ASL does it again: single slot low profile 1650

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here comes my short review...

1) appearance

the card is well build and uses a die-cast aluminum / copper heatsink with a tiny blower fan as you would find it in some high end notebook PCs



size comparison with a GIGABYTE GTX1650 OC 4G GDDR5 and GAINWARD GTX1080



2) performance

to my surprise the ASL GTX1650 LP SS 4G GDDR5 performs pretty much the same compared to the GIGABYTE, despite the ASL is a non overclocked card!

ASL GTX1650 LP SS 4G GDDR5


GIGABYTE GTX1650 OC 4G GDDR5


3) thermals

despite that small heat sink, the ASL card does not throttle and keeps reasonable temperatures considering its small size
  • ASL GTX1650 LP SS 4G GDDR5: max 82°C
  • GIGABYTE GTX1650 OC 4G GDDR5: max 73°C
note: the heatsink of the ASL card does get very hot. I advise not to have any cables touching the card in your build.

4) noise

while the GIGABYTE keeps almost silent under load, the ASL card is clearly audible but not annoying IMHO. Some CPU coolers can get louder under load and if you have it sitting inside your case it will dampen the noise. Pro for the ASL: the fan curve seems well tuned. In idle the fan is absolutely silent and only starts to go to 100% after reaching 80C.
  • ASL GTX1650 LP SS 4G GDDR5: max 45dB @ 30cm
  • GIGABYTE GTX1650 OC 4G GDDR5: max 38dB @ 30cm

Conclusion: if you need the most powerful single slot & low profile card available to date, there is no reason not to go with the ASL GTX1650

note: all tests done on an open air bench, so you might experience different results if you put the card in your case.
 
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Analogue Blacksheep

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If you don't mind me asking, but is it possible to see inside of the card with the front plate off?
 

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If you don't mind me asking, but is it possible to see inside of the card with the front plate off?
well, I could not take off the heatsink cover because it is not only hold by 8 screws but also glued with some thermal double sided tape. with enough force you could probably remove it but I did not want to damage the cover.

hope this helps: