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The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 is the most affordable Turing card yet

By Koh Wanzi - on 23 Apr 2019, 9:00pm

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 is the most affordable Turing card yet

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NVIDIA has announced yet another Turing graphics card for gamers on a budget. It today unveiled the GeForce GTX 1650, which joins the GeForce GTX 1660 and 1660 Ti as part of the new GeForce GTX family of cards based on the Turing graphics architecture. 

The company has been pretty relentless when it comes to providing affordable options for gamers who want to upgrade to Turing. While there was plenty of criticism leveled at the GeForce RTX cards for being exorbitantly priced (and rightly so, too), no one can say now that there aren't more budget-friendly options available. 

Separately, NVIDIA also announced the availability of the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and 1650 for notebooks, expanding its push into the mainstream market to laptop customers as well. 

The GeForce GTX 1650 will cost just US$149, a significant drop from the GeForce GTX 1660, which was already pretty affordable at US$219. 

This is a card intended to fit in with just about any system, even older ones running on lower wattage power supplies. For starters, it has a TDP of just 75W, so you don't even require an external power connector, much less a power supply upgrade. 

The card is based on the TU117 GPU, which contains all the architectural improvements of Turing, sans the dedicated Tensor and RT cores. This is also a different GPU from the TU116 we saw in the GeForce GTX 1660 and 1660 Ti. The GeForce GTX 1650 has 896 CUDA cores, 4GB of GDDR5 memory, and a 128-bit memory bus for a total memory bandwidth of 128GB/s. 

Finally, it has a base clock 1,485MHz and boost clock of 1,665MHz, but the specifications for individual custom cards will probably differ slightly.

There will be no Founders Edition model, and NVIDIA is going straight to launch with custom cards.

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