Graphics cards with passive dissipation have become a popular option when assembling compact equipment in which silence be one of the most important goals, and the GeForce GTX 1650 KalmX is Palit assembler response to that growing demand.
As we can see in the attached images, the GeForce GTX 1650 KalmX has a very short PCB, in fact the radiator that Palit has used to keep its temperatures under control exceeds its length. The Palit GeForce GTX 1650 KalmX uses the Mini ITX format, but its thickness is considerable, so much that it significantly limits its integration into equipment in which space is a very limited resource.
In terms of construction and assembly quality, the GeForce GTX 1650 KalmX fully complies. If you look at the image that shows the card in the central position you will see that The radiator contact base covers both the GPU and the other two key components of it: VRM and graphic memory. This helps prevent heat from accumulating in these components and eventually spreading through the PCB.
Since the TDP of this graphics card is 75 watts I think that the solution that Palit has implemented should be more than enough to maintain quite good working temperatures, even after long sessions of use. At the specifications level the Palit GeForce GTX 1650 KalmX does not present any type of change compared to the standard version with active dissipation, which means that it maintains its characteristics:
- GPU with Turing architecture manufactured in 12 nm process.
- 896 shaders
- 56 units of texturing.
- 32 raster units.
- GPU at 1,485 MHz-1,665 MHz, normal and turbo mode.
- 128 bit bus
- 4 GB of GDDR5 at 8 GHz.
- 75 watt TDP.
Performance and price of Palit GeForce GTX 1650 KalmX
Palit has not given the official sale price of this graphics card in Spain, but it should be equal to or slightly higher than the conventional models with air-based cooling, that is, it should be around 150 euros, approximately.
Its performance lives up to a standard GTX 1650, which means it can move current games in 1080p with high or very high qualities, according to the requirements of each title, and maintain a good level of fluidity.
For comparative purposes it does not have a direct equivalence, since it remains above the GTX 1050 Ti but it does not surpass the GTX 1060 of 3 GB.