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ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1650 Review

WEB: ASUS MSRP: US $179.99 | ZAR TBD | AUTHOR: Neo

In a better world, everyone can afford a GeForce RTX 2080 or rather has that amount of graphics compute power available to them. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. Particularly at present with current economic conditions there’s an increasing number of people whose budgets only stretch to a GTX 1650 or thereabouts. This class of graphics cards, firmly in the budget range makes do with many a sacrifice in terms of visual fidelity for your games, but surprisingly less than you’d think. This is especially true of the ROG STRIX GTX 1650.

With a few tweaks and adjustments in your games of choice, you’ll see that most modern games are playable on this graphics card. Proof that you need not break the bank to get a decent PC gaming experience. Without further delay, let’s find out how good exactly the ROG STRIX GTX 1650 is.

Specifications
Model ROG STRIX GTX 1650-O4G-GAMING NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
Processor TU117 TU117
Core Clock (Boost) 1830 MHz (1860 OC Mode) 1665 MHz
CUDA Cores 896 896
RT Cores 0 0
Tensor Cores 0 0
Memory Clock 8000 MT/s 8000 MT/s
Memory Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Memory Size 4 GB 4 GB
Memory Bus 128 bit 128 bit
Mem Bandwidth 128 GB/s 128 GB/s
Dimensions 242 x 127 x 15.1 mm 229 mm Length (???)
Power Connectors 6 Pin PCIe 0
Outputs DP 1.4 *2, HDMI 2.0b*2 DVI *1, HDMI*1, DP*1

This is the baby of the post GeForce 10XX series of graphics cards. It carries much of the Turing DNA but missing are the hardware ray tracing capabilities, tensor cores and latest NVENC video codec advancements. Still, from the specs this card should be capable of FHD gaming with some minor image quality adjustments.


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