While it was officially announced almost a month ago, general availability for GTX 1650 SUPER was held until today. In this video, we unbox and get our first look at the ASUS ROG Strix OC model, with a dual-fan cooler, metal backplate and factory overclocked core. A full review will be coming soon, but for now let’s take a look at the card.
Watch video via Vimeo (below) or over on YouTube at 2160p HERE
If you missed the initial 1650 SUPER announcement, it’s worth re-capping the core spec of the GPU, as unlike the GTX 1660 SUPER this isn’t just a refresh with upgraded memory modules. In fact, the 1650 SUPER uses a physically different GPU – where the original GTX 1650 uses the TU117 GPU, 1650 SUPER actually uses the TU116 GPU, which is also used for the GTX 1660/1660 SUPER/1660 Ti.
That means this new card sports a total of 20 streaming multiprocessors, each with 64 CUDA cores – for a total of 1280. This is only two SMs, or 128 CUDA cores, less than the GTX 1660/1660 SUPER, but it is 384 cores more than the vanilla GTX 1650 – so in that regard you can think of the 1650 SUPER as a ‘cut-down 1660’, rather than a ‘beefed-up 1650’.
On top of that, while there is still 4GB of VRAM, this comes in the form of 12Gbps GDDR6 memory, instead of the 8Gbps GDDR5 memory of the original GTX 1650. This move, as well as the significant core-count increase, should result in a hefty performance uplift versus the vanilla 1650 – but we will have to see about exact performance figures in our full review.
As for this Strix OC model we are looking at, be sure to check out the video for a first look at the shroud and cooler design. It’s certainly an attractive card, and you can see a full breakdown of the specifications here:
- Graphics Engine: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER
- CUDA cores: 1280
- Engine Clock: 1815MHz Boost Clock (OC Mode)
- Memory Interface: 128-bit
- Video Memory: 4GB GDDR6
- Memory Clock: 12002 MHz
- Power Connector: 1x 6 pin
- I/O: 2x Native HDMI 2.0b, 2x Native DisplayPort 1.4a
- HDCP compliant: HDCP 2.2
- Digital Max Resolution: 7680 x 4320
- Maximum Display Support: 4
- NVLink/Crossfire Support: No
- Recommended PSU: 350W
- Accessory Bundled: 1x ROG Velcro Hook & Loop, 1x Speedsetup Manual
- Bus Standard: PCIE 3.0
- Dimension: 24.3 x 13x 4.7 cm/9.6 x 5.1x 1.9 inches
- Bundled Software: ASUS GPU Tweak II & Driver
- Slot width: 2.4-slot
KitGuru says: Today we’ve unboxed the ROG Strix GTX 1650 SUPER, but stay tuned for our full review coming soon!