Graphics card help


Jan 25, 2020
Hey ya'll, quick question.

I am kind of a newbie with pc building myself, even though I know a guy who usually does it.

For a graphics card, does it make much difference, like between a GTX 1050 and 1650? I am having a hard time figuring out speed differences etc. Like which ones would work well for various games.

Is there like a ranking of this stuff?? I can't find anything that is user friendly to work out.



Staff member
Jan 18, 2020
NRG, graphics cards usually go by "generation" - much like CPUs.

The GTX 1050 is a card from around 2018, whereas the 1650 is from 2019 I believe.

That's not to say the newer card is necessarily faster (in this case it is) but generally speaking, you will notice with nVidia cards, that the number gives the clues. The first part of the number is the generation, while the second part refers to the speed, or how high-end it is. For instance:

750m - a pretty old mid-range card.
860m - fairly old, but a little faster.
970m - slightly newer, and also faster.
1080 - newer, and faster still.
2080 - newest, and one of the fastest around.

One good site for checking this out is CPU and GPU benchmark (do a search for them). They rank CPUs and GPUs on speed to produce an overall list of the best hardware.
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