This thread is for those interested in running the GeForce GTX 1650 Super graphics card in the ultra profile at 2160 (4K) resolution. The use of the word ultra here refers to the automatically set detail profile and not the display resolution setting (thanking Zwift for the confusion)!
GTX 1650 Super (or GTX1650 Super for search purposes) is an entry level graphics card. Note it is different from (and an improvement on) the basic GTX 1650 (see here) and as it is not much more expensive, it should be preferred unless there is a low profile or low power requirement. There are OC (factory overclocked) variants of both the basic GTX 1650 and the Super.
You may be considering this card as part of a budget PC build for Zwift rather than a full on high specification gaming rig.
In the game update of 29 April 2020, it is stated “Added the GeForce GTX 1650 to the ULTRA graphics profile group”. Whilst not referring explicitly to the Super card, the ultra profile is available for both the basic and Super cards as would be expected.
Zwift with the GTX 1650 Super can run the ultra profile at 2160 (4K) resolution into a 4K TV, the question is with what frame rate (fps)? This thread isn’t to debate the merit of high fps but to give information about what may be achievable technically, with this specific card and a 4K TV.
- Intel i3-9100F CPU
- 2x4GB 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM
- GTX 1650 Super (specifically stock MSI GeForce GTX 1650 Super Aero ITX OC)
And my TV is…
- Samsung 49" MU6400 Ultra HD TV (UE49MU6400UXXU)
In Windows 10, the display refresh rate is set to 60Hz, and the nvidia control panel is set to Prefer Maximum Performance. The TV reports 3840x2160/60p as its input source, and cables and input ports are HDMI version 2.0.
First impressions are that the system cannot generate consistent 60fps, and that the frame rate drops as the complexity of the scene increases (eg. foliage or fog/dust) and not always in relation to the number of riders in the view.
This log file analysis shows a solo ride that starts through jungle/forest canopy and then opens out into clear sky views. Game version is 1.0.49821.
This log file analysis is from a busy group ride.