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ASUS, Gigabyte and other OEMs release new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 variants with Turing video encoders

These new GTX 1650 cards are based on either the TU116 or TU106 GPUs. (Image source: GALAX & Palit)
These new GTX 1650 cards are based on either the TU116 or TU106 GPUs. (Image source: GALAX & Palit)
NVIDIA and its partners are continuing to release TU106 and TU116 versions of the GeForce GTX 1650. At least three new partners have now released new GTX GeForce 1650 models. All include the Turing NVENC encoder, which promises to encode videos up to 15% more efficiently while minimising artefacts.
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The list of versions of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 keeps growing. Last month, it emerged that NVIDIA had TU116 and TU106 versions of the GTX 1650 in development. A few weeks later, GALAX added the GTX 1650 Ultra to its website, a version of the entry-level card based on a TU106-125 GPU with 6 GB of GDDR6 VRAM.

Now, GALAX has added two new GTX 1650 Ultra variants. Called the GTX 1650 Ultra and GTX 1650 Ultra OC respectively, both are TU106-125 cards with 4 GB of GDDR6 VRAM. The two cards also share the same design and have 896 stream processors. However, the GTX 1650 Ultra OC has a higher boost clock; 1,650 MHz to 1,590 MHz. It is worth pointing out that both have 90 W TDPs, meaning that they require a 6-pin power connector.

It appears that Palit has also started upgrading its GTX 1650 product stack to new GPUs. Spotted by @momomo_US, the company has released another version of the GTX 1650 GP OC. While the original model carried the product code NE61650S1BG1-1175A, this new version has been assigned NE61650U1BG1-166A. According to Benchmark.pl, the new version supports the Turing NVENC encoder. By contrast, the original GTX 1650 made do with the the Volta NVENC encoder, instead.

It seems that ASUS and Gigabyte have done the same with some of their cards too. If you are unsure which version of the GTX 1650 you are purchasing, then the presence of a Turing NVENC encoder is the giveaway that you have yourself a TU116 or TU106 model. NVIDIA has confirmed that the Turing NVENC encoder is up to 15% more efficient than the Volta equivalent and contains "new features to avoid artifacting".

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Palit & Szgalaxy (1) (2) via @momomo_US (1) (2). ASUS & Gigabyte via Benchmark.pl & Tom's Hardware

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Alex Alderson, 2020-07- 8 (Update: 2020-07- 8)