GeForce GTX 650 vs. GTX 1650 Performance For Linux Gaming, Performance-Per-Watt
Written by Michael Larabel in Graphics Cards on 15 May 2019. Page 4 of 4. 4 Comments

Most modern Linux games, of course, can't even run fluidly going back to Kepler.

The performance difference from GTX 650 to GTX 1650 with CUDA workloads like NAMD were even more profound.

When looking at the performance-per-Watt overall across dozens of tests, it's a 3.1x improvement from the GTX 650 to GTX 1650.

The GTX 1650 installed led to an overall AC power consumption increase of just about 14 Watts on average or a peak difference of 27 Watts.

If looking at the geometric mean of all the GTX 650 vs. GTX 1650 benchmark results, it's a 4.1x improvement going to this ~$150 USD non-RTX Turing GPU. More data over on

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