While laptops based on Nvidia RTX graphics chips have been available in stores for a while, the mobile versions of the lower-tier and more affordable GTX 1650 and 1660Ti Turing chips will only make their way inside notebooks from the second part of April 2019.

We’re already working on several different reviews of GTX 1650 and 1660 Ti laptops, and we’ll further update the article with our findings once those are finished.

In the meantime, in this article, we’ll tell you what to expect from these Nvidia chips and what are the main similarities and differences between them, the higher-tier (and at the same time most affordable GPU with support for RayTracing) RTX 2060 GPU and the older GTX 960M and GTX 1060 GPUs, which power the vast majority of the gaming laptops you might look to replace this year.

We’ll also compile a detailed list of all the available GTX 1650/1660Ti laptops down below, in the second part of the article.

For starters, here’s a quick specs sheet of the GTX 1650/1660Ti chips, next to the next best thing, the RTX 2060, and the older chips that they replace in budget gaming laptops.

GTX 1660 Ti GTX 1650 RTX 2060 GTX 1060 GTX 960M
Architecture Turing Turing Turing Pascal Maxwell
Shaders 1536 1024 1920 1280 640
Tensor Cores 288
RayTracing Cores 36
Base Clock 1140 – 1590 MHz 1020 – 1560 MHz 960 – 1200 MHz 1404 – 1670 MHz 1096 – 1202 MHz
Memory 6 GB GDDR6 4 GB GDDR5 6 GB GDDR6 6 GB GDDR5 4 GB GDDR5
TDP 60-80 W 35-50 W 80-90 W 60-80 W 60 W

I’ve also added a short list of benchmark results down below, but only take them as a general reference between platforms, as each implementation performs differently, based on the thermal solution’s ability to keep the hardware at bay.

This table is also a work in progress, and we’ll update our findings as we review more of these Turing GTX laptops.

In very few words though, GTX 1660 Ti laptops should get within 10% of the existing RTX 2060 in most standard games, but, of course, lack any sort of RayTracing capabilities. Compared to the existing 1060 laptops of the last years, GTX 1660 Ti units should provide 30-50% better gaming performance, varying between implementations.

GTX 1650 laptops, on the other hand, fall somewhere between existing GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1060 3GB computers.

GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB GTX 1650 4GB RTX 2060 6GB GTX 1060 6GB GTX 960M 4GB
3D Mark 11 ~20400 points ~14600 points ~5300 points
3D Mark – Fire Strike Graphics ~14900 points ~9200 points ~15500 points ~11500 points ~4300 points
3D Mark – TimeSpy Graphics ~5600 points ~3500 points ~5800 points ~3600 points ~1150 points
Rise of Tomb Raider – FHD Very High ~53 fps ~82 fps ~60 fps ~26 fps
Battlefield V – FHD Ultra ~95 fps ~70 fps ~26 fps
Bioshock Infinite – FHD Ultra ~130 fps ~102 fps ~44 fps
Witcher 3 – FHD Ultra ~95 fps ~38 fps ~15 fps

GTX 1650 laptops start at as low as $799, while GTX 1660 Ti models start at $999, but you’ll find various models beneath these MSRP prices down the road, once discounts start to kick in. We’ve included the important traits and shortcomings of each option, but you should definitely dig further into the devices that catch your attention, by reading the reviews and guides linked in each case. On top of that, if you’re interested in updated configurations and prices, you’ll find those by following the appropriate links.

With these out of the way, here’s the list of GTX 1650 and 1660 Ti laptops, both ultraportables and the full-size budget models, which sacrifice on weight and thinness for better performance and a much lower price tag.

Keep in mind we’re constantly updating this list, adding new info and products as they are launched, so just in case you found inaccuracies or something that should be in here and is not, please tell us about it in the comments section at the end.

