Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1650 series is more complex, with a variety of models with different cores (TU106, TU116, and TU117), memory and power consumption. Many players may not be able to tell the difference between them. The release of the GeForce GTX 1630 may allow NVIDIA to sort out the previously chaotic mid-to-low-end graphics card product line and provide products with a clearer positioning.
Nvidia will launch the GeForce GTX 1630
Nvidia’s lowest-end x30 series has not been updated for a long time. The last time was the GeForce GT 1030, which was released in May 2017. It was already five years ago, and it is an older solution. Even the higher-positioned GeForce GTX 1650, released in April 2019, has been more than three years old. With the soaring graphics card prices in the past two years, neither Nvidia nor AMD cares much about the low-end/entry-level market, but with AMD’s recent product line updates, Nvidia seems to be responding.
According to VideoCardz, Nvidia will launch the GeForce GTX 1630 to replace the current GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, possibly with lower pricing, which will be the first GTX-prefixed x30 series. The specific specifications of the GeForce GTX 1630 are still unclear. It is rumored that it will be based on the TU117 of the Turing architecture. The power consumption will not be higher than 75W, and it will use GDDR6 memory. Perhaps many players scoffed at AMD’s Radeon RX 6400/RX 6500 XT equipped with Navi 24 cores, but based on the new architecture and technology, it really poses some threats to NVIDIA’s low-end/entry-level market.