NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 vs GTX 1060 – Turing vs Pascal, the showdown
Okay, guys, we’re on it! After yesterday’s defeat over the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, GeForce GTX 1650 is really going to have some bad time with today’s competitor – the GeForce GTX 1060. Is it going to excel once again, or it is going to be beaten for the first time in this series of showdowns. Well, honestly, it would be astonishing if it is able to beat a third consecutive Pascal graphics card, especially, given it is on the midpoint between budget and high-end gaming.
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Specification-wise these devices are pretty different. First, the GeForce GTX 1060 features 1280 CUDA cores, has a 1404 MHz Base frequency and 1670 MHz Boost clock, and consumes 80W of energy, compared to the 1024 CUDA cores that work at 1395-1560 MHz of the GeForce GTX 1650. Additionally, the Turing representative is rated at only 50W TDP.
On the memory side, there is a good advantage to the GTX 1060 as well. Its bus is 192 bits wide, while the memory modules work at 2002 MHz, resulting in a bandwidth of 192.2 GB/s. This contrasts to the 128-bit bus of the GTX 1650, working at relatively the same speed but having a rather modest bandwidth of 128.1 GB/s.
All of the advantages in the specs sheet of GeForce GTX 1060 help it to the win in the benchmarks department.
As we mentioned, the GTX 1060 is in the middle of the Pascal GPU solar system. This means it can reach the maximum detail of games and still be able to pump out 60 fps on some titles. Comparing it head to head with the GeForce GTX 1650 adds up to the score for a 2:0 win for the Pascal graphics card.
|Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5)||Full HD, Normal (Check settings)||Full HD, High (Check settings)||Full HD, Very High (Check settings)|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650||173 fps||94 fps||50 fps|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060||149 fps||115 fps||62 fps|
|Far Cry 5||Full HD, Normal (Check settings)||Full HD, High (Check settings)||Full HD, Ultra (Check settings)|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650||65 fps||60 fps||56 fps|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060||73 fps||68 fps||63 fps|
|Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016)||Full HD, Lowest (Check settings)||Full HD, Medium (Check settings)||Full HD, Very High (Check settings)|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650||120 fps||80 fps||39 fps|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060||135 fps||102 fps||51 fps|
|Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands||Full HD, Medium (Check settings)||Full HD, High (Check settings)||Full HD, Very High (Check settings)|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650||60 fps||55 fps||48 fps|
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060||67 fps||61 fps||53 fps|
So it happens that we’ve found the right competitor for the GTX 1650. NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1060 happened to be beyond the GTX 1650’s strength and easily swept past it. However, it is worth mentioning that the difference is not that big at all, and after all – GTX 1650 uses about 38% less energy.
All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (4GB GDDR5)
HP Pavilion Gaming 15
- AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
- 8GB RAM
- 256GB SSD
All laptops equipped with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)