Nvidia has revealed its next-generation budget graphics card for laptops and desktops. The Nvidia GTX 1650 will replace the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti to offer a boost in the budget graphics card segment.
The Nvidia 1660 Ti and 1660 are bound to replace the GTX 1060 and GTX 1070. All new GPUs have been announced for desktops at the following price:
- Nvidia GTX 1650 – Rs. 12,999 ($149 in US)
- Nvidia GTX 1660 – Rs. 21,500 ($219 in US)
- Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti – Rs 25,960 ($309 in US)
Nvidia 1650 Specs And Comparison
The rig used here was powered by a Core i9-9900K with 5Ghz clock speed and 32GB DDR4 memory.
Nvidia 1650 Specs
|Standard Memory||4 GB GDDR5|
|Base Clock||1485 MHz|
|Boost CLock||1665 Mhz|
|Memory Bandwidth||128 GB/sec|
|Memory Interface Width||128-bit|
|Power Required||75 Watt|
Nvidia 1650 is 100% faster than the GTX 950 and 70% faster than the GTX 1050. Nvidia 1650 is based on the latest Turing architecture (TU117 die) and features a larger L1 cache of memory. It is currently the fastest budget graphics card that requires no external power supply due to its 75-watt energy requirement.
Nvidia GTX 1650 will also be able to utilize the Turing Shaders to deliver 1.4 times more efficiency than previous GPUs.
However, these specs aren’t saying much. Currently, 1650 is priced at Rs. 12,999 ($149 in the US) and when compared with AMD Radeon RX 570, which is priced at around Rs 13,799 ($229 in the US), it is quite underpowered.
Here is the performance difference between Nvidia 1650 and AMD Radeon RX 570:
Nvidia GTX 1650 Vs AMD Radeon RX 570
|Titles||Nvidia GTX 1650||AMD Radeon RX 570|
|The Division 2||45||57|
|Shadow of The Tomb Raider||49||52|
|Forza Horizon 4||61||77|
|Just Cause 4||46||51|
|*Performance measured in FPS|
It can be clearly seen that the AMD RX 570 beat GTX 1650 by a 20% margin.
Nvidia 1660 and 1660 Ti Specs And Comparison
Nvidia 1660 and 1660 Ti Specs
|Nvidia 1660 Ti||Nvidia 1660|
|Standard Memory||6 GB GDDR5||6GB GDDR5|
|Base Clock||1500 Mhz||1530 Mhz|
|Boost CLock||1770 Mhz||1785 Mhz|
|Memory Bandwidth||288 GB/sec||192 GB/sec|
|Memory Interface Width||192-bit||192-bit|
|Power Required||120 Watt||120 Watt|
The performance difference between 1660 Ti and 1660 is around 8%. According to Nvidia, both of these cards can offer GTZ 1070 like performance. In reality, the case is different. In every popular title including the Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Metro Exodus, and Forza Horizon 4, the performance of GTX 1070 is higher than GTX 1660 but less than 1660 Ti.
Nvidia GTX 1660 Vs Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti Vs Nvidia GTX 1070 Vs AMD Radeon RX 590
|Titles||Nvidia GTX 1660||Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti||Nvidia GTX 1070||AMD Radeon RX 590|
|The Division 2||68||81||86||73|
|Shadow of The Tomb Raider||76||87||79||63|
|Forza Horizon 4||95||103||101||95|
|Just Cause 4||65||73||74||64|
|*Performance measured in FPS|
On the plus side, the performance difference between GTX 1070 and the new 1660 series is around 15% with a huge difference in price. If you want a slightly detuned GTX 1070 then the Nvidia GTX 1660 is the one to go for. If you want a GPU better than the GTX 1070 then Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti is the best option.
GPU For Budget Gaming Laptops
Several companies like HP, Dell, Acer, ASUS, Lenovo etc have agreed to ship their latest laptops with the Nvidia 16xx series graphics card. Currently, between the price range of Rs 50,000-70,000 ($700-$1000), the only budget GPU option is the Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti or the AMD RX 560X.
The popular TUF series laptops in Asus’ lineup will also use an AMD CPU (Ryzen 7) and Nvidia GPU (GTX 1660 Ti). The latest ASUS TUF FX505 and FX507 feature the AMD-Nvidia setup.
In India, most probably Nvidia GTX 1650 and 1650 will find more dominance while 1660 Ti will be reserved for the models priced at Rs 80,000 ($1,143) or above.