Intelligence hardware GTX 1630: the cheapest Nvidia graphics card today has just been released!
A direct competitor to the AMD Radeon 6400, Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1630 graphics card is finally coming to the fore. Don’t expect miracles from this GPU, Nvidia is launching the GTX 1630 with the aim of convincing customers who want a basic graphics card. But then what do we find in the belly of the little beast?
GTX 1630 specs: don’t expect miracles
First of all, it should be noted that this Nvidia GTX 1630 is sold at a price of €169. A very small price that, as you will see, justifies the performance of this GPU.
We find GTX here, it’s a bit of a task because Nvidia goes back in time to give us a graphics card under the Turin architecture, while the RTX is under Ampere.
Here we forget about Ray-Tracing and DLSS, which are so appreciated by RTX 2000 and 3000 owners, and switch to a more “old school” configuration.
The GTX 1630 features 512 Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) cores that allow developers to efficiently manage resource management when building their software.
All complemented by 4 GB of dedicated GDDR6 video memory with a base frequency of 1740 MHz.
As you understand, Nvidia is replacing its old GT 1030 with this newer version. The goal? Allow those who need a low power graphics card to get one without having to enter the still relatively expensive RTX series.
GTX 1630 in game, what is it worth?
Of course we had to go through the benchmark box! And what better way to put Nvidia’s little machine to the test than video games.
To give you an estimate of the performance of the GTX 1630, it is closer to the GTX 1050 Ti (4 GB of video memory, as opposed to 2 GB of the classic 1050). Suffice it to say, this GPU is not made for 4K gaming.
With the latest generation i5 or AMD Ryzen 7 processor and 16 GB of RAM, the GTX 1630 can run The Witcher 3 or Battlefield V at 30 FPS. Very poor performance, which is even more pronounced in newer experiences like Elden Ring, where the GPU spits its lungs out to maintain a steady 25 FPS. The GTX 1630 tends much more to be a cheap graphics card for good performance in office tasks, but it certainly won’t accompany you for long gaming sessions.
If you’re looking for a cheap graphics card that performs well on older titles or even newer games with a lot of concessions, the GTX 1630 might be the way to go.