Today we have a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 OC graphics card to take a look at and run through our tests. At around $150, it is an entry model for those looking at GPU compute. With the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 OC one gets a small size, low power consumption, and heat output that will work well in small form factor systems. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 does not have RT and Tensor cores on the TU116 chip which helps reduce the price of this class of cards. It also sacrifices the newest NVENC logic using an older version. For users who have limited budgets yet still need a GPU for an offload or even for a mixed traditional workstation plus GPU compute offload model, the GTX 1650 can be a great option.
At STH, we have been putting together a series testing the compute performance of desktop GPUs in order to help our readers understand non-gaming use cases for the cards. This is important because today’s GPUs are used for more than just gaming and have significant value as computational tools. NVIDIA’s strategy involves providing CUDA capable hardware throughout price brackets, and the software ecosystem has responded with GPU acceleration for content creators, deep learning/ AI professionals, and in other fields. Continue on our review to read more about how the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 4GB GDDR5 GPU stacks compared to the GPUs we have reviewed thus far.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 OC Overview
Here we see the retail box for the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 OC. This denotes that this is an OC edition card that uses Gigabytes Windforce technology to cool the graphics card.
The back of the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 OC retail box shows a graphic of how the Windforce cooling system works and a minimum of additional content describing the graphics card.
Here we see the front of the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 OC. The GTX 1650 OC is a small graphics card, measuring 191mm in length, 112mm tall and 36mm thick. Two 80mm fans spin in alternate directions to cool the GTX 1650 OC. These fans are shaped to smooth airflow and help reduce fan noise.
The back of the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 OC shows a small PCB for this graphics card with the aluminum heat sink extends past the edges along with the outside plastic covering. This is clearly a case where the card looks larger and more impressive when viewed from the fan side.
The top of the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1650 OC measures 36mm thick and is mostly taken up by the aluminum heat sink. No extra power connector is used on the Gigabyte GTX 1650 OC as enough power is supplied through the PCIe slot. With the small size of the GeForce GTX 1650 OC, it does not require a backplate.
Video outputs include one DisplayPort 1.4 and two HDMI 2.0b ports. That is enough for many lower-cost workstations and even edge digital signage.
Here we have a close-up of the size of the aluminum heat sink which stands off from the PCB a fair amount to provide extra airflow for cooling.
Next, let us take a look at the Gigabyte GTX 1650 OC key specifications and continue on with our performance testing.