News hardware GTX 1630: the cheapest Nvidia graphics card of the moment has just been released!
A direct competitor to the AMD Radeon 6400, Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1630 graphics card is finally showing up. Do not expect miracles from this GPU, Nvidia is launching the GTX 1630 with the aim of convincing customers who want an entry-level 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 for the price of 169€. A very small price which, you will see, justifies the performance of this GPU.
We find here a GTX, it’s a bit of a task, because Nvidia goes back in time to provide us with a graphics card under Turin architecture, the RTX being under Ampere.
Here, we forget the Ray-Tracing and the DLSS so appreciated by owners of RTX 2000 and 3000, and we turn to a more “old-school” configuration.
The GTX 1630 features 512 CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture) cores that allow developers to effectively control resource management when creating their software.
All accompanied by 4 GB of dedicated GDDR6 video memory, for a base frequency of 1740 MHz.
As you will have understood, Nvidia is replacing its old GT 1030 with this more recent version. The goal ? Allow those who need a graphics card with little power to be able to get one without having to type in the still quite expensive RTX ranges.
The GTX 1630 in game, what is it worth?
Of course, we had to go through the benchmark box! And what better than video games to test Nvidia’s little machine.
To give you an estimate of the power of the GTX 1630, it is closer to a GTX 1050 Ti (4 GB of video memory, unlike the 2 GB of the classic 1050). Suffice to say that this GPU is not made to play in 4K.
With a latest generation i5 or an 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 becomes even more so on more recent experiences like Elden Ring, where the GPU spits its lungs out to hold a stable 25 FPS. The GTX 1630 tends much more to be a cheap graphics card for good performance on office tasks, but will surely not accompany you for your long gaming sessions.
If you are looking for an inexpensive graphics card with good performance on older titles, or even on newer games with a lot of concessions, the GTX 1630 may be an option.