Previously, we covered the rumor regarding a possible but last Pascal architecture based Nvidia GT 1030 GPU leak, coming in less than $100.Now, KFA2 has confirmed the existence of Nvidia GT 1030 with a leaked image of its packaging and giving away the proof in the image shown below.
The leaked image of packaging and the GPU gives details that it will be an overclock GPU from factory in white color. KFA2 GeForce GT 1030 EXOC White will be a 2GB GDDR5 with 64Bit memory bandwidth and it will feature a single fan.
Nvidia is heading towards its Volta GPU architecture by 2018 and reportedly GT 1030 will be the last of its kind; the last Pascal architecture based GPU. Nvidia will launch GT 1030 so as to compete the AMD’s RX 550, which is a low-spec GPU costing less than $100.
Nvidia wants to add its variant of lower spec GPU to compete AMD RX 550. Hardware specification wise, GT 1030 will be very similar to RX 550. The new Pascal GPU will not need additional power as it will draw power from the motherboard. Since Nvidia’s Graphics cards are better known for less power consumption and efficiency, GT 1030 will only need 35W. Comparatively, RX 550 draws 50W from the motherboard.
The GT 1030 will have following specifications:
- 512 CUDA Cores
- 16 ROPs
- 2GB/4GB RAM capacity
- 128-bit memory bus
- 35W TDP
Nvidia GT 1030 will cost $80 and the only logical reason is that RX 550 costs $100, and we know that for every other AMD graphics card falling in different price window; from high to mid and low range, Nvidia launches its own counterpart GPU to compete AMD. This is why we believe the upcoming GT 1030 will cost less than $100 or $80 to be specific.
The GT 1030 is currently expected in second week of May; we wait and see when Nvidia launches the GPU officially.