NVIDIA at present quietly launched a brand new entry-level graphics card, the GeForce GTX 1630. You can count on a a lot greater hoopla from NVIDIA when its eventual GeForce RTX 40 collection based mostly on Ada Lovelace launches, however within the meantime, finances avid gamers in search of some added oomph over built-in graphics have one other low finish choice to think about.
And sure, it is a decidedly low finish graphics card. It settles in on the backside of the GTX 16-series stack and like all the remainder, it is based mostly on NVIDIA’s Turing GPU structure. However, there’s a fairly large gulf in specs between this newest addition and the following one up on the GTX totem pole, that being the GeForce GTX 1650.
Here’s a broad overview…
So we’re taking a look at 512 CUDA cores and a 1,740MHz (base) to 1,785MHz (enhance) clock if sticking with reference specs. It’s additionally geared up with 4GB of GDDR6 reminiscence, which is similar because the GeForce GTX 1650, but it surely’s connected to a 64-bit bus width that is solely half as huge. That’s undoubtedly going to function a choke level in sure conditions.
To be honest, whereas the GeForce GTX 1650 seems like a reasonably large step down from the GeForce GTX 1650, it is a huge step up from the GeForce GTX 1030 that it form of supplants. That’s a 5-year-old card based mostly on Pascal with 384 CUDA cores and a mere 2GB of slower GDDR5 reminiscence, linked to the identical 64-bit bus, leading to a tick over 48GB/s of reminiscence bandwidth. In comparability, the GeForce GTX 1630 provides up 96GB/s of reminiscence bandwidth.
We have not examined this card, however there are critiques on the market. The of us at TechPowerUp examined it in an entire bunch of video games and located that on common, it is thrice sooner than the GeForce GTX 1030. It’s all relative although, as at 1080p the location additionally discovered that it was “severely lacking in performance.”
From the skin wanting in, this seems higher suited to a media PC that wants a bit of additional grunt over built-in graphics. But till we have examined it for ourselves, we do not need to make any last judgements or suggestions.
In any occasion, a number of of NVIDIA’s {hardware} companions have already added the GeForce GTX 1630 to their lineup, together with EVGA, Gigabyte, MSI, and Zotac, to call a number of. EVGA is the one one we see out there within the US in the intervening time, and it is asking $199.99.