Nvidia's reportedly launching its RTX 1630 GPU this month
Nvidia's got a new low-end GPU, but it isn't based on Ampere
Published: 19th May 2022 | Source: Videocardz |
Nvidia's planning to launch a new 12nm Turing graphics card this month
According to sources at Videocardz, Nvidia's planning to launch a new graphics card on May 31st. This new graphics card is the GTX 1630, a new Turing-based graphics card that will cater to the low-end of the GPU market.
The GTX 1630 is a cut-back version of Nvidia's GTX 1650, offering users fewer CUDA cores, less overall memory bandwidth, and 4GB of VRAM. It looks like this new GPU model is designed to replace Nvidia's Pascal-based GTX 1050, allowing Nvidia to discontinue older silicon and utilise more of the company's low-end Turing silicon.
With 512 CUDA cores and 4GB of GDDR6 memory over a 64-bit memory bus, the GTX 1630 is a significant cut-back from Nvidia's GTX 1650, which features 896 CUDA cores and 4GB of GDDR5 (though some models feature GDDR6) memory over a 128-bit memory bus. Thankfully, Nvidia's GTX 1630 uses 12 Gbps GDDR6 memory, not the same 8 Gbps GDDR5 as the GTX 1650, resulting in the GPU having 96 GB/s of memory bandwidth, which is only 25% lower than the GTX 1650's 128 GB/s of bandwidth.
Nvidia's GTX 1630 also regains some ground on the GTX 1650 by offering users higher core clock speeds, boosting to 1800 MHz instead of the GTX 1650's 1590 MHz. Like the GTX 1650, the GTX 1630 has a TDP of 75W.
To be frank, the GTX 1630 is a graphics card that's made to be cheap. The GPU's 64-bit memory bus allows this graphics card to use only two GDDR6 memory chips, and these memory chips are of relatively low speeds. Additionally, Nvidia likely has a lot of previously sub-standard GTX 1650 silicon stocked up to create this new cut-down graphics card. In a certain respect, Nvidia has simply found this silicon under their bed and has decided to now get rid of it.
With the GTX 1630, Nvidia will be able to replace some of the lower-end products on their GPU lineup with something a little stronger. This graphics card will replace Nvidia's GTX 1050 models as the company's new low-end option, offering users more VRAM and the company's newer Turing architecture.
Nvidia's GTX 1630 is expected to launch on May 31st, and at this time the pricing of this new SKU is unknown.