NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 with Max-Q design is a mobile graphics card that is based on the Turing architecture (TU117 chip). Compared to the faster RTX 2000 GPUs (e.g. RTX 2060), the 1650 integrates no Raytracing or Tensor cores. It is designed for thin and light laptops and about 10-15% slower than a regular GTX 1650 for laptops (depending on the cooling capabilities). According to the specifications, the Max-Q variant clocks 20% slower for the base speed and 27% for the boost speed.

The performance should be slightly faster than the old GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q

The Turing generation did not only introduce raytracing for the RTX cards, but also optimized the architecture of the cores and caches. According to Nvidia the CUDA cores offer now a concurrent execution of floating point and integer operations for increased performance in compute-heavy workloads of modern games. Furthermore, the caches were reworked (new unified memory architecture with twice the cache compared to Pascal). This leads to 50% more instructions per clock and a 40% more power efficient usage compared to Pascal.

Compared to the bigger Turing chips (like the TU116 of the GTX 1660 Ti and the RTX lineup), the TU117 does not include the new NVENC encoder but an older one similar to the one used in Pascal and Volta.

Nvidia specifies a power consumption of 35 Watt TGP (Total Graphics Power) and therefore 15 Watts lower than a normal (Max-P) 1650 for laptops. Therefore, the Max-Q variant is well suited for thin and light laptops. The TU117 chip is manufactured in 12nm FFN at TSMC.

GeForce GTX 1600 Series
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop) (compare)
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Desktop) (compare) 1536 @ 1500 - 1770 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop) (compare) 1536 @ 1455 - 1590 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q (compare) 1536 @ 1140 - 1335 (Boost) MHz192 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) (compare) 896 @ 1395 - 1560 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q 896 @ 1020 - 1245 (Boost) MHz128 Bit @ 8000 MHz
Pipelines896 - unified
Core Speed1020 - 1245 (Boost) MHz
Memory Speed8000 MHz
Memory Bus Width128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12_1
technology12 nm
Notebook Sizemedium sized
Date of Announcement23.04.2019
Link to Manufacturer Page


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Class 0
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop)
Class 1
Radeon VII
Radeon RX 580X (Laptop) *
Radeon RX 570X (Laptop) *
Class 2
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
GeForce GT 430
Class 4
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Class 5
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

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Klaus Hinum (Update: 2019-04-23)