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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop) graphics card review

With the GeForce GTX 1650 Super, there's an inexpensive Turing GPU from Nvidia that is equipped with the TU116 graphics chip. The power consumption is 100 watts, which makes operation without an additional power supply impossible. You can find out how well the GeForce GTX 1650 Super does against an AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT in this short review.
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Nvidia's cheapest Turing graphics card is still named GeForce GTX 1650, but the GeForce GTX 1650 Super is now another inexpensive entry-level model. The biggest changes compared with the non-Super version of the GTX 1650 are in the installed graphics chip and VRAM. We're already familiar with the graphics chip from the GeForce GTX 1660 or the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, although the number of shaders is a bit lower in the GeForce GTX 1650 Super at 1,280. In terms of VRAM, the faster GDDR6 is now also available, but it still only has 4 GB. Nevertheless, the GeForce GTX 1650 Super has no problem surpassing the GeForce GTX 1650 in terms of performance.

Due to its compactness, the graphics card is suitable for small cases. Power consumption is specified at 100 watts, which closes the gap between the GeForce GTX 1650 and the GeForce GTX 1660. The KFA2 model that we tested has a 6-pin power connector internally and offers one DVI-D, one DisplayPort 1.4, and one HDMI 2.0b port externally. The manufacturer's warranty is two years with KFA2.

KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop)

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Super for desktops is an entry-level gaming graphics card based on the Turing architecture. The chip, which has been named TU116, was introduced in November 2019. The GTX 1650 series does not offer ray tracing and tensor cores, unlike the more powerful RTX 2000 cards (e.g. RTX 2060). Performance is slightly better than with the GeForce GTX 1650 and comparable with the AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT.

There have also been significant improvements in the Turing architecture in terms of the CUDA cores. Float and INT operations can now be executed simultaneously, the cache has been unified and improved, and Adaptive Shading has been introduced. As a result, Nvidia speaks of an up to 50% higher performance per core compared to Pascal.

The new entry-level card benefits from the advantages of the TU116 chip, since the newer NVENC video encoding delivers more performance compared to Pascal.

Nvidia specifies a power consumption of 100 watts TGP (Total Graphics Power) for the graphics card. The TU11 chip is manufactured by TSMC in a 12 nm FFN process.

ManufacturerNVIDIA
GeForce GTX 1600 Series
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Desktop) compare 1536 @ 1.5 - 1.77 GHz192 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop) compare 1408 @ 1.53 - 1.79 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile compare 1536 @ 1.46 - 1.59 GHz192 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop) compare 1408 @ 1.53 - 1.79 GHz192 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q compare 1536 @ 1.14 - 1.34 GHz192 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop) 1408 @ 1.53 GHz192 Bit @ 14000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti (Desktop) compare 1024 @ 1.53 - 1.73 GHz128 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Mobile compare 1024 @ 1.35 - 1.49 GHz128 Bit @ 12000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1650 Mobile compare 1024 @ 1.4 - 1.56 GHz128 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop) compare 896 @ 1.49 - 1.67 GHz128 Bit @ 8000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q compare 1024 @ 1.04 - 1.2 GHz128 Bit @ 10000 MHz
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q compare 1024 @ 1.02 - 1.25 GHz128 Bit @ 8000 MHz
ArchitectureTuring
Pipelines1408 - unified
Core Speed1530 MHz
Shader Speed1785 MHz
Memory Speed14000 MHz
Memory Bus Width192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6
Max. Amount of Memory4096 MB
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 12_1, Shader 6.5
technology12 nm
Date of Announcement29.10.2019
v1.16

Our test system based on the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X

A current AMD platform based on the Asus X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Hero Wi-Fi serves as the test system. The CPU (AMD Ryzen 9 5900X) offers good CPU performance, and we use an AIO (Alphacool Eisbaer Aurora 360 mm) for cooling. The 32 GB of RAM comes from Corsair and clocks at 4,000 MHz. We use the Acer Predator XB321HK as a monitor. It doesn't limit us due to its UHD capability. At this point, we would like to thank AMD for providing the test platform and Corsair for the RAM kit.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
Asus X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Hero
Asus X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Hero
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4-4000 2x 16 GB
Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4-4000 2x 16 GB

For the upcoming benchmarks and tests, we use the following system:

