[38 Gaming tests + videos] NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 [40W, 896 CUDA, GDDR6] – a good balance between power consumption and performance

The mobile high-end NVIDIA RTX GPUs are definitely a good choice for gamers with big wallets but most users are aiming for something in the middle between price and performance. In this case, if a laptop with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is too expensive the next logical choice is the GeForce GTX 1650.

This fella is being around since 2019 and it has a lot of versions with different CUDA cores and memory types. Based on our testing, we think that all versions are capable when it comes to gaming on a notebook. Well, yes, it’s not an RTX 2080 but if you have a look at the results down below, you’ll see for yourselves that the GeForce GTX 1650 is still a decent choice.

Meanwhile, you can check out all available laptops with GeForce GTX 1650 here:

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Specs overview

For this article, we have the refreshed 40W version of the GTX 1650 that is equipped with low-power GDDR6 memory modules that will keep the power consumption down. Theoretically, this will allow more boost for the core if the laptop has a decent cooling solution.

This particular GPU has just 896 CUDA cores (there are variants with 1024 CUDAs as well) and it has an 1170 MHz base clock and we have 1350 MHz for boost frequency. The memory bus is 128-bit just like every other GTX 1650 on the market and the ROP count is 32. As you may have already guessed, this a Turing GPU that uses the TU117 chip.


GPU specs table

  GeForce GTX 1650
Architecture Turing
GPU chip TU117
Shader units 896 – 1024
ROPs 32
Base Clock (MHz) up to 1395
Boost clock (MHz) up to 1560
Memory clock (MHz) up to 8000
Memory size (MB)  4GB
Memory type GDDR5 / GDDR6
Memory bus width (bit) 128
TGP (Total Graphics Power) up to 50W
DirectX version 12.1
Technology 12nm
RTX capabilities Yes
Release date 01.2020
Detailed specs Link

Gaming tests and gameplay videos (ext. monitor)

cs-go-benchmarks

CS:GO Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 334 fps 269 fps 196 fps

 

DOTA 2 Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 196 fps 159 fps 129 fps 103 fps

GTA-V-benchmarks

 

Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5) Full HD, Normal (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Very High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 169 fps 87 fps 46 fps 27 fps

For Honor Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Extreme (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 75 fps 71 fps 55 fps

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Very High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 187 fps 126 fps 114 fps 102 fps

rise-of-the-tomb-raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) Full HD, Lowest (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, Very High (Check settings) Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 115 fps 73 fps 34 fps 23 fps

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Very High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 55 fps 51 fps 45 fps 27 fps

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018) Full HD, Lowest (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Highest (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 93 fps 50 fps 45 fps 29 fps

Doom (2016) Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 121 fps 103 fps 98 fps

Doom Eternal Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, U.Nightmare (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 96 fps 89 fps 74 fps

Red Dead Redemption 2 Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 57 fps 33 fps 18 fps

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

Gears 5 Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 93 fps 58 fps 48 fps 37 fps

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra High (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 66 fps 57 fps 47 fps 29 fps

Hearthstone Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 338 fps 377 fps 60 fps

 

Minecraft Full HD, Minimum (Check settings) Full HD, Maximum (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 1036 fps 100 fps

League Of Legends Full HD, V.Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, V.High (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 510 fps 432 fps 381 fps

Rocket League Full HD, H.Performance (Check settings) Full HD, H.Quality (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 478 fps 172 fps

Overwatch Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Epic (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 211 fps 124 fps 73 fps

 

PUBG Full HD, V.Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 106 fps 75 fps 70 fps 56 fps

Darksiders Genesis Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Mid (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 149 fps 85 fps 72 fps 66 fps

Halo Reach Full HD, Performance (Check settings) Full HD, Original (Check settings) Full HD, Enhanced (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 188 fps 172 fps 150 fps

Borderlands 3 Full HD, V.Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Badass (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 81 fps 55 fps 35 fps 26 fps

Team Fortress 2 Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 182 fps 171 fps

eFootball PES 2020 Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 141 fps 87 fps

FIFA 20 Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 261 fps 158 fps

The Witcher 3 Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 96 fps 71 fps 58 fps 39 fps

Need For Speed Heat Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 75 fps 56 fps 48 fps

Apex Legends Full HD, Min. (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, MAX (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 124 fps 91 fps 64 fps

Battlefield V Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 101 fps 74 fps 62 fps 57 fps

Call Of Duty Modern Warfare Full HD, V.Low (Check settings) Full HD, Normal (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 65 fps 57 fps 42 fps

ARK: Survival Evolved Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Epic (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 87 fps 37 fps 30 fps 20 fps

Total War Three Kingdoms Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 105 fps 59 fps 36 fps 26 fps

 

Warframe Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 250 fps 114 fps

 

World Of Tanks Encore Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, Medium (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 628 fps 147 fps 71 fps

 

Resident Evil 2 Full HD, Performance (Check settings) Full HD, Balanced (Check settings) Full HD, Graphics P. (Check settings) Full HD, Max (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 96 fps 80 fps 69 fps 59 fps


Far Cry New Dawn Full HD, Low (Check settings) Full HD, High (Check settings) Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)
GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] 68 fps 56 fps 50 fps


Verdict

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 [40W] is a capable graphics solution. No matter the fact that our sample is equipped with just 896 CUDA cores the performance is there. The 60 FPS mark isn’t a problem if you stick to Medium or High settings. The Ultra preset is possible too but in some heavy titles, the FPS is fluctuating between 20 and 40, sometimes even a bit higher.

The good news is that this GPU can offer a comfortable gaming experience if you pick the right gaming machine. Our test sample is the Lenovo Yoga Slim 7 (15) and we were pretty happy with it during the testing because the shell of the machine wasn’t too hot (especially the WASD area) and the noise levels are nothing to worry about. This is due to the fact that the 40W variant of the GeForce GTX 1650 combined with a low-power GDDR6 memory dissipates less heat compared to the 50W GTX 1650 with GDDR5.

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Ethan K
Ethan K
1 year ago

Hi, what cpu is the lenovo yoga using?

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