NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
GTX 1060 3GB GTX 1650 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
Price $ 170.0 $ 149.0 21 (12%)
Year 2016 2019 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 63C 65C 2 (3%)
Max Fan Noise 42.2dB 45dB 2.8 (7%)
Recommended Power Supply 470W 425W 45 (10%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99) Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 66.9 FPS 60.0 FPS 6.9 (10%)
Average 1440p Performance 47.9 FPS 43.4 FPS 4.5 (9%)
Average 4K Performance 28.1 FPS 25.6 FPS 2.5 (9%)
Memory 3 GB 4 GB 1 (33%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 2.5 $ 2.5 0 (0%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 3.6 $ 3.4 0.2 (6%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 6.1 $ 5.8 0.3 (5%)
Overall Combination Score 81/100 81/100 0 (0%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 1650 to GTX 1060 3GB is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
53
59.8
46
52.0
2019 Anthem
34
38.5
30
33.9
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
50
56.5
44
49.6
2019 Resident Evil 2
67
74.8
64
71.4
2019 Metro Exodus
29
33.3
28
31.5
2019 World War Z
56
62.3
52
58.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
62
69.2
46
52.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
29
32.3
26
29.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
43
48.7
46
52.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
39
44.4
39
43.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
59
66.6
49
54.5
2018 Fallout 76
66
74.3
56
62.9
2018 Hitman 2
52
58.1
44
49.6
2018 Just Cause 4
45
50.9
41
46.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
49
54.8
44
49.6
2018 Battlefield V
58
64.9
58
65.3
2017 Dawn of War III
57
64.1
70
78.7
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
43
48.7
45
50.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
42
47.0
45
50.8
2017 Destiny 2
70
77.8
71
79.9
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
44
49.6
35
39.9
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
60
67.0
49
54.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
63
70.4
57
64.1
2017 For Honor
84
93.9
76
84.7
2017 Project CARS 2
59
66.5
54
60.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
68
76.0
65
72.6
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
36
40.9
38
42.4
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
43
47.8
39
43.6
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
37
41.9
39
43.6
2016 Doom
84
94.0
95
106.5
2016 F1 2016
57
64.1
64
71.4
2016 Hitman
51
57.3
67
75.0
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
63
70.4
58
65.3
2016 The Division
45
50.3
50
55.7
2016 Total War: Warhammer
46
52.1
54
60.5
2016 Battlefield 1
69
77.4
68
76.2
2016 Overwatch
93
104.1
76
84.7
2016 Dishonored 2
43
48.5
39
43.6
2015 DiRT Rally
84
94.2
78
87.1
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
52
58.3
42
47.2
2015 The Witcher 3
45
50.0
43
48.4
2015 Rocket League
246
273.8
223
248.1
2015 Need For Speed
68
75.9
62
69.0
2015 Project CARS
65
72.7
58
65.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
114
127.5
107
119.0
2013 Crysis 3
51
57.4
49
54.5
2013 Battlefield 4
72
81.0
57
64.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
169
187.8
152
169.4
2009 League of Legends
316
352.0
286
318.2

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
35
44.5
30
38.7
2019 Anthem
24
30.6
21
26.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
35
43.9
30
38.7
2019 Resident Evil 2
40
50.3
38
48.4
2019 Metro Exodus
20
25.9
19
24.2
2019 World War Z
36
45.5
33
42.4
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
32
40.2
23
29.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
19
24.3
18
23.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
27
34.2
30
38.7
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
23
29.1
22
27.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
45
56.4
35
44.8
2018 Fallout 76
39
49.6
44
55.7
2018 Hitman 2
30
37.6
25
31.5
2018 Just Cause 4
30
37.6
27
33.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
30
38.4
28
35.1
2018 Battlefield V
37
47.0
38
48.4
2017 Dawn of War III
34
42.7
39
49.6
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
28
35.9
30
37.5
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
28
35.0
29
36.3
2017 Destiny 2
53
66.6
54
67.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
30
37.6
24
30.3
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
34
43.7
28
35.1
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
40
50.9
36
46.0
2017 For Honor
43
54.8
39
49.6
2017 Project CARS 2
37
46.9
33
42.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
58
72.7
52
65.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
30
38.1
30
38.7
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
25
31.6
23
29.0
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
28
35.0
31
39.9
2016 Doom
50
62.9
58
72.6
2016 F1 2016
43
54.7
44
55.7
2016 Hitman
33
42.3
42
53.2
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
36
46.1
35
44.8
2016 The Division
28
36.2
31
39.9
2016 Total War: Warhammer
35
44.4
33
42.4
2016 Battlefield 1
43
54.7
44
55.7
2016 Overwatch
57
71.8
46
58.1
2016 Dishonored 2
33
41.5
30
37.5
2015 DiRT Rally
51
64.9
48
60.5
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
30
38.5
26
32.7
2015 The Witcher 3
29
37.2
28
35.1
2015 Rocket League
93
117.3
85
106.5
2015 Need For Speed
46
58.7
42
53.2
2015 Project CARS
44
55.5
40
50.8
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
66
82.5
61
77.0
2013 Crysis 3
28
35.9
26
32.7
2013 Battlefield 4
41
51.8
33
42.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
125
156.5
113
141.6
2009 League of Legends
156
195.6
141
176.7