Model Screen Hardware Graphics TB3 Weight
Acer Nitro 5 AN515-54 15.6 or 17.3-inch IPS FHD matte 60 Hz/144 Hz with Optimus Coffee Lake Core H / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1650 No 4.4 lbs / 2.1 kg
updated 2019 model; compact plastic build, standard form-factor; red backlit keyboard; 2x RAM, 2x M.2 SSD storage with RAID support; 58 Wh battery, 135 W charger
Starting price: $799
Acer Nitro 7 AN715-51 15.6-inch IPS FHD matte 60 Hz/144 Hz with Optimus Coffee Lake Core H / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1650, 1660 Ti No 4.9 lbs / 2.2 kg
new 2019 model; compact all-metal build, sturdier than the Nitro 5; red backlit keyboard; 2x RAM, 2x M.2 SSD storage with RAID support; 58 Wh battery, 135 W charger
Starting price: $999
Acer Predator Helios 300 PH315-52 15.6 or 17.3-inch IPS FHD matte 144 Hz with Optimus Coffee Lake Core H / max 32 GB RAM 1660 Ti No 5.5 lbs / 2.5 kg
updated 2019 model; compact metallic build; 4-zone RGB backlit keyboard; 2x RAM, 2x M.2 SSD storage with RAID support; also available with RTX 2060 and 2070 Max-Q graphics
Starting price: $1199
Asus TUF FX505 DT/DU 15.6-inch FHD matte 60/120 Hz with Optimus AMD Ryzen APUs / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1650, 1660 Ti No 4.9 lbs / 2.2 kg
hardware refresh of the 2018 model; compact plastic and metal build; white or optional RGB backlit keyboard, with 1.8 mm strokes; 2x RAM, 2x M.2 SSD storage with RAID support; 48 Wh battery
Starting price: not yet available
Asus TUF FX705 DT/DU 17.6-inch FHD matte 60 Hz with Optimus AMD Ryzen APUs / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1650, 1660 Ti No 6 lbs / 2.7 kg
hardware refresh of the 2018 model; compact plastic and metal build; white or optional RGB backlit keyboard, with 1.8 mm strokes; 2x RAM, 2x M.2 SSD storage with RAID support; 64 Wh battery
Starting price: not yet available
Asus ROG Strix Scar/Hero III G531GU 15.6-inch IPS FHD matte 144/240 Hz with Optimus Coffee Lake Core H / max 32 GB RAM RTX 1660 Ti No 5.7 lbs / 2.6 kg
2019 model, update of the Scar II variant reviewed here in another configuration; compact, but not as thin or light and other options; 4-zone backlit keyboard; matte 144 or 240 Hz FHD screen; up to Core i9-9880H processor, also available with RTX 2060 and 2070 GPU; 2x RAM slots, 1x M.2 NVMe storage + 2.5″ bay; 2x 4W speakers; 66 Wh battery, 180W adapter
Starting price: –
Asus ROG Strix Scar/Hero III G731GU 17.3-inch IPS FHD matte 144 Hz with Optimus Coffee Lake Core H / max 32 GB RAM RTX 1660 Ti No 6.3 lbs / 2.85 kg
2019 model; 17-inch variant of the GL504  Scar III series, with similar traits and features; compact and fairly light for a 17-incher
Starting price: –
Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502GU 15.6-inch IPS FHD matte 60/120 Hz with Optimus AMD Ryzen 7 APU / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1660 Ti No 4.2 lbs / 2.1 kg
new 2019 model; portable form-factor, thin, light and compact metallic build; 4 zone RGB lightning; matte 120 Hz FHD screen; AMD Ryzen 7 3750H APU and GTX 1660 Ti graphics,  up to 32 GB of RAM (2x DIMM)s, 2x M.2 NVMe storage; 76  Wh battery, 230 W adapter, also charges via USB-C
Starting price: $1200
Asus ROG Zephyrus M GU502 15.6-inch IPS FHD matte 144/240 Hz with Optimus Coffee Lake Core H / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1660 Ti No 4.2 lbs / 1.9 kg
new 2019 model; ultraportable form-factor, thin, light and compact metallic build; more compact than the Zephyrus G; 4 zone RGB lightning; matte 144 or 240 Hz FHD screens; also available with RTX 2060; up to 32 GB of RAM (2x DIMM)s, 2x M.2 NVMe storage; 76  Wh battery, 230 W adapter, also charges via USB-C
Starting price: not yet available
Lenovo Legion Y540 15 15.6-inch IPS FHD 60/144 Hz matte with Optimus Coffee Lake Core H / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1650, 1660 Ti No 5.15 lbs/ 2.35 kg
update of the 2018 Legion Y530 model reviewed here, with some slight refinements; simple design, plastic build; white backlit keyboard; 60/144 Hz screens without GSync; 2x RAM slots, M.2 and 2.5″ storage; RTX 2070 Max-Q variant also available; stereo speakers; 52.5 Wh battery
Starting price: not yet available
MSI GL63 15.6-inch matte FHD TN 120 HZ Coffee Lake Core H / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1660 Ti No 4.9 lbs / 2.2 kg
update of the 2018 model; full-size laptop, mostly made out of plastic; SteelSeries keyboard with red lightning; 120 HZ TN matte screen;  2x RAM slots and M.2 + 2.5″ storage; capable 2x 3W speakers; 51 Wh battery, 180W adapter; also available with RTX 2060 GPU
Starting price: from $999 – configurations and updated prices
MSI GL73 17.3-inch matte FHD TN 120 HZ Coffee Lake Core H / max 32 GB RAM GTX 1660 Ti No 5.95 lbs / 2.75 kg
17-inch variant of the GL63, with similar traits and specs
Starting price: from $999 – configurations and updated prices

That’s about it for now, but as already mentioned, we’re constantly updating this list of Turing GTX laptops, so stay tuned for changes.

On top of that, if your budget allows, our lists of entry-level RTX 2060, mid-range RTX 2070 and top-tier RTX 2080 laptops might also come in handful.



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