NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
vs
AMD Radeon RX 480

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
AMD Radeon RX 480
GTX 1650 RX 480 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 AMD Radeon RX 480
Price $ 149.0 $ 399.0 250 (168%)
Year 2019 2016 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 65C 77C 12 (18%)
Max Fan Noise 45dB 51dB 6 (13%)
Recommended Power Supply 425W 500W 75 (18%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-8700K @ 3.70GHz ($369.89) Intel Core i7-6700K @ 4.00GHz ($334.99)
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 58.6 FPS 62.5 FPS 3.9 (7%)
Average 1440p Performance 42.5 FPS 46.0 FPS 3.5 (8%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 36.0 FPS 39.4 FPS 3.4 (9%)
Average 4K Performance 24.8 FPS 27.6 FPS 2.8 (11%)
Memory 4 GB 8 GB 4 (100%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 2.5 $ 6.4 3.9 (156%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 3.5 $ 8.7 5.2 (149%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.1 $ 10.2 6.1 (149%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 6.0 $ 14.5 8.5 (142%)
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 AMD Radeon RX 480
Overall Combination Score 76/100 74/100 2 (3%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from GTX 1650 to RX 480 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. The price/performance ratio is much better for GTX 1650 .

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650

The GTX 1660 might be the entry-level flagship of the latest Turing set of graphics cards, but their prices keep them out of the reach of most budget PC gamers. On the other hand, the GTX 1650 is closer to being reasonably affordable at a price tag of $ 149. NVIDIA ’s xx50 cards have always been defined by budget prices with performance that knocks on the door of entry-level graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Turing graphics card inside the GTX 1650, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

Spec for spec, this GTX 1650 leapfrogs its direct predecessor, the GTX 1050, by boasting 2 % more fps. The GTX 1650 has 4 GB RAM compared to the GTX 1050 's 3 GB video memory.

Fortunately, gaming performance was quite impressive. The GTX 1650 consistently delivers great frame rate increases over the GTX 1050, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and it really justifies an upgrade. For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play Fallout 76, Battlefield V, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Resident Evil 2, Strange Brigade at 63 fps to 74 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 69 fps.

AMD Radeon RX 480

AMD ’s xx80 cards have always been defined by mid-range prices with performance that knocks on the door of high-end graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the GCN 4.0 graphics card inside the RX 480, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend. The RX 480 is much more expensive than the R9 380 as it costs a whopping $ 400. Compare this to the R9 380, AMD Radeon R9 380X, which came originally at a price of $ 199, $ 229. Meanwhile, the NVIDIA closest equivalent card is the GTX 970 which costs $ 329.

Spec for spec, this RX 480 leapfrogs its direct predecessor, the R9 380, by boasting 2 % more fps. The RX 480 has 8 GB RAM compared to the R9 380 's 2 GB video memory.

In our synthetic benchmarks, the RX 480 blows past the R9 380, AMD Radeon R9 380X and, amazingly, even the R9 390 as well. Fortunately, gaming performance was quite impressive. The RX 480 consistently delivers great frame rate increases over the R9 380, AMD Radeon R9 380X and it really justifies an upgrade.

For 1080p Full HD, we were able to play F1 2019, Apex Legends, Battlefield V, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Resident Evil 2 at 62 fps to 76 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 68 fps. For 1440p Quad HD, we were able to play World War Z, Fallout 76 at 62 fps to 63 fps and kept frame rates hovering around 63 fps.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
AMD Radeon RX 480
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
46
52.0
56
63.0
2019 Anthem
30
33.9
36
40.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
44
49.6
53
59.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
64
71.4
68
75.8
2019 Metro Exodus
28
31.5
30
33.7
2019 World War Z
52
58.1
76
85.0
2019 Gears of War 5
41
45.8
44
49.1
2019 F1 2019
51
57.5
55
61.6
2019 GreedFall
46
51.8
49
55.5
2019 Borderlands 3
32
36.4
35
39.0
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
63
70.0
67
75.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
24
27.0
26
28.9
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
38
42.4
40
45.4
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
46
52.0
75
84.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
26
29.0
29
33.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
46
52.0
51
57.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
39
43.6
48
54.0
2018 Just Cause 4
41
46.0
43
48.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
44
49.6
47
52.5
2018 Strange Brigade
66
73.9
71
79.1
2018 Battlefield V
58
65.3
58
65.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
45
50.8
42
47.0
2017 Destiny 2
71
79.9
81
91.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
57
64.1
60
67.5
2017 For Honor
76
84.7
81
90.0
2017 Project CARS 2
54
60.5
57
63.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
65
72.6
69
77.2
2016 Dishonored 2
39
43.6
41
46.5
2015 Rocket League
223
248.1
236
262.5
2015 Need For Speed
62
69.0
65
72.7
2015 Project CARS
58
65.3
62
69.7
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
107
119.0
114
127.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
152
169.4
162
180.0
2009 League of Legends
286
318.2
303
337.5

