Friday, April 3rd 2020

MSI Announces GeForce GTX 1650 D6 Series Graphics Cards

As the world's most popular GAMING graphics card vendor, MSI is proud to announce its graphics card line-up based on the GeForce GTX 1650 GPU. The big change is that instead of GDDR5, these new models are fitted with faster GDDR6 memory modules, providing better performance than the original models. These new models will get the designation "D6" in their names to indicate the usage of faster memory. The GeForce GTX 1650 has been carefully architected to balance performance, power, and cost, and includes all of the new Turing Shader innovations that improve performance and efficiency.

Equipped with excellent thermal solutions, the MSI GeForce GTX 1650 D6 series is designed to provide higher core and memory clock speeds for increased performance in games. MSI's GAMING series delivers the top notch in-game and thermal performance that gamers have come to expect from MSI. With solid and sharp designs, GAMING and VENTUS XS provide a great balance with strong dual fan cooling and outstanding performance. The AERO ITX and Low Profile (LP) series are great options for gamers looking to include Turing power into a small form factor build. With this comprehensive line-up there is plenty of choice for any demand.
After winning numerous awards on the MSI RTX 20 series, the 7th generation of the iconic TWIN FROZR thermal design is tailored to cool the MSI GeForce GTX 1650 D6 GAMING series as well. Featuring two of MSI's patented TORX 3.0 fans, the unique fan design combines the advantages of two differently shaped fan blades to generate huge amounts of airflow. The new trims on the traditional fan blades create concentrated airflow for higher air pressure while also reducing noise. The customized heatsink is designed for efficient heat dissipation to keep the temperature low and performance high. An aggressive gunmetal grey & black look emphasizes the glorious glow of white LED into the card. Using the updated & improved MSI Dragon Center software, controlling and syncing your LED-lit components is easier than ever.

Dressed in a fashionable Black & Silver design with industrial style shapes, the MSI GeForce GTX 1650 D6 VENTUS XS series is a smaller version of the popular VENTUS design. The new dual-fan thermal design provides more concentrated airflow and air pressure for enhanced cooling performance. Using a direct contact design, the heatsink transfers heat from the GPU quickly and efficiently.

The GeForce GTX 1650 D6 AERO ITX models are small in size, but just as big in performance as their bigger brothers. The AERO ITX model utilizes a single high-performance fan on a compact heatsink featuring efficient heatpipes and optimized dissipation. All of this is covered by a very classy looking black and white shroud with some carbon details. Even in a small form factor, staying as silent as possible is important.

For people that are looking for the most compact version of MSI GeForce GTX 1650 D6 models, there is the Low Profile (LP) series. Featuring a dual fan thermal design for a stable environment with better dissipation. Its smaller size is suitable for mini systems and specific low profile chassis. Included in the box are two sizes of brackets for users to choose from.

MSI Afterburner is the world's most recognized and widely used graphics card Overclocking software. It gives you full control of your graphics card and enables you to monitor your system's key metrics in real-time. Afterburner gives you a free performance boost for a smooth in-game experience thanks to higher FPS.
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15 Comments on MSI Announces GeForce GTX 1650 D6 Series Graphics Cards

#1
bonehead123
yup...just what we need, even MOAR sku's with the same name AND an amount of VRAM that nobody in their right mind would buy nowadays..... wTh ?????
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Chloe Price
A low-profile version in the launch? Damn MSI, did not see that coming. :toast:
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#3
Crackong
If you absolutely need some performance without a 6 pin connector..Okay.
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Caring1
Crackong
If you absolutely need some performance without a 6 pin connector..Okay.
Except for the Gaming X which does have a 6 pin connector.
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Chloe Price
Caring1
Except for the Gaming X which does have a 6 pin connector.
These stupid super mega hyper ultra OC models kills the idea of these cards. Just like GTX 750 Ti, GTX 1050 and 1650 (both GDDR5 and 6 variants) when the whole idea of the card is to be without a power connector.
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notb
Chloe Price
These stupid super mega hyper ultra OC models kills the idea of these cards. Just like GTX 750 Ti, GTX 1050 and 1650 (both GDDR5 and 6 variants) when the whole idea of the card is to be without a power connector.
"Whole idea"?
This is the cheapest option in the latest lineup. So it will be bought by people who have the extra 6pin cable as well.

We also have cards with the connector. This phenomenon is called "choice".
bonehead123
yup...just what we need, even MOAR sku's with the same name AND an amount of VRAM that nobody in their right mind would buy nowadays..... wTh ?????
Obviously, these are among best selling cards. People just want to game. They buy the cheapest card that lets them. Some can't afford anything more expensive. Some just don't care.

