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[TPU] NVIDIA Readies the GeForce GT 1030 to Compete with Radeon RX 550

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With the Tuesday (18/04) launch of the Radeon RX 550 at US $79, the market for IGP-replacement discrete GPUs sprung back to life. NVIDIA is preparing to address the market with the new GeForce GT 1030 graphics card, based on its "Pascal" architecture. The SKU will be based on the new 14 nm "GP108" silicon, and could feature up to 512 CUDA cores, and up to 2 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 128-bit wide interface.

With tiny board and electrical footprints, one can expect the chip to rely on the PCI-Express slot entirely for its power, and come in low-profile and fan-less designs. It could feature an up-to-date I/O, including HDMI 2.0b and DisplayPort 1.4, which its predecessor, the GT 730 lacks. The company could formally announce the GT 1030 around mid-May, 2017.


KFA2(Galax) GeForce GT 1030 EXOC White Pictured, Detailed

AIB partner for NVIDIA KFA2 is renowned for the design (often polarizing) of its graphics cards, and the company seems to carry white quite close to its heart (something I don't have a problem with, actually.) Now, the company has seemingly confirmed incoming retail availability of NVIDIA's leaked GT 1030 graphics cards, with an EXOC edition of the card in question.

The EXOC white edition by KFA2 is factory overclocked out of the box, and the packaging confirms its a 2GB GDDR5 model with 64-bit memory bus. According to the source, El Chapuzas Informatico, this card is equipped with a 16nm GP108 GPU with 384 CUDA cores (not the 512 we previously reported.) This makes sense, however, as this means NVIDIA can easily carve a GT 1040 SKU from the supposed 512 CUDA-cores base design of the GP108 chip. The base clock for the KFA2 GT 1030 EXOC is 1252 MHz, with a 1506 MHz boost clock. This card is expected to go on sale for around 80€



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What will be the price?
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post #3 of 63
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What will be the price?
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This card is expected to go on sale for around 80€
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That's a bit high with a memory bus of 64-bit.
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post #5 of 63
nobody said it would be dirt cheap either. biggrin.gif

low-end cards are almost always worthless, costing too much for it's actual performance.
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With the memory compression technology of Pascal, 64 bit shouldn't be that big of a problem.
Although the launch price will be $80, once the price drops to $70, the performance should be half of 1050Ti for half the price so not that bad.
Pascal architecture should provide a good increase in performance compared to Kepler.
    
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post #7 of 63
Another disappointing launch.

AMD'S RX 550 was a poor value and so is this.

If you need an Nvidia card you can get a GTX 1050 for about $100 or a GTX 1050 Ti for about $120.
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no these aren't for running crysis
no they're not for watercooling

they're ultra-efficient chips that can be completely silent for HTPC, when you're watching a film with quiet scenes it does make a difference

really happen with my passively cooled GT 730...about time it got HDMI 2
     
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no these aren't for running crysis
no they're not for watercooling

they're ultra-efficient chips that can be completely silent for HTPC, when you're watching a film with quiet scenes it does make a difference

really happen with my passively cooled GT 730...about time it got HDMI 2


This card is still capable for 20-30 fps for Crysis 3 at 1080p.
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1050 all day over this for a few dollars more. Yeah, they may be aimed at lower-end gaming / HTPC, but if I wanted to fire up a game on my HTPC, I'd rather be sporting a 1050/460 variant for just a tiny bit more money.
    
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