Nvidia has quietly launched its latest consumer GPU, the GeForce GT 1030. Graphics cards based on this GPU are already making their way into Indian markets, with manufacturers setting MRPs at around Rs. 5,999 and street prices expected to be as low as Rs. 5,600.
The GTX 1030 provides a little more power than what an integrated graphics processor (IGP) offers and is targeted to those who mainly play less demanding games such as League of Legends or Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. It runs at up to 1,468MHz, with little chance of significant overclocking. GeForce GT-based graphics cards will have 2GB of GDDR5 RAM on a 64-bit bus for a total memory bandwidth of 48GBps. They will be available in compact, single-slot, and low-profile form factors. Both active and passive cooling solutions are possible, making such cards suitable for small, quiet PCs. It does not support VR or Nvidia’s G-Sync, Ansel, or GameStream features and small form factor of 4.7 by 6.7 inches makes it easier to fit into compact systems, and the 30 watt power draw means it doesn’t need much juice.
GeForce GT 1030 cards could be tempting for those looking to upgrade an older PC with only integrated graphics, and without a beefy power supply. At the time of launch, Zotac and MSI both have one model each in the Indian market. The Zotac GeForce GT 1030 ZT-P10300A-10L is priced at Rs. 5,995 while the MSI GeForce GT 1030 2G LP OC is priced at Rs. 5,999.
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