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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II 2GB Edition
Hitman 3 62% 180%
Cyberpunk 2077 24% 115%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 14% 97%
FIFA 21 37% 9%
Grand Theft Auto VI 75% 203%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 10% 90%
Resident Evil 8 24% 115%
Genshin Impact 24% 115%
Far Cry 6 80% 211%
The Medium 55% 168%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II 2GB Edition.

The GTX 1650 has a 475 MHz higher core clock speed but 24 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the HD 7870. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GTX 1650 manages to provide 2.4 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 1650 has a 475 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 7870 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 1650 providing 15.2 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTX 1650 was released over three years more recently than the HD 7870, and so the GTX 1650 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the HD 7870 when running the latest games.

Both GPUs exhibit very powerful performance, so it probably isn't worth upgrading from one to the other, as both are capable of running even the most demanding games at the highest settings.

The GTX 1650 has 2048 MB more video memory than the HD 7870, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The HD 7870 has 26.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 1650, which means that the memory performance of the HD 7870 is slightly better than the GTX 1650.

The GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB has 896 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II 2GB Edition has 1280. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1650 is 1546 and the actual shader performance of the HD 7870 is 1099. The GTX 1650 having 447 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1650 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the HD 7870.

The GTX 1650 transistor size technology is 16 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 7870. This means that the GTX 1650 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 7870.

The GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB requires 75 Watts to run but there is no entry for the Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II 2GB Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GTX 1650.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB gets 22 FPS on Control

Control

22 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB gets 23.8 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

23.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB gets 31.3 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

31.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB gets 32.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

32.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB gets 34.6 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

34.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB gets 35 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

35 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB gets 41.9 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

41.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB gets 42.1 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

42.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB gets 43.7 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

43.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB gets 43.7 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

43.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB gets 49.1 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

49.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB gets 49.1 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

49.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB gets 52.7 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

52.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB gets 58.3 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

58.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB gets 7.6 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

7.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB gets 12.9 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

12.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB gets 16.4 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

16.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB gets 16.4 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

16.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB gets 19.1 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

19.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB gets 19.4 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

19.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB gets 28.4 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

28.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB gets 15 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

15 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB gets 17.1 FPS on Control

Control

17.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB gets 21.7 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

21.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB gets 22.3 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

22.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB gets 24.7 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

24.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB gets 42 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

42 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1485 MHzvs1010 MHz
Boost Clock1725 MHzvs-
ArchitectureTuring T107GCN 1.0 Pitcairn XT
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Good
Release Date27 Apr 2019vs01 Jun 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs -
1600x900
10
green tick vs
9.3
1920x1080
9.5
green tick vs
7.2
2560x1440
7.1
green tick vs
5.4
3840x2160
5.5
green tick vs
3.7

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed2002 MHzvs1210 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth128.1GB/secvs154.9GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units896vs1280
Actual Shader Performance74%vs53%
Technology12nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs80
Texture Rate83.2 GTexel/svs80.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate47.5 GPixel/svs32.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Watts-
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 27 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.0
Shader Model5.4vs5.0
Open GL4.6vs4.4
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-8400 6-Core 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i5-3570K 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The GeForce GTX 1650 is an Nvidia GeForce low-end graphics card which launched in April 2019. The GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB is designed to compete against AMD's more affordable gaming cards such as the RX 550 and the RX 560, and replaces the outgoing GTX 1050.
This is a dual-slot graphics card which connects to the rest of the system using a PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. The GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB features a single-fan cooling solution, mini-ITX form factor, and Expertool II compatability. This graphics card has below average overclocking potential. Its small size means this graphics card is an ideal choice for a small-form-factor (SFF) PC build.
Architecture
The Turing Architecture aims for 30-50% as much performance as the previous-gen Pascal Architecture.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Turing TU117-400, more specifically a TU117-300-A1, which has 14 SM activated and thus 896 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1485 MHz and goes up to 1725 MHz with the Boost Clock, providing a 4% overclock versus the reference model.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface, while the memory clock operates at 2000 MHz (8GHz effective).

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 75W, it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
The GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB will enable low to mid-level graphics performance on modern AAA 2019 released games. Although there will be variations on this frame rate we expect this card to deliver around 50+ FPS on medium graphics settings at a 1080p screen resolution.
Comparatively, this card has slightly faster performance than the GTX 1050 Ti.

System Suggestions
The GeForce GTX 1650 Gainward Pegasus OC 4GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080, so our recommendation would be to use 19200x1080 in order to get the most out of your settings. We recommend a high-end processor such as the i5-8400 and 8GB of RAM for optimal performance.
Radeon HD 7870 DirectCU II 2GB Edition is a special edition of the powerful Radeon HD 7870. See the standard version for more information about it.
The new features include the DirectCU II cooling solution which is 20% more effective than the reference cooler, according to Asus and a small increase in the core-clock to 1010MHz as well as in the memory clock to 1210MHz.
Benchmarks indicate almost no performance boost when compared to the standard Radeon HD 7870 and so its performance is on level with the it as the boost is beneath 1%.
All games, including demanding one's, will run on the highest settings.
Recommended CPU
Possible GPU Upgrades
GPU Variants
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