With the low-end GPU GTX 1630, Nvidia wants to put pressure on its competitor AMD in the entry-level segment.
The Geforce GTX 1630 should not leave the entry-level segment to AMD alone.
When the prices for graphics cards rose significantly a few months ago, Nvidia apparently lost interest in the entry-level segment. Instead, the group is concentrating on the powerful RTX 30 models, which have become even more expensive due to the chip crisis. An entry-level card, the RTX 3050, has also been available since January 2022, but with a purchase price of 250 to 350 euros, this is still too expensive for many PC owners.
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New memory and a maximum of 75 watts
AMD countered with the Radeon RX 6500XT and RX 6400 in order to be able to continue winning customers in the entry-level segment. With the Geforce GTX 1630, Intel finally wants to offer a GPU for price-conscious gamers again. The GTX 1630 is said to replace the GTX 1050 Ti and will cost less than $190. The exact specifications of the graphics card are not yet known, but insiders expect a maximum power consumption of 75 watts and a revised memory interface with GDDR6 RAM.
Wait for benchmarks
Nevertheless, current games should certainly not run on the GTX 1630 in high resolution, with activated ray tracing and high frame rates. However, if you want to increase the graphics unit integrated in the processor, you could still find a viable alternative in the new entry-level graphics card from Nvidia. However, it remains to be seen how well the card will ultimately perform on the open market. Interested buyers should also wait for the card’s first benchmarks to find out whether their own favorite games run at reasonable frame rates with the graphics card.
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