Expreview.com (machine-translated from Chinese) believes that NVIDIA will launch the GeForce GT 1030 to compete in the low-end. It’s difficult to tell how confident they are about this next part, due to the translation, but they believe that it will be based on a new Pascal design, GP108, rather than a further-disabled GP107 (as seen in the GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti). Those parts have 640 and 768 CUDA cores, respectively, which might be where their estimate of 512 CUDA cores for GP108 comes from.
As for the merits as a product, it seems a little odd to me. There is some room for it in terms of performance, sliding between the GTX 1050 and integrated graphics with a GTX 750-class part, just with higher clocks and/or lower power due to the Pascal architecture. It does seem risky, though, considering the GTX 1050 already occupies the $110 USD price point.
The post also suggests that the cards will have 1 GB and 2 GB variants.
Any discrete GPU is better
Any discrete GPU is better than iGPU. So this will be a great buy for content creators with the added boost offered by GPU acceleration in programs like Premiere, After Effects.
Performance wise the
Performance wise the difference between igpu like hd 620 and the low end of dedicated ones is not Earth shattering but ryzen CPUs don’t have even that. A workstation PC for heavy CPU workloads with a cheap gpu and a ryzen chip could make a nice build.
Pretty much, yeah. The point
Pretty much, yeah. The point was more that it might be hard to price such that, between the GTX 1050 and the GT 1030, either one doesn't totally cannibalize the counterpart's sales. Too close? 1050's a no-brainer, and vice-versa.
I recently got a 4k monitor
I recently got a 4k monitor at work which naturally needs a displayport connection to operate. I’m not playing games, but at the time the cheapest 4k card I could fine was a RX 460. Any value graphics card that can simply add a 4k displayport to a machine is greatly appreciated in the world.
Botom end cards like this are
Botom end cards like this are loved by big box stores and their on commission salespeople. Easy sales on an un-knowlagable mark. “90$, only 90$ to add some gaming to your system. If you were a serious gamer you’d need a 2-300$ card but for 90$ you cant go wrong”.
There is a market, just not for those in the know
Nice to see some modern low
Nice to see some modern low end graphics cards from AMD and Nvidia. Anything under $90 until yesterday, was like an old forgotten card in a store basement or something, left there for years, with full warranty. Nice also to see that Nvidia is not trying to scam customers as it is doing(in my opinion) with cards like the GT 730. You know, three completely different cards under the same model number. If it is not a scam, how can someone call it?
I’ve been rocking dual 970s
I’ve been rocking dual 970s for a couple years or so now and keep waiting for something worth upgrading to (in a single GPU situation) and it doesn’t look like there’s going to be anything available in 2017. *sigh*.
GTX 970s are not exactly top
GTX 970s are not exactly top cards today, right? So there are single GPU options. Why didn’t you gone for a GTX 1080 at least? Or a GTX 1080Ti if you don’t find the 1080 enough. I guess the answer to that question is that those 970’s still cover your needs. You might wont to upgrade, but you don’t really need to upgrade.