We have new interesting information about the NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030, a low-end graphics card that will compete directly with the Radeon RX 550 from AMD and therefore could have a price very similar to that one.
The GeForce GT series has not been updated for two years, so the launch of this graphics card will bring a necessary blow of fresh air to the green giant’s low-cost solutions catalog.
Jumping to the information, the first thing that has transcended has been an image of the graphic nucleus that will give life to the GT 1030 of NVIDIA, the GP108-300, whose key specifications we leave to next:
- 512 Pascal shaders latest generation.
- 32 units of texturing.
- 16 raster units.
- 64-bit memory bus (some rumors point to one of 128 bits).
- 2GB-4GB of GDDR5.
- 30W TDP.
As we see the consumption is very low, so much so that any source will be able to power a GT 1030 without problems, although obviously the specifications are very loose and if the memory bus of 64 bits is confirmed its performance in games would be very limited.
Precisely, this last one is confirmed in one of the first tests of performance that has filtered, where we can see the results that obtains the GT 1030 of NVIDIA in Ashes of the Singularity.
That score is less than half the figure that gets an RX 460 (more than 3,000 points), and also falls below the results that an AMR RX 550 gets.
We will have to wait to see more tests before drawing conclusions, but as we already anticipated if NVIDIA bet in the end for that configuration with a 64-bit bus the NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 could end up being a bad option.