Nvidia is famous for launching several versions of the same video card with minor changes. The company’s newest target is the GeForce GTX 1650, the manufacturer’s entry-level GPU. After having a considerably superior SUPER version and a version with GDDR6 memories launched, the solution had its chip modified, which should generate small gains in performance.
The new variant arrives equipped with the TU106-125, modified model of the same GPU found on the GeForce RTX 2060 and RTX 2070. The company has simply disabled parts of the chip to match the same specifications as the standard GTX 1650, so don’t expect significant increases in performance, let alone Ray Tracing processing.
The GTX 1650 Ultra has 896 CUDA cores and 14SMs, running between 1410MHz and 1590MHz. The launch also brings 4GB of VRAM GDDR6 on a 128-bit interface with a speed of 12Gbps, resulting in a bandwidth of 192GB / s. According to the well-known leaker @TUM_APISAK, we can expect gains of up to 12% over the common model, with the novelty reaching 3700 points in the 3DMark Time Spy benchmark.
Prices have not been revealed, and it remains to be seen whether Nvidia will bring the GTX 1650 Ultra to the west, or whether it will keep it exclusive to the Asian market. In the possibility of seeing the launch of the card in the rest of the world, it will be interesting to see how the company should position it, considering that the GTX 1650 and GTX 1650 SUPER cost respectively US $ 149 and US $ 159, without much scope for adjustments.
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– APISAK (@TUM_APISAK) June 29, 2020
The new GPU arrives at an interesting moment, since the Taiwanese is already preparing for the launch of its RTX 3000 series. Several rumors already reveal details of the new generation of graphics processors, which may bring to the market an enthusiastic model RTX 3090, adopting yet an exclusive chip for Ray Tracing in a “Cross Coprocessor” design.