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Mysterious new Nvidia GTX 1650 Ultra uses the same GPU as RTX 2060/2070

This technology of the most effective graphics playing cards from each Nvidia and AMD has seen loads of choices on the price range finish to the center of the vary. From the GTX 1650 to the GTX 1660 Super, from the RX 5500 XT to the 5600 XT, and all of the variations in between, there’s been no scarcity of graphics playing cards for entry-level and mid-range builds. Now, one other entry-level graphics card has been noticed, this one known as the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra.

This new graphics card was listed on GALAXY (by way of Twitter person momomo_us), and seems to point out a GTX 1650 that’s (maybe paradoxically) each extremely just like earlier fashions, and likewise completely totally different. Before stepping into the specs, the lengthy story brief is that its specs are in-line with already present GDDR6 refreshed variations of GTX 1650, but it surely makes use of a completely totally different GPU.

It must be famous that the specification sheet lists the mannequin as a “GALAXY GTX 1660 Ultra”, however the consensus appears to be that that is most likely a typo since all its specs are according to the GTX 1650.

These specs themselves are as follows:

GALAXY GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra specs
GPU TU106-125
CUs 896
Boost clock 1,590MHz
Memory 4GB GDDR6
Memory width 128-bit
Memory frequency 12Gbps

We see right here the identical variety of compute items (896), the identical reminiscence frequency (12Gbps), and the identical clock velocity (1,590MHz) because the GTX 1650 D6 refresh. It appeared at first there was a 2GB improve in reminiscence, shifting from 4GB to 6GB with this Ultra model, but it surely appears as if this has now been modified on the specification web page to point out 4GB.

So, no VRAM improve, which implies the first distinction between this GTX 1650 Ultra and the GTX 1650 refresh fashions lies within the GPU. It’s listed as operating a TU106 GPU, the identical one which’s featured within the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 and RTX 2070. The 1650 Ultra’s GPU is clearly closely scaled again, because it options lower than half the CUDA cores as are within the RTX 2060.

How this modification in GPU impacts efficiency is but to be seen, however provided that its reminiscence configuration and core specs are the identical because the GTX 1650 D6 refresh fashions, it’s unlikely that there’ll be any large enchancment. Considering this, and contemplating the GTX 1650 Super is higher-specced than this ‘Ultra’ model, it makes you query why the necessity for this new Ultra mannequin. What’s it bringing to the market?

Tom’s Hardware says that “it’s likely the GTX 1650 Ultra is Nvidia’s attempt to salvage as many chips as possible”, and that is definitely one believable rationalization for the existence of the 1650 Ultra. If Nvidia has a surplus of TU106 GPUs, it will make sense to easily deactivate a load of RT, Tensor and CUDA cores, and bundle them as GTX 1650 Ultras.

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