NVIDIA has delayed the launch for its first x30 model in the GTX series, the GeForce GTX 1630. A new embargo sheet shared by VideoCardz can confirm that the budget-oriented option for gamers will now be available beginning on June 15, around two weeks after its previously reported premiere date of May 31. Marketing for the GeForce GTX 1630 is also expected to commence on that same date in June. Pricing for this graphics cards is yet to come, but its performance has been speculated to be slower than the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti due to reduced memory bandwidth.
As we have already confirmed, GTX 1630 features TU117-150 GPU with reduced CUDA core count to 512. This is even fewer than GTX 1650 (896 cores). Furthermore, the card will have reduced memory bus to 64-bit. This, as we have just learned, is a significant bottleneck for this card.
Despite featuring the same 4 GB GDDR6 memory clocked at 12 Gbps, the bandwidth has been reduced to 96 GB/s, so lower than 6 year old “Pascal” GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, which this model is supposedly replacing (GTX 1050 Ti is now going EOL). The GTX 1650 GDDR6 alone is at least 72% faster, as long as 3DMark synthetic tests are considered.