I know a lot of people who were able to get a GeForce GTX 1650 powered gaming laptop for a very reasonable price. Paired with the Ryzen 5 3550H, they make for some extremely affordable devices. However, AMD has gone punched a hole in the entry-level Turing card. According to NotebookCheck, the new Radeon RX 5300M beats both the Max-Q version of the 1650 as well as the standard.
I wouldn’t look at the overall Firestrike score as it comprises the CPU PhysX performance too, but the graphics score should give a decent indication of the real-world position of the RX 5300M. The GeForce GTX 1650 is 10% slower than the Navi 14 card while the Max-Q variant lags behind by a whole 25%.
3DMark 11 performance is slightly worse but the RX 5300 is still 7% and 19% faster than the GTX 1650 and 1650 Max-Q, respectively. This is quite impressive. If a laptop powered by a Ryzen 5 3550H or a 3750H is priced the same as a GTX 1650/Core i5-9300H combo, I’d be hard-pressed to recommend the former. We’ll keep you in the loop if we hear more.