AMD Radeon RX 590 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650

General info

Comparison of Radeon RX 590 and GeForce GTX 1650 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.58
 
2.18
Architecture
Polaris
 
Turing
Code name
Polaris 30
 
TU117
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
15 November 2018
 
23 April 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$279
 
$149
Price now
$530
 
$508

Technical specs

Radeon RX 590 and GeForce GTX 1650's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon RX 590 and GeForce GTX 1650's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
2304
 
896
Core clock speed
1469 MHz
 
1485 MHz
Boost Clock
1545 MHz
 
1665 MHz
Transistor count
5,700 million
 
4,700 million
Manufacturing process technology
12 nm
 
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
175 Watt
 
75 Watt
Texture fill rate
222.5
 
93.24

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon RX 590 and GeForce GTX 1650 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).
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
241 mm
 
229 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 8-pin
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon RX 590 and GeForce GTX 1650: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
8 GB
 
4 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
8000 MHz
 
8000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
256.0 GB/s
 
128.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon RX 590 and GeForce GTX 1650. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.
Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
HDMI
+
 
+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon RX 590 and GeForce GTX 1650. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
FreeSync
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported by Radeon RX 590 and GeForce GTX 1650, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_0)
 
12 (12_1)
Shader Model
6.4
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
OpenCL
2.0
 
1.2
Vulkan
1.2.131
 
1.2.131
CUDA
-
 
7.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon RX 590 and GeForce GTX 1650. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

RX 590 37.28 +23.5%
GTX 1650 30.19

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

RX 590 397712
GTX 1650 436117 +9.7%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

RX 590 86825 +49.4%
GTX 1650 58120

3DMark Fire Strike Score

RX 590 14431 +56.7%
GTX 1650 9209

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

RX 590 16814 +73%
GTX 1650 9718

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

RX 590 23363 +72.7%
GTX 1650 13531

3DMark Vantage Performance

RX 590 48454 +8.4%
GTX 1650 44694

SPECviewperf 12 - 3ds Max

RX 590 120 +11.1%
GTX 1650 108

Passmark

RX 590 9556 +23.5%
GTX 1650 7740

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon RX 590 and GeForce GTX 1650 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon RX 590

23.5% faster in synthetic tests
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (2304 vs 896)
Higher memory bandwidth (256 vs 128 GB/s)
AMD FreeSync

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650

Somewhat newer (23 April 2019 vs 15 November 2018)
Cheaper ($508.00 USD vs $530.00 USD)
Less power hungry (75 vs 175 watts)

So, RX 590 or GTX 1650?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon RX 590.
Should you still have questions on choice between Radeon RX 590 and GeForce GTX 1650, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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