ASUS GeForce GTX 1650 Super STRIX OC Review 11

ASUS GeForce GTX 1650 Super STRIX OC Review

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The ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1650 Super is the company's premium GTX 1650 Super offering. Launched late November, the GTX 1650 Super is positioned by NVIDIA at $160 as the the company's entry-level offering of the time, the GTX 1650 lost competitiveness to AMD's new Radeon RX 5500. The ROG STRIX GTX 1650 Super is being launched at $200.

The GeForce GTX 1650 Super, unlike the original GTX 1650, is based on the larger "TU116" silicon. This is because NVIDIA bolstered the GTX 1650 Super not just with new GDDR6 memory, but also increased its CUDA core count by a massive 42 percent (from 896 to 1,280), and the smaller "TU117" physically only has 1,024. Other key specs of the GTX 1650 Super include 80 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

The memory bus of the GTX 1650 Super is 128-bit wide, but thanks to 12 Gbps GDDR6 memory, yields 192 GB/s of memory bandwidth. The GeForce 16-series GPUs lack hardware-accelerated ray-tracing, or AI acceleration, but you still get NVIDIA's latest "Turing" CUDA cores, which are capable of concurrent INT+FP compute and variable-rate shading, features many new games are leveraging.

In this review, we take the ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce GTX 1650 Super for a spin. For the $40 premium over the $160 MSRP, you get a noise-optimized DirectCU II cooling solution featuring ASUS's innovative Axial-Tech fans, which feature a barrier ring along the periphery of the fan that guides all the fan's airflow on to the heatsink. The heatsink is a proper aluminium fin-stack with a pair of heat pipes making direct contact with the GPU. You also get a large overclock out of the box, to a rated boost of 1785 MHz, a metal backplate, an illuminated red ROG logo, dual BIOS, and a 4-pin case fan header to sync one of your case fans to the graphics card,

GeForce GTX 1650 Super Market Segment Analysis
GTX 1050$135640321354 MHz1455 MHz1752 MHzGP1073300M2 GB, GDDR5, 128-bit
GTX 1050 Ti$150 768321290 MHz1392 MHz1752 MHzGP1073300M4 GB, GDDR5, 128-bit
GTX 1650$150896321485 MHz1665 MHz2000 MHzTU117unknown4 GB, GDDR5, 128-bit
RX 570$130 2048321168 MHz1244 MHz1750 MHzEllesmere5700M4 GB, GDDR5, 256-bit
RX 5500unknown1408321717 MHz1845 MHz1750 MHzNavi 146400M4 GB, GDDR6, 128-bit
GTX 1650 Super$1601280321530 MHz1725 MHz1500 MHzTU1166600M4 GB, GDDR6, 128-bit
$2001280321530 MHz1785 MHz1500 MHzTU1166600M4 GB, GDDR6, 128-bit
RX 580$180 2304321257 MHz1340 MHz2000 MHzEllesmere5700M8 GB, GDDR5, 256-bit
GTX 1060 3 GB$1701152481506 MHz1708 MHz2002 MHzGP1064400M3 GB, GDDR5, 192-bit
GTX 1060$2101280481506 MHz1708 MHz2002 MHzGP1064400M6 GB, GDDR5, 192-bit
RX 590$1952304321469 MHz1545 MHz2000 MHzPolaris 305700M8 GB, GDDR5, 256-bit
GTX 1660$210 1408481530 MHz1785 MHz2000 MHzTU1166600M6 GB, GDDR5, 192-bit
GTX 1070$3001920641506 MHz1683 MHz2002 MHzGP1047200M8 GB, GDDR5, 256-bit
RX Vega 56$3003584641156 MHz1471 MHz800 MHzVega 1012500M8 GB, HBM2, 2048-bit
GTX 1660 Super$2301408481530 MHz1785 MHz1750 MHzTU1166600M6 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit
GTX 1660 Ti$2751536481500 MHz1770 MHz1500 MHzTU1166600M6 GB, GDDR6, 192-bit
GTX 1070 Ti$4502432641607 MHz1683 MHz2000 MHzGP1047200M8 GB, GDDR5, 256-bit
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