MSI GeForce GTX 1650 Super Gaming X Review 53

MSI GeForce GTX 1650 Super Gaming X Review

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Packaging and Contents

Package Front
Package Back

You will receive:
  • Graphics card
  • Documentation

The Card

Graphics Card Front
Graphics Card Back
Graphics Card Front Angled

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.

Graphics Card Dimensions

Dimensions of the card are 25 cm x 13 cm.

Graphics Card Height
Graphics Card Back Angled

Installation requires two slots in your system.

Monitor Outputs, Display Connectors

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.

Graphics Card Power Plugs

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

Multi-GPU Area

GeForce GTX 1650 Super does not support SLI.


Graphics Card Cooler Front
Graphics Card Cooler Back

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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