  • Lian Li O11 Dynamic
  • AMD Ryzen 9 5900X
  • KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Nvidia driver 460.79)
  • Asus X570 ROG Crosshair VIII Hero Wi-Fi (BIOS 2402, default settings, XMP 1 for DDR4-4000)
  • Corsair RM1000X 1,000-watt power supply
  • Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro DDR4-4000 RAM kit 2x 16 GB
  • Corsair MP600 2 TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD
  • Crucial MX500 2 TB (for games)

Synthetic benchmarks

As you could already guess, our KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super ranks with a clear lead over the GeForce GTX 1650. However, a respectable gap to the GTX 1660 remains. At the same time, we also used an AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT for comparison, since it's part of the same performance class. The GTX 1650 Super is unable to outperform its AMD counterpart in most benchmarks. Nevertheless, it remains to be seen whether the result shown here will also be carried over to the gaming tests. 

3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
5958 Points ∼100% +29%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
5422 Points ∼91% +17%
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
4891 Points ∼82% +6%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
4632 Points ∼78%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 EX One Click Plus
3538 Points ∼59% -24%
Fire Strike Extreme Graphics
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
7179 Points ∼100% +40%
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
6843 Points ∼95% +33%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
6247 Points ∼87% +22%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
5135 Points ∼72%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 EX One Click Plus
4152 Points ∼58% -19%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
15563 Points ∼100% +33%
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
14328 Points ∼92% +23%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
13569 Points ∼87% +16%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
11688 Points ∼75%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 EX One Click Plus
9203 Points ∼59% -21%
Unigine Superposition
7680x4320 8k Optimized
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
1597 Points ∼100% +47%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
1087 Points ∼68%
3840x2160 4k Optimized
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
3905 Points ∼100% +5%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
3724 Points ∼95%
1920x1080 1080p Extreme
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
2721 Points ∼100% +18%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
2305 Points ∼85%
1920x1080 1080p High
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
6637 Points ∼100% +3%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
6468 Points ∼97%
1280x720 720p Low
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
22914 Points ∼100% +3%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
22323 Points ∼97%
Unigine Heaven 4.0
Extreme Preset OpenGL
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
68.9 fps ∼100%
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
63.6 fps ∼92% -8%
Extreme Preset DX11
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
73 fps ∼100% +2%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
71.9 fps ∼98%
Unigine Valley 1.0
1920x1080 Extreme HD DirectX AA:x8
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
60.9 fps ∼100% +13%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
54.1 fps ∼89%
1920x1080 Extreme HD Preset OpenGL AA:x8
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
51.2 fps ∼100% 0%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
51.1 fps ∼100%
SiSoft Sandra 2016
Image Processing
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
1099.56 MPix/s ∼100% +86%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
591.59 MPix/s ∼54%
GP Cryptography (Higher Security AES256+SHA2-512)
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
44.21 GB/s ∼100%
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
42.08 GB/s ∼95% -5%
GP Financial Analysis (FP High/Double Precision)
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
87.53 KOPT/s ∼100% +42%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
61.83 KOPT/s ∼71%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
19723 Points ∼100% +10%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
17849 Points ∼90%

Gaming benchmarks

The Witcher 3 frame times (Ultra preset)
The Witcher 3 frame times (Ultra preset)
The Witcher 3 frame rates (Ultra preset)
The Witcher 3 frame rates (Ultra preset)

In our gaming benchmarks, the KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super does well, and with a few exceptions, the graphics card masters almost all games in 1080p and maximum details. However, our test sample has to admit defeat against the AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT. The performance gain compared with a GeForce GTX 1650 is clearly noticeable, but it also varies from game to game.

We used The Witcher 3 with the Ultra preset for the frame rates and frame times. It's noticeable here that the FPS can't be kept constant. Nevertheless, we have to say that it's not a noticeable performance drop. There are a few outliers in the recorded frame times now and then, although the smooth gameplay is not significantly affected by this.

