Rumor: GeForce GT 1030 card pictured with GP108 GPU aboard

Spanish-language tech site El Chapuzas Informatico (ECI) has been a ready source of leaks and rumors lately. This time around, the publication has a picture of the board and box for a KFA2 GeForce GT 1030 EXOC White card, along with some of its specs. As always, these leaks should be consumed with a few grains of salts, though this particular one looks fairly solid.

Source: El Chapuzas Informatico

ECI reports that the card is based on a 16-nm GP108-300 GPU. If that info's accurate, it means this is the smallest Pascal processor from Nvidia yet. The leakers say that the GPU has 384 stream processors running at a 1252 MHz base clock and with a nominal boost frequency of 1506 MHz. The chip is purportedly connected to 2 GB of GDDR5 memory running at 6 GT/s across a 64-bit bus.

The KFA2 card on display comes with an HDMI 2.0b port and a DVI port. It's a single-slot, low-profile design that ECI says is expected to draw just 30 watts in operation. Despite the card's low power draw, the site says that it could be significantly overclocked versus a hypothetical GT 1030 reference design. 

In any case, it was a pretty fair bet that Nvidia would update its aging bottom-end graphics cards soon. As Wayne pointed out when we first heard whispers of the GT 1030, certain models of the still-selling GT 730 use a Fermi-based chip that dates all the way back to 2010. El Chapuzas Informatico says KFA2's little GeForce will sell for 80€ including VAT (around $87).

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    • chµck
    • 2 years ago

    [quote<]WHAT'S YOUR GAME[/quote<] Runescape apparently.

      • tipoo
      • 2 years ago

      I dunno, they went and added a third dimension sometime after I stopped playing it 😛

      • NovusBogus
      • 2 years ago

      I bet it will run Star Citizen 2.6 better than my GT 730. Why did I run the Star Citizen alpha on a 730, you ask?

      Because. I. Can.

    • Chrispy_
    • 2 years ago

    So, why the hell isn’t this thing passively cooled? It’s going to have about a 40W TDP and based on specs its likely to compete with the GTX 750 (vanilla) which is already a favourite because there are several passively-cooled variants….

      • maxxcool
      • 2 years ago

      hmmm maybe 40watts *nominal* .. until loaded ?

      I am willing to bet removing the fan header in a media box would be fine. just don’t use the cores for transcoding .

        • Chrispy_
        • 2 years ago

        No, I suspect 40W power target at full load.

        Each time NVidia chops the die in half to make a smaller chip, they don’t quite halve the power.

        GP104 (1080) = 180-225W
        GP106 (1060) = 120-150W
        GP107 (1050 Ti) = 75W
        GP108 (1030) = 35-45W?

    • tipoo
    • 2 years ago

    Is it possible to hear what a fan sounds like just by looking at it?

    Because I think I just did, and it’s not pleasant 😛

      • Chrispy_
      • 2 years ago

      REEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    • Concupiscence
    • 2 years ago

    God, I hate the dinky fans on cheap graphics cards.

      • jihadjoe
      • 2 years ago

      +1 I wish they’d just give it a beefier heatsink and make the thing fully passive.

        • frenchy2k1
        • 2 years ago

        I’m sure you’ll eventually find passive GT1030, but not in single slot slim configuration.
        The advantage of the single slot slim is maximum compatibility, as it can fit anywhere.
        If you go dual slot or full height, you need different cards for different niches.

        • NovusBogus
        • 2 years ago

        If it’s anything like the 730, there will be passive options for a small premium. This is likely the “$15 after rebate” edition, which doesn’t get nice things for reasons that should be obvious.

    • pomplemus
    • 2 years ago

    Looks like a consumer version Quadro P600.

    • torquer
    • 2 years ago

    WTF NO RGB LEDS

      • morphine
      • 2 years ago

      YEAH RIGHT?!

      • Beahmont
      • 2 years ago

      Of course not. Everyone knows the RGB lights are how the bigger chips provide better graphics!

    • unclesharkey
    • 2 years ago

    64 bit? That seems unusual for a card in this price/performance range.

      • jihadjoe
      • 2 years ago

      Why is it unusual? The SM:bus width proportion seems right Inline with other Pascal cards that use GDDR5. The 768SM card has 128bit (1050Ti) and the 1280SM has 192 (1060), and the 1920SM has 256 (1070).

        • mczak
        • 2 years ago

        Plus, it’s right on target compared to the previous nvidia chips in this segment. Fermi in the form of the GT 730 was really the last one where you got a 128bit interface.
        But the Kepler GT 730 was already 64bit (gk208 is 64bit only). There was no such directly comparable Maxwell low-end part, because gm108 is strictly for mobile optimus graphics only (as the chip doesn’t have display outputs), but gm108 was 64bit only too.
        And fwiw, notebooks with gm108 very very often shipped only with 64bit ddr3 (albeit such solutions are indeed pretty pointless other than for brand name). Only recently did gddr5 get more common there.
        So, 64bit should be quite ok there – as long as the products use gddr5…

    • chuckula
    • 2 years ago

    You have failed for the last time Ngreedia.

    [b<]WE OWN THE LOW END! GO BACK TO YOUR END OF THE POOL![/b<]

      • NTMBK
      • 2 years ago

      Something something GTS 450

        • chuckula
        • 2 years ago

        Wait, are we saying that this card is another rebrand of the GTS-450?

          • Ninjitsu
          • 2 years ago

          well, it [i<]should[/i<] be enough for everybody, so why not?

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