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The GTX 1650 Could Be Getting a GDDR6 Memory Upgrade

GeForce GTX 1650 GAMING X 4G

MSI GeForce GTX 1650 Gaming X 4G (Image credit: MSI)

An EEC (Eurasian Economic Commission) listing, which was recently discovered by VideoCardz, 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 in April 2019, followed by the more powerful GeForce GTX 1650 Super 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 stuck 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 SuperGeForce GTX 1650
GPU ArchitectureTuring (TU116)Turing (TU117)
Shading Units1,280896
Texture Units8056
ROPs3232
Base Clock Rate1,530 MHz1,485 MHz
Boost Clock Rate1,725 MHz1,665 MHz
Memory Clock12 Gbps8 Gbps
Memory Capacity4GB GDDR64GB GDDR5
Memory Bus128-bit128-bit
Memory Bandwidth192 GBps128 GBps
L2 Cache1MB1MB
TDP100W75W
Transistor Count6.6 billion4.7 billion
Die Size284 mm²200 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 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, and potentially other GTX 1650s with GDDR6, ever make it to the market. 

  • logainofhades
    Nvidia looks to be determined to confuse the consumer, at every opportunity.
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  • King_V
    Both the GTX 1650 and GTX 1650 Ti are stuck 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.

    That should say Super, not Ti.

    Though, it wouldn't surprise me that Nvidia would ALSO release a 1650 Ti. And maybe a Ti Super. I don't know anymore.

    Curious as to how the 1650 D6 would perform relative to the original and the Super. Also curious as to the price point.
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