Leaked Nvidia GTX 1650 benchmarks show performance similar to GTX 1050 Ti
Set to become the entry-level model of the Turing generation, the upcoming GTX 1650 appears to be almost as fast as the GTX 1050 Ti from the previous gen in the latest Final Fantasy XV benchmarks. This model is scheduled to launch in April for around US$179 with no RT or Tensor cores and only 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM.
Rumored to be released this April, the GTX 1650 entry-level GPU is supposed to be an upgrade for the older Pascal-based GTX 1050. Earlier leaks revealed that the GTX 1650 would still feature the new Turing architecture, as the GPU chip is codenamed TU117. However, since this is an entry-level solution, it will integrate only 896 CUDA cores and will come without RT and Tensor cores, plus it will only feature 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM. This model was recently spotted in the online database for the Final Fantasy XV benchmark, but it is not yet clear if it is the desktop version or the laptop one.
The Final Fantasy XV test running at 2560 x 1440 with Lite Quality presets shows that the card is almost as fast as a GTX 1050 Ti, and the performance gain looks to be consistent with the results coming from the RTX 2060 and GTX 1660/Ti models. It is important to note that this could be an early sample running on beta drivers, so the final performance figures might actually turn out to be better. Or, as stated above, this could be a mobile version that has lower clocks.
The GTX 1650 GPU is probably going to end up as the budget-friendly Turing model, with an MSRP rumored in the US$179 range.
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