GeForce GTX 1650 Gets Complicated: GIGABYTE Releasing New GDDR6 Models with Similar Names, Packaging

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Those rumors about the GeForce GTX 1650 getting a memory upgrade appear to be true, as GIGABYTE Windforce OC cards with GDDR6 RAM instead of GDDR5 have appeared at a German retailer called Service Point. There’s a potential for some slight confusion here, however, due to similar naming conventions and re-use of packaging materials.

While GIGABYTE’s revised cards – the GeForce GTX 1650 D6 Windforce OC (GV-N1656OC-4GD) and GeForce GTX 1650 D6 OC (GV-N1656OC-4GD) – feature design changes (e.g., different display connectors), they’ll be sold in nearly identical boxes as the original GDDR5 SKUs (GV-N1650WF2OC-4GD, GV-N1650OC-4GD). The updated packaging does list GDDR6 in the corner, but according to VideoCardz, it doesn’t elaborate on any of the other differences.

Image: VideoCardz

Specifications listed on GIGABYTE’s website confirm that the GeForce GTX 1650 D6 Windforce OC and GeForce GTX 1650 D6 OC will feature an increased memory bandwidth of 192 GB/s – a 64 GB/s improvement over the original (128 GB/s). CUDA core count (896) remains unchanged, however, which means that their performance won’t exceed the GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER (1280 CUDA cores).

Tsing Mui
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