NVIDEA has released its latest GPU GEforce GT1030 for an MRP of 5,999 INR. It will be available in the retail market for as low as 5,600 in compact, single-slot, and low-profile form factors. Zotac and MSI have their respective model in the Indian market as the Zotac GeForce GT 1030 ZT-P10300A-10L, priced 5,995 INR and MSI GeForce GT 1030 2G LP OC, priced 5,999 INR.
New graphics cards based upon this GPU are going to compete with Radeon RX550 by AMD that are recently announced and about to make their place in the market. Like the earlier beefier 10-series, GeForce GT 1030 GPU is also based on Pascal architecture, though it has only 384 CUDA cores (processing units).
With an ability to run up to 1468MHz without any significant overclocking, 2GB of GDDR5 RAM on a 64-bit bus and its total memory bandwidth expands up to 48GBps, and both active and passive cooling solution makes it a very appropriate GPU for low to middle powered PCs. Not being GTX GPU, it is not designed for heavy gaming devices. For the same reason, there is no support for either VR or Nvidia’s G-Sync, Ansel, and GameStream. It needs no power connectors and it’s maximum power requirements remains 30W, which is far lower than PCIe slot limit of 70W.
This card is especially about to be useful for those who wish to upgrade an older PC by adding some integrated graphic performance to it, or use it for photo or video editing, although low powder games on a 1920×1080 HD resolution will work quite fine and smooth. Assumed models will have one single-link DVI port and one HDMI 2.0b port. Depending upon the patterns and frameworks opted by the manufacturer, that may vary.