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April 28, 2017

NVIDIA Rumored To Tackle AMD Radeon RX 550 With Its New Entry-Level GeForce GT1030 This Coming May 8th

By: Low Chern Lin


Despite the claims of not planning to release anything below the GTX 1050 mark, a recent rumor suggests that NVIDIA is allegedly preparing its entry level GeForce GT 1030 which ships with a GP108 GPU to tackle the recently announced Radeon RX 550 graphics card by AMD that is aiming for the entry level market as the replacement for Intel's iGPU, the Intel HD and Iris Graphics.
 

Specifications 

Graphics Card Name
AMD Radeon RX 550
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
Graphics Process
14nm FinFET
14nm FinFET
Graphics Core
Polaris 12
Pascal GP108
Cores
512 Stream Processors
512 CUDA Cores
TMUs
32
32
ROPs
16
16
VRAM
2/4 GB GDDR5
2/4 GB GDDR5
Memory Bus
128-bit
128-bit
TDP
50W
30W
Price
$69 US
$59-$69 US

According to WCCFTech, the alleged GT 1030 will feature the GP108 GPU that packs a total of 512 CUDA cores, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs. As for its memory, the alleged GT 1030 might feature 2GB or 4GB of GDDR5 memory and a 128-bit memory bus. With a mere 30W TDP, the alleged GT 1030 will require no additional power connector.

The card is expected to retail at $59-$69 and will be announced on May 8th, 2017. Given that if the GT 1030 is around 70% as capable as the GTX 1050 for only $69, it would be a sweet option for an entry-level system for work or light gaming purposes.

(Source: WCCFTech.com)

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