The GeForce GTX 1630, which was officially introduced yesterday, had a mediocre performance with the first reviews. We can easily say that this card is slower than the Radeon RX 6400, which is at the bottom of the RDNA 2 family.
Manufacturing partners began releasing next-generation GTX 1630 graphics cards one by one, with cooling designs similar to GTX 1650 models. While NVIDIA was very quiet about this launch, they only updated the product table on the web page. One of the company’s partners, Inno3D, was actually the only company that announced official performance figures for this GPU.
As we mentioned earlier, this card replaces the GTX 1050 Ti model based on Pascal architecture. The GTX 1050 Ti was launched in 2016 with a suggested price of $139. According to Inno3D figures, the GTX 1630 is non Ti While it is 17% faster than the GTX 1050, it performs close to the GTX 1050 Ti in games. The difference becomes even wider in more demanding games like Control, Cyberpunk 2077 or Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.
Inno3D also pointed out that the GTX 1630 has a more capable media decoder that supports VP8 or H.265 (HEVC) codecs. This was not normally the case in Pascal architecture.
NVIDIA hasn’t announced the official MSRP (recommended retail price) for the new model, but we do know the prices for special designs from some manufacturing partners. EVGA has set the price of the GTX 1630 SC model at $199. Colorful, on the other hand, retailed its dual-fan design for $169 (1199 RMB).