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GTX 1650 Super vs RX 5500 XT: 2020 update!

We got our first look at Nvidia’s GTX 1650 Super, and AMD’s RX 5500 XT GPUs, just as 2019 was drawing to a close. Since those initials reviews, however, we’ve not conducted further testing of these 1080p-oriented GPUs, so today we put these rivals head to head to see which card comes out on top in mid-2020.

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Nvidia’s GTX 1650 Super launched in late November 2019, and at the time we felt the GPU offered a much-needed performance boost over the vanilla GTX 1650, which was poorly received when it first came out in April 2019.

As for the AMD RX 5500 XT, this GPU comes in two distinct forms as consumers can choose between 4GB or 8GB VRAM models. The underlying graphics core is the same however, so it will be interesting to assess how many of our test games benefit from more than 4GB VRAM as we test across 1080p and 1440p resolutions.

With both GPUs aimed directly at the 1080p gaming market – a resolution that remains exceptionally popular based on the latest Steam Hardware Survey data – we test these three graphics cards across a range of games, engines and APIs to see what sort of performance you can expect from each GPU, and whether or not anything has changed since our initial reviews.

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