NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card is getting a bit of a bump in the memory departments. The company has shifted the card’s memory from GDDR5 to GDDR6, resulting in a bandwidth increase that should drive its performance up by a slight margin.
The reason for the shift is the interesting part, however. In a statement to PCGamer, and NVIDIA representative said there’s simply a shortage of GDDR5 right now. “The industry is running out of GDDR5, so we’ve transitioned the product to GDDR6,” the representative said.
— EVGA (@TEAMEVGA) April 3, 2020
As for the performance impact, we’ll have to wait and see. However, an early review spotted by Videocardz points to a modest 6 percent boost, with memory bandwidth increasing from 128 GB/s to 192 GB/s.
If you’re in the market for a new graphics card on the more affordable side of things, the updated GeForce GTX 1650 is on sale now for $180 and up.