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Gainward GeForce GTX 1630 Ghost

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nvidia must have worked really hard to make a turd like that on purpose just to beat AMD as the one having the worst GPU on the market.
Nah the only true golden turd competitor is Intel ARC.
 
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I would love to see how this card performs against AMD's integrated 680m...just doing a quick check on notebookcheck of the 680m shows that it looks to be substantially faster
There is no automagic for 8k youtube videos, dear mr w1zzard. if you try playing an 8k youtube video, at least on my system, it uses av1 and i doesn't fall back to vp9. Since I have a gtx 1050, it uses my rather ancient cpu to do the decoding, which more or less brings my poor PC to a halt.
So please don't use the word magic without doing proper research please. AV1 decode is a necessity, not in the future, but now in fact.

I'm assuming that since this has dp 1.4a, it supports 8k TVs. There will be people having 8k TVs (please don't talk about practicality, people will buy them regardless they can tell the difference or not) and using this card in a htpc is a big nono based on the above.
Is there a demographic that exists that is in the market for a cheap 1630, BUT can afford an 8K display?
 
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Ignoring the almost uselessly low performance (even at 1080p it fails to hit 30fps in most titles tested) why is it such a tall card?

Even though it barely violates the PCI card specifications, it also has a top-mounted PCIe power connector, adding to the spec violation by another 30mm or so....

There are ATX, mATX, mITX cases, enclosures etc that do not have room for out-of-spec expansion cards. HTPC cases are a prime example of this, often needing not just an in-spec card, but a low-profile or single-slot one as well.

There are two standard GPU heights in the official spec:
  • Standard (full-height) = bracket height 120mm, PCB height 107mm from edge connector (effectively flush with the top of the bracket)
  • MD1 & MD2 low-profile = bracket height 79.2mm, PCB height 64.41mm (MD1 & MD2 vary only in length of the card)
Everything above this red line is a violation of the 107mm max height in the spec, and for such a low-power card, there's absolutely no need for such nonsense. This isn't a gaming card, because it barely runs games, so it's a media encode/decode card - far more likely than most other dGPUs to be put into a space-constrained HTPC case or SFF!

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Hi,
Engineers must of had a good laugh on this gpu request :laugh:
I'm sad for W1zard that has to take time out of his likely busy life to test these pos gpu's :kookoo:
 
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What a waste of materials. Its sad and irresponsible.
 

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Nah the only true golden turd competitor is Intel ARC.

Arc is the only chip that supports both AV1 encode and decode, which makes it a really good choice for HTPC cases.

Intel ARC GPUs trump AMD and Nvidia with full hardware AV1 codec support as game streaming demo vs HEVC shows - NotebookCheck.net News

I would love to see how this card performs against AMD's integrated 680m

Is there a demographic that exists that is in the market for a cheap 1630, BUT can afford an 8K display?

No, but at least decode of AV1 is recommended.
Neither this nor Navi 24 (RX 6400 and RX 6500 XT) support it.
 

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They should make a 16GB version of the card it would be best seller as people love their gigabytes.
 
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Credit where it's due:
A. It performs correctly for the model number assigned.
B. It's at least as 'efficient' as Navi 24

Now, for the overall:
If the 6500XT was so badly panned, this thing should be ravenously hated.
Realistically though, this could end up 'priced right' and be an acceptable option for some. -Gotta keep in mind how many consumers aren't comfortable with buying used, even when it's by far the better value proposition (Sometimes, even including "buy twice, cry twice".)
 
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Thanks for the review but, i wish you had tested this type of cards in 720p and 900p too. Knowing that at 4K the 1630 has 3 fps in some game is not useful.
 
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There are two standard GPU heights in the official spec:
  • Standard (full-height) = bracket height 120mm, PCB height 107mm from edge connector (effectively flush with the top of the bracket)
  • MD1 & MD2 low-profile = bracket height 79.2mm, PCB height 64.41mm (MD1 & MD2 vary only in length of the card)

not sure where you got those "official" specs from.
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nor does it account for the tolerances allowed . . just saying.
 

