Nvidia GTX 1650 vs AMD RX 570: Which is Best for Budget Gaming?

Nvidia GTX 1650 vs AMD RX 570

In this article, we’ll test out and compare 12 different games at 1080p with medium, high, and ultra settings. This way you see the performance difference between them. I’m using the MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1650 and the ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 570 4GB in this detailed comparison.

Model

MSI GTX 1650

ASUS RX 570

Brand
MSIASUS
Model
GTX 1650 GAMING X 4GROG-STRIX-RX570-O4G-GAMING

Interface

MSI GTX 1650

ASUS RX 570

Interface
PCI Express 3.0 x16PCI Express 3.0

Chipset

MSI GTX 1650

ASUS RX 570

Chipset Manufacturer
NVIDIAAMD
GPU
GeForce GTX 1650Radeon RX 570
Boost Clock
1860 MHz1310 MHz (OC mode)
1300 MHz (Gaming mode)
CUDA Cores
8962048 Stream Processors

Memory

MSI GTX 1650

ASUS RX 570

Effective Memory Clock
8 Gbps7000 MHz
Memory Size
4GB4GB
Memory Interface
128-Bit256-Bit
Memory Type
GDDR5GDDR5

3D API

MSI GTX 1650

ASUS RX 570

DirectX
DirectX 12
OpenGL
OpenGL 4.5OpenGL 4.5

Ports

MSI GTX 1650

ASUS RX 570

HDMI
1 x HDMI 2.0b1 x HDMI 2.0b
Multi-Monitor Support
3
DisplayPort
2 x DisplayPort 1.41 x DisplayPort 1.4

Details

MSI GTX 1650

ASUS RX 570

Max Resolution
7680 x 43205120 x 2880
SLI Support

Virtual Reality Ready

Yes
Cooler

Double FansDouble Fans
Operating Systems Supported

Thermal Design Power

85W150W
System Requirements

Recommended PSU: 300W
Power Connector

6-Pin8-Pin
HDCP Ready

2.2Yes

Form Factor & Dimensions

MSI GTX 1650

ASUS RX 570

Max GPU Length
245 mm240 mm
Card Dimensions (L x H
9.65" x 5.00"9.45" x 5.08"
Slot Width
Dual SlotDual Slot

Additionl Information

MSI GTX 1650

ASUS RX 570

Date First Available
April 02, 2019December 20, 2019
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Expert Reviews For Nvidia GTX 1650:

By PCGamer
The GTX 1650 is the fastest 75W GPU around, if that’s what you need, but it faces stiff competition from many other graphics cards.

By TomsHardware
GeForce GTX 1650 has potential. It needs to be less expensive, for starters. We also want to see a card that gets all of its power from the PCIe slot. For the time being, AMD’s Radeon RX 570 8GB is faster, less expensive, and better able to handle games with big memory requirements.

By PCMag
Zotac’s GeForce GTX 1650 OC offers budget-constrained gamers and compact-PC builders a new low-power alternative, but this video card’s performance isn’t quite a match for its price in 2019.

By Techspot
For mainstream and affordable GPU options we saw the appeal of the RTX 2060, GTX 1660 Ti and 1660, in all cases receiving our recommendations. For less money however the RX 570 lives on.

By AnandTech
So while it’s still a solid choice for small systems, it’s not going to be an entirely silent card in the process. But if nothing else, this leaves Zotac with some room for a fully passive GTX 1650, which, I suspect, is something that would be particularly well-received in the HTPC market.

Expert Reviews For AMD RX 570:

By PCGamesN
When it first came out the RX 570 was a bit of an also-ran. A mildly updated GPU, giving only a little extra performance. Fast forward to now and the RX 570 is the best budget graphics card you can buy.

By TomsHardware
While we don’t like it when AMD re-names existing hardware to make it sound new, the Radeon RX 570 does serve up good performance at 1920×1080 in today’s games. Its primary competition isn’t as consistent. The Asus Strix RX 570 sample we tested incorporates AMD’s slight improvements at a price point well under $200, too.

By PCWorld
The Gigabyte Aorus is a gorgeous, well-performing graphics card. The Radeon RX 570 is the best sub-$200 gaming option around—but it isn’t much of a step up over the RX 470.

By Play3r
If you are interested in RGB and are all about the light shows within your system, this card does not match up to expectations. It has one little area which has an area that you can control, but it is nowhere near as nice as the bigger STRIX cards which are some of the nicest and best implemented RGB cards on the market.

By TrustedReviews
A real brute of a mid-range GPU, the RX 570 is a great addition to the AMD lineup. But watch the competition’s pricing closely.

Pros and Cons Listed:

Nvidia GTX 1650

Pros
  • Some versions do not require auxiliary power
  • Great performance per watt
Cons
  • Expensive relative to Radeon RX 570
  • Some versions do require auxiliary power
  • Not quite capable of smooth performance at max-quality 1080p
  • Missing newest-generation NVENC encoder hardware

AMD RX 570

Pros
  • Slightly faster than Radeon RX 470, excellent 1080p performance
  • AMD maintains competitive pricing
  • Ample memory (4GB GDDR5) proves valuable in comparisons to GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
Cons
  • Less-capable thermal solutions than Radeon RX 580
  • Little overclocking headroom

Comparison & Detailed Review:

Above we have shown the overview and depth specifications of both the graphics card. Now, we are sharing the full review and comparison of both graphics cards.

