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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra Radeon RX 590 8GB
Cyberpunk 2077 20% 7%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 9% 15%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 6% 18%
FIFA 21 40% 53%
Grand Theft Auto VI 68% 30%
Far Cry 6 73% 34%
Genshin Impact 20% 7%
Hitman 3 56% 20%
Watch Dogs Legion 15% 11%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 71% 33%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra.

The RX 590 has a 59 MHz higher core clock speed and 88 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTX 1650. This results in the RX 590 providing 132.5 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The RX 590 has a 59 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 1650 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the RX 590 providing 1.9 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 a year more recently than the RX 590, and so the GTX 1650 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the RX 590.

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 RX 590 has 4096 MB more video memory than the GTX 1650, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GTX 1650 has superior memory performance.

The GTX 1650 has 0.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the RX 590, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1650 is marginally better than the RX 590.

The GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra has 896 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon RX 590 8GB has 2304. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 1650 is 1425 and the actual shader performance of the RX 590 is 3560. The RX 590 having 2135 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the RX 590 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTX 1650.

The GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra requires 90 Watts to run and the Radeon RX 590 8GB requires 175 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 1650 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the RX 590. The RX 590 requires 85 Watts more than the GTX 1650 to run. The difference is significant enough that the RX 590 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTX 1650.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 24.8 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

24.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 28.4 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

28.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 42 FPS on Metro: Exodus

Metro: Exodus

42 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 32.5 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

32.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 47.7 FPS on Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

47.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 33.1 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

33.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 52.2 FPS on Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

52.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 35.2 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

35.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 45.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

45.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 35.5 FPS on Control

Control

35.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 42.8 FPS on Control

Control

42.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 36.4 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

36.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 37.8 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

37.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 42 FPS on Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

42 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 43.1 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

43.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 71.3 FPS on Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

71.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 43.5 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

43.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 61.3 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

61.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 45 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

45 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 63.5 FPS on Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

63.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 45.6 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

45.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 59.9 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

59.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 45.8 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

45.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 46.5 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

46.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 45.8 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

45.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 46 FPS on Total War: Warhammer 2

Total War: Warhammer 2

46 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 47.7 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

47.7 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 62.4 FPS on The Witcher III

The Witcher III

62.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 51.2 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

51.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 67.4 FPS on Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

67.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 52 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

52 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 76 FPS on Hitman 2 (2018)

Hitman 2 (2018)

76 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 54.7 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

54.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 57.5 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

57.5 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 89.3 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

89.3 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 58.9 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

58.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 80 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

80 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 59.1 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

59.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 57 FPS on Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

57 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 63.9 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

63.9 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 115.7 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

115.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 65.6 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

65.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 80 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

80 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 69.4 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

69.4 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 79.1 FPS on Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4

79.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 95 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

95 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 118 FPS on Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

118 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 7.9 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

7.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 13.4 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

13.4 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 17 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

17 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 8.9 FPS on Assassins Creed: Origins

Assassins Creed: Origins

8.9 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 17.1 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

17.1 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 24.5 FPS on Just Cause 4

Just Cause 4

24.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 19.8 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

19.8 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 33 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

33 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 20.2 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

20.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 31 FPS on Far Cry: New Dawn

Far Cry: New Dawn

31 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 29.5 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

29.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 37 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

37 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 36.7 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

36.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 15.6 FPS on Watch Dogs Legion

Watch Dogs Legion

15.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 20.2 FPS on Control

Control

20.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 27.2 FPS on Control

Control

27.2 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 22.6 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

22.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 47.1 FPS on The Division 2

The Division 2

47.1 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 22.6 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

22.6 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 31.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

31.5 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 25.6 FPS on Death Stranding

Death Stranding

25.6 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 29.2 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

29.2 FPS

Radeon RX 590 8GB gets 70.8 FPS on Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

70.8 FPS

GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra gets 43.6 FPS on Gears Tactics

Gears Tactics

43.6 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1410 MHzvs1469 MHz
Boost Clock1590 MHzvs1545 MHz
ArchitectureTuring T106GCN 1.3 Polaris 30
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date01 Apr 2020vs30 Oct 2018
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
10
1600x900 - vs green tick
10
1920x1080 - vs green tick
10
2560x1440 - vs green tick
8.7
3840x2160 - vs green tick
6.7

GPU Memory

Memory4096 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed2002 MHzvs2000 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR6vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth256.3GB/secvs256GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units896vs2304
Actual Shader Performance69%vs100%
Technology12nmvs12nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs144
Texture Rate79 GTexel/svs211.5 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs32
Pixel Rate45.1 GPixel/svs47 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)7680x4320vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs0
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections1vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power90 Wattsvs175 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 27 Ampsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.1vs12.0
Shader Model6.5vs6.0
Open GL4.6vs4.6
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-8400 6-Core 2.8GHz-
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1440

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
The GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra is an Nvidia GeForce low-end graphics card which launched in April 2020. The GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra 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 daul-slot graphics card which connects to the rest of the system using a PCIe 3.0 x16 interface.
Architecture
The Turing Architecture aims for 30-50% as much performance as the previous-gen Pascal Architecture.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed Turing T106, more specifically a TU106-125, which has 14 SM activated and thus 896 Shader Processing Units, 56 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1410 MHz and goes up to 1590 MHz with the Boost Clock.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 4GB frame buffer of fast GDDR6, through a 128-bit memory interface, while the memory clock operates at 2000 MHz (8GHz effective).

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 90W, it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
The GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra will enable low to mid-level graphics performance on modern AAA 2020 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 Ultra is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080, so our recommendation would be to use 1920x1080 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.
Overview
The new AMD Radeon RX 590 is an uprated version of the RX 580 on the smaller 12nm process node.

This RX 590 is the 8GB version.

Architecture
It equips a GPU codenamed Polaris 30, which has 2304 shader processing units, 144 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

GPU
The RX 590 8GB central processing unit runs at 1545MHz and goes up to (xx)MHz when in boost and turbo mode.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock operates at 2000MHz.

Power Consumption
The RX 590 8GB has a power TDP requirement of 150W. This means it will require at least a 500W PSU with one dedicated 8-pin connector.

Performance
Early benchmarks indicate that the AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB will be around 10-15% faster than the Nvidia GTX 1060 in terms of gaming performance, and around 6% faster than the Radeon RX 580 model it is replacing.

System Suggestions
The new Radeon RX 590 8GB releases on the 30th October 2018 and is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440. We recommend a high-end processor, like the new Ryzen R5 and at least 12GB of RAM for optimal gaming performance.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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GPU Variants
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