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
AMD Radeon RX 480
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
30
38.7
37
46.9
2019 Anthem
21
26.6
25
32.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
30
38.7
36
46.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
38
48.4
40
51.0
2019 Metro Exodus
19
24.2
20
26.2
2019 World War Z
33
42.4
49
62.0
2019 Gears of War 5
26
33.2
28
35.6
2019 F1 2019
32
40.7
34
43.6
2019 GreedFall
29
37.4
32
40.1
2019 Borderlands 3
20
25.6
21
27.4
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
40
50.4
43
54.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
17
22.0
18
23.6
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
26
33.2
28
35.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
23
29.0
42
53.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
18
23.0
20
26.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
30
38.7
32
40.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
22
27.8
28
35.0
2018 Fallout 76
44
55.7
50
63.0
2018 Just Cause 4
27
33.9
28
36.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
28
35.1
29
36.7
2018 Strange Brigade
41
51.5
44
55.1
2018 Battlefield V
38
48.4
36
46.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
29
36.3
24
31.0
2017 Destiny 2
54
67.8
62
78.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
36
46.0
38
48.7
2017 For Honor
39
49.6
42
52.5
2017 Project CARS 2
33
42.4
36
45.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
52
65.3
55
69.7
2016 Dishonored 2
30
37.5
31
39.7
2015 Rocket League
85
106.5
90
112.5
2015 Need For Speed
42
53.2
44
56.2
2015 Project CARS
40
50.8
42
53.3
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
61
77.0
66
82.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
113
141.6
120
150.0
2009 League of Legends
141
176.7
150
187.5

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
AMD Radeon RX 480
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
25
33.0
30
40.1
2019 Anthem
16
22.0
20
26.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
24
31.7
28
37.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
29
38.8
30
40.7
2019 Metro Exodus
16
21.3
17
22.8
2019 World War Z
27
35.7
39
52.3
2019 Gears of War 5
22
29.0
23
31.1
2019 F1 2019
27
35.6
29
38.2
2019 GreedFall
21
28.2
23
30.3
2019 Borderlands 3
15
20.8
16
22.3
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
32
43.1
35
46.1
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
14
19.3
15
20.7
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
22
29.0
23
31.1
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
22
29.7
33
44.4
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
15
20.7
17
23.5
2018 Final Fantasy XV
25
33.7
25
34.2
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
17
23.3
21
28.9
2018 Fallout 76
34
46.0
39
52.4
2018 Just Cause 4
21
27.9
22
29.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
21
27.8
22
29.1
2018 Strange Brigade
32
42.5
34
45.5
2018 Battlefield V
29
38.2
30
40.1
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
22
29.8
22
29.4
2017 Destiny 2
41
54.4
47
62.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
31
41.5
33
44.1
2017 For Honor
30
39.5
31
42.1
2017 Project CARS 2
31
41.5
33
44.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
49
64.7
52
68.6
2016 Dishonored 2
27
36.3
28
38.1
2015 Rocket League
63
83.5
67
88.3
2015 Need For Speed
35
47.2
38
50.1
2015 Project CARS
34
46.0
36
48.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
45
60.3
49
64.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
109
143.8
115
152.5
2009 League of Legends
100
132.1
106
140.4

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
AMD Radeon RX 480
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
16
23.0
19
28.0
2019 Anthem
10
14.5
12
17.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
14
20.6
17
24.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
16
24.2
17
25.1
2019 Metro Exodus
10
15.7
11
16.5
2019 World War Z
17
24.4
24
35.7
2019 Gears of War 5
14
21.0
15
22.5
2019 F1 2019
18
25.9
19
27.8
2019 GreedFall
10
15.4
11
16.5
2019 Borderlands 3
9
13.3
10
14.3
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
21
30.1
22
32.2
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
9
14.0
10
15.0
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
14
21.0
15
22.5
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
18
26.6
21
30.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
10
15.7
12
18.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
16
24.2
16
24.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
10
15.7
13
19.0
2018 Fallout 76
21
30.3
24
35.0
2018 Just Cause 4
12
18.2
13
18.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
11
16.9
12
17.6
2018 Strange Brigade
19
28.0
21
30.0
2018 Battlefield V
16
23.0
20
29.0
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
13
19.4
16
24.0
2017 Destiny 2
23
33.9
27
39.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
22
31.5
23
33.7
2017 For Honor
16
24.2
18
26.2
2017 Project CARS 2
24
35.1
26
37.5
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
38
55.7
40
58.5
2016 Dishonored 2
21
30.3
22
31.5
2015 Rocket League
34
49.6
36
52.5
2015 Need For Speed
24
35.1
26
37.5
2015 Project CARS
24
35.1
26
37.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
24
35.7
26
38.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
88
127.1
94
135.0
2009 League of Legends
49
70.2
52
75.0
GTX 1650 vs RX 480 with i7-8700K vs i7-6700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings

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.

AMD Radeon RX 480 / i7-6700K

At 1440p, RX 480 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 RX 480 is a significantly more capable high-end card that can play AAA titles at 1080p/1440p with 50-60 frames per second. In terms of memory, the RX 480 's 8192 MB RAM is more than enough for modern games and should not cause any bottlenecks.

GTX 1650 vs RX 480 Specifications Comparison

GTX 1650 RX 480

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