GTX 1650 vs RX 570 vs GTX 1050 vs GTX 1050 Ti Comparison

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GTX 1650 is the replacement for GTX 1050 graphics card, which was one of the most popular budget graphics cards based on the Pascal GPU architecture. It was a value for money 1080p card and was capable of  running most of the latest AAA games at high graphics (@1080p) settings without breaking any sweat. Now, GTX 1650 will fill the GTX 1050 shoes, and it is also pitted against the higher GTX 1050 Ti and Radeon RX 570, which are its main competitors, especially the Radeon RX 570 that offers great value for money, and is still a great 1080p card. So, if you are wondering about the GTX 1650 place in the current budget graphics cards lineup, then here I am going to compare it against its main competitors (RX 570, GTX 1050 Ti) and also to GTX 1050 to let you know about its relative performance, and which card is the best among all.

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GTX 1650 vs GTX 1050 vs GTX 1050 Ti vs RX 570

Here is the comparison between GTX 1650, GTX 1050, GTX 1050 Ti and RX 570 graphics cards, based on their specifications, performance, pricing, power consumption and features.

GPU Architecture

GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti are GTX 10 series graphics card built on the Pascal GPU architecture on 14nm manufacturing process. GTX 1050 Ti comes with 768 CUDA Cores, while GTX 1050 has 640 CUDA Cores for 2GB and 768 CUDA Cores for 3GB variant. On the other hand, GTX 1650 is built on Turing GPU architecture on smaller 12nm fabrication process and comes with 896 CUDA Cores.

Radeon RX 570 is an AMD graphics card, which uses different technology in terms of GPU architecture. It is built on the Polaris GPU architecture on 14nm process, and comes with 2048 Stream processors, which are completely different from CUDA Cores and cannot be equated together. You can learn more about the CUDA Cores and Stream Processors by going through the link given below.

Must Read: CUDA Cores vs Stream Processors Explained

  GTX 1050 GTX 1050 Ti RX 570 GTX 1650
GPU Chip GP107 GP107 Polaris 20 TU117
GPU Architecture Pascal Pascal Polaris Turing
Manufacturing Process 14nm 14nm 14nm 12nm
CUDA Cores / Stream Processors 640 CUDA Cores 768 CUDA Cores 2048 Stream Processors 896 CUDA Cores

Memory [VRAM]

When it comes to video memory, then Radeon RX 570 is clearly the winner. The card comes with either 4GB or 8GB of GDDR5 memory having 256-bit interface and offers the highest bandwidth here, which is 224 GB/s. The higher bandwidth and more memory benefits in high resolution gaming and also helps in games with add-on texture packs or with games that have more advanced textures to deal with.

On the other hand, GTX 1650 and GTX 1050 Ti come with 4GB GDDR5 memory having 128-bit interface, but the GTX 1650 is little faster with memory clock speed of 8 Gbps, against 7 Gbps of GTX 1050 Ti. The GTX 1050 has the least amount of memory here and comes with either 2GB (128-bit) or 3GB (96-bit) GDDR5 memory.

  GTX 1050 GTX 1050 Ti RX 570 GTX 1650
Memory Size 2GB / 3GB GDDR5 4GB GDDR5 4GB / 8GB GDDR5 4GB GDDR5
Memory Interface 128-bit / 96-bit 128-bit 256-bit 128-bit
Memory Speed 7 Gbps 7 Gbps 7 Gbps 8 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth 112 GB/s / 84 GB/s 112 GB/s 224 GB/s 128 GB/s

Features

All these graphics support DirectX 12, Open 4.5, OpenCL and Vulkan API, and support dynamic refresh rate technology to prevent screen tearing in games, which is G-Sync for Nvidia and FreeSync for AMD. The Nvidia cards here do not support SLI multi-GPU configuration, but Radeon RX 570 is CrossFire ready, which means you can multiple RX 570 cards in multi-GPU mode (mGPU). Well, all these cards are not VR Ready, and the only one that comes close to offer some decent VR performance is RX 570. Also, all these cards come with dedicated support for hardware based 4K H264 / H265/HEVC Encoding and Decoding, which makes them to be useful in video editing and rendering tasks. The feature that is exclusive to GTX 1650 is adaptive shading in games.

