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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1650 Gigabyte Windforce OC 4GB GeForce GTX 660 MSI Hawk 2GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 17% 102%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 17% 102%
Cyberpunk 2077 60% 178%
Fortnite: Chapter 2 47% 7%
Need For Speed Heat 17% 102%
The Outer Worlds 3% 68%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 60% 178%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 9% 89%
Borderlands 3 23% 114%
FIFA 20 38% 8%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Gigabyte Windforce OC 4GB are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 MSI Hawk 2GB Edition.

The GTX 1650 has a 400 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 660, but the GTX 660 has 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 1650. As a result, the GTX 660 exhibits a 3.6 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GTX 1650. 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 400 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Render Output Units than the GTX 660. This results in the GTX 1650 providing 21.5 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 GTX 660, 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 GTX 660 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 GTX 660, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GTX 660 has 16.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTX 1650, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 660 is slightly better than the GTX 1650.

The GeForce GTX 1650 Gigabyte Windforce OC 4GB has 896 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 660 MSI Hawk 2GB Edition has 960. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1650 is 1599 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 660 is 1104. The GTX 1650 having 495 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1650 delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 660.

The GTX 1650 transistor size technology is 16 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 660. This means that the GTX 1650 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 660.

The GeForce GTX 1650 Gigabyte Windforce OC 4GB requires 75 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 660 MSI Hawk 2GB Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GTX 1650.

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1485 MHzvs1085 MHz
Boost Clock1785 MHzvs1150 MHz
ArchitectureTuring T107Kepler GK106-400-A1
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support - vs Good
Release Date27 Apr 2019vs01 Oct 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
10
green tick vs
9.2
1920x1080
9.5
green tick vs
7.3
2560x1440
7.2
green tick vs
5.3
3840x2160
5.5
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3.6

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed2002 MHzvs1502 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth128.1GB/secvs144.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 384 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units896vs960
Actual Shader Performance77%vs53%
Technology12nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs80
Texture Rate83.2 GTexel/svs86.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs24
Pixel Rate47.5 GPixel/svs26 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections3vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Watts-
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 27 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.0
Shader Model5.4vs5.0
Open GL4.6vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-8400 6-Core 2.8GHzvsIntel Core i5-3470 3.2GHz
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 Gigabyte Windforce 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 Gigabyte Windforce OC 4GB features Windforce 2X cooling system, 90m blade fans, and a protective back plate. This graphics card has good overclocking potential.
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 1785 MHz with the Boost Clock, providing a 7% 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, this GPU requires at least a 300W Power Supply Unit (PSU). A single 6-pin power connector is required.

Performance
The GeForce GTX 1650 Gigabyte Windforce 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 Gigabyte Windforce 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.
GeForce GTX 660 MSI Hawk 2GB Edition a special edition of GeForce GTX 660.
The new features include the Twin Frozr III Thermal Design cooling solution which, according to MSI, generates 20% more airflow than traditional fan design.
In terms of overclocking, the base-clock was increased from 980MHz to 1085MHz and the boost clock can now reach 1150MHz, instead of 1033MHz. The memory clock was left untouched.
The overclocking is therefore extreme and the performance boost is around 8% when compared to the standard GeForce GTX 660.
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