Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q

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How well can the GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q run games
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

The GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q is a very low performing piece of gaming hardware and can probably only run indie system requirements.

All games with system requirements of DirectX 12 or lower are met by this card.

Lets look at the GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q game performance guide for some of the biggest games played in 2023. In particular we will see how well this graphics card runs on Ultra settings on 1080p resolution as well as 1440p and 4K. Of the 1000 most demanding recommended specs found in game requirements today, this gpu is more powerful than the graphics requirement of 232 games in todays list.

Now onto the frame rates achieved at 1080p. We predict that Grand Theft Auto VI will get 0 FPS with the GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, Resident Evil 8 getting 3 FPS and Days Gone getting 26 frames per second. All run on Ultra at 1920x1080 screen res.

As the PC gaming masses explore larger screen resolutions we decided to run some game checks at 1440p across a few popular games. We predict the GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q will run the upcoming game Grand Theft Auto VI to a weak performance level. Predictions across the graphics settings looked like this, Low: 0 FPS, Medium: 0 FPS, High: 0 FPS and Ultra: 0 FPS. Another game tested was Resident Evil 8, L: 6FPS, M: 5FPS, H: 3FPS, U: 2FPS. And then we checked graphics card performance on Days Gone, which returned L: 51FPS, M: 40FPS, H: 27FPS, U: 19FPS at 1440p. Getting popular modern games to run at 1440p on the GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q is not a viable PC gaming choice.

How many years will the GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q in your PC? This GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q card has 12 to 18 months of latest AAA game play left in it before upgrading should be considered

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q? A good upgrade choice for this graphics card today would be the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q. For comparison of the 1000 most demanding games around today this suggested upgrade is 95% better and can meet 805 of their recommended requirements.
FPS System Benchmark
36 FPS
The GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q was released on 23 Apr 2019
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
Texture Rate
72 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
36 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
(CUDA Cores)
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Direct X
DX 12.1
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
3840 x 2160
Notebook GPU
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
930 MHz
Boost Clock
1125 MHz
Max Power
30 Watts
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
1600 x 900
GPU Upgrade
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GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q Game Requirement Analysis

Overview GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q is a mid-range GeForce 16 Series graphics card for laptops based on the Turing GPU architecture. It is smaller and doesn't drain the battery as fast compared to the mobile version, but it is weaker in performance. Architecture The Turing architecture represents a process shrink down to 12nm compared to 14nm Pascal. Unlike the RTX series, the GTX series does not support real-time ray-tracing. GPU It equips a Turing GPU codenamed TU116, which has 1024 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs, 32 ROPs and 16 SMs. The central unit runs at 930 MHz and goes up to 1125 MHz in Boost mode. Memory The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of first-gen GDDR5 memory through a 128-bit memory interface, while the Memory clock operates at 1000MHz, or 8GHz effective. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 30W the GTX 1650 Max-Q is averagely resource-intensive and will fairly significantly reduce laptop battery life at full load. System Suggestions GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1600x900. We recommend a mid-range Processor and at least 16GB of RAM for optimal performance.

Source [ Wikipedia ]