Here is the comparison between three popular graphics cards in the budget gaming laptops.
|Parameters||RTX 3050||GTX 1650||GTX 1650 Ti|
|Architecture||Ampere GA106||Turing||Turing TU117|
|Core Speed||700 MHz||1395 MHz||1485 MHz|
|Boost Clock||1200 MHz||1560 MHz||1665 MHz|
|Memory Speed||1750 MHz||1000 MHz||2000 MHz|
|Memory Bus||256 bit||128 bit||128 bit|
|Shader Processing Units||3072||1024||1024|
|Maximum Digital Resolution||7680 x 4320p||3840 x 2160p||7680 x 4320p|
|Recommended CPU RAM||16GB||16GB||16GB|
|Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution||2560 x 1440p||1600 x 900p||1920 x 1080p|
Here is the gaming performance of these graphics cards. We compare the average FPS performance displayed by these graphics cards on popular games at Ultra Settings in Full HD (1080p) resolution.
|Game||RTX 3050||GTX 1650||GTX 1650 Ti|
|Laptop Configuration||ASUS ROG Strix G15 G513QC |
Ryzen 7 5800
DDR4 3200 MHz 32GB RAM
4GB GPU RAM
80 to 95W
|ASUS ROG Strix G15 G513QH |
Ryzen 7 5800H
DDR4 3200 MHz 32GB RAM
4GB GPU RAM
50 to 65W
|ASUS TUF Gaming A15 FA506II |
Ryzen R5 4600H
DDR4 3200 MHz 16GB RAM
4GB GPU RAM
|Assassin’s Creed Odyssey||38||33||31|
|Assassin’s Creed Origins||62||49||49|
|Assassin’s Creed Valhalla||9||10||10|
|Far Cry 5||78||58||60|
|Horizon Zero Dawn||51||35||40|
|Red Dead Redemption II||51||39||39|
|Rise of the Tomb Raider||80||60||65|
|Shadow of the Tomb Raider||67||49||49|
|Total War Three Kingdoms||44||30||30|
|Troy – A Total War Saga||44||34||35|
|Total Warhammer II||51||35||34|
|Tom Clancy’s The Division 2||52||38||38|
Inference – Individual Highlights
The NVidia GeForce RTX 3050 is a mid-level graphics card built on the Ampere architecture, a first-gen Ampere GPU that offers 3072 CUDA Shader Processing Units, 144 TMUs, and 64 ROPs. In addition, the RTX 3050 supports ray tracing and comes equipped with 288 Tensor cores for AI purposes.
The GPU has a core speed of 700 MHz and goes up to 1200 MHz in the Turbo Mode. It can support a maximum GPU memory of 6GB GDDR6 through a 256-bit memory interface.
The performance of the RTX 3050 suggests that it is as fast as the RTX 2060 Super Mobile and is ideal for 1080p gaming. This card is best suited for resolutions up to 2560 x 1440p. It pairs well with a mid to high-level CPU.
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The GTX 1650 is a mid-range graphics card for Gaming laptops based on Turing GPU architecture. It works on a 12nm process and hence is an advantage over the 14nm process on the Pascal architecture.
Unlike the RTX 3050, this GTX 1650 does not support ray tracing. It features 1024 SPUs, 64 TMUs, and 32 ROPs.
The GTX 1650 has a base core speed of 1395 MHz that can go up to 1560 MHz in the Turbo Boost Mode. In addition, this GPU can support 4GB GDDR5 memory through a 128-bit memory interface.
The positive aspect of the GTX 1650 is that it consumes less power with a TDP of 50W. The configurations suggest that the GTX 1650 is ideal for gaming at resolutions 1600 x 900p. It combines well with a mid-range CPU and requires at least 8GB of system RAM for delivering optimal performance.
GTX 1650 Ti
The GTX 1650 Ti is a mid-range graphics card based on the Turing GPU architecture. The advantage of the Turing architecture is that it works on a 12nm process instead of the 14nm Pascal architecture. Unfortunately, the GTX Series GPUs do not support ray tracing. The GPU has 1024 SPUs, 56 TMUs, and 32 ROPs.
The 1650 Ti has a core speed of 1485 MHz that can go up to 1655 MHz in the boost mode. The GPU supports up to 4GB GDDR6 RAM through a 128-bit memory interface. As it comes with a TDP of 75W, it does not require a dedicated power connector.
The GTX 1650 Ti Mobile will offer performance that is around 10% slower than its desktop version. However, it can play the modern AAA games at medium to high graphics. This GPU can deliver an average of 50+ FPS at 1080p screen resolution.
Compared to the GTX 1650 card, the GTX 1650 Ti is faster. Though it is suited for resolution 2560 x 1440p, the best resolution for optimal performance is 1920 x 1080p. This GPU combines best with a modern low-end processor with around 16GB RAM for optimal performance.
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Comparison between RTX 3050, GTX 1650, and GTX 1650 Ti
Overall Graphical Capabilities
The RTX 3050 is noticeably better than the GTX 1650 and GTX 1650 Ti.
The GTX 1650 Ti has a better clock speed than the GTX 1650 and the RTX 3050, but the RTX 3050 has 88 more texture mapping units than the GTX 1650 Ti and 80 more than the GTX 1650.
Though the GTX 1650 Ti has a higher clock speed, it has 32 fewer Render Output Units than the RTX 3050. However, that does not make much difference because all the GPUs support DirectX greater than 9.0.
The RTX 3050 has the highest video memory of 6144 MB, 2048 MB more than the GTX 1650 and GTX 1650 Ti cards. Hence, this card is better at displaying games at higher resolutions.
The RTX 3050 has the highest memory bandwidth of 448GBps, resulting in much better memory performance than the GTX 1650 and 1650 Ti.
Shader Processing Units
The RTX 3050 has the highest shader processing units amongst the three cards to ensure a smoother and more efficient graphics processing performance.
While the GTX 1650 and GTX 1650 Ti have 12nm processes, the RTX 3050 works on 7nm process technology. The smaller size translates to cooler performance and higher clock frequencies.
The GTX 1650 has the lowest TDP of 50W compared to 70W of the RTX 3050 and 75W of the GTX 1650 Ti. Hence, it is better placed to save on your electricity bills.
The RTX 3050 displays better FPS rates than the GTX 1650 and GTX 1650 Ti over 13 popular games. Hence, it is the best graphics card of the three.
The RTX 3050 is the best performer in almost all parameters. The GTX 1650 Ti is slightly better than the GTX 1650 in most parameters. However, there is not much to choose between the GTX 1650 and GTX 1650 Ti.
Srinivasa is Vsbytes’s Editor-In-Chief. He Is A Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert And Has Been Interested In Computer Hardware, Software, And Gaming Right Since The Time He Was A Child.