NVIDIA is reportedly planning to extend its existing lineup of GeForce GTX 16 Series graphics cards with a new model called the GeForce GTX 1630. As the nomenclature might suggest, this new model is expected to be weaker than the current collection of GeForce GTX options (e.g., GTX 1660 Ti, GTX 1650 SUPER) but should prove to be a welcome addition for enthusiasts leaning toward budget-oriented rigs. It’s believed that NVIDIA is introducing a GeForce GTX 1630 to combat AMD’s current strength in the lower-ended GPU market with its Radeon RX 6400 graphics cards, which, according to a chart shared by red team’s Frank Azor yesterday, are particularly notable in the performance-per-dollar department. The Radeon RX 6400 offers 89% more FPS/$ and 123% better FPS/watt than the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, AMD claims.
As a longtime gamer I’m grateful for the renewed competition in high-end graphics, we all win from it. As an @AMD employee I’m super proud of what our @Radeon team has accomplished. #gamingpc pic.twitter.com/6Rs9kjG9UD— Frank Azor (@AzorFrank) May 16, 2022
According to our information, GeForce GTX 1630 is set to replace GTX 1050 Ti, so it would likely cost less than 190 USD (that’s the current price of GTX 1650). At the moment, the specs of GTX 1630 are unknown, but one could expect a TU117 (Turing) model with sub 75W power requirement and updated GDDR6 memory. The GTX 1650 series include as many as five models already, including TU106, TU116 and TU117 based and even a SUPER variant. However, not all of these cards are available in every market and the same principle could apply to GTX 1630.