EVGA GeForce GTX 1650 SC Ultra Gaming 04G-P4-1057-KR 4GB GDDR5 review & benchmark

EVGA GeForce GTX 1650 SC Ultra Gaming 04G-P4-1057-KR 4GB GDDR5 review

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Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Efficient Turing architecture
  • 14% faster than GTX 1650 GDDR5
  • Same price as the GTX 1650 GDDR5

Cons

  • TU117 lacks enhanced Turing NVENC
  • 16% slower than GTX 1650 Super
  • Basically same price as GTX 1650 Super

Specs – EVGA GeForce GTX 1650 SC Ultra Gaming 04G-P4-1057-KR 4GB GDDR5

Dimensions
Height: 4.38in – 111.15mm
Length: 7.96in – 202.1mm
Width: Dual Slot

Performance
NVIDIA GTX 1650 Super

1280 CUDA Cores
1755 MHz Boost Clock
98.3GT/s Texture Fill Rate

Interface
PCIe 3.0
DVI-D, HDMI, DisplayPort

Memory
4096 MB, 128 bit GDDR6
12000 MHz (effective)
192 GB/s Memory Bandwidth

Cooling
Dual-Fan

Operating System Support
Windows 10 64bit
Windows 7 64bit
Requirements
Minimum of a 350 Watt power supply.
An available 6-pin PCIe power connector
Total Power Draw : 100 Watts

Price

 This GPU is a lower-end product targeting budget gamers looking for a competent 1080p gaming GPU within the $160-$190 range. At the time of writing this article, you can find this GPU for $189.99 on EVGA’s web store. 

EVGA GeForce GTX 1650 SC Ultra Gaming 04G-P4-1057-KR 4GB GDDR5 review

Design

It measures 202.2 x 111.2 x 37.3 mm (7.96 x 4.38 x 1.47 inches) and weighs 565g (1.24 lbs). It’s a full 2-slot card and extends about 5cm past the end of the PCIe slot, but it should fit in nearly any PC case that’s designed to work with a dedicated GPU.

It comes with  6,600 million transistors utilizing the 12nm process, 4GB of GDDR6 VRAM, 80 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and 1280 CUDA Cores. This configuration increases bandwidth by up to 50%, and the CUDA cores are upped by 42% (1280 vs 896) giving you a fairly well-rounded bump over the TU117 silicon that powers the original GTX 1650.

Ports

NVIDIA has updated their display engine with the Turing microarchitecture, which now supports DisplayPort 1.4a with support for VESA’s nearly lossless Display Stream Compression (DSC). Combined, this enables support for [email protected] with a single cable or [email protected] when DSC is turned on. For context, DisplayPort 1.4a is the latest version of the standard that was published in April, 2018.

Display connectivity options include DisplayPort 1.4a, HDMI 2.0b, and dual-link DVI-D. This DVI connector lacks analog pins; should you still have an analog VGA monitor, you’ll have to buy an active DVI-to-VGA adapter.

Memory

Memory consists of 4GB of GDDR6 on a 128-bit memory bus running at 12GHz. This provides 192GB/s of memory bandwidth. This matches the reference specification on GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER video cards. This however is an upgrade from the original GeForce GTX 1650 non-SUPER.

Frame rates

Given the EVGA GTX 1650 GDDR6 SC Ultra is a budget graphics card, it’s not designed or recommended for higher resolution gaming at 1440p or 4K — though we do test all cards at higher settings. 1080p remains a popular resolution for gaming, and the GTX 1650 happily plugs along at over 60 fps in most games at medium settings. Across our test suite, the card averages 80.3 fps at 1080p medium, and even the average 99th percentile score is above 60. Individual games do show some dips, however.

Temperature

GPU temperature has a direct inverse correlation with fan speed, which we’ll look at next — the higher your fan speed, the lower your temperature. Heatsink size and design are also factors, as well as the power use of the chip. Since the EVGA GTX 1650 GDDR6 uses a relatively low power chip, even with the high clock speeds it runs at, temperatures peaked at 62.8C and averaged just 59.9C throughout the gaming test. Basically, anything below 70C is more than fine on modern chips, and the EVGA cooler is certainly doing its job. 

