NVIDIA is going to release an entry-level video card GeForce GTX 1630. This information was provided by the VideoCordz portal, citing its sources. The novelty should replace the model GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, which is still actively used in budget systems.
Recall that the latest model of the GTX series accelerator with the Turing architecture – the GeForce GTX 1650 – was released by NVIDIA in April 2019, that is, three years ago. Since then, the market has changed a lot. The beginning shortage of semiconductors actually killed the entire initial segment of video cards. And despite the fact that over time, NVIDIA nevertheless released an entry-level GeForce RTX 3050 model with a recommended price of $249 as part of the current line of Ampere video cards, this accelerator is currently being sold at a price of $330, which makes it much less attractive for many potential buyers .
AMD, which in turn released video cards such as the Radeon RX 6500 XT and Radeon RX 6400 with recommended prices of $199 and $159, respectively, is well aware that the competitor has problems with entry-level accelerators. AMD recently launched an advertising campaign in which compared series of Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards in terms of performance per dollar spent with competitive solutions. In the lower segment of video cards, the difference in the indicated ratio between AMD and NVIDIA video cards is clearly visible, where the same $160 Radeon RX 6400 is more profitable than the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.
According to VideoCardz, the GeForce GTX 1630 model will replace the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, so its price will most likely be below $190, for which the GeForce RTX 1650 is currently offered. At the moment, information about the technical characteristics of the GeForce GTX 1630 is unknown. We can assume that the new card will be based on the NVIDIA TU117 (Turing) GPU and its power consumption will be below 75W. In addition, it will most likely receive GDDR6 memory. It should be recalled that the GeForce GTX 1650 model is available in five different versions based on TU106, TU116 and TU117 chips, including the Super version.
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