What you need to know
- MSI announced a new low-profile GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card.
- Created for compact PCs, the card gives gamers a decent amount of power in a small package.
- There's no release date or pricing available just yet.
MSI debuted a new graphics card for compact PC builders this week. The GeForce GTX 1650 4GT LP (via Tom's Hardware) is a low-profile card, meaning it's built to take up less space than its full-sized brethren while still offering similar power.
The GeForce GTX 4GT LP's size is its biggest draw, with the card measuring in at 168 x 69 x 37 mm with its included low-profile bracket. You can also use it with a normal bracket, which bumps the card's size to 168 x 105 x 37 mm.
Apart from its more diminutive stature, the card sports a boost clock of 1665 MHz and 4GB of GDDR5 memory running at 8 Gbps. Power consumption is rated at 75 watts, and MSI recommends at least a 300 watt power supply to push your system with the card installed.
The card can also be used with MSI's Afterburner software, allowing you to overclock the card as you see fit.
There's no word on pricing or availability just yet. If you want to get your hands on a standard GeForce GTX 1650 in the meantime, MSI's full-size card is available for $180 at Amazon right now.
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