Nvidia’s supposedly incoming GeForce GTX 1630, a graphics card aimed at the entry-level market, will now debut on June 28, according to the latest news from the rumor mill.
Of course, this isn’t the first time we’ve heard a release date for the GTX 1630, and in fact it’s the third date put forward via the GPU vine. For starters, this budget graphics card would launch on May 31, before the sale date shifted to June 15.
Obviously, mid-June came and went without seeing the GTX 1630, and now the last word is that it will finally appear on June 28, in just a few days, as VideoCardz (opens in new tab) reports. The source for this is IT Home (opens in new tab)where the technical site takes the information from the Chinese Board Channels forum (opens in new tab)where colorful GTX 1630 models are listed as ready to ship on June 28, meaning the cards will actually hit the shelves for purchase (and not just unveiled) then.
Take all of this with great caution, of course, as the past two release date rumors clearly illustrate – indeed, given what’s happened, we’re particularly skeptical about whether third-time luck will come true with the speculation here.
Analysis: Release it already, Nvidia (if this GPU is indeed incoming)
If nothing else, hopefully it’s an indication that the GTX 1630 is still coming in as we’d love to see what Nvidia can do with this low-end model. Even if previous rumors surrounding it were rather lukewarm in terms of its purported spec, and how stiff it could be.
From what we’ve heard so far, synthetic benchmark performance shows the 1630 lags behind the GTX 1050 Ti, and much doubt has arisen as to how attractive a product this could be – unless Nvidia puts the price really low. And maybe those expectations have something to do with these delays.
Alternatively, the 1630 may just not be a high-priority project for Team Green, and is therefore being shaken up. Could the GTX 1630 be another rumored graphics card that will eventually be canceled? Well, these apparent multiple slippages – and the general reception of the theoretical specs – could indicate that. Or the rumor mill may not be right at all with this card full-stop (though that seems unlikely given it keeps popping up on the release radar).
Hopefully next week we’ll finally see the GTX 1630, if nothing else, so we can find out the real specs, and if they match that ‘GTX’ branding – which is always tied to gaming as opposed to something really cheap , which is more likely to be installed in, say, a home theater PC.