REVIEW | Palit GeForce GTX 1650 – not quite an RX 570 killer

Meant to replace last generation’s value king, the GTX 1050 Ti, the latest GeForce GTX 1650 is built using the new Turing promising better performance and efficiency. What we have on our table is the Palit GTX 1650 Storm X OC that rocks 4GB of GDDR5, 896 Cuda cores, a GPU booost clock of 1725mhz and a 8Gbps memory clock. All these pulls in a small package that will be perfect for mini-ITX builds that will require minimum system power (at around 300w) and a relatively small foot print.

The Package

The Palit GTX 1650 in all it’s glory is a small piece of tech that delivers what it really stands on – It’s not the best performing card in the market but it delivers a great deal for it’s size; and man it’s a small card that can fit even the most limited of cases. It’s about pushing the envelope while keeping a small footprint both in power and size.

Just the essentials – I think that’s what ITX builders stick on as they try to come up with providing what is only needed to keep the whole package small. Besides, the smaller the card – the easier it is to build around or install inside a tightly packed case.

Test System

Here is the list of hardware we used for this test:

  • Processor – AMD Ryzen 7 2700x @ 4.2GHz
  • Memory – 2x8GB 3200mhz DDR4 kit
  • Motherboard – Asus ROG Crosshair VI X370
  • Graphics cards:
    • MSI Ventus XS GTX 1660 6GB
    • Zotac GTX 1060 6GB AMP! Edition
    • PowerColor Red Devil RX 580 8GB
    • MSI RX 570 Armor OC 8GB
    • Palit GTX 1650 Storm X OC


The Verdict

Looking at the benchmarks – we don’t see a mind boggling and crazy benchmark but it stays relevant to the scores of full sized cards.

If you’re planning on building your Mini-ITX PC while trying to keep the budget at bay while maintaining that sleek and limited clearance look – The Palit GTX 1650 is a good choice for your card.

SFX power supplies are on the more lower wattage category while some pushes the trend up – so does the price and the size. If you’re playing with a limited budget, the Palit GTX 1650 is a perfect topping on a true SFX low watt power supply coupled with a tiny case with limited clearance altogether.

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