Power, Temperature, and Noise

As always, we'll take a look at power, temperature, and noise of the GTX 1650, though the 'mini' design shouldn't hold any surprises.

GeForce Video Card Average Clockspeeds
Game GTX 1650 ZOTAC
GTX 1650 OC Gaming
Boost Clock 1665MHz 1695MHz
Battlefield 1 1855MHz 1880MHz
Far Cry 5 1847MHz 1886MHz
Ashes: Escalation 1826MHz 1829MHz
Wolfenstein II 1860MHz 1905MHz
Final Fantasy XV 1867MHz 1837MHz
GTA V 1886MHz 1905MHz
Shadow of War 1857MHz 1863MHz
F1 2018 1855MHz 1875MHz
Total War: Warhammer II 1865MHz 1902MHz
FurMark 1629MHz 1672MHz

Power Consumption

Idle Power ConsumptionLoad Power Consumption - Battlefield 1

Load Power Consumption - FurMark

As for idle power consumption, the GTX 1650 falls in line with everything else, with total system power consumption reaching 83W. With contemporary desktop cards, idle power has reached the point where nothing short of low-level testing can expose what these cards are drawing.

Meanwhile at full load, the power consumption disparity between the RX 570 and GTX 1650 is one of the key factors in a direct comparison. Better – but not always – performance can be had for an additional ~75W at the wall, which maps well to the 150W TBP of the RX 570 over the 75W slot-power-only GTX 1650. Though the greater cooling requirements for a higher power card does means forgoing the small form factor.

Temperature

Idle GPU Temperature

Load GPU Temperature - Battlefield 1

Load GPU Temperature - FurMark

Temperatures all appear fairly normal, as the GTX 1650 stays very cool under load.

Noise

Idle Noise Levels

Load Noise Levels - Battlefield 1

Load Noise Levels - FurMark

While the GTX 1650 may have good power and temperature characteristics, the noise is not as clean, if only because entry-level cards don't come with 0db fan idling technology, and SFF cards often have to deal with small shrill fans at relatively high RPM. The GTX 1650's fan isn't the worst, but it's not a standout best either. If anything, it looks to be the result of preferring cooling over acoustics, given the very low load temperatures.

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  • Haawser - Thursday, May 9, 2019 - link

    No they can't. The higher tier RTX cards are not selling well because they're too expensive, and so is the 1650. You're some kind of delusional if you think Nvidia can charge whatever they want. Reply
  • ballsystemlord - Thursday, May 9, 2019 - link

    Spelling and grammar corrections (Only 2, good work):

    "This is where a lot of NVIDIA's previously touted "25% bitrate savings" for Turing come from."
    Should be "comes":
    "This is where a lot of NVIDIA's previously touted "25% bitrate savings" for Turing comes from."

    "Though the greater cooling requirements for a higher power card does means forgoing the small form factor."
    Extra s:
    "Though the greater cooling requirements for a higher power card does mean forgoing the small form factor."
    Reply
  • pcgpus - Saturday, October 5, 2019 - link

    interesting review, but GTX1650 is too exepnsive according to RX570 (and RX has better performance).

    If you want to watch more results check this link (results from few services in 3 resolutions and 21 games):

    https://warmbit.blogspot.com/2019/10/gtx1650-vs-gt...

    To translate just use Google translate from right side of site.
    Reply
  • GoSolarQuotes - Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - link

    https://www.gosolarquotes.com.au/ Reply

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