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Thanks for the review but, i wish you had tested this type of cards in 720p and 900p too. Knowing that at 4K the 1630 has 3 fps in some game is not useful.

It will probably run CS Source at 4K with medium settings.
 
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Nice review - but Challenging the AMD RX 6400 at the race for bottom performance should have been the title. I do find it hard to be excited about a 4gb card with a 64 bit bus
 
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This review should have started and ended with these words

IT'S A PIECE OF SHIT SO DON"T BUY IT

with a small addendum if you are this desperate for a dGPU then buy a second hand RX570/580
 
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Like a Swiss watch, it performs exactly like i thought, -38% of GTX 1650 or -15% from a GTX 1050Ti based on the average frequency it achieved in TPU tests (1868MHz) but I though that it will have at least GTX 1650's real tested average frequency (1890MHz, so it would have been -14% from GTX 1050Ti then) since the TDP is the same and the advertised boost is 1785MHz instead of 1665MHz of GTX 1650 and the chip is cut down in half.
What is the unknown factor is the SRP, if Nvidia doesn't issue a press release with a SRP just boycott this model (also if the SRP is above $119)
 
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Ummmm. Lol?

also
“Neither Gainward nor NVIDIA were willing to provide any pricing information”

ya waiting for reviews and see comments

looks like it should be 1/2 the cost of a 6400
 
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nvidia must have worked really hard to make a turd like that on purpose just to beat AMD as the one having the worst GPU on the market.
Hey, they're the biggest actor around, they likely feel the need to truly offer a full range of GPU performance - from the best of the best, down to the worst of the worst. That's what a market leader should, right?
I'm assuming that since this has dp 1.4a, it supports 8k TVs. There will be people having 8k TVs (please don't talk about practicality, people will buy them regardless they can tell the difference or not) and using this card in a htpc is a big nono based on the above.
Even if this is true, the niche use case you're talking about is extremely unlikely, and, well, if you've got an 8k TV and buy this to run it ... that's PEBKAC, not a product issue. If you buy a Honda Accord and sign up for the 24h Le Mans race, you don't get to complain that you finish last. There's no such thing as an idiot-proof product.
 
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They ran out of 1030's and didn't see the dip coming IMHO, because this shit would have passed as doable a year ago, way after they would have been ordered for production.

Now, this at that price is a joke.

F$£K this existing new now is a joke the first 16 series card was in 2019 wasn't it?
 
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It wouldn't be a bad GPU if it was 35w and $60-80, but the power consumption is like 1650, the price is like 1650 and the performance is 45% worse than 1650 and 3 years later...
 
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Thanks for the review but, i wish you had tested this type of cards in 720p and 900p too. Knowing that at 4K the 1630 has 3 fps in some game is not useful.
@W1zzard

thanks for test but as other said 720p test will be good because this card is a big shame for more than 720p in games, specially on newer titles

and respect to gtx 1630 at 150us price:



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The RTX 3050 is 3 times faster LOL. This has got to be the worst GPU ever released. The Radeon 6400 and 6500 XT look like a steal in comparison.

This GPU will keep the GTX 1060 in people's computers for another half a decade lol... 24 average fps...
 
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Ok, I expected this to be a competitor to the RX 6400... How is it that this is completely blown away by the RX 6400 which can be had cheaper/same price in most cases I see right now (Its not like we can argue about ray tracing even). I mean at that performance it at a bear minimum should be sub $100 and be a much smaller cooler. I mean its a quiet card but you can get a single slot low profile RX 6400 and this looks like it should be at least a RTX 3050 at the size it sits at.

Honestly a disappointing release in my opinion.
 
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Performs like a 4GB 1050 non-Ti.
@W1zzard are you interested in checking that?
 
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Performs like a 4GB 1050 non-Ti.
@W1zzard are you interested in checking that?
Why even bother and anyway there wasn't 4GB 1050 non-Ti for desktop if i remember.
Still GTX 1630 would have been around +7% than a theoretical 1050 4GB, if he test the 2GB version in today's TPU testbed due to memory limitation the gap will be a lot bigger than 7% logically
 
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