Today Nvidia is unveiling new 16-series GPUs for both desktop and mobile, which is the first time the company has rolled out the same GPU for both platforms simultaneously (as far as I can recall). On the desktop side it is launching what is likely the final Turing desktop model in its product stack, the $149 GTX 1650 (review coming soon). On the mobile side it’s unveiling the first non-RTX GPUs, and in traditional Nvidia fashion the mobile chips have the same name as their desktop counterparts (GTX 1660, GTX 1650, etc). All of this new hardware should be available immediately, so this is a “hard launch” as they say.
Baby Turing Arrives
The desktop-based GeForce GTX 1650 uses an all-new GPU dubbed TU117, and it has less RAM and a narrower memory bus than the GTX 1660 and 1660 Ti. Though this GPU shares all the same architectural advances of the previous Turing GPUs, it is the most affordable yet at $149. Here’s how all the low-to-midrange Turing cards stack up on the spec chart: