Monday, January 18th 2021

Mysterious GeForce GT 1010 Rears its Head, Targeting OEMs

NVIDIA has quietly introduced a new entry-level desktop discrete GPU positioned a notch below even the GeForce GT 1030. The new GT 1010 is based on the "Pascal" graphics architecture circa 2016, and is cut further down from the 16 nm "GP108" silicon. The GT 1010 appears to be NVIDIA's move at replacing the "Kepler" based GT 710 from its bare entry-level, and helping the company clear out all remaining inventory of the "GP108" silicon from the channel, out to OEMs. The GT 1010 likely features 256 CUDA cores, 16 TMUs, 16 ROPs, and 2 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 64-bit wide memory bus (40 GB/s bandwidth), with a maximum GPU Boost frequency of 1468 MHz. If the GT 1010 does make it to the retail channel, we expect a sub-$60 price. With these specs, the chip will be easily bested by the latest iGPUs from AMD and Intel.
Source: VideoCardz
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30 Comments on Mysterious GeForce GT 1010 Rears its Head, Targeting OEMs

#1
spectatorx
New beast which will end up in "gaming" pre-builts the same way as its legendary infamous predecessors like gt710.
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#2
ZoneDymo
get it before the scalpers do!
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#3
cst1992
spectatorx
New beast which will end up in "gaming" pre-builts the same way as its legendary infamous predecessors like gt710.
Or on Indian store shelves.
Not sure what's the purpose - GT 1030 is cheap enough already...
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#4
PooPipeBoy
I donated my GT 1030 to someone else's build a few months ago and I kind of want another one. They're a good card for testing new builds and keeping on hand for backup, even entertaining a bit of 1080p 60fps gaming if you're willing to drop the settings. Now I just have a Quadro K620 which is alright, but it doesn't have HDMI output and is a Maxwell GPU with slow DDR3 memory. I wouldn't mind getting a GT 1010 if it's decently cheaper and has 2 gigs of GDDR5.
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#6
lemonadesoda
PooPipeBoy
I donated my GT 1030 to someone else's build a few months ago and I kind of want another one. They're a good card for testing new builds and keeping on hand for backup, even entertaining a bit of 1080p 60fps gaming if you're willing to drop the settings. Now I just have a Quadro K620 which is alright, but it doesn't have HDMI output and is a Maxwell GPU with slow DDR3 memory. I wouldn't mind getting a GT 1010 if it's decently cheaper and has 2 gigs of GDDR5.
K2200s going cheap on ebay, P620s not much more.
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#7
Flanker
Nvidia released this in response to the upcoming Intel Xe! :roll:
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#8
Flaky
Is the GDDR5 even confirmed?
With 2/3 of the execution units, it will still often beat the GT 1030 DDR4.
Such lineup makes very little sense.
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#9
TumbleGeorge
Lol. This like slower than every modern integrated graphics?
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#10
AusWolf
For this price, it'll be an excellent HTPC graphics card due to Pascal's native 4K 60 Hz output and H.265 hardware decoder. If it does make it to retail, it might very well be the successor of my dead GT 1030 and temporary GT 710.
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#11
LTUGamer
At least they branded it as GT10xx series card which is fair for Pascal architecture.

Some GT 710 uses Fermi core which is took from GT 4xx / GT 5xx series cards and branded as GT 7xx series cards.
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#12
cst1992
I wonder how this'll compare to my old GTX 650...
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#13
erek
that picture is a 1030 though :(
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#14
RedelZaVedno
Only 256 CUDA cores? It's the same as in intel's 11th gen CPUs. Why would anyone pay 50-60 bucks for this crap?
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#15
TumbleGeorge
RedelZaVedno
Only 256 CUDA cores? It's the same as in intel's 11th gen CPUs. Why would anyone pay 50-60 bucks for this crap?
For ~$30 will be ideal! 30 watts=30 bucks=perfect :D
There is AMD and Intel CPUs without iGPU and older Intel models with slower integrated graphics.
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#16
Vayra86
Flanker
Nvidia released this in response to the upcoming Intel Xe! :roll:
Comment of the day!

Oh man, @W1zzard review, when? We totally need this benchmarked alongside the RTX and RX line ups, it'll be hilarious :D

Let's call it 'Scalper's Bane'.
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#17
cst1992
These are the only kind of cards which are actually cheaper in India as compared to the US.
For usual cards we have a rather simple formula: multiply by 100. If a card costs $399 in the US, it usually costs INR 39,900 here(e.g. the RTX 3060Ti).
However, these cards cost like $40-$50 in the US and INR 2,000-3,000 here.
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#18
EaGle1337
If only pascal could decode av1.
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#19
lexluthermiester
cst1992
Or on Indian store shelves.
Not sure what's the purpose - GT 1030 is cheap enough already...
And performs infinitely better.
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#20
AusWolf
cst1992
Or on Indian store shelves.
Not sure what's the purpose - GT 1030 is cheap enough already...
Probably to get rid of defective GP108 chips. If the price is right, it'll be an excellent HTPC card / display adapter for systems without an iGPU.
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#21
Arkz
RedelZaVedno
Only 256 CUDA cores? It's the same as in intel's 11th gen CPUs. Why would anyone pay 50-60 bucks for this crap?
Same Cuda cores as Nintendo Switch ha ha.
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#22
ExcuseMeWtf
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They better put out some entry level gaming card for $100-150 that is not a downgrade from what already exists in the price range (not much tbh).
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#23
lexluthermiester
Arkz
Same Cuda cores as Nintendo Switch ha ha.
While true, they are cores from a different architecture.
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#24
Arkz
lexluthermiester
While true, they are cores from a different architecture.
Yeah. This is Pascal. Switch uses the ancient Maxwell.
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#25
lexluthermiester
Arkz
ancient
Not sure I'd agree. Older doesn't mean useless...
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