NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Review: Budget Gaming On Turing

GeForce GTX 1650 - Tomb Raider, Strange Brigade, FC5

Rise of the Tomb Raider is a sequel to the 2013 reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise, which takes protagonist Lara Croft back to her explorative “tomb raiding” roots in a deep origin story. The game, however, was updated and enhanced with new gameplay and combat mechanics. The engine was updated as well, and offers DirectX 12 support, along with some stunning visuals. The benchmark outputs results from a number of maps; we’re reporting numbers from the “Geothermal Valley” here, along with the average score of all the maps. The game’s maximum “Very High” graphics preset was used, and all graphics-related options were enabled as well.

Shadow Of The Tomb Raider
DirectX 12 Benchmarks

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Shadow Of The Tomb Raider

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We're probably starting to sound like a broken record at this point, but the numbers are what they are -- the EVGA GeForce GTX 1650 XC Ultra trailed all of the other cards we tested, save for the GTX 1050 Ti.

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The 95% frame rate data also shows a similar performance trend, though the delta separating the Radeon RX 570 and EVGA GeForce GTX 1650 XC Ultra is slightly smaller.

Strange Brigade
DirectX 12 (Or Vulcan!) Benchmarks
Strange Brigade is a third-person action game set in Egypt in the 1930s that takes gamers on an various adventures to explore ruins, solve puzzles, and uncover valuable treasures, while also blasting through an array of un-dead enemies. This game has both DirectX and Vulcan code paths and makes use of Asynchronous Compute as well. We tested Strange Bridge with its Ultra graphics preset with A-Sync compute enabled at a couple of resolutions.
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Strange Brigade

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The EVGA GeForce GTX 1650 XC Ultra took a pounding in the Strange Brigade benchmark, finishing behind the Radeon RX 570 once again, by a very wide margin.

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Render times in Strange Brigade tell the same story, with the EVGA GeForce GTX 1650 XC Ultra finishing well behind all of the other cards except the GTX 1050 Ti.

Far Cry 5 
The Dunia Engine Lives On
Next up, we’ve got some benchmark scores from FarCry 5, the latest installment in the storied franchise. Like its predecessors, FarCry 5 is a fast-action shooter set in an open world environment with lush visuals and high graphics fidelity. The game takes place in a fictional county in Montana, where a cult has taken over control of the area. We tested all of the graphics cards here at multiple resolutions using Ultra Quality settings to see how they handled this recently-released AAA title.
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FarCry 5 

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We saw more of the same in the FarCry 5 benchmark, where the EVGA GeForce GTX 1650 XC Ultra trailed the Radeon RX 570 by about 12.5%. It was much faster than the GTX 1050 Ti, though.

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