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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q

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How well can the GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q run games
25 Mar 2020 - Graphics card reviewed

One of the more powerful mid range graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q might struggle sometimes with the more system demanding game requirements. All games with system requirements of DirectX 12 or lower are met by this card.

Here is a performance review on how capable the GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q is at running the more popular games of 2020. Specifically looking at this PC hardware’s ability to get suitable frames per second to play on Ultra game settings and what FPS it might get on 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen res. In comparison to the game recommended requirements of the 1000 most demanding games played today this PC hardware can run 178.

Running at 1080p this card gets a playable frame rate from Resident Evil 3 Remake with 32 FPS on Ultra. Then we take a look at Half-Life: Alyx which returns a weak 0 FPS. Another title that we looked at is the popular Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord which we saw getting a playable 32 FPS.

We move on to 1440p, and tested Resident Evil 3 Remake which delivered weak FPS results. Here are the graphic presets - Low: 64 FPS, Medium: 51 FPS, High: 34 FPS and Ultra: 24 FPS. Next we have Half-Life: Alyx running on GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q which gets L: 0FPS, M: 0FPS, H: 0FPS, U: 0FPS. And for performance contrast the popular Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord gets L: 64FPS, M: 51FPS, H: 34FPS, U: 24FPS at 1440p. Gaming at 1440p with the GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q is not the best resolution for this GPU, but if you adjust some graphics settings, perhaps lowering to medium or low at 1440p then this graphics card might be ok.

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? Its time to start researching your next graphics card upgrade as the GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q is failing to meet modern day gaming system requirements. A gpu AAA lifespan of around 6-12 months.

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q? A suitable upgrade choice for the GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q is the 20 Series GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, which is 73% more powerful and can run 846 of the 1000 most demanding PC games beating their recommended requirements. Alternatively if you are thinking of upgrading this graphics card then we would currently suggest the RX 5000 Series Radeon RX 5500M 8GB. This PC hardware upgrade performs 36% better and can run 484 of today’s 1000 most demanding PC games.
FPS System Benchmark
36 FPS
High
The GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q was released on 23 Apr 2019

GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q gets 20.5 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

20.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q gets 22 FPS on Control

Control

22 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q gets 25.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

25.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q gets 36.8 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

36.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q gets 40.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

40.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q gets 45.2 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

45.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q gets 8.2 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

8.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q gets 8.4 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

8.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q gets 15.4 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

15.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q gets 18.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

18.5 FPS
Nvidia PC game performance check GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q
GPU
Architecture
Turing
Process
12nm
TMUs
64
Texture Rate
72 GTexel/s
ROPs
32
Pixel Rate
36 GPixel/s
Shader
Processing Units (Cuda Cores)
1024
Ray Tracing Cores
Tensor Cores
Driver Support
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Compatibility
Direct X
DX 12.0
Shader
6.5
Open GL
4.6
Resolution (WxH)
3840x2160
Notebook GPU
SLI/Crossfire
Dedicated
Integrated
Memory
Memory
4096 MB
Memory Speed
1000 MHz
Memory Bus
128 Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bandwidth
64GB/sec
L2 Cache
0KB
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
930 MHz
Boost Clock
1125 MHz
Power
Max Power
30 Watts
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
16 GB
Best Resolution
1600 x 900
Resolution Performance
1366x768 1600x900 1920x1080 2560x1440 3840x2160
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10
8.7
6.3
4.7
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]
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q vs Avg. AAA Game System Requirements
Avg. AAA Recommended Requirements
CPU
0%
Graphics Card
48%
RAM
11GB
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Popular Game System Requirements
Game Min. Rec.
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 45% 36%
Call of Duty Warzone 24% 41%
Cyberpunk 2077 13% 94%
Resident Evil 3 Remake 55% 36%
Doom Eternal 44% 44%
Beyond Good & Evil 2 13% 94%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered 80% 47%
Grand Theft Auto VI 32% 115%
Half-Life: Alyx 49% 113%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 13% 94%
GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q Extras
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