Guess what all of Nvidia’s Turing graphics playing cards have in frequent? That is proper, they’ve moved away from the dated GDDR5 VRAM. Nicely, apart from the runts of the litter: Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1660 and GTX 1650. However, that could be about to alter.
Noticed by Videocardz, a latest EEC submitting lists various new MSI graphics playing cards, all variants of the GTX 1650 graphics card. And no, they are not GTX 1650 Tremendous playing cards, which we already noticed get the improve to GDDR6 alongside the GTX 1660 Tremendous. As an alternative, they’re simply the identical outdated GTX 1650 graphics processors on boards which have the quicker GDDR6 reminiscence, too.
This does line up considerably with a beforehand leaked benchmark for a GDDR6-packed GTX 1650 mannequin, although these leaks had been believed on the time to be for laptop computer graphics processors.
The traces are getting Tremendous blurry
In a method, this transfer makes loads of sense. The remainder of Nvidia’s Turing-based graphics processors are powered by GDDR6, so why not give the GTX 1650 and the GTX 1660 the higher VRAM?
However it’s not so easy. The improve to GDDR6 is already one thing that Nvidia did for the GTX 1650 and 1660 with the Tremendous iterations. Within the case of the GTX 1660, the one important distinction between it and the non-Tremendous mannequin was the brand new VRAM. The improve to GDDR6 gave the Tremendous card a minor increase over its non-Tremendous counterparts.
The GTX 1650 Tremendous acquired an even bigger increase with the GDDR6 improve, alongside an enormous enhance in CUDA cores and a bump in clockspeeds. This implies an improve to GDDR6 for the non-Tremendous mannequin would begin to blur the road between the 2 fashions, although not utterly erase. For the GTX 1660, although, any potential improve to GDDR6 would utterly erase the distinction between Tremendous and non-Tremendous.
This might make Nvidia’s graphics card lineup just a bit bit extra complicated, although will solely enhance the efficiency accessible to clients who need a new GTX 1650. It is also a greater transfer than that point when the GeForce GT 1030 began transport with DDR4 after launching with GDDR5.
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