QUICK SPECS: GTX 1650 vs RX 570

GTX 1650

RX 570

896 Cuda Cores 2048 Stream Processors
1485MHz Base Clock 1168 MHz Base Clock
1665MHz Boost Clock 1244 MHz Boost Clock
4GB GDDR5 Memory 4GB GDDR5 Memory
8 GBPS Memory Speed 7 GBPS Memory Speed
128 GB/S Memory Bandwidth 224 GB/S Memory Bandwidth
128-Bit Memory Interface 256-Bit Memory Interface

Let’s quickly take a look at how these two cards differ in terms of specs, note that things like Cuda cores and stream processors are not directly comparable, even clock speeds aren’t too comparable here given both are different architectures. It’s worth noting the RX 570 is available in both 4GB and 8GB versions, I’ve got a 4GB one here, so it’s got the same amount of GDDR5 memory as 1650.

PERFORMANCE: GTX 1650 vs RX 570

These are lower-end graphics cards. They sell for between $100 – $150. Anyway because of that I test them at 1080p. In most of the new games that I’m testing with currently, the RX 570 will good for over 60 FPS at 1080p using the ultra quality preset. Those of you with higher refresh rate monitors do like to keep the minimum FPS above 60 FPS. So I have tested both GPUs using the higher medium presets and I’m interested to see if this changes the margins.

For the testing, I’m using the MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1650 and the ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 570 4GB, expect slightly different results with different models.

The system that I’m testing with has an Intel i7-8700K CPU overclocked to 5.0GHz, along with 32GB of DDR4-3400 memory.

Note -: These all games are tested at 1080p and the FPS are shown are average.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Here you see pretty similar scaling performance within the GTX 1650 and RX 570. Dropping down to medium does seem like an appropriate quality preset for these GPUs and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey as it allowed us to average just over 60 FPS.

Battlefield 5

The Battlefield 5 results are really surprising, really strange even, I retested the GTX 1650 a few times to try and work out what was going on here but for whatever reason, I saw almost no performance uplift when downgrading the quality preset from ultra to high. Then from high to medium, the frame rates jumped by 23% so that was clearly some changes being made but it just wasn’t as impactful as I would have expected.

Dirt Rally 2.0

Preset scaling on dirt rally to was pretty standard much like what we saw in Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. Here the performance margins remained very much the same between the RX 570 and GTX 1650.

Far Cry New Dawn

The margins also remained very similar when testing far cry new dawn. Here the RX 570 was around 20% faster regardless of the quality preset used.

Fortnite

Like most of the games we’ve looked at so far, the margins remained much the same when testing with Fortnite. The 1% low performance for the GTX 1650 does improve with the high preset but then fell away once again with the medium preset.

Forza Horizon 4

The GTX 1650 does fare a little better in Forza horizon 4 as we reduced the quality levels. Using the ultra preset, the RX 570 was 26% faster. Then with the higher quality preset that margin is reduced to 21% and then 20% using the medium. Not a massive difference but the GTX 1650 did come back a little.

Metro Exodus

Metro Exodus which is an Nvidia sponsored title favors the Radeon GPU much more we’re using the high and medium quality presets. With the ultra settings enabled the RX 570 was just 10% faster, however that margin is extended to 26% with the higher quality preset maintained with the medium quality settings.

Resident Evil 2

The RX 570 enjoyed a 30% lead over the GTX 1650 in resident evil 2 when using the ultra quality settings that margin though is reduced to 23% with the high and medium quality presets.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

The RX 570 and GTX 1650 are fairly well matched and shadow of the Tomb Raider with the ultra quality preset enabled. However, once we drop down to the high preset the Radeon GPU pulls ahead by an 18% margin and we also see a similar margin to that when using the medium quality settings.

Division 2

We see much the same with the division 2 the margins remained very similar to Dirt rally 2.0, using the ultra, high, and medium quality presets. Naturally, the frame rates did increase quite dramatically as we lowered the quality settings but the margins remained much the same. As a result here the RX 570 was 27% faster across the board.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

When testing with Rainbow six siege, we see the GTX 1650 and RX 570 are basically neck-and-neck when using the ultra quality preset. Similar margins were seen when using the higher quality preset while the RX 570 does sneak away a little bit with the medium quality settings.

World War Z

This is another big win for the Radeon GPU. Here the RX 570 was 38% faster with the ultra quality settings and that margin was pretty well maintained with the high and medium quality presets as well.

WHICH TO BUY: GTX 1650 or RX 570

The GTX 1650 was launched at $149 and can currently be bought for that price on the low end. The RX 570, on the other hand, has been out for around two years, and while not only performing better as we’ve just seen, it’s also a fair bit cheaper too, with lower-end models coming in at the $129 mark. With these numbers, the entry-level GTX 1650 costs 15% more money while performing worse as we just saw.

The GTX 1650 performs ok, it’s just priced poorly against what AMD’s been offering for two years.

To me the AMD RX 570 is the clear winnerhere, it’s available for less money and performs a fair bit better in all 12 games tested. The GTX 1650 does have the advantage of less power draw, but that seems to be about it, and the no 6 pin power connector thing in some niche use cases.

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