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
18
26.6
16
23.0
2019 Anthem
11
16.6
10
14.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
16
23.3
14
20.6
2019 Resident Evil 2
17
24.8
16
24.2
2019 Metro Exodus
11
16.3
10
15.7
2019 World War Z
18
26.2
17
24.4
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
17
25.6
18
26.6
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
10
15.4
10
15.7
2018 Final Fantasy XV
14
20.5
16
24.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
10
15.4
10
15.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
26
37.6
21
30.3
2018 Fallout 76
19
27.3
21
30.3
2018 Hitman 2
15
22.2
13
19.4
2018 Just Cause 4
13
19.6
12
18.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
12
18.4
11
16.9
2018 Battlefield V
17
24.8
16
23.0
2017 Dawn of War III
15
22.2
16
24.2
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
14
20.5
15
21.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
14
20.5
13
19.4
2017 Destiny 2
23
33.3
23
33.9
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
14
21.4
11
16.9
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
13
18.8
13
19.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
24
35.2
22
31.5
2017 For Honor
19
27.3
16
24.2
2017 Project CARS 2
27
39.1
24
35.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
42
61.0
38
55.7
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
9
13.7
10
14.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
19
27.3
20
29.0
2016 Doom
22
31.6
25
36.3
2016 F1 2016
21
30.8
22
32.7
2016 Total War: Warhammer
16
23.1
16
23.0
2016 Battlefield 1
20
29.1
21
30.3
2016 Overwatch
25
37.1
21
30.3
2016 Dishonored 2
22
32.8
21
30.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
20
29.9
10
15.7
2015 Rocket League
38
54.8
34
49.6
2015 Need For Speed
27
39.1
24
35.1
2015 Project CARS
27
39.1
24
35.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
26
38.2
24
35.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
98
140.8
88
127.1
2009 League of Legends
54
78.2
49
70.2
GTX 1060 3GB vs GTX 1650 with i7-6700K vs i7-8700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 1060 3GB vs GTX 1650 with i7-6700K vs i7-8700K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
GTX 1060 3GB vs GTX 1650 with i7-6700K vs i7-8700K at 4K and ultra vs ultra settings

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB / i7-6700K

At 1440p, GTX 1060 3GB can hit 50-60 fps on pretty much everything at ultra, just without antialiasing, less ambient occlusion and turned down shadows. It is clear that the GTX 1060 3GB is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. The price/performance ratio is excellent for GTX 1060 3GB against the competition in budget mid-range cards. With regards to max load temperature, the GTX 1060 3GB 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. With current 3072 MB RAM, the GTX 1060 3GB can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 / i7-8700K

For the most part, the GTX 1650 is still capable of playing modern games, but you would have to reduce settings to sustain those higher framerates. If keeping graphics quality settings closer to ultra or high is important, there are a few options for upgrades. The price/performance ratio is excellent for GTX 1650 against the competition in budget graphics cards. The price/performance ratio is excellent for GTX 1650 against the competition in budget mid-range cards. The GTX 1650 's power requirements are reasonable and it is very efficient compared to the competition. With regards to max load temperature, the GTX 1650 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. With current 4096 MB RAM, the GTX 1650 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

GTX 1060 3GB vs GTX 1650 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GTX 1060 3GB GTX 1650
Outputs1x DVI 1x HDMI 3x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power Connectors1x 8-pinNone
Slot WidthDual-slotDual-slot
TDP120 W75 W

Clock Speeds

GTX 1060 3GB GTX 1650
Boost Clock1708 MHz1665 MHz
GPU Clock1506 MHz1485 MHz
Memory Clock2002 MHz 8008 MHz effective 2000 MHz 8000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GTX 1060 3GB GTX 1650
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000GeForce 16
ProductionActiveUnreleased
Release DateAug 18th, 2016Apr 23rd, 2019

Graphics Features

GTX 1060 3GB GTX 1650
CUDA6.17.5
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL1.21.2
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.26.3
Vulkan1.1.961.1.103

Graphics Processor

GTX 1060 3GB GTX 1650
ArchitecturePascalTuring
Die Size200 mm²unknown
GPU NameGP106TU117
Process Size16 nm12 nm
Transistors4,400 millionunknown

Memory

GTX 1060 3GB GTX 1650
Bandwidth192.2 GB/s 128.0 GB/s
Memory Bus192 bit128 bit
Memory Size30724 GB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GTX 1060 3GB GTX 1650
ROPs4832
SM Count914
Shading Units1152896
TMUs7256

Theoretical Performance

GTX 1060 3GB GTX 1650
FP16 (half) performance61.49 GFLOPS (1:64)5.967 TFLOPS (2:1)
FP32 (float) performance3,935 GFLOPS 2.984 TFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance123.0 GFLOPS (1:32)93.24 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate81.98 GPixel/s 53.28 GPixel/s
Texture Rate123.0 GTexel/s 93.24 GTexel/s

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