Nvidia’s alleged GeForce GTX 1630, an entry-level graphics card, is set to debut on June 28, according to the latest in the rumor mill.
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard a release date for the GTX 1630, of course, and in fact this represents the third date presented by the GPU. For starters, this budget graphics card was supposed to release on May 31st, before the on-sale date dropped to June 15th.
Of course, mid-June has come and gone 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 Is at home (opens in new tab)with the technology site extracting the information from the Chinese Council Channel Forum (opens in new tab)where the Colorful GTX 1630 models are mentioned as ready to ship for an on-sale date of June 28 – meaning the cards will actually be on shelves for purchase (not just revealed).
Naturally, take all of this very cautiously, as the last two rumored release dates clearly illustrate – in fact, given what’s happened, we’re feeling particularly skeptical about whether the third time’s fortunes will pan out with the speculation here.
Analysis: Release now, Nvidia (if indeed this GPU is input)
If nothing else, I hope this is an indication that the GTX 1630 is still on the way, because we’re looking forward to seeing what Nvidia can do with this low-end model. Even though past rumors about it have been pretty tepid in terms of the supposed spec, and how lame it might be.
From what we’ve heard so far, synthetic benchmark performance shows the 1630 lagging behind the GTX 1050 Ti, and there’s a lot of doubt about how attractive a product can be – unless Nvidia pitches the really low price. And maybe those expectations have something to do with these delays.
Alternatively, the 1630 may simply not be a high priority project for Team Green and is being shuffled as a result. Could the GTX 1630 be another video card that ends up getting canceled? Well, these apparent multiple slips – and the general reception to the theorized specs – might point to that. Or the rumor could be completely off base with this endpoint card (although that seems unlikely given it keeps showing up on launch radar).
Hopefully next week we will finally see the GTX 1630, if nothing else, so we can find out the actual specs and whether they match the ‘GTX’ branding – which has always been linked to gaming, as opposed to something very cheap that is more likely to be installed on a home theater PC.