GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1650 OC 4G Review

Recently NVIDIA introduced a mainstream graphics cards based on the new Turing architecture and using a new GPU (the TU117), the GeForce GTX 1650 graphics chip which is successor to the Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti from 2016. The new TU117 GPU consists of 896 shaders and a base clock of 1,485MHz and boost clock speeds of 1,665MHz, featuring 4GB of GDDR5 at 8Gbps with a bandwidth of 128GB/s with a 75W TDP.
Today we are reviewing the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1650 OC 4G, a graphics card dedicated for budget 1080p gaming.
With a custom PCB, dual WINDFORCE 2X cooling system and Ultra durable components the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1650 OC 4G graphics card offers 1710 MHz boost Core clock (Reference card is 1665 MHz) and promises to deliver effective 1080p gaming experience.
Now let's see what this GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1650 has for us.


  • Powered by GeForce® GTX 1650
  • Integrated with 4GB GDDR5 128-bit memory interface
  • WINDFORCE 2X Cooling System with alternate spinning fans
  • 80 mm unique blade fan
  • Core Clock 1710 MHz (Reference card is 1665 MHz)

WINDFORCE 2X cooling system features 2x 80mm unique blade fans, alternate spinning fan, and 3D active fan, together delivering an effective heat dissipation.

The GIGABYTE patent “Alternate Spinning" is the only solution that can solve the turbulent airflow of adjacent fans. Since the adjacent fans rotate in the same direction, the airflow direction is opposite between the fans, which will cause turbulent airflow and reduce heat dissipation efficiency. GIGABYTE turns the adjacent fans in the opposite direction, so that the airflow direction between the two fans is the same, reducing the turbulence and enhancing the airflow pressure.

The airflow is spilt by the triangular fan edge, and guided smoothly through the 3D stripe curve on the fan surface, effectively enhancing the airflow.

Lower RDS(on) MOSFETs are specially designed to produce lower switching resistance for faster electric current charging and discharging at extremely low temperature.

The cutting edge intuitive interface allows you to adjust the clock speed, voltage, fan performance and power target in real-time according to your game's requirements.



The GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1650 comes in a box securely packaged with GIGABYTE graphics and features highlights on front and the back of the box.

Inside the box

Along with the GFX card box also includes Software installation CD and quick start guide.


The GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1650 with predominating black colour scheme.


Test system configuration -

CPUIntel Core i7 5960X
BoardASUS X99 Deluxe
RAM4 X 4GB Corsair DDR4 3000Mhz
SSDCorsair Force 240GB SSD
CoolerCooler Master Nepton 240M
PSU Cooler Master 600
DisplayAcer S220HQL
OS Windows 10



Room Temperature: 30C

In idle, the temperature is real good and at full load running 3D Mark Fire Strike temperature was ok and fans were slight loud.

Power Consumption

Wattage reading as per displayed by APC Pro 1000VA (Model no. BR1000G-IN) UPS.


  • Compact design
  • Factory Overclocked
  • 4GB of Graphics RAM
  • Fan turns off on idle
  • No additional Power connector


  • Older Radeon RX 570 is faster


GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1650 4GB is a low budget Turing architecture-based graphics card, mostly giving decent gaming performance at 1080p resolution with moderate details. Gigabyte also factory overclocked this card to 1710 MHz boost Core clock (Reference card is 1665 MHz) gives a rough 5-8% performance increase. Alongside no additional power connector requirement, the card also comes with a nice cooling solution which pushes the temperature and noise at their lowest level. The GPU fans also remained off under low load or low power games.

At the conclusion we think that the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1650 4GB graphics card is a best contender for HTPC or retro gaming PC builds. A low budget gamer can look for second hand GPUs from the dead mining market.

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