to existing parts which feature 8 Gbps GDDR6/GDDR5 memory.

In terms of performance, the GTX 1650 Ti notebook scores 44,246 points while the GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER (desktop) scores around 52,000 points. This means that the desktop solution is just about 20% ahead of the notebook chip but we have to consider the fact that the desktop variant comes with more cores (1024 vs 1280) and much higher clock speeds (up to 1725 MHz vs 1.5 GHz). The GTX 1650 SUPER variant is equipped with 12 Gbps memory so I would presume that NVIDIA would stick with that at least in the entry-level models.

1650ti Super

Moving on to the GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER notebook GPU, we are looking at 14 Compute Units (SMs) or 896 CUDA cores. This chip has a reported clock speed of 1.56 GHz which may not be a final retail configuration but comes with 4 GB of GDDR6 memory. It is stated that this chip could potentially feature higher clocks and higher memory speeds while retaining the core configuration of the TU117 GPU.

Other bench

he GTX 1650 Ti detailed in the benchmark is listed with 16 compute units, 4GB of GDDR6, a max clockspeed of 1.49GHz and 1,024 CUDA cores. That’s in line with a standard GTX 1650 but gets a VRAM upgrade.

The GTX 1650 Ti detailed in the benchmark is listed with 16 compute units, 4GB of GDDR6, a max clock speed of 1.49GHz and 1,024 CUDA cores. That’s in line with a standard GTX 1650 but gets a VRAM upgrade. a lower performance level than the 1650 Ti, which makes sense if it’s a non-Super model.

Even if the new GTX 1650 is still going to be a standard variant, the upgrade to GDDR6 over the GDDR5 VRAM found in current version of the chip will be a boost to the new hardware. And, the new GTX 1650 Ti would give more options to gamers looking to get a new laptop on a budget without having to spend the extra money to jump all the way up to a GTX 1660.

It may be good timing for Nvidia to come out with these chips, as AMD is doing even more in the mobile space for 2020. And its Radeon RX 5500M could be the budget chip to beat.

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