With the new Geforce GTX 1630, a new entry-level gaming graphics card is launched as a direct response to Intel’s Arc A380. The currently cheapest graphics card from the GTX series is therefore the best compromise for complex multimedia applications and simple games.
The performance is on the level of an Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 Ti and consumes a little less power.
The various models differ primarily in the cooling solution. Depending on the manufacturer, you can find simple solutions with just one or two fans. A 6+2-pin PCIe connector is required for the power supply, which can consume a maximum of 75 additional watts. As one of the only current graphics card series, the Nvidia Geforce GTX 1630 still offers a native DVI connection.
The selection is currently still very small for the GTX 1630 models. In terms of price, they are below 200 euros, although the prices will certainly be even lower. Finally, the gaming performance is significantly below that of the GTX 1650 and RX 6400 models.
The HardwareSchotte editorial team has listed the currently best Nvidia Geforce GTX 1630 graphics cards with the current best prices.
The new entry-level graphics cards from nVidia
- ASUS Dual GeForce GTX 1630 OC 4GB
- MSI GeForce GTX 1630 4GT LP OC
- MSI GeForce GTX 1630 VENTUS XS 4G OC
- Gainward GeForce GTX 1630 Ghost 4GB
- Inno3d GeForce GTX 1630 TWIN X2 OC 4GB
- Inno3d GeForce GTX 1630 Compact 4GB
What power supply do I need for a GTX 1630 graphics card?
Here you can usually continue to use the existing power supply since the power consumption of the GTX 1630 models is very low. Only a 6+2-pin PCIe power connector should be available. If the CPU is not too power-hungry, a good 300-watt power supply is sufficient.
In our power supply purchase advice, you will surely find the right power supply
Nvidia GTX 1650 vs. GTX 1630 – which card is faster?
The performance in games of the Nvidia Geforce GTX 1630 is up to 60 percent below that of a GTX 1650 and about 40 percent below that of an AMD Radeon RX 6400. So if you need more gaming performance, you should better use a GTX 1650.
For which application is an Nvidia GTX 1630 optimal?
The GTX 1630 is primarily intended for use in the multimedia sector. 4k videos can be displayed here without jerking, which can be easily connected to a correspondingly high-resolution monitor and/or TV thanks to DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.0. But even simple games can be played with the GTX 1630. The gaming performance is roughly on the GTX 1050 Ti level.