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NVIDIA Announces GTX 1650 GPU For Budget Builds

It’s aimed at replacing the GTX 1050

NVIDIA has finally released a Turing-based GPU to appease gamers looking to get powerful, budget card. Their new GTX 1650 GPU is aimed at replacing their venerable GTX 1050 series of desktop cards starting today and will be available via NVIDIA’s OEM partners, including ASUS.

NVIDIA says that the GTX 1650 is capable of running modern games like PUBG, Apex Legends and Fortnite at a consistent 60 FPS or higher. The company says its internal benchmarks peg the performance of the card to be 1.7x better than the GTX 1050 that it’s replacing.

Going into the nitty gritty of the GPU, the GTX 1650 has a 1024 CUDA cores, has a base clock of 1020 – 1395 MHz, has up to 8Gbps of memory speed and comes standard with 4GB of GDDR5 memory.

As for pricing, NVIDIA is pegging the MSRP of the GTX 1650 at $149 or around 7.7K, though obviously local pricing will be dictated by OEM partners like ASUS depending on the configuration of the GPUs that they release.

Speaking of ASUS, the company is releasing several versions of the GTX 1650, with the card coming in single, dual and triple fan versions, along with various improvements and overclocks.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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