The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
59.5 (53min - 68max) fps ∼100% +36%
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
58.3 fps ∼98% +34%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
55.5 (50min - 63max) fps ∼93% +27%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
43.6 fps ∼73%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 EX One Click Plus
40.4 (35min - 46max) fps ∼68% -7%
Far Cry 5 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
92 (83min - 104max) fps ∼100% +23%
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
88 (77min - 107max) fps ∼96% +17%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
82 (73min - 93max) fps ∼89% +9%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
75 (66min - 87max) fps ∼82%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 EX One Click Plus
59 (52min - 68max) fps ∼64% -21%
Far Cry New Dawn - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
87 (69min - 108max) fps ∼100% +23%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
80 (64min - 96max) fps ∼92% +13%
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
79 (62min - 102max) fps ∼91% +11%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
71 (55min - 86max) fps ∼82%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 EX One Click Plus
58 (47min - 70max) fps ∼67% -18%
Anno 1800 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics Quality (DX11)
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
40.6 (36min - 45max) fps ∼100% +31%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
34.9 (32min - 40max) fps ∼86% +13%
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
33.6 fps ∼83% +8%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
31 fps ∼76%
Crysis Remastered - 1920x1080 Very High Preset AA:SM
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
45.6 (33.6min, 35.4P0.1, 37.1P1 - 67max) fps ∼100% +38%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
40.8 (32.2min, 32.5P0.1, 34P1 - 58.7max) fps ∼89% +24%
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
37.5 fps ∼82% +14%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
33 fps ∼72%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 EX One Click Plus
27.6 (22.5min, 22.7P0.1, 23.3P1 - 41.4max) fps ∼61% -16%
Dirt 5 - 1920x1080 Ultra High Preset
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
53.1 (27.2min, 41P0.1, 43.1P1 - 66.5max) fps ∼100% +15%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
50 (32.9min, 38.2P0.1, 42.8P1 - 60.2max) fps ∼94% +8%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
46.3 (35.4min, 36.8P0.1, 39.2P1 - 56.1max) fps ∼87%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 EX One Click Plus
34.2 (25.1min, 25.9P0.1, 29P1 - 41.2max) fps ∼64% -26%
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War - 1920x1080 Highest Settings
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
57.2 (23min, 25.4P0.1, 33P1 - 220max) fps ∼100% +55%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
52.5 (17.8min, 27.2P0.1, 39P1 - 194max) fps ∼92% +42%
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
49.6 fps ∼87% +34%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
37 fps ∼65%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 EX One Click Plus
35.6 (26.2min, 26.6P0.1, 27.9P1 - 62.8max) fps ∼62% -4%
Cyberpunk 2077 - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
39.2 (6.1min, 22P0.1, 32.7P1 - 135max) fps ∼100% +31%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
36.6 (6.64min, 20.8P0.1, 30.6P1 - 183max) fps ∼93% +22%
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
32.5 fps ∼83% +8%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
30 fps ∼77%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 EX One Click Plus
23.7 (6.33min, 11.5P0.1, 19.6P1 - 58.8max) fps ∼60% -21%
F1 2020 - 1920x1080 Ultra High Preset AA:T AF:16x
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
94.3 (78min - 111max) fps ∼100% +26%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
89.8 (73min - 106max) fps ∼95% +20%
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
88 (64min - 111max) fps ∼93% +17%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
75 (61min - 91max) fps ∼80%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 EX One Click Plus
60.3 (49min - 72max) fps ∼64% -20%
Death Stranding - 1920x1080 Very High Preset
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
84.3 (75.2P1) fps ∼100% +26%
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
80.2 fps ∼95% +20%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
