Power and Temp
System power is measured at the wall in Watts and represents the total system load. Our power supply is a Seasonic Prime 1000W Titanium. Temperature is measured via GPUz and room temperature of the testing rig was at 71F while testing.
In terms of system Wattage, the ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1650 SUPER O4G GAMING is a very efficient video card. It pulls only 231W system power, which is 30W more than the ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1650 O4G GAMING. Considering we got up to 40% performance uplift over it, that’s not too bad of a power difference.
Overclocking the ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1650 SUPER O4G GAMING increased power usage only by 6%. Yet we saw performance gains as high as 14-15%.
The SAPPHIRE PULSE Radeon RX 5500 XT 4G OC actually pulled the same amount of power as the Overclocked ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1650 SUPER O4G GAMING. Yet, the ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1650 SUPER Overclocked was always well ahead of the SAPPHIRE PULSE RX 5500 XT performance. Therefore, the ASUS ROG STRIX GTX 1650 SUPER is actually the more power-efficient video card. Despite the GTX 1650 SUPER being 12nm and the 5500 XT being 7nm.
In terms of temperatures, the ASUS ROG STRIX video cards were on top again, with cooler GPU temps, by a large amount. We set the fans to 80% for overclocking, but we really didn’t need to do that, settling on automatic would have worked just fine and temps would still be in the lower 60’s.
The DirectCU II cooler and dual-fans are plenty to keep this GPU cool at default and overclocked. It does not hold overclocking back and seems to work very well and provides robust cooling for the GTX 1650 SUPER.