It’s finally here, folks: the alleged full specifications of Nvidia’s upcoming mighty GT 1030 graphics card. Interestingly, several sources claim that the graphics card will be making its official debut on 17 May 2017. Prior to this leak, several custom GT 1030 graphics cards had already been unofficially revealed; namely those from KFA2, MSI, and Gigabyte.
That aside, let’s take a look at the specifications of Nvidia’s GT 1030, shall we? First up is the GPU. As mentioned in our previous articles, the GT 1030 will indeed be fitted with the Pascal GP108 GPU. This GPU, as you may have already guessed, is the ‘weakest’ Pascal GPU to date.
Interestingly, the GPU comes with 384 CUDA cores. You know what else comes with 384 CUDA cores? Nvidia’s entire lineup of GeForce 700M family of mobile graphics cards, which were released about four years ago. Of course, the GP108 GPU does come with improvements in terms of power efficiency and overall performance – because it’s based off of the new Pascal architecture, after all.
Speaking of power, when it comes to clock speeds, Nvidia’s GT 1030 graphics card will feature reference base and boost clock speeds of 1227MHz and 1468MHz respectively. Meanwhile, memory clock speed is rated at a respectable 6000MHz. Nvidia’s GT 1030 will come with a VRAM capacity of 2GB (GDDR5).
Like Nvidia’s ancient GT 730 graphics card, the GT 1030 will also be fitted with a memory bus width of 64-bit. Those aside, there is, however, a silver lining to the GT 1030. Sources are expecting the graphics card to be priced around €80 (about RM380). This price may indeed be attractive to consumers who simply want to slap on a graphics card on their PC, without worrying too much about gaming performance.
So, will you be getting yourself a swanky new GT 1030 graphics card?