Gaming Performance

Here are some gaming benchmarks of these budget graphics cards in various popular AAA titles at 1080p resolution.

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From the above benchmarks, you can clearly see that Radeon RX 570 beats GTX 1650 comfortably in almost all the games, and is the fastest card here. It is around 10% to 20% faster than GTX 1650, which is a decent margin. On the other hand, GTX 1650 is around 70% faster than GTX 1050, which it replaces, and about 25% to 35% faster than GTX 1050 Ti.

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Power Consumption

When it comes to power consumption, then RX 570 loses out to all the Nvidia cards here. It has the highest power consumption here, which is 150W and requires a 450W PSU, and a 6-pin or 8-pin PCIe power connector for its working. On the other hand, GTX 1050, GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1650 are low power cards having power consumption of 75W and they only need a 300W PSU for their working. All of these Nvidia card does not require external PCIe connector, but some highly overclocked models of GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1650 does require a 6-pin PCIe connector for power.

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  GTX 1050 GTX 1050 Ti RX 570 GTX 1650
Power Consumption 75W 75W 150W 75W
Recommended PSU 300W 300W 450W 300W

Pricing & Availability

The base model of GTX 1650 is priced at $149 MSRP, which is the same price at which RX 570 currently sells. GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti are priced lower at their launch but now they are being sold at prices higher than $149, and are currently getting phased away because of depleting stock. You can check the current prices of these graphics cards from the links given below.

Check GTX 1650 Price on Amazon

Check GTX 1050 Ti Price on Amazon

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Check RX 570 Price on Amazon

GTX 1650 vs RX 570 vs GTX 1050 vs GTX 1050 Ti Specifications

Specifications GTX 1050 GTX 1050 Ti RX 570 GTX 1650
GPU Chip GP107 GP107 Polaris 20 TU117
GPU Architecture Pascal Pascal Polaris Turing
CUDA Cores / Stream Processors 640 CUDA Cores 768 CUDA Cores 2048 Stream Processors 896 CUDA Cores
Memory Size 2GB / 3GB GDDR5 4GB GDDR5 4GB / 8GB GDDR5 4GB GDDR5
Memory Interface 128-bit / 96-bit 128-bit 256-bit 128-bit
Memory Speed 7 Gbps 7 Gbps 7 Gbps 8 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth 112 GB/s / 84 GB/s 112 GB/s   128 GB/s
Bus Interface PCI Express 3.0 PCI Express 3.0 PCI Express 3.0 PCI Express 3.0
DirectX 12 12 12 12
OpenGL 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5
Vulkan API Yes Yes Yes Yes
SLI / CrossFire support NA NA Yes, CrossFire NA
VR Ready No No Yes No
G-Sync / FreeSync G-Sync G-Sync FreeSync G-Sync
Power Consumption 75W 75W 150W 75W
Recommended PSU 300W 300W 450W 300W

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Final Thoughts

GTX 1650 is the Nvidia’s solution for the users belonging to budget gaming segment. The card is pretty good, but not that exciting because of its lower price to performance ratio compared to the Radeon RX 570 that offers significantly higher performance at the same price, and also comes with higher memory and more bandwidth. GTX 1650 is considerably faster than GTX 1050 and also faster than the GTX 1050 Ti. So, if I have to choose here, then I would certainly go for the Radeon RX 570 or even RX 580 that offers great value for your money. However, if you want a decent budget card that has lower power consumption and does not require external PCIe power connector, then going for the base model of GTX 1650 (without 6-pin PCIe connector variant) is a wise decision. If you have got any doubts regarding them, then feel free to ask me in the comment section below.

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