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There was a somewhat funny recurrence in the comparison between Palit GeForce GTX 1650 StromX OC 4GB and Sapphire Radeon RX570 Nitro+ OC 4GB which fit nicely in the saying “there is X FPS difference between them”. Now, we are not especially fond of this, as without context there is no meaning in it – 10 FPS in 30 to 40 have a lot more meaning than 20 FPS in 200 to 220 for example. However, we have almost exactly or slightly more than 20 FPS difference between the newcomer and the venerable Polaris based model in Strange Brigade, Metro: Exodus, The Division 2, Overwatch and Apex Legend, or practically half the games we tested. In percentage difference that was 35%, 44%, 37%, 17% and 20%. Quite substantial, yes? Of course there were other cases with smaller delta between the cards, as in Fortnite and Assassins Creed: Odyssey, where the cards were essentially tied, but that 20 FPS was too prominent to ignore.

So what is the verdict for GTX 1650? Well, they say there are no bad products, just wrong prices. While we are not entirely in agreement with this, the GTX 1650 is definitely massively overpriced for the performance it offers. Instead of $149 base price, it should have been $99, or probably around 110 euro. Then the card would have made a whole lot more sense. Now the only definite use case we can think of is a (relatively) cheap mini-ITX build with a lot of power constraints or upgrade of an old office pc with a very low wattage power supply so that it can be used for light gaming.

In all the other cases just go for Radeon RX570 or if you have the budget – GeForce GTX 1660.