An EEC (Eurasian Economic Commission) listing (opens in new tab), which was recently discovered by VideoCardz (opens in new tab), reveals multiple SKUs for GTX 1650 graphics cards from MSI that weren't announced yet. Interestingly, their model names suggest that these will feature GDDR6 memory. If the products listed are actually coming to market, it would appear that the GTX 1650 is getting a performance uplift soon.
Nvidia released the GeForce GTX 1650 (opens in new tab) in April 2019, followed by the more powerful GeForce GTX 1650 Super (opens in new tab) a few months later. The original GTX 1650 carries 4GB of GDDR5 memory running at 8 Gbps. Among other upgrades, the Super model has speedy GDDR6 memory clocked at 12 Gbps.
Both the GTX 1650 and GTX 1650 Super are stucked with a 128-bit memory interface. However, thanks to its faster memory, the latter flaunts a higher memory bandwidth at 192 GBps, while the first tops out at 128 GBps.
|GeForce GTX 1650 Super||GeForce GTX 1650|
|GPU Architecture||Turing (TU116)||Turing (TU117)|
|Base Clock Rate||1,530 MHz||1,485 MHz|
|Boost Clock Rate||1,725 MHz||1,665 MHz|
|Memory Clock||12 Gbps||8 Gbps|
|Memory Capacity||4GB GDDR6||4GB GDDR5|
|Memory Bandwidth||192 GBps||128 GBps|
|Transistor Count||6.6 billion||4.7 billion|
|Die Size||284 mm²||200 mm²|
Although this is an official EEC submission, vendors sometimes submit these things just to claim dibs on a potential product name but never end up releasing said offering.
Nevertheless, MSI's submission, which dates back to November 2019, names eight unreleased models spanning from the brand's low-profile series to its high-end Gaming series:
- MSI GeForce GTX 1650 D6 Gaming X
- MSI GeForce GTX 1650 D6 Gaming
- MSI GeForce GTX 1650 D6 Ventus XS OC
- MSI GeForce GTX 1650 D6 Ventus XS
- MSI GeForce GTX 1650 D6 Aero ITX OC
- MSI GeForce GTX 1650 D6 Aero ITX
- MSI GeForce GTX 1650 D6T LP OC
- MSI GeForce GTX 1650 D6T LP
The model names feature a clue in their "D6" designation. MSI often uses the "D" affix to denote the type of memory when there are identical models with different memory types. Take the GT 1030 (opens in new tab) for example, which debuted with GDDR5 memory and was eventually made available with DDR4 memory as well. MSI first launched the GeForce GT 1030 Aero ITX 2G OC and then added the GeForce GT 1030 Aero ITX 2GD4 OC. The "D4" label is the only difference between the two model names and indicates DDR4 memory.
We'll have to wait and see if these graphics cards (opens in new tab), and potentially other GTX 1650s with GDDR6, ever make it to the market.