The GeForce GTX 1630 was officially announced yesterday and within the first 24 hours, the card has already been tested by the likes of Guru3D and TechPowerUp. We are surprised to learn is that this is slower than the Radeon RX 6400 which is from AMD’s RDNA2 lineup.
While NVIDIAs has seemed rather low-key about this launch, the board partners have been very vocal about it and have been sharing their new designs. Their PCBs and cooling solutions mostly take inspiration from GTX 1650 models which were released a few years ago. Inno3D is one of the board partners which is the only one so far to reveal the actual performance on this GPU.
We had already shared our speculations of the GTX 1630 being here to replace the old GTX 1050 Ti which is based on the Pascal architecture. The GTX 1050 Ti was first launched back in 2016 and was priced at $ 139 MSRP. The figures coming from Inno3D suggest that the GTX 1630’s performance can be compared or put next to the GTX 1050 Ti. It is only 17% faster. This performance gap further increases as we move to more demanding games such as Cyberpunk 2077 or the Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
In its review, Inno3D has shared that the GTX 1630 comes with a better media decoder which extends support for the VP8 or the HEVC codecs, unlike the Pascal architecture. The GTX 1630 comes with a TU117-150 GPU which has been designed on the Turing architecture and features a total of 512 CUDA Cores.
So far we haven’t heard the official MSRP of this card from NVIDIA but this information has been available to a few board partners. EVGA has shared that their GTX 1630 SC card is priced at $199 while Colorful revealed that their model is going to sell for $169. For comparison’s sake, the GTX 1050 Ti was priced at $ 139 when it was released back in 2916. This gives us enough reason to believe that the GTX 1630 is going to cost lesser than this for sure.