NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q: specs and benchmarks



NVIDIA started GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q sales 23 April 2019. This is a laptop graphics card based on a Turing architecture and made with 12 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of GDDR5, GDDR6 memory clocked at 8 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 112.1 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 3.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 35 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 15.68% of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090.

RTX 4090GeForce RTX4090

General info

Some basic facts about GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking289
Value for money8.39
ArchitectureTuring (2018−2021)
GPU code nameN18P-G0 / N18P-G61
Market segmentLaptop
Release date23 April 2019 (4 years old)
Current price$1185 of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)
Value for money

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Technical specs

GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q's specs such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores1024of 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed1020 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1245 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors4,700 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology12 nmof 4 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Power consumption (TDP)35 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate72.00of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)

Size and compatibility

Information on GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. 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 sizemedium sized
InterfacePCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectorsNone


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5, GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed8000 MHzof 22400 (GeForce RTX 4080)
Memory bandwidth112.1 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.5

Benchmark performance

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.

Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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 1650 Max-Q 15.68


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.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

GTX 1650 Max-Q 6104

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

GTX 1650 Max-Q 30957

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.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

GTX 1650 Max-Q 11083

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1650 Max-Q 7005

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 graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GTX 1650 Max-Q 7779

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.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

GTX 1650 Max-Q 45244

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.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

GTX 1650 Max-Q 373879

Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Average FPS across all PC games

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

Full HD60

Performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 24−27

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 49
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24−27
Battlefield 5 64
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 57
Cyberpunk 2077 24−27
Far Cry 5 38
Far Cry New Dawn 52
Forza Horizon 4 74
Hitman 3 40−45
Horizon Zero Dawn 30−35
Red Dead Redemption 2 42
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 52
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 41
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24−27
Battlefield 5 54
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 43
Cyberpunk 2077 24−27
Far Cry 5 35
Far Cry New Dawn 49
Forza Horizon 4 69
Hitman 3 40−45
Horizon Zero Dawn 30−35
Metro Exodus 28
Red Dead Redemption 2 23
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 40
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 53
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 20
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 24−27
Battlefield 5 49
Cyberpunk 2077 24−27
Far Cry 5 33
Far Cry New Dawn 46
Forza Horizon 4 55
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 30
Watch Dogs: Legion 27−30

High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 21−24
Hitman 3 24−27
Horizon Zero Dawn 21−24
Metro Exodus 16
Red Dead Redemption 2 12−14
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 24

Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 17
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 12−14
Battlefield 5 36
Cyberpunk 2077 9−10
Far Cry 5 24−27
Far Cry New Dawn 32
Forza Horizon 4 30−35
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 0−1
Watch Dogs: Legion 9−10

High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 10−12
Hitman 3 14−16
Horizon Zero Dawn 10−12
Metro Exodus 10
Red Dead Redemption 2 9−10
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 12
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 18

Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 8
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 6−7
Battlefield 5 19
Cyberpunk 2077 3−4
Far Cry 5 12−14
Far Cry New Dawn 16
Forza Horizon 4 21−24
Watch Dogs: Legion 5−6

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q is Radeon HD 7970M Crossfire, which is faster by 1% and higher by 2 positions in our ranking.

HD 7970M CrossfireRadeon HD7970M Crossfire

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

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

GeForce MX570GeForceMX570
Radeon 680MRadeon680M
Arc A370MArcA370M
GTX 1050 Ti MobileGeForce GTX1050 Ti Mobile
GTX 1060 Max-Q 6 GBGeForce GTX1060 Max-Q 6 GB
GTX 1650 Ti Max-QGeForce GTX1650 Ti Max-Q

Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q according to our statistics.

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