Add GTX 1650 to 4k ultra profile list

I have recently purchased a new GPU a GTX 1650. In zwift the highest graphics settings that are availble for me is 1440p Ultra. Running the log file at zwift analyzer it says 1440p High. If I tweak the config file and prefs file to Ultra and 2160p (4K) I get 35-40fps average according to zwift analyzer. But as soon I open the settings menu the resolution changes to 576p and I have to tweak the prefs file again.

Could you please add the GTX 1650 to the list of GPU:s that are enable to run 4k ULTRA settings.

Just out of interest, what does having a higher image quality do for you?

This isn’t a dig, I just don’t get it.

I have a 43" 4k tv about 3 feet in front of my handlebars. With 2k i can see the pixels with 4k i can´t.
It´s just more enjoyable in 4k. And when i do have the hardware for 4k i want to be able to use it.

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You are correct on a screen that size you need the best possible graphics, noting worst than seeing pixels.

Also If you have top of the line capabilities then you should be able to use it.

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Ah yes, that makes sense.

I use a 28’ish " monitor so don’t have the issue.

When will I be able to run 8k (4320p) for the massive 85+ inch tvs that Samsung are coming out with?:grin:

I have a 49" TV but only with 1080p.
I can’t see the pixels :smiley:

Resolution is one thing, Zwift graphics profile (high, ultra) another one IMO?

I have 1080 resolution, constantly 60 fps, only high setting possible - should be ultra…

Please, Zwift!
@shooj

This card was just recommended in a zwiftinsider post.

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I too have a GTX 1650. It’s a great card but Zwift won’t let it run Ultra or 4k Ultra (which is what would be appropriate for my monitor/TV setup). Can we please get this updated! It will become a pretty common GPU in laptops in 2020.

Ben

Hi there, In fact I bought a GTX 1650 OC after reading that zwiftinsider post. I was looking for a budget card able to run Zwift wit the best possible graphic at 1080p, and this card seemed a good one.
I sent an email to Zwift support asking to add the Ultra graphic profile for the GTX 1650, which is powerful enough. We know that the "old"GTX 1050 is considered Ultra, so…
I’d also consider to “fake” the GTX 1650 to look like a GTX 1050, but I don’t know where Zwift reads the card model in windows.

Add Ultra profile for GTX 1650 Super (different card) too…

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These graphics cards have been out absolutely ages, no reason for Zwift to still be ignoring them. Same as @Shane_Miller_GPLama mentioning his RTX 2060 not getting Ultra profile, that card was released over a year ago! Edit: think Shane may have been referring to his new machine not defaulting to Ultra resolution actually. There are old benchmarks on Zwiftalizer.com with the RTX 2060 at Ultra profile already. Point still stands for the 1650 etc though.

Come on Zwift. People use gaming PCs too.

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The more I think about this, the more odd it is. As I understand it, graphics profiles for GPUs need to be added manually by Zwift based on verification of performance. But the GTX 1050 was added for Ultra in 2017 and every single Nvidia GPU released since is at least 50% more powerful, with the 1650 Super mentioned here being about 200% more powerful. The RTX 2060 is about 250% more powerful. It’s a similar story with AMD; everything from RX470 upwards or newer smashes a GTX 1050 to bits. Source is Techpowerup relative performance rankings.

Zwift hasn’t changed, so surely there’s no need to check any more. Just add them all to the list for full 4K and Ultra profile.

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Yup, this :point_up_2:

Dave,
Could you give a list of all of the GPUs that zwift has added to their 4k capable (2160p Ultra) list when paired with a proper CPU. And, from your article, what is the minimum CPU single thread performance mark (perhaps the core i3-9100F or anything above this mark)? Like you mentioned in your article, there is no need to go overboard which can backfire. I’d be using this setup solely for zwift. Thanks.

Dave (Sorry, I should have replied to you hear instead of the entire forum),
Could you give a list of all of the GPUs that zwift has added to their 4k capable (2160p Ultra) list when paired with a proper CPU. And, from your article, what is the minimum CPU single thread performance mark (perhaps the core i3-9100F or anything above this mark)? Like you mentioned in your article, there is no need to go overboard which can backfire. I’d be using this setup solely for zwift. Thanks.

I don’t know exactly which GPUs are enabled for Ultra profile, only that from the newer/current generations the GTX 1660 is fine but a bunch of others are not (1650, 1650 Super, 1660 Super). Pretty much all of the 10xx series and older have been sorted I believe. I’ve recommended 1650 Super within the article because it’s stronger and easier to get hold of than a 1060 but cheaper than a 1660, plus the 2GB extra VRAM in the 1660 isn’t actually used by the game at this point in time. Zwift need to get their act together and enable Ultra for all of these graphics cards, there’s no reason not to.

With regard to CPU, the i3-9100F is basically perfect for a Zwift-only PC in my opinion. All the performance you need and you can’t get much cheaper. Just ensure any motherboard you buy can work with 9th gen CPUs out of the box - worth checking with the manufacturer. Not sure where you’re based but there are a couple of retailers in the UK that will update the BIOS for you prior to dispatch if you ask.

Added the GeForce GTX 1650 to the ULTRA graphics profile group. Update today.

Wow! Finally we got it! I tried it and all fine so far. It’s a great improvement.
I’m happy like a kid on Christmas morning. :wink:

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