ASUS has quietly added two low-profile GeForce GTX 1650 graphics cards to its products lineup. The boards come with a dual-slot dual-fan cooling system and offer a similar set of essential display connectors.

Like other GTX 1650 cards, the ASUS GeForce GTX1650-4G-LP-BRK and the ASUS GeForce GTX1650-O4G-LP-BRK are based on NVIDIA’s TU117 GPU (896 CUDA cores) and are paired with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory. The two cards are nearly identical, with the O4G version featuring a factory overclock for a bit more performance. Both share the same PCB design with a DisplayPort 1.4 output, HDMI 2.0b port, and even a DVI-D port. They also use the same cooling system comprising of an aluminum heatsink, two IP5X-gradeed dust-resistant fans, and a protective backplate, a rare element in this price segment.

In terms of clockspeeds, the base model sports a boost clock of 1665/1695 MHz depending on the mode (Gaming/OC), whereas the factory overclocked O4G hits 1710/1740 MHz (~3% faster).

Since the cards consume no more than 75 W of power even when working in OC mode, they do not need an auxiliary PCIe power connectors, which means that they are compatible with entry-level desktops from well-known OEMs that usually do not have any spare power plugs inside. Furthermore, being small, energy-efficient, and supporting hardware-accelerated decoding and encoding of HEVC (H.265) and VP9 video at 4Kp60 as well as HDR10, both cards are also well-geared for use in HTPCs.

As is often the case for a quiet, low-profile announcement, ASUS did not disclose recommended prices of the new cards. Keeping in mind that we are talking about mainstream products with some perks, expect them to cost slightly more than NVIDIA’s recommended $149.

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  • eek2121 - Friday, August 23, 2019 - link

    Still dual slot. I wish they could work on cooling efficiency and roll out a single slot solution. I have a 750ti in my media center system that I want to replace, but it is hard to find a modern day card with that profile that does any type of gaming at all. It was low profile, single slot, and did not even have a fan. It can even do gaming with most last gen games. Details were usually on medium and it definitely did not win awards for performance, but it was worth every penny I put into it (it was cheap though, so that is not saying much.) Reply
  • TheinsanegamerN - Friday, August 23, 2019 - link

    I dont believe, even for a second, that you have a single slot half height passive 750ti. A 75 watt GPU cant be cooled in such a capacity, and I cant find any pictures online of such a card ever existing. If you want a single slot half height GPU, you have to go for lower TDP, think 35 watt. Nothing to do with cooling efficiency, it doesnt matter how efficient your cooler is, doing 75 watt in a single slot half height with no fan is impossible, short of a specialized server design. Galaxy and zotac both made 750ti single slot LP cards, but both had fans on them.

    Mind posting a pic of this card?
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  • DanNeely - Friday, August 23, 2019 - link

    seconded, I think eek2121 is mistaken. The form factor sounds a lot more like a 730 or below; at ~25W I could see one of those being fanless and half-height single slot although half height/half length/dual slot passive appears to be the default. Reply
  • grant3 - Friday, August 23, 2019 - link

    I am completely certain that a fanless 750ti was never produced, not even a fanless 750.
    I replaced my 750's fan with an open-air aluminum heatsink approximately the size of a 12" sub and my system still throttles the GPU during benchmarking. (I have GPU temperature limited to 80c, ambient ~30c)
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  • Ryan Smith - Friday, August 23, 2019 - link

    "I am completely certain that a fanless 750ti was never produced, not even a fanless 750."

    Zotac produced a full-height single slot passively cooled GTX 750, which they called the GTX 750 Zone. I actually still have it in the spare parts collection (it's handy for debugging systems).
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  • StevoLincolnite - Friday, August 23, 2019 - link

    There are passively cooled Radeon 6850's with 125w+ TDPs.

    There are certainly passively cooled Geforce 750 Ti's.
    Case in point: https://www.pcgamer.com/au/palits-gtx-750-ti-emplo...

    I am unable to find a single slow, low-profile variant though...

    I do have a single slot, low profile, passively cooled (Using aftermarket cooler) Geforce 1030 in a Core 2 Quad Q9650 rig... But I wouldn't be surprised if a 750Ti could beat it.

    Feels like a market segment that is often neglected to be honest...
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  • futurepastnow - Monday, August 26, 2019 - link

    A 30W and 60W GPU can both be passively cooled, but there's a significant difference in cost; at 30W a cheap aluminum heatsink is fine, but at 60W+ you need many thin fins and a copper heatpipe or two. I wish we had some more passive mid-range cards, but it's a market that's neglected because of the cost.

    IIRC the passive 6850s were triple-slot cards that hit 90C+ temps
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  • Oxford Guy - Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - link

    AMD claims an even higher temperature is safe for the latest Navi cards. Reply
  • grant3 - Monday, August 26, 2019 - link

    consider me corrected; thank you. That is indeed the kind of passive cooler i think would be needed for a 750 Reply
  • Ej24 - Saturday, August 24, 2019 - link

    Get a quadro p620 it uses the same gpu as the gtx 1050. Single slot, half height, positively tiny. All the hardware decode you might need for HTPC (which the Gt 1030 lacks btw). They can be had off ebay for $100-150. A lot of workstations come with them just to have a display output and people immediately replace them with their own high end quadro because it's cheaper than getting the high end quadro with the workstation through Dell or HP. Ebay is flooded with these low end quadros. They're great little cards. Reply

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