Cooling

The cooler uses an aluminium fin-stack heatsink. A copper base plate makes contact with the GPU, and two flattened copper heat pipes spread heat across the heatsink. Thick thermal pads pull some heat from the memory chips. Two 90 mm fans ventilate the heatsink. This is the exact same cooler as on the EVGA GTX 1660 Super SC Ultra.

Power consumption

The GTX 1650 delivered about 18% lower performance than AMD’s RX 5500 XT 4GB while using 35% (44W) less power. And that is why we’re using Powenetics again rather than GPU-Z’s power figures. We’re not showing the charts for the PCIe slot or PEG connector, but the EVGA card easily stayed in spec. It drew peak power of 45.8W from the x16 slot and 39.3W peak power from the PEG connector. 

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The frequency averages out to 1895 MHz and tops out at peaks of 1950 MHz. EVGA has managed to put together a card that clocks 7.67% higher than its rated boost clock on average while reaching highs as much as 10.52% faster than the rated 1755 MHz boost clock. 

Clock speeds also vary slightly among the models, and as usual, the AIB partners are free to deviate. Officially, the reference spec on the GTX 1650 GDDR5 is a 1485 MHz base clock and 1665 MHz boost clock, while the GTX 1650 GDDR6 has a 1410 MHz base clock and 1590 MHz boost clock. The EVGA GTX 1650 GDDR6 card, on the other hand, has a 1710 MHz boost clock, because it’s the SC Ultra Gaming edition — the other EVGA option being an SC Ultra Black edition that has a 1605 MHz boost clock and currently costs $10 more.

EVGA GeForce GTX 1650 SC Ultra Gaming 04G-P4-1057-KR 4GB GDDR5 customer review

Great card for a budget build or replacement.

Price / Performance is great with this card. I was looking to upgrade an older GTX 670 in a secondary computer that I have, I spent around $160 on this card and I’m able to run most games at 1080P medium -high settings without issue, some games even run on high settings no problem at all. The GTX 1650 Super is really more like a 1660 (lite) meaning the 1650 super uses DDR6 ram, the same GPU as the 1660 and has only slightly less CUDA cores coming in at 1280 vs 1408. Biggest difference in the 1650S and the 1660 is the total VRAM 4GB vs 6.

Pros +Cheap +Plays most titles @1080P Medium – High settings +Only needs extra Power plug from the PowerSupply +Same CPU as the GTX1660

Cons -Only 4GB of VRAM I would have easily paid $20 more for this card to have 6 Gig of VRAM, that’s really the only complaint I have for this card.

By BradF at Best Buy

Alternate of EVGA GeForce GTX 1650 SC Ultra Gaming 04G-P4-1057-KR 4GB GDDR5

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER

Memory: 6GB GDDR6 | Memory bandwidth: 336Gbps | Memory bus: 192-bit | Boost clock: 1,830MHz | CUDA cores: 1,408 | Process: 12nm | Power: 125W

Any custom PC builders looking to create something budget-friendly should love the NVIDIA GTX 1660 SUPER. It delivers a smooth 1080p performance and doesn’t have an unreasonable price.

The GPU demand has even driven up the price of last-gen cards. If you can find one at a reasonable cost, chances are you’ll nab it up.

Pros

  • Attractive price
  • NVIDIA Turing architecture
  • G-Sync technology
  • Enough performance for smooth 1080p

Cons

  • Not intended for 1440p
  • No DLSS

It has 6GB of GDDR6 VRAM (the base GTX 1660 uses GDDR5) and rather high memory bandwidth at 336GB/s, allowing it to edge out even the 8GB version of the AMD RX 5500 XT in terms of raw performance. You’re going to see elevated, smooth frame rates at 1080p with pretty much any game, even at high settings.

Not everyone sees a need to game at a higher resolution than 1080p. Displays are more affordable, and fewer pixels generally allows for a much higher frame rate. If you’re not looking to overspend on a GPU, NVIDIA’s GTX 1660 SUPER should make a great pick. It’s not an RTX card, so it doesn’t offer dedicated ray-tracing cores, though a driver update does allow it to technically be compatible. DLSS 2.0 is not supported. It’s still based on Turing architecture that makes it relatively power efficient.

Do note that rumors of an RTX 3050 desktop release are picking up, and many are expecting to see the new budget GPU land early 2022. It’s unlikely that it will be the solution to any stock shortages, but if you can hold out for a while it might be worth it to see how much budget performance it brings compared to the GTX 1660 SUPER.

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