Last month we informed you about the new low-cost graphics card that was about to be launched by Nvidia, which appeals to satisfy the needs of a niche market that seeks to make an economic card that allows them to play some titles. That’s why Nvidia launched the GeForce GT 1030, priced at $75 USD and positioned against AMD’s cost-effective option, the Radeon RX 550 which costs $79 USD.
Nvidia added the GeForce GT 1030 to its graphics card catalog. An arrival in catalog for this model which mainly aims the updating of office computers by highlighting its low power consumption and the acceleration of video decoding/encoding.
The GT 1030 is not a graphics card for gamers. Its GP108 chip – a new reference – has only 384 units of calculation, 40% less than a GeForce GTX 1050 and its 48 GB/s memory bandwidth also limits the possibilities for game rendering.
However, it is not a card that is devoid of interest since it is primarily aimed at office computers. Its advanced video engine (management of the HEVC and the 4K) and the management of “up-to-date” video outputs technologically (HDMI 2.0b, DisplayPort 1.4) allows it to evolve this type of machines without changing motherboard and processor. And no worries about the power consumption, which will not exceed 30 watts in the worst of situations.
Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 is based on Pascal architecture, will operate with 384 CUDA cores, 2GB of video memory, 64-bit memory interface, its frequency is 1227 MHz in base and in Boost mode 1468 MHz, it has HDMI and DVI ports.
With this release of Nvidia, users who are looking to buy a low-cost graphics card will be able to play League of Legends or Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, in addition to being able to deploy content in 4K.