Over the past month, we’ve seen a few graphics cards get the memory boost treatment in the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 line. ASUS has recently announced that a few of their models will be getting the same, most notably the ASUS ROG Strix GTX 1650.
This ASUS graphics card will be getting a huge improvement in the form of GDDR6 - an upgrade from the previous generation of GDDR5 memory.
ASUS will be releasing two different models - the O4GD6 which reaches 1815 MHz and the A4GD6 which reaches 1620 MHz.
Reports suggest that GDDR6 could lead to an increase of up to 50% in bandwidth. The GDDR5 memory clocked in at 8 Gbps with a bandwidth of 128 Gbps whereas GDDR6 appears to clock in at 12 Gbps with 192 Gbps bandwidth.
A report from Videocardz suggested that the new GDDR6 memory upgrade could result in around 6% faster performance. However, in that benchmark, it was the ZOTAC Gaming model that was tested. They found that synthetic benchmarks showed between 5% to 8% faster performance and between 2% and 10% faster performance while gaming.
A lower voltage and less power needed is said to be responsible for the boost in speed. Whether this level of performance boost will still relate to ASUS’s models is yet to be seen but this gives us a good indication of what to expect.
Other ASUS Cards Getting GDDR6
ASUS will release the TUF Gaming GTX 1650 with GDDR6 and the Phoenix GTX 1650 which should bring a huge performance boost across ASUS’ product lines. These GPUs are said to come with some improvements in the design too including some tweaks around the heating and cooling solutions.
This is good news for those looking to upgrade their graphics cards over the next few months. The GeForce GTX 1650 GPU is a decent graphics card that still manages to be affordable. We hope that these revised GPUs still go for roughly the same price as the GDDR5 versions, but once we know more we will keep you updated.