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    Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 cards using DDR4 RAM spotted

    Memory bandwidth greatly reduced, but the cards come in at 20W rather than 30W TDP.
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    Re: Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 cards using DDR4 RAM spotted

    Amusing typo on the Gigabyte table, 4.8TB/sec is really tramping on some for a 64 bit interface

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 cards using DDR4 RAM spotted

    Oh how I miss the days of going after a gpu called model x and coming away with it instead of needing to spend half an hour looking at all the fine print to ensure I'm getting what I went in for...

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 cards using DDR4 RAM spotted

    Can we game on them yet? lol

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 cards using DDR4 RAM spotted

    Makes sense that they're using DDR4, efficiency is key, it's not like these are gaming cards.

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 cards using DDR4 RAM spotted

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackAle View Post
    Makes sense that they're using DDR4, efficiency is key, it's not like these are gaming cards.
    It's not a problem about using DDR4 memory, it is problem of naming with the same model name lower performant part. Both clock and memory speed is lower. If you do not know anything about a card, and somebody recommended you Nvidia 1030, you could end up with this one thinking you are getting the one with better specs. The majority of users are not enthusiasts like we are.
    The more you live, less you die. More you play, more you die. Isn't it great.

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 cards using DDR4 RAM spotted

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackAle View Post
    Makes sense that they're using DDR4, efficiency is key, it's not like these are gaming cards.
    Does this mean that ddr5 is less effecient?

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 cards using DDR4 RAM spotted

    Quote Originally Posted by joeylinux View Post
    Does this mean that ddr5 is less effecient?
    Everything I've read seems to say ddr5 is better than previous ddr specifications, whether that is meant in performance per watt or just straight up energy draw I can't seem to find any definitive answer on.

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 cards using DDR4 RAM spotted

    Quote Originally Posted by joeylinux View Post
    Does this mean that ddr5 is less effecient?
    Not really. Driving a pin faster uses more power, but by driving a pin twice as fast you need half the pins and it probably evens out.

    I suspect they could have gotten the same power consumption by under clocking the GDDR5, as that is basically what they have done here. If they upped the memory bus from 64 to 128 bits of DDR4 3000 to get the same level of performance the power would go back up. Note the graphics clock was reduced as well which also reduces power used so power saving isn't all down to ram speed.

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 cards using DDR4 RAM spotted

    Will these be around the magic £30 mark , as is typical for such low profile cards ?

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 cards using DDR4 RAM spotted

    Does anyone really care about the power? 30 -> 20 W is basically the same consumption - they're both easily bus powered, and you'll be able to find passive variants of each. In a laptop that'd make a difference, but not a desktop

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 cards using DDR4 RAM spotted

    I would have thought labelling an UNDER clocked card OC is outright miss-selling. Also if you need absolutely minimal power consumption then 10w isn't a terrible, as long as you don't think its overclocked as well...

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 cards using DDR4 RAM spotted

    I might be wrong but I think both Nvidia and AMD (or more accurately their board partners,) have been pulling stunts like this on low end card for years?

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 cards using DDR4 RAM spotted

    Quote Originally Posted by darcotech View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by BlackAle View Post
    Makes sense that they're using DDR4, efficiency is key, it's not like these are gaming cards.
    It's not a problem about using DDR4 memory, it is problem of naming with the same model name lower performance part. Both clock and memory speed is lower. If you do not know anything about a card, and somebody recommended you Nvidia 1030, you could end up with this one thinking you are getting the one with better specs. The majority of users are not enthusiasts like we are.

    I totally agree and don't think we enthusiasts should stand for this misleading marketing tricks from nvidia,
    I recently saw they were getting sued by customers regarding the MX150 debacle and this should also be followed up by public out cry.

    This is the only way to tell companies that we are not as stupid/dumb as they are hoping and we also won't just ignore their attempts at market manipulation.

    nvidia just as intel just keep shamelessly showing everyone that they are not afraid to play dirty to keep their dominance. As soon as AMD has something to rival nvidia's 1080ti I'm getting rid of nvida for good.

    I bet this is to try and counter AMD's great APU performance in both mobile and desktop versions.
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    Re: Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 cards using DDR4 RAM spotted

    anything below GTX1050 or RX550 is intel IGP territory, call it throwing your money away (unless its a xeon/Epic server board)

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 cards using DDR4 RAM spotted

    Quote Originally Posted by lumireleon View Post
    anything below GTX1050 or RX550 is intel IGP territory, call it throwing your money away (unless its a xeon/Epic server board)
    Not really. A 1030 is still faster than AMD's integrated graphics, it can toast Intel's efforts.

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