Chinese manufacturer INNO3D has shared official benchmarks that suggest NVIDIA’s new entry-level GeForce GTX 1630 isn’t much better than the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, a graphics card that the company released in 2016 with an MSRP of $139—a price point that’s substantially less than what some companies are charging their custom GeForce GTX 1630 graphics cards for (e.g., EVGA with its $199 GeForce GTX 1630 SC GAMING). Cyberpunk 2077, Control, and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla are among the twelve titles that INNO3D tested, and while the GeForce GTX 1630 is shown performing pretty consistently with the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti in many of these games, it manages to fall short of its older sibling in a few comparisons, going so far as to be overshadowed by both the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti and its standard counterpart, the GeForce GTX 1050, in a few instances. Reviews from around the web have also confirmed that the GeForce GTX 1630 is slower than AMD’s lowest-ranked Radeon RX 6000 Series graphics card, the Radeon RX 6400. NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1630 does offer some obvious benefits over the GeForce GTX 1050 Series, however, such as support for newer codecs that include VP8 and H.265.
This is some exceptionally slow performance for a brand new graphics card, even AMD’s new but unexceptional Radeon RX 6400 and RX 6500 XT can outperform the GTX 1050 Ti.
This makes Nvidia’s GTX 1630 truly the slowest modern GPU we’ve seen in a very long time and a GPU that almost no one will buy for gaming with its rumored price of $165. A year ago, a case could have been made for the GTX 1630 during the global GPU shortage. But with GPU prices now at MSRP and the used GPU market becoming a gold mine for PC gamers, the GTX 1630 is already obsolete before it hits store shelves.