Monday, June 24th 2019
MSI released one of first low-profile (half-height) graphics cards based on the GeForce GTX 1650. The card uses a monolithic aluminium heatsink that's ventilated by two 60 mm fans. Although there's just one row of display outputs, the cooler is over 1 slot thick, and so you get dual-slot I/O shields for both full-height and half-height (low-profile). The card relies on the PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slot for all its power, and sticks to NVIDIA-reference clock speeds of 1665 MHz boost, and 8.00 GHz (GDDR5-effective) memory. Based on the 12 nm "TU117" silicon, the GeForce GTX 1650 features 896 "Turing" CUDA cores, 56 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 128-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 4 GB of memory. Display outputs on this MSI low-profile card surprisingly lack DisplayPort, you only get an HDMI 2.0b, and a dual-link DVI-D (lacks analog D-Sub pins).