77.6 (69P1) fps ∼92% +16%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
67 fps ∼79%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 EX One Click Plus
52.7 (25.1P1) fps ∼63% -21%
Mafia Definitive Edition - 1920x1080 High Preset
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
72.5 fps ∼100% +25%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
64.9 fps ∼90% +12%
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
59.9 fps ∼83% +3%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
58 fps ∼80%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 EX One Click Plus
45.2 fps ∼62% -22%
Watch Dogs Legion - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset (DX12)
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
35.8 (21.71min, 27.9P1 - 52.79max) fps ∼100% +71%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
31.4 (16.64min, 21.23P1 - 82max) fps ∼88% +50%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
29.4 (15.39min, 18.11P1 - 75.52max) fps ∼82% +41%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 EX One Click Plus
21.2 (11.04min, 15.31P1 - 67.16max) fps ∼59% +1%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
20.9 (10.71min, 12.73P1 - 75.52max) fps ∼58%
Horizon Zero Dawn - 1920x1080 Ultimate Quality
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
57 (21min - 116max) fps ∼100% +6%
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
57 (38min - 108max) fps ∼100% +6%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
54 fps ∼95% 0%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
54 (35min - 8339max) fps ∼95%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 EX One Click Plus
36 (23min - 62max) fps ∼63% -33%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider - 1920x1080 Highest Preset AA:T
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
80 fps ∼100% +27%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
72 fps ∼90% +14%
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
65 fps ∼81% +3%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
63 fps ∼79%
Yakuza Like a Dragon - 1920x1080 Ultra Preset
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
64.7 (28min, 36P0.1, 43.3P1 - 121max) fps ∼100% +22%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
59 (15.9min, 31.2P0.1, 39P1 - 112max) fps ∼91% +11%
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
55.3 fps ∼85% +4%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
53 fps ∼82%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 EX One Click Plus
40.6 (24min, 24.2P0.1, 25.6P1 - 83.3max) fps ∼63% -23%
low med. high ultraQHD4K
GTA V (2015) 187 185 132 62.9 44.1 44 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 206.8 130.7 80.3 43.6 29.5 fps
Dota 2 Reborn (2015) 182.8 166.7 156.8 141.1 78.3 fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 250 147 86 67 30 fps
Final Fantasy XV Benchmark (2018) 126 67.8 47.3 34.2 19 fps
X-Plane 11.11 (2018) 149 138 106 87.8 fps
Far Cry 5 (2018) 156 89 81 75 52 27 fps
Monster Hunter World (2018) 206 95 77 49 35 24 fps
Strange Brigade (2018) 258 114 94.4 80.7 59.1 32.9 fps
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) 181 86 73 63 40 19 fps
Battlefield V (2018) 121 72 58 57 42 24 fps
Apex Legends (2019) 142 69 82 81 61 32 fps
Far Cry New Dawn (2019) 135 83 78 71 52 28 fps
Metro Exodus (2019) 135 64.4 47 36.6 28.5 16.1 fps
The Division 2 (2019) 104 83 66 49 33 16 fps
Anno 1800 (2019) 165 110 60 31 21 13 fps
Control (2019) 171 62 45 28 13 fps
Borderlands 3 (2019) 161 81.5 52.8 39.8 23.3 7.87 fps
Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order (2019) 84.2 73.7 65.6 44.3 21 fps
Red Dead Redemption 2 (2019) 129 71 45 14 11 fps
Doom Eternal (2020) 235 115 96 fps
F1 2020 (2020) 257 134 108 75 55 31 fps
Death Stranding (2020) 116 84 68 67 46 22 fps
Horizon Zero Dawn (2020) 125 74 62 54 39 9 fps
Crysis Remastered (2020) 161 72 41 33 22 13 fps
Serious Sam 4 (2020) 138.9 71.7 53.2 24.3 21.1 15.4 fps
Mafia Definitive Edition (2020) 120 61 58 38 20 fps
Star Wars Squadrons (2020) 257.9 139 128.1 118.5 83.7 31.2 fps
FIFA 21 (2020) 180.9 180.2 179.9 176.7 163.5 109.5 fps
Watch Dogs Legion (2020) 110 71.3 60.6 20.9 14.3 8.09 fps
Dirt 5 (2020) 139 69.1 54 46.3 35.6 21 fps
Assassin´s Creed Valhalla (2020) 88 53 26 15 13 5 fps
Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War (2020) 126 77 56 37 26 2 fps
Yakuza Like a Dragon (2020) 107 61.8 59.1 53 34.3 16.7 fps
Immortals Fenyx Rising (2020) 116 82 67 59 48 34 fps
Cyberpunk 2077 (2020) 78 44 36 30 18 7 fps
Hitman 3 (2021) 185 105 87 79 51 25 fps

