NVIDIA Launches Entry-Level GeForce GTX 1630 GPU

Source: NVIDIA NVIDIA Launches Entry-Level GeForce GTX 1630 GPU

Is This the GT 1030 Successor We’ve Been Begging For?

Forgive the sarcastic header above, but please consider that I’m writing news about a new graphics card this morning that is the first entry in the GeForce GTX 16 Series in three years, and will of course be a much slower GPU (though it will doubtless be faster than a GT 1030).

We first reviewed the GTX 1650 on April 25, 2019, and at launch that product had an MSRP of $149 USD. This new GTX 1630 – at least the EVGA XC GAMING version I saw for sale this morning at EVGA.com – costs more than $149 USD.

NVIDIA Launches Entry-Level GeForce GTX 1630 GPU - Graphics Cards 2

At least I can finance it with low monthly payments…

I found that EVGA listing later, when I went looking for an image of the new GPU. NVIDIA somehow didn’t send out PR for this, choosing to let board partners announce the exciting new entry into the Turing family. Have no fear, NVIDIA does list the new GPU on their GeForce graphics site, including this comparison of the GTX 16 Series family, which I captured – and highlighted – below:

NVIDIA GTX 16 Series Screen

The GTX 1630 offers 512 CUDA Cores, a 1785 MHz Boost Clock, and has 4 GB of GDDR6 memory on a 64-bit bus – good for 96 GB/s of memory bandwidth.

Clearly, this is not going to be a fast card, as TechPowerUp can verify, having already reviewed one of these this morning. Please click through and read their review, but I’ll note that, while performance is well below that of a GTX 1650 and Radeon RX 6400, it destroys the GT 1030! Now, if you can find it for a price between that GT 1030 and a Radeon RX 6400, you might have yourself an acceptable time. As long as a graphics card for awe-inspiring 1080/low PC gaming is worth spending your money on.

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