Palit GTX 1650 StormX OC Graphics Card Review
Peter Donnell / 9 months ago
How Much Does It Cost?
Unfortunately, I couldn’t see stock of the card today. However, it is launching today and this should change very soon. Expect to see it on Amazon UK and Amazon US for £138.99 and $149.99 respectively. That’s the lowest Nvidia MSRP for the GTX 1650, making this extremely affordable.
This card isn’t winning any awards for blazing performance. However, given how freaking small the card is, it was never going to topple the other GTX 1650’s with their big aftermarket coolers. However, for those building a pint-sized PC that want great 1080p gaming performance, it’s impossible to beat. You can’t get faster our of anything else this small.
Scoring around 50 FPS in most games is not that bad overall. Especially using high settings. Start using medium settings and 60 FPS is easily within reach. What’s remarkable to me is how they got performance close to the other GTX 1650 cards while using significantly less power, and producing so little heat. It might not look fancy, but this tiny card is packing plenty of surprises.
Should I Buy One?
It’s easily one of my favourite GTX 1650 cards, just because it performed bigger than its dimensions implied it could. You can built a seriously compact SFF or mini-ITX based system with this. Plus, since it doesn’t need a PSU cable, and takes all its power from the PCIe lane, you can get away with a very small power supply too.