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The graphics card market is in such depressing state that MSI has opted to reintroduce a GeForce GPU that originally debuted in 2014. Leveraging green team’s nearly decade-old Kepler architecture, the MSI GeForce GT 730 is a low-profile PCIe 2.0 graphics card featuring 384 CUDA Cores, a boost clock of 902 MHz, 2 GB of DDR3 memory operating at a memory speed of 1,600 MHz, and a power consumption rating of 23 watts. The timing of MSI’s GeForce GT 730 resurrection is amusing, being that NVIDIA confirmed this week that it would be ending support for Kepler cards in just a few months.

GRAPHICS PROCESSING UNITNVIDIA GeForceĀ® GT 730
INTERFACEPCI Express 2.0
CORES384 Units
CORE CLOCKSBoost 902 MHz
MEMORY SPEED1600 MHz
MEMORY BUS4-bit
OUTPUTDL-DVI-D/HDMV/D-SUB
HDCP SUPPORTY
POWER CONSUMPTION23W
RECOMMENDED PSU300W
CARD DIMENSION (MM)146x69x39mm
WEIGHT (CARD / PACKAGE)288g/501g
DIRECTX VERSION SUPPORT12 API
OPENGL VERSION SUPPORT4.4
MAXIMUM DISPLAYS3
DIGITAL MAXIMUM RESOLUTION4096×2160

Custom GeForce GT 730 models start at $77.98 in the U.S. It’s sad when even a seven-year-old graphics card is selling for outrageous prices. Alas, that’s the current status of the graphics card market, and we’ll just have to live with it. The MSI GeForce GT 730 is expected to sell for 4,565 yen (~$41.64) with tax included in Japan — a price we’ll probably never see in the U.S.

Sources: MSI, Tom’s Hardware

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15 Comments

  1. Just in time.. now they won’t need to shorten their product warranty Nvidia will do it for them!!

  2. On a related note, support for GPUs of this generation will soon end, as of the 470.xx release. Great timing.

  3. My favorite part is on the front of the box, it’s PCIE[B] [COLOR=rgb(184, 49, 47)]2.0[/COLOR] [/B]because that’s very important to know it isn’t 1.47 or some lesser number.

  4. Let’s see. Pretty sure I’m covered for the next round of releases after this. I’ve got a 780, 640, pair of 560 Ti, and possibly an 8800 XT, all laying around somewhere.

  5. Can only imagine what the reviews will have to say! At 640×480 it managed to get 15 FPS with low settings for CyberPunk!(RT not enabled of course)

  6. [QUOTE=”Peter_Brosdahl, post: 35919, member: 87″]
    Can only imagine what the reviews will have to say! At 640×480 it managed to get 15 FPS with low settings for CyberPunk!(RT not enabled of course)
    [/QUOTE]
    I pity the fool that can’t dig 15fps!

  7. [QUOTE=”AKBrian, post: 35907, member: 120″]
    On a related note, support for GPUs of this generation will soon end, as of the 470.xx release. Great timing.
    [/QUOTE]
    Yep, the news for both was within days of each other. It kind of makes you wonder.

  8. oh but let’s not forget this contender:

    [URL unfurl=”true”]https://www.thefpsreview.com/2020/04/14/asus-launches-budget-oriented-kepler-based-geforce-gt-710-with-four-hdmi-ports-and-passive-cooling/[/URL]

  9. [QUOTE=”Peter_Brosdahl, post: 35926, member: 87″]
    oh but let’s not forget this contender:

    [URL unfurl=”true”][URL]https://www.thefpsreview.com/2020/04/14/asus-launches-budget-oriented-kepler-based-geforce-gt-710-with-four-hdmi-ports-and-passive-cooling/[/URL][/URL]
    [/QUOTE]

    In for 2! Let’s SLI these babies!

  10. [QUOTE=”Dogsofjune, post: 35938, member: 168″]
    Maybe sli will make a comeback.
    [/QUOTE]

    Perhaps this whole highend GPU shortage has been NVIDIA and AMD’s way of reviving SLI/CrossFire. Sell lots of high end cards and lots of lower end cards SLI’d/CrossFire’d together for the folks who can’t track down the high end silicon. Increase sales across the board! Brilliant!

  11. [QUOTE=”Paul_Johnson, post: 35955, member: 2″]
    Perhaps this whole highend GPU shortage has been NVIDIA and AMD’s way of reviving SLI/CrossFire.
    [/QUOTE]
    I’m down for it. I’ve still got some SLI leftovers from the past.
    A laptop with 2x 980m
    2x 560 Ti
    2x 1080

  12. [QUOTE=”AKBrian, post: 35907, member: 120″]
    On a related note, support for GPUs of this generation will soon end, as of the 470.xx release. Great timing.
    [/QUOTE]

    Yeah, I thought I remembered Nvidia ending driver support for Kepler…

    This seems nuts.

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