NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Linux Gaming Performance & Benchmarks

Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 26 April 2019 at 03:15 PM EDT. Page 8 of 8. 19 Comments.

The ASUS GeForce GTX 1650 Dual-Fan Edition graphics card was very quiet during operation.

1080p Linux Gaming Benchmarks

In fact, during all of the gaming and GPU compute benchmarks conducted, the GPU fan speed never even rose above 38% duty.

1080p Linux Gaming Benchmarks

The GPU power consumption of the card itself also indeed only peaked at 70 Watts as expected.

1080p Linux Gaming Benchmarks

The temperature under load for this ASUS graphics card averaged out to 57 degrees Celsius with a peak of 68 degrees throughout all of the tests conducted.

1080p Linux Gaming Benchmarks

Lastly is a look at the harmonic mean for all of the FPS gaming data in this article. The GeForce GTX 1650 comes out to be 26% faster than the much more powerhung GeForce GTX 950 and a similar lead compared to the aging GCN 1.0 Radeon HD 7950 graphics card, but behind the likes of the GTX 1060 and GTX 970.

With the pricing of the ASUS GeForce GTX 1650 at $160~164, the performance-per-dollar on Linux tended to be quite good. The ASUS GeForce GTX 1650 was leading in value for a number of the tests while being outdone by the GeForce GTX 1660 at $219 USD in some of the benchmarks. For some of the OpenGL Linux games, the AMD Radeon Polaris cards also delivered excellent value.

The GeForce GTX 1650 is capable of running some light to decently demanding games at 1080p should you be on a severe budget of $150~160+ for the graphics card. But if you can afford it, going for the Radeon RX 580~590 at dollars above $200 USD or the GeForce GTX 1660 at $219 USD will deliver much greater potential for running Linux games at higher quality 1080p settings than would be possible with the GTX 1650. But for the price the GeForce GTX 1650 is a decent contender and an option that doesn't require an external PCI Express power connector. The Linux support for the GeForce GTX 1650 is in great shape and similar to the other Turing graphics cards, assuming you are okay with using the proprietary graphics driver stack.

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