Card Layout and Photos
So normally for my card shots, I love getting a few images of the card standing up on the desk to check out the cooler. Well the Zotac GTX 1650 SUPER Twin Fan doesn’t like to stand up. The card is significantly shorter than a lot of the other cards that come into the office. Because of that it isn’t long enough for the cooler to help hold it up lol. So you SFF guys, take notice, it might have two fans but at just 158.5 mm long, it is a small card. It also doesn’t extend past the top of the PCI bracket more than it should and is a proper dual-slot card, it might be a unicorn. Everyone else just throws recommended PCI dimensions out the window but Zotac didn’t. That does mean the two fans aren’t exactly large. I do like the fan shrouds design, it is black with a touch of silver, keeping things color neutral. Like everyone else, it does have that angular look and with that silver accent it almost looks like an angry eyebrow. Looking down into the cooler you can see that the fan layout is vertical and it is an old school extruded cooler, not a sheet metal design like most cards use.
Around on the back, you can again get the scale, the PCB isn’t much longer than the PCIe x16 slot. Being a budget card Zotac did skip out on a backplate, which is a bummer but understandable. The PCB is black though which doesn’t look too bad. The sticker up top has the serial number and model information and in our case is a special not for sale sticker. Don’t worry Zotac, we will find ways to abuse.. err use the GTX 1650 SUPER Twin Fan here.
Looking around at the edges you can get a look at how the fan shroud leaves a big gap for airflow all around. The card does have a Zotac Gaming logo on the top edge and a GeForce GTX logo as well which barely fits. On the end of the card, they have the power connection sticking out the end, not out of the top and it is the smaller 6-pin power. Most importantly around the outside edge you can see the cooling configuration a lot better. The extruded aluminum heatsink doesn’t use any heatpipes but does have a raised area so it can contact at the GPU and also sit up on top of the power circuitry to keep it cool as well. Extruded aluminum coolers typically don’t perform as well as a sheet metal design with heatpipes, but I will have to wait until cooler testing to see how it does, the GTX 1650 SUPER may not need any more cooling than this. The fan shroud does extend out past the end of the PCB slightly, but not more than the power plug will use, in fact I can say from testing that the top of the plug lined right up with the end of the shroud.
As for the PCI bracket end of the Twin Fan, well it has a lot of ventilation in the bracket. Given the vertical heatsink design, there won’t be to much air going this direction, but it has the option, right? For display connections the GTX 1650 SUPER Twin Fan is cut down from the standard layout. You get one of each, one HDMI which is in the center, one DisplayPort on the left, and one Dual-Link DVI on the right. Given the budget focus I’m really glad to see that the DVI port is still here and I don’t think having just three display connections is a big deal, but if you plan on using this for a 4 monitor setup it isn’t going to work.