Nvidia’s supposedly incoming GeForce GTX 1630, a graphics card aimed at the entry-level market, is set to launch on June 28, according to the latest Rumor Mill data.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of a release date for the GTX 1630, of course, and in fact it represents the third date put forward by the GPU Grapevine. Initially, this budget graphics card was supposed to launch on May 31, before the sale date was said to be June 15.
Apparently, it came in mid-June and the GTX 1630 went unnoticed, and now the last word is that it will finally be seen on June 28, in just a few days, e.g. Videocards (Opens in new tab) Source for the report IT Home (Opens in new tab)With pulling information from technology sites Chinese Board Channel Forum (Opens in new tab)Where the colorful GTX 1630 models are referred to as shipping in preparation for the June 28 sale date – which means the cards will then be on the shelves for purchase (and not just unveiled).
Naturally, take all of this very seriously, because the past two rumor-mongering dates are clearly outlined – considering what actually happened, we’re particularly skeptical about whether the third lucky one will succeed here with guesswork.
Analysis: Reveal it already, Nvidia (if this GPU is really introverted)
If nothing else, hopefully this is an indication that the GTX 1630 is still incoming, as we look forward to seeing what Nvidia can do with this low-end model. Even if the rumors of the past around it were rather warm in terms of the said feature, and how disturbing it could be.
From what we’ve heard so far, the synthetic benchmark performance shows that the 1630 GTX lags behind the 1050 Ti, and there’s a lot of skepticism about how compelling a product can be – unless Nvidia really lowers the price. And maybe those expectations have something to do with this delay.
Alternatively, 1630 may not be a high priority project for Team Green and as a result it is being randomized. Could the GTX 1630 be another rumored graphics card that gets scrapped? Well, this seemingly multiple slippage – and the general reception of theoretical glasses – could indicate this. Or the rumor match could be completely shut down with this card full-stop (although this seems unlikely due to it popping up on the release radar).
Hopefully next week, we’ll finally see the GTX 1630, if nothing else, to find out the real specs, and see if they match the ‘GTX’ branding – which has always been associated with gaming, as opposed to something cheap on home theater PCs. More likely to install.