For some time there have been rumors of a new GeForce GTX 1650, first with rumors about GDDR6 memory and then with additional leaks that showed a change to Nvidia’s TU106 architecture.
It looks like we got the clearest confirmation today, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra list from none other than GALAX. This comes from Twitter users Momomo_US Who was one of the first to list the technical specifications?
What has changed compared to the previous models?
So far we’ve seen quite impressive performance on GeForce GTX 1650 cards. The original card had a TU117 GPU, the GeForce GTX 1650 GDDR6 came with a TU117 GPU, then we got the GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER with the TU116 GPU. This does not even apply to cards such as the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti or one of the mobility cards and their revisions.
The latest from this series will be the GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra with the TU106 GPU. The TU106-125 GPU is the same chip as the GeForce RTX 2060 and GeForce RTX 2070 – but a slimmed-down version that lacks 61.1% of the CUDA cores.
The GPU also has 896 CUDA cores, a core clock of 1410 MHz and a boost clock of 1590 MHz. The memory is likely to be 4 GB of GDDR6, which runs on a 128-bit bus at 12 Gbit / s.
Interestingly, we’re not sure where the ultra suffix comes in. Yes, this card is a clear upgrade from some other GTX 1650s, but with the GTX 1650 Super with 1280 CUDA cores and a 1725 MHz boost clock rate, it will be interesting to see how these cards are compared when released.
It’s also an interesting version if you compare it to the GTX 1650 GDDR6 model, which has identical specs except for the TU106-125 GPU. The only difference seems to be that the Ultra card fits into a larger 90 W TDP.
12% increase in performance
However, it seems that this card will be an upgrade. TUM_APISAK has already released a Time Spy result that shows a 12% increase over the standard GTX 1650 with a score of 3700 points.
We are not sure when this card will fall or whether it will be released worldwide. If the Ampere cards are on the way, we can imagine that Nvidia would like to push this card out beforehand.
What do you think of this new card? Having trouble finding a place in the current lineup of Nvidia? Let us know in the comments section below if you’d like to consider one of them.