Nvidia GTX 1630 rumors, an entry level Turing card


Prices for desktop GPUs have begun to stabilize, but it appears that Nvidia still sees a demand for a low-cost, easily produced GPU. Component supplier Colorful has hinted that an Nvidia GTX 1630 is on the way.

This will be a reduction from the 1650, the previous base model. It is therefore built on the Turing architecture of 2019. The absence of ray tracing and tensor hardware distinguishes the GTX 16 series from the RTX 20 series.

The GTX 1630 will reportedly feature fewer CUDA cores than the 1650, but it will make up for this with slightly faster clock rates. The 64-bit bus to the 4GB of GDDR6 will, however, be the main performance barrier. As a result, the memory bandwidth will be cut in half as compared to the 1650. (which has a 128-bit bus). Since TSMC’s 12nm foundries produce Turing processors, there should be little competition for available capacity.

GeForce GTX 1630* GTX 1650
GPU 12nm Turing TU117-150 12nm Turing TU117-300
CUDA cores 512 896
Boost clock 1,785MHz 1,590MHz
Memory 4GB GDDR6 4GB GDDR6
Memory bus 64-bit 128-bit
Bandwidth 96GB/s 192GB/s
* rumored specs

Regarding the Colorful GeForce GTX 1630, pictures of it recently emerged and revealed a design like the GTX 1650 Battle Ax, with two cooling fans, HDMI, DisplayPort, and DVI outputs, as well as a 6-pin power socket. The card will surpass the maximum 75W TDP that PCIe can handle, according to the last clause.

There is no information available on the GeForce GTX 1630’s release date or suggested retail price. Official information is anticipated tomorrow.


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