The Test

As Zotac’s GeForce GTX 1650 Super card is built to NVIDIA’s reference specifications, there is no need to dial it down or otherwise adjust the card to represent a reference card. As such, the card has been tested as-is.

Meanwhile, as with last week’s Radeon RX 5500 XT review, as the card is primarily focused on 1080p gaming and clearly underpowered for anything more than that, this is what our benchmark results will focus on.

As for drivers, we’re using the latest drivers from both NVIDIA and AMD for their cards. For NVIDIA cards, this is 441.41, and for AMD cards it’s AMD’s Radeon Software 19.12.2.

CPU: Intel Core i9-9900K @ 5.0GHz
Motherboard: ASRock Z390 Taichi
Power Supply: Corsair AX1200i
Hard Disk: Phison E12 PCIe NVMe SSD (960GB)
Memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB DDR4-3600 2 x 16GB (17-18-18-38)
Case: NZXT Phantom 630 Windowed Edition
Monitor: Asus PQ321
Video Cards: AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB
AMD Radeon RX 580
AMD Radeon RX 570
AMD Radeon RX 460 4GB
AMD Radeon R9 380
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Super
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Video Drivers: NVIDIA Release 441.41
NVIDIA Release 441.07
AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 19.12.2
OS: Windows 10 Pro (1903)
ZOTAC Gaming GeForce GTX 1650 Super Tomb Raider, F1 2019, & Assassin’s Creed
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  • Korguz - Monday, December 23, 2019 - link

    i still disagree... still more usefull then the vga connector.. and i bet displayport kvms.. are quite expensive compared to dvi kvms.....
  • NetMage - Sunday, January 5, 2020 - link

    You would lose that bet - had DisplayPort KVM about the same price as DVI.
  • NetMage - Sunday, January 5, 2020 - link

    The problem with DisplayPort KVMs is that Windows has hot plug enabled for DP and it can’t be disabled, which means switching one monitor in multi monitor setups can cause windows to rearrange, and cause difficulty with RDP.
  • Fujikoma - Wednesday, December 25, 2019 - link

    Old connectors have their place because there are people out there that can't just afford to buy a new computer simply to keep up and replacing a specific component is all that is needed. These people usually surf the internet, watch YouTube and look at pictures family send them. They don't need a new monitor with a new connector just because a more modern video card "shouldn't" have an old connector.
  • 29a - Friday, December 20, 2019 - link

    I agree, give us more data. I'd like to see the codec ASICs start getting tested too.
  • milkywayer - Friday, December 20, 2019 - link

    Yup. I'd like to replace my massive and heavy evga gtx 1080ti with something smaller in size just so I can play indies and light weight games like LoL at 4k. I don't care about playing the latest AAA title at highest quality in 1080p
  • Calihan - Saturday, December 21, 2019 - link

    Trade my 970 for your 1080ti
  • WetKneeHouston - Monday, January 20, 2020 - link

    I'm with you. I think highest quality settings are a mirage anyway.
  • Ryan Smith - Monday, December 23, 2019 - link

    Thanks for the feedback.

    I'm hesitant to commit to anything at this second as adding resolutions would significantly increase the workload required in testing these cards (each run at one resolution is around 2 hours these days). So I hope you can understand why. But it's definitely something I'll be mulling over for GPU Bench 2020.
  • eastcoast_pete - Friday, December 20, 2019 - link

    Thanks Ryan! Especially appreciate confirmation of the updated NVENC ASIC in the 1650 Super. Turing's NVENC is notably better than Pascal's, and makes this card potentially interesting for video encoding duties.

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