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NVIDIA is transforming its NVENC GTX 1650 according to a version

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NVIDIA is transforming its NVENC GTX 1650 according to a version

Something for over a year has been with us NVIDIA GTX 1650, the time when as we have provided 4 different models according to the company it is necessary to update them for various reasons. Released with GDDR5 and TU117 on hand, upgraded to GDDR6 keeping the same chip and subsequently to TU116 and finally TU106.

The NVIDIA GTX 1650, without any noticeable change in performance, is one minus

NVIDIA has completely calibrated the functionality of its different models, so that we have what we have, benefiting from the same FPS. As we saw at the time, performance improvements were due first to the competitive advantage of the RX 5500 XT and second, to having a single multi-model chip, thus increasing the benefits per machine and simplifying the use of matrices there.

However, although it did not affect the card performance itself, it did affect the adjacent category: NVENC entries. Different chips carry different types of chips and this has been one of the most controversial features of the card. Why was the Taring GPU for the structures it was extracted from Volta?

To put it in context, i TU117 It was the only chip that relied on the old Volta installer, while the GTX 1650 models included TU116 or the highest TU106 they already have a rating-based desoder installed

VVta's NVENC works in the same way as Pascal's

GeForce GTX 1650 TU106GeForce GTX 1650 TU116GeForce GTX 1650 GDDR6GeForce GTX 1650
GPUTest (TU106)Test (TU116)Test (TU117)Test (TU117)
NVENC encoderExerciseExerciseTimeTime
Shaders896896896896
NTUs56.56.56.56.
ROP32323232
Clock Base1,410 MHz1,410 MHz1,410 MHz1,485 MHz
Increase Clock1,590 MHz1,590 MHz1,590 MHz1,665 MHz
Memory Clock12 Gbps12 Gbps12 Gbps8 Gbps
VRAM4GB GDDR64GB GDDR64GB GDDR64GB GDDR5
Bus128 bytes128 bytes128 bytes128 bytes
The bandwidth192 GBps192 GBps192 GBps128 GBps
L21 MB1 MB1 MB1 MB
TDP75W75W75W75W
Transistors10.8 billion6.6 billion4.7 Billion4.7 Billion
Location445 mm²284 mm²200 mm²200 mm²

According to NVIDIA itself, the Volta-based NVENC performs the same as Pascal's, but not the test-based ones, from Huang's writing to the improvement of this until 15% efficiency, not to mention the improvements included in the design itself.

So, and although many manufacturers specify it as such, there are some who make no effort beyond calling the GTX 1650 model otherwise. If you are willing to buy one of these GPUs, the good thing is that you get yourself well informed about the model in question because of the above.

A good indication would be that it includes GDDR6 and not GDDR5, so the first cut will pass, because in the worst case scenario TU117. The last point that resolves the doubts is more complex, because we will have to know the calculation of the transistor or matrix size. If you have 6.6 billion or more transistors and the chip has room 284 mm2After that we will make sure that NVENC works basically.

Unfortunately, the only way to know without the manufacturer's specifications is clear, because the other features are the same, blurring the differences between GDDR6 and GDDR5, and the frequencies logically.

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