The RX 580 has been through a lot, outlived a lot of its rivals and it’s still holding on, although right now it’s being replaced with the RX 5500 XT series price point wise, which I’m still waiting to try out, hopefully soon.
Until that comes, I’m going to put it against with what I currently have here, and that’s the newly released Nvidia’s GTX 1650 Super series, which is one of its main competitor in terms of the price segment they fall into, they’re basically neck and neck here. That’s when we talk about you going into a store or online and buying it, because there is a certain advantage that the RX 580 series has over it, and that is that you could get it for much cheaper and basically in next to new, with warranty and everything, since the used market for this card is pretty big and overflowed.
I won’t bore you with the details about each of these cards, both of them were reviewed on my channel, some just recently, some a while go, like this exact model of Asus’s RX 580 Strix, which I again borrowed from a colleague, feel free to check them at the links in the right top corner. Let’s just continue on with our GTX 1650 Super vs RX 580 comparison.
Why is the GTX 1650 Super vs RX 580 comparison so interesting?
Well, as you’re going to see in few minutes, both of these cards are pretty close to each other performance-wise, they’re going back and forward depending on the title, while the RX 580, at least this 8 GB version of it, enjoys in the fact that it has that amount of video memory instead of 4 GB’s which GTX 1650 super, at least in games that are more buffer hungry at higher than 1080p resolutions.
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Since the RX 580 series is based on a GPU architecture that’s been around for a while, it will be interesting to see the difference between it and the GTX 1650 Super in terms of efficiency. Here we right away start off with their power consumption, they are pretty far apart from each other. As you saw in my comparison with the GTX 1660 Super, the RX 580 pulls roughly around 210W, or to be more precise, the power consumption difference between the system idle state and its load state of only the GPU using Furmark GPU stress test is around 210W. Putting the GTX 1650 Super into the same scenario, it’s power consumption is roughly 130W, so that’s around 60% jump in power consumption between them, which right away tells you the possible outcome of the efficiency. For both models that are basically the worst-case scenario, while they will probably pull a bit less during gaming and other real-life use cases. So, in the GTX 1650 Super vs RX 580 power conmpution battle, the green team takes the cake.
RX 580 vs GTX 1650 Super in practice
Before I get to my benchmarking results, Let’s first jump over to some gameplay shoots, where you can see live performance figures of each GPU in the left top content of their screen. As for the setup which I used to compare these two GPU’s out, you can find it in the description box down below, but the main components are still the same – Intel’s six-core Core i5 – 8600K CPU overclocked to 5,1 GHz and paired with 2 x 8GB of 3000 MHz DDR4 RAM.
Taking a look at the results, as I said, the GTX 1650 Super falls behind in more video memory demanding benchmarks, for example in 3DMark Fire Strike Ultra, which is a 4K test, it’s was almost 40% slower compared to RX 580, although, overall, as you’ll see in-game benchmarks it does perform better overall, on average from 5 to 10% expect in what seem to be more texture intense titles. It even copes OK at 1440p resolution, although the overall advantage slowly tapers off here, while it couldn’t catch up in those same titles it was falling behind at 1080p compared to the RX 580 series.
Coming down to the efficiency side of things, not that I’m trying to prove anything here, it’s just interesting to see how they compare against in each in this field since they’re both coming from different times so to speak when you average in the frame-rates of those ten games which I used here to do this comparison, beside the synthetic benchmarks, similar to what you saw in my GTX 1660 Super comparison with the RX 580, the performance per watt figure goes hugely in favor to GTX 1650 Super, where you for one watt of power get a bit above 0,63 FPS, which is not far from being double of the RX 580 series efficiency, and a bit less efficient than what I saw with its next in line Super brother. All of this is not a surprise, as I said these cards are few generations apart architecture wise, so there has to be a difference in efficiency and performance, and it was interesting to check it out like this.
What’s the verdict?
With that said, knowing that they currently have basically the same price to the cent, the price per frame obviously goes in favor of the GTX 1650 Super as you’ll pay just a bit below the 2$ for one frame, at least in this case, instead of a bit above 2$ with RX 580, but if you go for a scenario where you decide to buy a used RX 580 for, let’s say, around 100$, then the advantage shifts over to it, with a pretty significant difference mind you.
That’s a pretty compelling deal, a great value choice before all, but of course, in the end, it’s up to you to decide what you will go for, depending on what you now saw here, or based on some other technical or personal preferences, plus the RX 5500 is also a pretty interesting contender to take a look at, although as of now it could benefit from a price adjustment.
That’s it for this time, thanks for checking out my RX 580 vs GTX 1650 Super comparison, if you have any question feel free to hit me in the comments section of my YouTube video listed above, you can contact me via my social media channels!