Yes, I know you don't understand this.
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Kohl Baas
notb
"Whole idea"?
This is the cheapest option in the latest lineup. So it will be bought by people who have the extra 6pin cable as well.

We also have cards with the connector. This phenomenon is called "choice".

Obviously, these are among best selling cards. People just want to game. They buy the cheapest card that lets them. Some can't afford anything more expensive. Some just don't care.

Yes, I know you don't understand this.
I do, and absolutely agree. You don't need TBs of vRAM to play on and under 1080p.
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#8
bonehead123
Well, YES, I do understand the budget-minded sector of our community, as I am NOT exceedingly wealthy, and am all for getting great parts at great prices...

Having said that, I also understand that there comes a time in every tech timeline when buying parts with older/outdated specs makes NO sense in terms of their overall contributions to the current and/or future performance possibilities of your machine, and making cards with 4GB of DDR6 is only going to offer a very mild performance improvement....

But my other point was that there is simply ZERO need to introduce even more confusion in the marketplace by re-releasing cards with the same exact name but with only 1 minor change..... why couldn't they have just called them "1655".

We've been down this road many times before and it never ends well for anyone :(
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Chloe Price
notb
"Whole idea"?
This is the cheapest option in the latest lineup. So it will be bought by people who have the extra 6pin cable as well.

We also have cards with the connector. This phenomenon is called "choice".
When it's a 75W TDP, why have a power connector? Looks cooler?

Back in the day, 750 Ti's with a power connector didn't OC any better than those ones with a connector.
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dj-electric
Chloe Price
When it's a 75W TDP, why have a power connector? Looks cooler?

Back in the day, 750 Ti's with a power connector didn't OC any better than those ones with a connector.
Sometimes, for some load reasons, there are those that prefer to have the power consumption off a connector than off the board itself
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#11
lexluthermiester
I think MSI has a great lineup here! They have a card to meet the needs of anyone with a need for performance in a SFF case and/or budget constrains.
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#12
jabbadap
Chloe Price
When it's a 75W TDP, why have a power connector? Looks cooler?

Back in the day, 750 Ti's with a power connector didn't OC any better than those ones with a connector.
Well 1650 does OC better when they have power connector(1650 is power limited card):


But yeah 1650S is 10 bucks more and is way much superior than these in every way expect power consumption. So only reason for this card still to exist is no power connector users.
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#13
RealNeil
Caring1
Except for the Gaming X which does have a 6 pin connector.
I have the GTX-1080Ti version of the Gaming-X. It's a great GPU.
I also had an MSI GTX-1660Ti Gaming-X GPU, but I screwed up and sold it. :banghead:
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Chloe Price
jabbadap
Well 1650 does OC better when they have power connector(1650 is power limited card):


But yeah 1650S is 10 bucks more and is way much superior than these in every way expect power consumption. So only reason for this card still to exist is no power connector users.
Yeah, but usually cards like this are put into those old Optiplex etc. old leasing office PCs to make a lightweight cheap gaming PC, and I doubt that those have a PCIe connector, SFF versions even less likely, so it's good that MSI released also a low-profile version, and not 1yr after the initial release with a price premium..

I doubt that the lesser overclockability with those older i5s etc that's going to be a major problem if it results few FPS less than a card with a connector.
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#15
TheinsanegamerN
bonehead123
yup...just what we need, even MOAR sku's with the same name AND an amount of VRAM that nobody in their right mind would buy nowadays..... wTh ?????
You dont need 8GB of VRAM for something as slow as a 1650. I have a 4GB RX 560 in the media PC, and the 4GB RAM limit is not a problem if you are shooting for 1080p60. Or 1080p30 even. Most modern games have to run at 768p or 720p to hit 60 FPS, and you REALLY dont even need 4GB to do that.

The 1650 isnt that much faster. Even with GDDR6 speeds, which provide a noticeable performance bump percentage wise, 4GB is still not going to be the limiting factor with these cards.
Chloe Price
Yeah, but usually cards like this are put into those old Optiplex etc. old leasing office PCs to make a lightweight cheap gaming PC, and I doubt that those have a PCIe connector, SFF versions even less likely, so it's good that MSI released also a low-profile version, and not 1yr after the initial release with a price premium..

I doubt that the lesser overclockability with those older i5s etc that's going to be a major problem if it results few FPS less than a card with a connector.
Yeah, thank MSI for releasing these LP cards. They are the only brand that reliably puts these out every gen. My RX560 is the MSI version, the only AIB version made, and MSI also made the best 750ti LP card.
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