ASUS recently announced that Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 graphics cards with new and improved memory will be used in ROG Strix, TUF Gaming and Phoenix series.
MSI and Gigabyte have also issued similar announcements in recent months. Before
, GeForce GTX 1650 cards had GDDR5 memory. Upgrading to GDDR6 means that the bandwidth will increase by about 50%. The GDDR5 version of the
GeForce GTX 1650 is clocked at 8 Gbps and provides 128 Gbps of bandwidth. On the other hand, the new GDDR6 version of the same card runs at 12 Gbps and provides a significantly better bandwidth of 192 Gbps.
This new and improved memory will be available in the following rows with some adjustments in cooling and design.
uses ROG Strix graphics, gamers can use GPU Tweak software to adjust settings to fully control performance. The use of DirectCU II heating tubes to transfer heat to the fin array also solves the previously known heating problems. Then 2 Axial Tech fans cool it down.
On TUF Gaming graphics cards, these graphics cards are built with AutoExtreme technology, which can prevent PCB bending through a rigid backplane to improve durability. This series even uses something called a "space-grade lubricant" to seal it, reaching the IPX5 standard.
These cards are more suitable for small gaming PCs and have a compact design that extends their service life by 2 times. Due to the small space, Phoenix cards can still stay cool with the help of axial fans and use the same space-grade lubricants used in TUF game cards.
Since Phoenix cards generally perform well in the budget GPU category, increasing bandwidth will only improve the card’s price/performance ratio.
This is good news for Asus. Its graphics card is usually the highest performance card we see in the "best" graphics card guide. You can find our best GTX 1650 graphics card review here.