Zotac Geforce GTX 1650 Super 4GB Review
Best For Mid-Range 4K Build
Zotac Geforce GTX 1650 Super 4GB GDDR6 graphic card can power up your regular build with a seamless 1080p quality as well as 4K and a VR support. Overall it is a perfect choice in the 16series and for those who are not ready to accept GTX 20series GPU’s.
- 1080p performance 10
- Temperature 8
- Overclocking 8
- Design 10
Gaming demands next level hardware today, in past couple of years things have changed, Gamers are not just gamers they are now “Streamers”. So the requisite to assemble a precise PC compiled with hardware under a suitable budget without comprising the performance is a tedious task. Especially in the line of choosing a right graphics card that can do everything?
Today we have Zotac GeForce GTX 1650 Super card to test, a 4GB GDDR6 128bit Turing architecture gpu which can fulfill your need of mid-range gaming pc ideal for 1080p gaming + Live Streaming side-by-side. But only with a decent build, streaming is a resource intensive task while are running game at 1080p resolution, a good processor, enough ram + SSD is must, powered by minimum 650watt PSU. Thanks to Zotac for providing the gpu, we will focus more on the performance and usability part compared to exiting 16series model’s technical aspects and pricing factor. We had tested three games Borderlands 3, Destiny 2 and Control on PC at max resolution and ran some bechmarking tools to find out how well Zotac GeForce GTX 1650 Super card can deliver.
Zotac Geforce GTX 1650 Super features twin fan, based on Nvidia Turing architecture the design is super compact and it is a 4K ready card. Thanks to the Game Ready drivers a lot of things are optimized on its own, you don’t really have to struggle pulling out the best. Due to its compact design Zotac Geforce GTX 1650 Super fits well in all type of cabinets. It requires less space and draws power from single 6-pin connector + the PCI Slot. Zotac embedded a wide array aluminum heatsink on its GTX 1650 Super model for more heat dilapidation and the wide twin fans maintains decent air flow. I had played multiple games at 1080p with Screen recording on via Geforce Experience.
As an example I recorded a 27 minutes Destiny 2 game video at 1920×1080 resolutions (high settings) that compiled a video of 8.04GB with ease. The screen recording quality is amazing and it is hardly noticeable. I am using Kingston 480GB SSD, where compared to regular hardware the read/write speed is much higher that contributes a lot to such performance.
Zotac Geforce GTX 1650 Super looks nice, a compatible card that just looks cute in Cooler Master MASTERBOX K501L . This is our Gaming PC-build –
Test Build Config:
- CPU – AMD Ryzen 5 3600 6 Core CPU
- Motherboard – Gigabyte Aorus Ultra Gaming X470
- RAM – Corsair 32GB 3000Mhz (16×2)
- Cooler – Corsair H45 Liquid Cooler
- HDD – Kingston 480GB SSD
- PS4 – Corsair 750watt
- Cabinet – Cooler Master MASTERBOX K501L
Zotac Geforce GTX 1650 Super Performance Review
For gaming I am quite impressed with Zotac Geforce GTX 1650 Super @ 1080p. Graphic performance is smooth, well I had not tested 4K due to lack of display but on my current screen its perfect. I can easily push to high settings and there’s no lag at all. To tweak GPU settings Zotac offers a dedicated tool Firestorm. It displays current CPU Clock Speed, MEM Clock Speed, Fan Speed and GPU temperature. It is best to stick with Auto to get more from the gpu. During my test I was happy with the default one without tweaking anything from Firestorm. My primary objective was to play at max 1080p resolution and record the same quality side by side. The card Zotac Geforce GTX 1650 Super burned large size videos, but that’s what I need. Below are reports from benchmarking tools.
Powered 1280 Cuda Cores, 128-bit Memory Bus, 12GBPS Memory bandwidth, Zotac Geforce GTX 1650 Super is a super card. It brings out of the box performance for 1080p gaming needs and if you want more then on this card you can hit 4K also. But there can be an interruption if you can enable HD Video Streaming along with 4K, while screen recording is not much of a problem. I still pressurize toward the build you are choosing, video games today are high-end, with over 50GB or higher download requirements gaming is getting ultra-realistic.
Important Warranty Note: Zotac offers a 2 years warranty on Graphic Card, and if you register your product within 30 days on zota.com you get 1 Year extended warranty, in total 3 years is a sweet deal.
Zotac Geforce GTX 1650 Super Specification:
- 1280 CUDA cores
- 4GB GDDR6 Video Memory
- 128-bit Memory Bus
- 1725 MHz Engine ClockBoost
- 12 Gbps Memory Clock
- PCI Express3.0
- Display Outputs- DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b & Dual Link DVI-D
- HDCP Support
- Triple Display Multi Display Capability
- 350W Recommended Power Supply
- 100W Power Consumption
- 6-pin Power Input
- DirectX – 12 API feature level 12_1
- OpenGL 4.6
- Dual Fan Cooling
- Windows 10 / 7 64-bit
- Card Length158.5mm x 115.2mm x 35.3mm / 6.24in x 4.54in x 1.39in
Pricing Factor – Is Zotac Geforce GTX 1650 Super a perfect budget graphic card?
