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GTX 1650/60 and RTX 2060 reviews by TR?

Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:38 am

Is TR planning to review the 1650, 1660 (Ti) and 2060 chips?
 
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Re: GTX 1650/60 and RTX 2060 reviews by TR?

Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:27 am

A 2060 review is too old to be relevant at this point, and the 1660 is bordering on that too. At this point, both of those cards are things that you will want to know the performance of compared to new card launches, so the upcoming Navi review is where I'd hope to see TR get hold of a 2060 and 1660 for comparative testing.

A 1650 review would be nice but don't expect it since Zak's article on Tuesday confirmed that TR doesn't have a review sample, along with several other websites. Plus, the card's an overpriced dog that other reviewers are advising people avoid in favour of AMD and other Nvidia options. The best niche market for the 1650 was going to be the low-power HTPC but Nvidia squandered that by denying the 1650 access to Turing's NVENC encoder. For the other ultra-niche option of a sub-75W small, compact card to go in OEM office machines without a PCI-Express power connector, nearly every single 1650 design I've seen so far is too tall, too long, too wide, or all three, whilst most of them require a 6-pin connector anyway.

Given all that, I'd be surprised if TR is willing to buy their own 1650 just to chime in with a late and unexciting "this card isn't great, don't buy it" review.
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Re: GTX 1650/60 and RTX 2060 reviews by TR?

Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:34 am

Chrispy_ wrote:
A 2060 review is too old to be relevant at this point, and the 1660 is bordering on that too.

What sites do have TR-like quality reviews of those cards?
 
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Re: GTX 1650/60 and RTX 2060 reviews by TR?

Thu Apr 25, 2019 5:42 am

XTF wrote:
What sites do have TR-like quality reviews of those cards?


Nothing has the flavour of TR reviews but if you want 99th percentile perfomance data in a range of game tests, GamersNexus is close enough. As non-video hardware review/news sites are dying off, GamersNexus may be the only one that survives because of its regular Youtube content. At the moment, Youtube is where the money is. Webpage adverts stopped being enough revenue to sustain a quality site almost ten years ago.
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Re: GTX 1650/60 and RTX 2060 reviews by TR?

Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:06 am

There's also this in the background:
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Re: GTX 1650/60 and RTX 2060 reviews by TR?

Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:17 pm

The only other place where I've found similarly in-depth frame-time analysis is Digital Foundry's hardware reviews. The videos are a bit more of a time investment to watch, but Rich Leadbetter does a remarkably good job presenting the strengths and weaknesses of CPUs and GPUs in gaming tasks. For reviews of productivity tasks, though, I have been going to Anandtech when Tech Report doesn't have the information that I want available.
 
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Re: GTX 1650/60 and RTX 2060 reviews by TR?

Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:01 pm

I'm enjoying my new MSI GeForce RTX 2060 Gaming Z I bought at the end of March. The only thing I would like to have is a button to turn off the RGB since it's hidden in the case.
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