Emissions of the KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650

If you decide to buy a GeForce GTX 1650 Super, you will probably mainly look at the graphics card's power consumption. The model is quite efficient at 100 watts, despite the fact that the non-Super model only requires 75 watts. This is also reflected in our measurement results. Our test system only needs 87 watts in idle usage. In the stress test, this value increases to 229 watts, which is, however, significantly lower compared to the test system with the AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT.

Power consumption while gaming is even a bit higher at 241 watts, but it can still be classified as low in comparison. In contrast to the GeForce GTX 1650, power consumption is almost 40 watts higher. Nevertheless, the KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super is an energy-efficient graphics card for small systems. There's no cause for concern in terms of temperatures, as our test sample only reached 70 °C (~158 °F) in the stress test. However, the cooling unit still deserves criticism. It's audible under load, and the KFA2 model unfortunately does not have a fan-stop mode for 2D use.

Test system power consumption (idle)
Test system power consumption (idle)
Test system power consumption (FurMark)
Test system power consumption (FurMark)
Test system power consumption (when gaming - The Witcher 3 Ultra preset)
Test system power consumption (when gaming - The Witcher 3 Ultra preset)
FurMark stress test
FurMark stress test
Power Consumption
1280x720 FurMark 1.19 GPU Stress Test (external Monitor)
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop), AMD Ryzen 9 5900X (Idle: 83.93 W)
259.09 (242min - 295max) Watt * ∼100% -13%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop), AMD Ryzen 9 3900X (Idle: 79.88 W)
247.84 (242min - 282max) Watt * ∼96% -8%
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop), AMD Ryzen 9 3900X (Idle: 84.76 W)
247.6 (241min - 322max) Watt * ∼96% -8%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop), AMD Ryzen 9 5900X (Idle: 86.5 W)
228.72 (223min - 271max) Watt * ∼88%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 EX One Click Plus
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), AMD Ryzen 9 3900X (Idle: 85.5 W)
200.4 (193min - 230max) Watt * ∼77% +12%
1920x1080 The Witcher 3 ultra (external Monitor)
KFA 2 GeForce GTX 1660 Super
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super (Desktop), AMD Ryzen 9 3900X (Idle: 84.76 W)
260.4 (255min - 277max) Watt * ∼100% -8%
Sapphire AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT (Desktop), AMD Ryzen 9 5900X (Idle: 83.93 W)
250.24 (246min - 262max) Watt * ∼96% -4%
PNY GeForce GTX 1660
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 (Desktop), AMD Ryzen 9 3900X (Idle: 79.88 W)
248.63 (240min - 259max) Watt * ∼95% -3%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super EX One Click OC
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super (Desktop), AMD Ryzen 9 5900X (Idle: 86.5 W)
240.68 (237min - 247max) Watt * ∼92%
KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 EX One Click Plus
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Desktop), AMD Ryzen 9 3900X (Idle: 85.5 W)
202.9 (202min - 204max) Watt * ∼78% +16%

* ... smaller is better

Verdict - Small, compact, and energy-efficient

In review: The KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super
In review: The KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Super is an energy-efficient graphics card that is suitable for the home living room PC. With the TU116 graphics chip, the GTX 1650 Super offers the advantages of the GTX 1660 series when it comes to the NVENC video encoding. In terms of price, this graphics card is currently very difficult to categorize, since the problematic availability of graphics cards has now also reached the entry-level models, and even here, we can already see significantly increasing prices. For example, prices starting at 160 Euros (~$192) can be found on the second-hand market.

In terms of pure performance, the GeForce GTX 1650 Super ranks directly behind a GeForce GTX 1660. The VRAM of 4 GB is a bit tight if you're looking for something for the long term. At the moment, however, many games can be played smoothly in 1080p even with this graphics card without having to sacrifice details. Only a few games require a reduction in details in order to achieve smooth frame rates.

If you're looking for a small and yet powerful graphics card, there's currently no way around the GeForce GTX 1650 Super.

Objectively speaking, the KFA2 GeForce GTX 1650 Super is a solid graphics card for the entry level. However, the built-in cooling system deserves some criticism. A fan-stop mode for 2D use would be appreciated, and a lower noise level in 3D applications would make the graphics card more attractive.

Benchmarks

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
38.3 pt (40%)
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total +
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX +
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 +
SPECviewperf 12
specvp12 sw-03 +
specvp12 snx-02 +
specvp12 showcase-01 +
specvp12 mediacal-01 +
specvp12 maya-04 +
specvp12 energy-01 +
specvp12 creo-01 +
specvp12 catia-04 +
specvp12 3dsmax-05 +
SPECviewperf 13 specvp13 sw-04 +
specvp13 snx-03 +
specvp13 showcase-02 +
specvp13 medical-02 +
specvp13 maya-05 +
specvp13 energy-02 +
specvp13 creo-02 +
specvp13 catia-05 +
specvp13 3dsmax-06 +
SPECviewperf 2020 specvp2020 solidworks-05 4k +
specvp2020 snx-04 4k +
specvp2020 medical-03 4k +
specvp2020 maya-06 4k +
specvp2020 energy-03 4k +
specvp2020 creo-03 4k +
specvp2020 catia-06 4k +
specvp2020 3dsmax-07 4k +
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card
* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance

v1.16

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Hitman 3

Hitman 3

2021
low 1280x720
185  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
105  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
87  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
79  fps    + Compare
QHD 2560x1440
51  fps    + Compare
4K 3840x2160
25  fps    + Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings ultra.
low 1280x720
78  fps    + Compare
med. 1920x1080
44  fps    + Compare
high 1920x1080
36  fps    + Compare
ultra 1920x1080
30  fps    + Compare