[FPS Benchmarks] Metro Exodus on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 [40W and 50W] – the bigger GPU is 20% faster no matter the visual quality

Metro Exodus is just a menace when it comes to “destroying” hardware. This game features beautiful graphics, fascinating story alongside a lot of shooting and weapon upgrades. But let’s focus on the graphics – there is no doubt that this title is very beautiful at Extreme settings but how many GPUs (and laptops) can deliver more than 30 FPS when everything is bumper to the max? The answer is only a few – even the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super (and its Max-Q variant) is having a hard time here.

But hey, keep your head up, the High preset isn’t that heavy and the game still looks good. That means a lot of GPUs (probably) can handle this game if you lower the visuals.  Speaking of which, we are about the check the performance of GeForce GTX 1650 [40W, 896 CUDA, GDDR6] and the GeForce GTX 1650 [50W, 1024 CUDA, GDDR5] in Metro Exodus.


GeForce GTX 1650 variants

  GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] GeForce GTX 1650 [50W]
Architecture Turing Turing
GPU chip TU117 TU117
Shader units 896 – 1024 896 – 1024
ROPs 32 32
Base Clock (MHz) up to 1395 up to 1395
Boost clock (MHz) up to 1560 up to 1560
Memory clock (MHz) up to 8000 up to 8000
Memory size (MB)  4GB up to 4GB
Memory type GDDR5 / GDDR6 GDDR5
Memory bus width (bit) 128 128
TGP (Total Graphics Power) 40W 50W (+25%)
DirectX version 12.1 12.1
Technology 12nm 14nm
RTX capabilities No No
Release date 01.2020 04.2019
Detailed specs Link Link


Synthetic benchmarks

Results are from the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (higher the score, the better)

Gaming tests and gameplay videos (ext. monitor)

Metro Exodus Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Extreme (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 70 fps 29 fps 13 fps
GeForce GTX 1650 [50W] 83 fps (+19%) 35 fps (+21%) 16 fps (+23%)


The two versions of the GeForce GTX 1650 show that you can play this game with a mid-range GPU if you turn the settings down. Don’t forget the fact that you’re going to need a decent processor and 16GB of RAM as well. The GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] offers good FPS numbers on Low and it almost hit the 30 FPS mark on High which is a respectable result.

However, the GeForce GTX 1650 [50W] is around 20% faster in any graphics preset so this is our undoubtful winner today. It may need just a little bit more power in every situation, but if gaming (and Metro Exodus) is your main goal, this is one is a better choice.

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 [40W]

All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 [50W]


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