Nvidia has continued the revamping of its GPU lineup with the GTX 1650 Super being the latest model to be launched. It is an entry-level offering that targets the budget-oriented buyer. The launch comes three weeks after the introduction of the GTX 1660 Super graphics card.

Nvidia GTX 1650 Super Specifications – What has changed?

Nvidia’s GTX 1650 Super has received a significant upgrade in specifications as compared to the older GTX 1650 graphics card. It now features a cut-down version of the TU116 GPU which is also seen on the GTX 1660 graphic card variants (regular, Super, and Ti). The older GTX 1650 comes with a TU117 GPU with lackluster specs and performance.

Nvidia’s GTX 1650 Super graphics card boasts of 1280 CUDA cores as compared to the 896 CUDA cores of the standard version. It also has higher base and boost clocks of 1530MHz and 1725MHz respectively. The 4GB of GDDR5 memory has been replaced with 4GB of GDDR6 memory. Even though the memory bandwidth of the GTX 1650 Super is the same at 128-bits, it now features faster 12Gbps GDDR6 memory modules as against the 8Gbps modules on the standard GTX 1650 card. It will come with DP and HDMI ports with lower-end skews also including a DVI port. The card carries a TDP rating of 100W and has a single 6-pin connector for power.

Nvidia GTX 1650 SuperNvidia GTX 1650
CUDA Cores1280896
Base Clock1530 MHz1485 MHz
Boost Clock1725 MHz4665 MHz
Memory Speed12 Gbps8 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth192 GB/s128 GB/s

The GTX 1650 Super graphics card has received a major overhaul in terms of specifications that will lead to significant improvements in performance.

Nvidia GTX 1650 Super Performance – What it brings to the table?

When Nvidia launched its GTX 1650 graphics card earlier this year, it received criticism for introducing a pointless product. It did not bring sufficient performance to the table and was declared as “dead on arrival” by quite a few reviewers.

However, Nvidia GTX 1650 Super is a completely different story. The overhaul in the specifications of the graphics card has improved its performance significantly. The GTX 1650 Super manages to come close to and often beats AMD’s higher-priced RX580 graphics card. It even edges ahead of AMD’s RX590 in a couple of titles. The card also consumes far less power (-25%) than AMD’s RX580.

Nvidia GTX 1650 Super Performance

As compared to Nvidia’s GTX 1650, the newer GTX 1650 Super variant is 30 to 40% faster. The boost in performance of the GTX 1650 Super graphics card can be attributed to its 42% more CUDA cores than the GTX 1650 as well as the faster memory. It even manages to match GTX 1660 in a couple of games, although it was still on the slower side in most titles.

The GTX 1650 Super can easily break the 60FPS barrier on 1080p resolution with high to ultra settings in most modern titles. A few tweaks to the video settings may boost the framerate to around 100 FPS. Its 4GB memory does not pose any significant limitation, at least for the moment. The card performs really well all around.

Nvidia GTX 1650 Super – Entry-Level Performance King

AMD’s RX580 has been the king in the sub $200 graphics card segment for quite some time now. It provided excellent performance at its price tag. Nvidia’s GTX 1660 was priced higher while the lower-priced GTX 1650 was nowhere close in performance.

Nvidia has changed all that with the launch of its GTX 1660 Super and GTX 1650 Super graphics cards. While the GTX 1660 Super primarily received a memory upgrade, the GTX 1650 Super has undergone a major overhaul. Add to that a price tag of US$159, and the deal becomes extremely lucrative.

MSI GTX 1650 Super

Nvidia GTX 1650 Super is exactly what the GTX 1650 should have been in the first place. But better late than never. The card is equivalent to AMD RX580 in performance while providing better value due to its lower price. It makes the Nvidia GTX 1650 Super the ideal choice for gaming on a budget. Even if some of the custom models cost 10 or 15 bucks more than the RX580, the price will still be equal to or lower than the current selling price of AMD’s RX580 and about $30 lower than the RX590 graphics card (selling for about $200).

While Nvidia’s revamp of its GTX 1600 Series may have been in anticipation of AMD’s upcoming RX5500 Navi graphics card lineup, the company still did a great job nonetheless. It has nailed the entry-level segment with its GTX 1650 Super by unseating AMD’s RX580 and RX590 on both performance and value propositions, at least for the moment. If this remains true in the future will only be seen once AMD launches its RX5500 graphics cards.  

If you are looking to buy a graphics card under $200, then the GTX 1650 Super is the right pick for you.

Nvidia GTX 1650 Super Summary

  • Nvidia GTX 1650 Super provides 60+FPS at 1080p resolution on Max/Ultra settings in most modern titles.
  • The card is 30 to 40% faster than GTX 1650 while costing only $10 more.
  • Nvidia GTX 1650 Super matches and often beats AMD’s RX580 while being cheaper and consuming lower power.
  • It costs $159 and is the best card to buy in the sub $200 segment or for gaming at 1080p, 60FPS.