Today, it looks like we’ve had the clearest confirmation yet, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra listing from none other than GALAX. This comes from Twitter user Momomo_US who was one of the first to list down the technical specifications.
What’s Changed From The Previous Models?
So far, we’ve seen a pretty impressive showing when it comes to GeForce GTX 1650 cards. The original card had a TU117 GPU, the GeForce GTX 1650 GDDR6 came with a TU117 GPU, then we got the GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER with the TU116 GPU. This doesn’t even include cards such as the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti or any of the mobility cards and their revisions.
The latest from this lineup will be the GeForce GTX 1650 Ultra with the TU106 GPU. The TU106-125 GPU is the same chip that is featured in the GeForce RTX 2060 and the GeForce RTX 2070 - albeit a cut-down version with 61.1% of CUDA cores absent.
The GPU also has 896 CUDA cores, a core clock of 1410 MHz and a boost clock of 1590 MHz. The memory is likely to be 4 GB of GDDR6 which will run at 12 Gbps along a 128-bit bus.
Interestingly enough, we’re not too sure where the Ultra suffix comes into play. Yes, this card is a clear upgrade from some of the other GTX 1650s, but with the GTX 1650 Super boasting 1280 CUDA cores and a boost clock speed of 1725 MHz, it will be interesting to see how these cards compare upon release.
It is also an interesting release when you compare it to the GTX 1650 GDDR6 model which has identical specifications aside from the TU106-125 GPU. The only difference seems to be that the Ultra card fits inside a larger 90 W TDP.
12% Increase In Performance
It does appear that this card will be an upgrade though. TUM_APISAK has already posted a Time Spy result that shows a 12% increase over the standard GTX 1650, with a score of 3700 points.
We’re not too sure when we’ll see this card drop just yet, or whether it will even see a worldwide release. With the Ampere cards on the way, we’d imagine that Nvidia would want to push this card out beforehand.
What do you think of this new card? Are you struggling to see a place for it in Nvidia’s current lineup? Let us know down in the comments section below if you’d consider picking one of these up.