NVIDIA is preparing a new graphics card to replace its popular GT 1030, the GeForce GTX 1630, which will be positioned in the entry-level segment.
NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1630 graphics card will succeed the GT 1030 with faster performance than the GTX 1050 Ti
The entry-level market has been a mixed bag with no real competition and the emerging threat of integrated GPUs is getting faster than ever. That said, AMD tried to revive the GPU segment with its Radeon RX 6500/6400 series graphics cards powered by Navi 24, but with a largely lackluster feature set, they received a lot of criticism. NVIDIA has also tried to release its own entry-level solutions within the GeForce 16-series family, but now they are becoming obsolete. According to new reports, it looks like NVIDIA will finally offer a successor to its GT 1030 graphics card, the GeForce GTX 1630.
We don’t have the exact specs for this card yet, but we’re basing it on information from Videocardz and what we’ve managed to learn from our own sources. the card will sit in front of the entry-level Navi 24 lineup and offer performance close to that of the GeForce GTX 1650. This should be quite a bit faster than the AMD Radeon RX 6400 graphics card. Obviously you won’t get the same level of performance than the RTX 3050, which starts at $249 USD (MSRP), but it looks like NVIDIA might be looking at a $150 price tag for the new variant considering the GTX 1650 already retails for $190 USD.
In terms of specifications, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1630 could still outperform the Turing TU117 GPU with 4 GB of memory on a 128-bit bus interface. We can’t say for sure whether this card will still be equipped with GDDR6 or GDDR5 memory, as most entry-level GTX 1650 SKUs include GDDR5 memory.
The GeForce GTX 1630 will also come with a TDP of less than 75 W and will not feature any dedicated ray tracing or DLSS support. However, NVIDIA has enabled ray tracing for non-RT core GPUs, but performance won’t be anywhere near reproducible, even at the lowest possible resolution. If priced right, the GeForce GTX 1630 can become a popular eSports card for E-cafes in the South Asia and Asia Pacific regions. There’s no word on a release date, but it could be a silent launch and we could end up seeing some models at Computex 2022.
NVIDIA GeForce 16 Series Specifications
|GeForce RTX 2060 FE||GeForce GTX 1660Ti 6GB
||GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER 6GB
||GeForce GTX 1660 6GB
||GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4GB||GeForce GTX 1650 4GB||GeForce GTX 1630 4GB|
||6GB GDDR6||6GB GDDR6||6GB GDDR6||6GB GDDR5||4GB GDDR5||4GB GDDR5||4GB GDDR6?|
||192 bit||192 bit||192 bit||192 bit||128 bit||128 bit||128 bit?|
||10.8 billion||6.6 billion||6.6 billion||6.6 billion||6.6 billion||4.7 billion||4.7 billion|