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    Details of KFA2 GeForce GT 1030 graphics card leak

    Low profile white card features a 16nm GP108-300 GPU says source site.
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    Re: Details of KFA2 GeForce GT 1030 graphics card leak

    These low-end cards need to be passively cooled (eg. HTPC use - NetFlix 4k for non-KabyLake) to be sensible choices. They're hardly appropriate for gaming, and with onboard graphics now so improved, it is difficult to imagine who the target market is. I suppose there's the DOTA/Rocket-whatsit crowd who don't need much oomph?

    The pricing is too high for my most common supply of "lower end" cards these day - replacing damage to onboard connectors etc. That audience doesn't want to pay more than about 30ukp. I guess the other audience is non-gaming AMD Ryzen customers (no onboard), but again, cheaper and passive would seem the right fit there too.

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    Re: Details of KFA2 GeForce GT 1030 graphics card leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Irien View Post
    it is difficult to imagine who the target market is. I suppose there's the DOTA/Rocket-whatsit crowd who don't need much oomph?
    I think the target audience is absolutely dumb people or the people that have a mobo without onboard graphics output or cpus without embedded graphics.
    also possibly to those who are using them as display adapters on big ass screens or screen sets, but that would require more outputs on cards like the trident graphics cards.
    this is really not for gaming, GT series arent meant for gaming, they are low end, and dumbed down to the point where it's ridiculous to buy one.
    2GB of gddr5 with 64bit bus width is like trying to flush down the toilet after a taco night through a lighter sized hole.
    cant call this thing other than a desperate attempt to get rid of binned chips.

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    Re: Details of KFA2 GeForce GT 1030 graphics card leak

    Haha "What's your game?" is very fitting indeed.

    On further thought, this is probably something some retailers would bung into an office PC to make it look more attractive to the uninformed (I remember a friend of mine buying a PC way back when, it was advertised as a gaming machine and had a good CPU/RAM set up but came with a 7300LE or something similar)
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    Re: Details of KFA2 GeForce GT 1030 graphics card leak

    Odd cards these. If they wanted good price/performance, then it should be 28nm as that still seem to be the budget sweet spot and it should have DDR4 rather than GDDR5 ram.

    As it is, I think this is for pre-built systems to get them a tick box filled saying "Nvidia discrete graphics".

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    Re: Details of KFA2 GeForce GT 1030 graphics card leak

    Going in the right direction, wan to get UHD out of my HTPC, not sure which will happen first a low profile passive card or a new APU at a reasonable price for the upgrade, not against replacing my A8-7600 but don't feel a need to.

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    Re: Details of KFA2 GeForce GT 1030 graphics card leak

    64-bit bus!

    *shudders*

    I was hoping we'd seen the death of everything under 128-bit.

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    Re: Details of KFA2 GeForce GT 1030 graphics card leak

    if it has legacy bios support i might buy it to just play csgo.

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    Re: Details of KFA2 GeForce GT 1030 graphics card leak

    Quote Originally Posted by Irien View Post
    These low-end cards need to be passively cooled (eg. HTPC use - NetFlix 4k for non-KabyLake) to be sensible choices. They're hardly appropriate for gaming, and with onboard graphics now so improved, it is difficult to imagine who the target market is. I suppose there's the DOTA/Rocket-whatsit crowd who don't need much oomph?

    The pricing is too high for my most common supply of "lower end" cards these day - replacing damage to onboard connectors etc. That audience doesn't want to pay more than about 30ukp. I guess the other audience is non-gaming AMD Ryzen customers (no onboard), but again, cheaper and passive would seem the right fit there too.
    I pretty much concur. These would make ideal HTPC cards if only they were passively cooled and cheaper. I can't see any other market for them, however. Too weak for gaming use while at the same time too powerful (and needlessly so) for office use.

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    Re: Details of KFA2 GeForce GT 1030 graphics card leak

    Quote Originally Posted by anselhelm View Post
    64-bit bus!

    *shudders*
    64-bit GDDR5 @ 6Gbps is ~50% more bandwidth than you could get out of a 128-bit GDDR3 bus. With the continuing improvements being made in colour compression bandwidth is actually becoming less critical, so a 64-bit GDDR5 card actually makes a lot of sense.

    With 384 shaders this should compare reasonably with the GTX 550 which most reviewers reckon is perfectly adequate for esports titles @ 1080p low settings. And lets remember that - like the RX 550 - this is probably a GPU that is primarily destined for laptops, being repurposed to fit a market segment that looked like it was dying. I suspect that's partly due to the Ryzen launch - no IGPs on AM4 platforms means every Ryzen PC needs a GPU - and if you're not that bothered about gaming your options last month were basically an Oland card from AMD or something ~ 7 years old. Now there's new architecture cards from both AMD and nvidia in the sub $100 market...

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    Re: Details of KFA2 GeForce GT 1030 graphics card leak

    It will be interesting to see how much power this will draw - I wonder if this would work in my Wesena ITX7 case with a 120W picoPSU.


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    Re: Details of KFA2 GeForce GT 1030 graphics card leak

    It'll handily beat most APU's out there by a sizeable margin, the only things that'll come close are the iris pro intel chips that no-one has and some top-end AMD APU's. Problem is, at £80 you're just £10 off a 460 and £30 off a 1050 which will both run rings around it.

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    Re: Details of KFA2 GeForce GT 1030 graphics card leak

    Elsewhere I have seen reports the GT 1030 is for Chinese market only... so maybe we need to wait for GT 1040 ??

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