1050 Ti vs 1650 Ti Max-Q

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.73
 
0.75
Architecture
Pascal
 
Turing
GPU code name
N17P-G1
 
N18P-G62 Max-Q
Market segment
Desktop
 
Laptop
Launch date
25 October 2016 (4 years ago)
 
2 April 2020 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$139
 
no data
Price now
$333 (2.4x MSRP)
 
$1183

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
768
 
1024
CUDA cores
768
 
no data
Core clock speed
1290 MHz
 
1035 MHz
Boost clock speed
1392 MHz
 
1200 MHz
Number of transistors
3,300 million
 
4,700 million
Manufacturing process technology
16 nm
 
12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
75 Watt
 
50 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
97 °C
 
no data
Texture fill rate
66.82
 
76.80
Floating-point performance
2,138 gflops
 
no data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop size
no data
 
medium sized
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
145 mm
 
no data
Supplementary power connectors
None
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
4 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
7 GB/s
 
10000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
112 GB/s
 
160.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
No outputs
HDMI
+
 
-
G-SYNC support
+
 
-

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

VR Ready
+
 
no data
Ansel
+
 
no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 (12_1)
Shader Model
6.4
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
 
1.2
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2.140
CUDA
+
 
7.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTX 1050 Ti 23.93 +1.8%
GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q 23.51

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

GTX 1050 Ti 50939 +2.4%
GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q 49752

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GTX 1050 Ti 6816
GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q 7800 +14.4%

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

GTX 1050 Ti 7485
GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q 8575 +14.6%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

GTX 1050 Ti 9453
GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q 11703 +23.8%

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

GTX 1050 Ti 352876
GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q 421834 +19.5%

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

GTX 1050 Ti 6329 +1.8%
GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q 6217

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
326 Mh/s
 
no data
Decred / DCR (Decred)
1.01 Gh/s
 
no data
Ethereum / ETH (DaggerHashimoto)
12.62 Mh/s
 
no data
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
0.3 kh/s
 
no data
Zcash / ZEC (Equihash)
156.48 Sol/s
 
no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Both graphics cards satisfy the 97% minimum and 86% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
97%
Recommended
86%
Minimum
97%
Recommended
86%

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

 
GTX 1050 Ti
GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q
1080p
 
51 −5.9%
54 +5.9%
1440p
 
32 −21.9%
39 +21.9%
4K
 
26 +4%
25 −4%

1920x1080
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
48 −2.1%
 
49 +2.1%
Battlefield 5
 
63
 
no data
Cyberpunk 2077
 
21 −57.1%
 
33 +57.1%
Far Cry New Dawn
 
48 −16.7%
 
56 +16.7%
Forza Horizon 4
 
69
 
no data
Red Dead Redemption 2
 
35
 
no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
31 −77.4%
 
55 +77.4%

1920x1080
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
40 −2.5%
 
41 +2.5%
Battlefield 5
 
52
 
no data
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
 
39
 
no data
Cyberpunk 2077
 
17 −58.8%
 
27 +58.8%
Far Cry New Dawn
 
45 −17.8%
 
53 +17.8%
Forza Horizon 4
 
64
 
no data
Metro Exodus
 
26 −19.2%
 
31 +19.2%
Red Dead Redemption 2
 
18
 
no data
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
 
27 −59.3%
 
43 +59.3%

1920x1080
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey
 
24 +26.3%
 
19 −26.3%
Battlefield 5
 
51
 
no data
Far Cry 5
 
36 −33.3%
 
48 +33.3%
Far Cry New Dawn
 
41 −19.5%
 
49 +19.5%
Forza Horizon 4
 
45
 
no data

2560x1440
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
 
24
 
no data

2560x1440
Ultra Preset

Battlefield 5
 
36
 
no data
Far Cry New Dawn
 
29
 
no data

3840x2160
High Preset

Metro Exodus
 
9
 
no data

3840x2160
Ultra Preset

Battlefield 5
 
18
 
no data
Far Cry New Dawn
 
14
 
no data
Forza Horizon 4
 
20
 
no data

Competitors of GeForce GTX 1050 Ti from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 1050 Ti from AMD is Radeon R9 380, which is slower by 2% and lower by 2 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 1050 Ti:

Competitors of GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q from AMD

The nearest GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q's AMD equivalent is Radeon RX 470 Mobile, which is faster by 8% and higher by 12 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q:

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

1.8% better performance in benchmarks

Cheaper ($333 vs $1183)

VR Ready

G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)

Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)

PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)

Ansel

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q

Much newer (2 April 2020 vs 25 October 2016)

More pipelines (1024 vs 768)

Higher memory bandwidth (160 vs 112 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 16 nm)

Lower power consumption (50W vs 75W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q. The differences in performance seem too small.

Be aware that GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is a desktop card while GeForce GTX 1650 Ti Max-Q is a notebook one.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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