NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q 4 GB vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop 4 GB, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

20 %
26 %
30% slightly better overall score

Flux Core frame rate

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

43 FPS
63 FPS
20 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

27 FPS
32 FPS
5 FPS slightly higher Electron frame rate

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

31 FPS
44 FPS
13 FPS significantly higher City frame rate

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

20 FPS
25 FPS
5 FPS slightly higher Clouds frame rate

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

54% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score
Geekbench (OpenCL) score

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

51% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

44% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score


Core Clock Speed

Nominal chip frequency

1020 MHz
1238 MHz
21% slightly higher core clock speed

Boost Clock Speed

Higher turbo frequency when power conditions are met

1125 MHz
1500 MHz
33% slightly higher boost clock speed


Onboard memory size for textures and vertices

4 GiB
4 GiB

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

128 Bit
128 Bit

Other details


Ranking in the hardwareDB database

122nd of 533
90th of 533

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

April 2019
May 2021

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip


DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported


OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported


GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q vs GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop benchmarks

In our benchmarks, the GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop beats the GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q in gaming performance.

The GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop has a slightly higher core clock speed. The core clock speed (or base speed) is the frequency at which the GPU core runs. This metric makes sense when comparing GPUs of a similar architecture or generation. In addition, the GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop also has a slightly higher boost clock speed: the maximum frequency the chip can reach if power delivery and thermals allow.

Furthermore, the spec sheet for both these GPUs show that they both have the same amount of memory at 4 GiB. Memory size doesn't directly affect performance, but too little memory will certainly degrade gaming performance.

In terms of raw gaming performance in our GPU benchmark, the GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop is better than the GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q.


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