NVIDIA Reportedly Prepping GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Budget Turing eSports GPU
A bombardment of leaks and rumors suggests NVIDIA is getting ready to unveil a GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card, to go along with other Turing-based GTX cards that have already launched. In addition, there is now reason to believe that a GeForce GTX 1650 Ti variant is in the works as well, with a whole bunch of custom models by NVIDIA's third-party partners ready to go with the new part.
Before we get to the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, let's quickly recap where we are at the moment. NVIDIA's Turing GPU architecture introduced itself to gamers by way of the company's GeForce RTX series, consisting of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, GeForce RTX 2080, and GeForce RTX 2070. Later on came a more affordable GeForce RTX 2060. There's also a Titan RTX card, but that is more of a hybrid gaming/professional card.
All RTX cards have dedicated RT and Tensor cores for real-time ray tracing and Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS). They're also comparatively expensive to past generation cards, if stacking them up by model numbers (RTX 2080 Ti vs GTX 1080, for example). NVIDIA may have overestimated the market for premium priced RTX cards, and so it followed up the initial launch with lower cost, Turing-based GTX variants that lack real-time ray tracing and DLSS hardware.
Those cards currently consist of the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and GeForce GTX 1660. Soon enough, NVIDIA is expected launch a GeForce GTX 1650. That brings us to the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, which WCCFTech spotted in a listing at the European Economic Community (EEC).
The EEC listing contains several Turing-based cards, both RTX and GTX. This particular listing is focused on ASUS-brand cards, and there are several custom GeForce GTX 1650 Ti cards in the mix, such as a GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Dual and an ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1650 Ti.
Specifications are not available, but but our best guess is that the Ti-variant will use the same TU117 GPU as the non-Ti version, only with more CUDA cores and texture units. It may or may not have faster clocks—it wouldn't necessarily need them to be a better performing card.
For reference, past rumors point to the regular GeForce GTX 1650 having 896 CUDA cores, 56 texture units, 32 ROPs, a 1,486Mhz boost clock, and a 1,665 boost clock. It's also expected to arrive with 4GB of GDDR5 memory on a 128-bit bus.
A GeForce GTX 1650 Ti would obviously have to trump those specs in some way, but exactly how remains to be seen. It will also be interesting to see if the Ti version is a 75W card, which means it would draw the necessary power from the PCI Express slot rather than require a PCIe power connector.
NVIDIA is likely to launch its GeForce GTX 1650 later this month and could very launch the Ti version at the same time.