Nvidia Introduces Low-End GT 1030 GPU as a Response to the AMD RX 550
With the recent announcement of the low-end Radeon RX 550 graphics card by AMD, Nvidia has introduced their own variant of an entry-level graphics card, the GT 1030. The Chinese website Expreview – that has been accurate with leaking product announces in the past – says that Nvidia will release the GeForce GT 1030 as soon as next month.
The new graphics card will be based on the GP108 GPU. It will be the first time that the GP108 will be used. It’s based on the latest Pascal architecture and features a 16 nm production process. Power consumption will also be very limited.
The GTX 950 shown above was the lowest positioned graphics card made by Nvidia.
In the previous generation, Nvidia didn’t release a graphics card for consumers that was positioned beneath the GTX 950. The introduction of the GT 1030 will be fairly interesting for some as it will offer a price point of less that a hundred dollars and will feature HDMI 2.0 and hardware H.265 decoding.
According to the Chinese website, the GP108 GPU will most likely feature 512 shades with either 1 or 2 gigabytes of GDDR5 memory on a 128-bit memory bus.