Definitely, we have similar versions from Asus, EVGA, MSI and Gigabyte. Almost all manufacturers’ offer identical config with some boost in the clock speed in case you need more. Along with more clock speed there are additional tools and extra layer of cooling support to drive more performance. For example Asus Phoenix Geforce GTX 1650 Super OC Edition promises dual ball fan bearings for longer life span and tools like GPU Tweak 2, Quantumcloud, xSplit, etc. What matters here that the specs are even and in my testing I found Zotac Geforce GTX 1650 Super true performance card. I was able to pull out a lot from it with my help of my Ryzen 5 build where I focused specifically in collecting hardware that can aid high graphic quality, seamless video rendering and if I managed to get more cash I still have a option for 4K output.
Overall Zotac Geforce GTX 1650 Super is amazing, you will not regret buying this graphic card, it cost around Rs. 14,700 on sites like PrimeAbGB a reputed hardware seller in Mumbai (India). International price is $159. There is a price difference between other versions some are cheaper while some are costlier. Asus, EVGA, MSI, Gigabyte, Galaxy and Inno3D also manufactures different variations of Geforce GTX 1650 Super but I found Zotac Geforce GTX 1650 Super good enough for daily 1080p gaming needs, video retendering and streaming job.
Why not 1660 Super or RTX 2060?
1660 is the top variation in 16series GTX gpu line while 2060 is an entry level card that features AI Ray Tracing + more power. I will not jump into the RTX 20 series rightnow because the price almost doubles compared to Zotac Geforce GTX 1650 Super. While 1660 Super brings more GPU Memory, approx 6GB with100Mhz boost clock speed at a price of +50$ to $90$ over the price of Zotac Geforce GTX 1650 Super. In India the price range of 6GB GDDR6 1660 Super card lies between Rs.19000 to Rs. 23000 approx while the price in dollars stays between $200 to $250.
So at this point if I am spending enough on a decent build like a Rzyen 3600X pc with an SSD, and high end motherboard like Gigabyte Aorus and 32GB 3000Mhz Corsair Ram, a Liquid cooler (H45) and 750watt Corsair psu, I will prefer to stick with Zotac Geforce GTX 1650 Super. My overall build cost in Indian currency stays around the following budget. I am considering an approx fixed price, there are many dealers that will offer you cheaper and there can be a fall of around 10 to 15% in the total budget.
Test Build Config Budge – Price in India
The next thing required is a monitor I am using Samsung 23.5inch Curved LED Backlit Display that cost me Rs.6700 on prime deal. So overall at Rs.76,000 you can build an outstanding 4K quality gaming pc, and remember these are not the fix prices. In Mumbai there are many dealers that can offer 10 to 15% discount on every product pushing the overall pricing under Rs.60000 including monitor, it all depends how well you can scan and find out the best deals on the hardware. And for gamers in US, grab heavy discounts on Black Friday deals and do not forget to add a 1TB secondary storage, a regular hard drive if you a streamer or upload a ton of videos on YouTube.
Test Build Config Budge – Newegg Budget
At this price you have to spend more on the monitor depending on your requirements. Either you can go for a full 144hz monitor that supports 4K, or stick with a regular 1080p monitor. 4K monitors start at $270 while there is good range of 1080p monitors under $150.
Adding a $50 more you can enter the 1660 series with 6GB Gpu memory, but if you have a constraint budget where you want to use that money on the display or ram or processor then Zotac Geforce GTX 1650 Super is an ideal choice for mid-range as well for a high end 4K gaming pc. In terms of performance Zotac Geforce GTX 1650 Super is outstanding, I had played many games and there are no issues. I had shared that I am recording all my gameplays, you can watch the videos on our channel GamerTweak on Youtube to know more.
I will recommend Zotac Geforce GTX 1650 Super, right now I am focusing a lot on getting the best out of 1080p. My work involve recording and playing side by side, this where Zotac Geforce GTX 1650 Super fits perfectly drawing out full performance with no lag at all. It is an ideal card for your gaming needs, and you will be happy spending on it. 4GB GDDR6 @1725Mhz is quiet enough for smooth gaming output. Even after hours of gameplay it works fine and a 3 year overall warranty is a complete peace.
Zotac Geforce GTX 1650 Super 4GB GDDR6 graphic card can power up your regular build with a seamless 1080p quality as well as 4K and a VR support. Overall it is a perfect choice in the 16series and for those who are not ready to accept 20series GPU’s.