Nvidia's budget GTX 1650 Ti GPU rumored to launch on October 22
Not much has been heard about the GTX 1650 Ti ever since it was first spotted on the Russian ECC certification site. At one point it looked like this model might not even make it in the consumers’ hands, but Nvidia reconsidered its marketing strategy as AMD announced the Navi 14 entry-to-mid-range GPU solutions scheduled for Q4 2019. Latest word on the street coming from Chinese insiders is that the GTX 1650 Ti is supposed to replace the GTX 1050 Ti and should launch at the end of October.
Chinese tech site ITHome informs that the GTX 1650 Ti will be priced at around US$155, but keeping in mind that the current prices for the GTX 1650 and the GTX 1660 range between US$150 and US$220, the GTX 1650 Ti is expected to cost close to US$185 in the West. It is still unclear if the GTX 1650 Ti will integrate the TU117 SKU from the GTX 1650 or it could get a modified TU116 SKU form the GTX 1660. Still, this GPU should at least match the performance of the unannounced Radeon RX 5600 from AMD.
Other rumored specs include 1,024 to 1,280 CUDA cores, 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM and a 128-bit memory bus. There is also word of a GTX 1660 Super version equipped with GDDR6 VRAM, which may be announced together with the GTX 1650 Ti. Nvidia should be wary of AMD’s shenanigans and come with a competitive pricing scheme from the get-go, possibly even lowering MSRPs for the GTX 1650 and GTX 1660 models with the late-October announcements.
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