MSI GeForce GTX 1650 Super Gaming X Review 53

MSI GeForce GTX 1650 Super Gaming X Review

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Packaging and Contents



You will receive:
  • Graphics card
  • Documentation

The Card


Visually, the MSI GTX 1650 Super Gaming X looks nearly identical to the company's GTX 1660 non-Super. A dual-fan heatsink ensures the card stays cool at all times. A backplate is not included.


Dimensions of the card are 25 cm x 13 cm.


Installation requires two slots in your system.


Display connectivity options include three DisplayPort 1.4a outputs and one HDMI 2.0b.

NVIDIA has updated their display engine with the Turing microarchitecture, which now supports DisplayPort 1.4a with support for VESA's nearly lossless Display Stream Compression (DSC). Combined, this enables support for 8K@30Hz with a single cable or 8K@60Hz when DSC is turned on. For context, DisplayPort 1.4a is the latest version of the standard that was published in April, 2018.

At CES 2019, NVIDIA announced that all their graphics cards will now support VESA Adaptive Sync (aka FreeSync). While only a small number of FreeSync monitors have been fully qualified with G-SYNC, users can enable the feature in NVIDIA's control panel regardless of whether the monitor is certified or not.


The board uses one 6-pin power connector. This input configuration is specified for up to 150 watts of power draw.


GeForce GTX 1650 Super does not support SLI.

Disassembly


MSI's cooler is more powerful than the one on the GTX 1650 non-Super. It now uses three heatpipes and a large heatsink. The fans are 85 mm in diameter.


Once the main heatsink is removed, a metal plate that provides cooling for the memory chips and VRM circuitry becomes visible. The thick pink pad is used to stabilize the cooler, to ensure it sits evenly on the GPU.
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