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.
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).