Nvidia Pascal has been incredibly popular due to the performance and power efficiency that the architecture has to offer. The series will finally be coming to an end with the release of the Nvidia GT 1030, the final card in the series.
According to reports, the GTX 1030 will be based on the GP108 GPU. It has 512 CUDA cores and as of right now, we do not know about the type of memory the card will use but word has it that it will be available in 1GB and 2GB variants.
It is odd that the GPU is coming out at such an entry level when the GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti are already there for entry-level users.
If you think that the GPU will be coming out for the laptop market then that would make sense if the GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti were already not an option in the mobile space. I am sure there will be some kind of explanation to why this product even exists.
The GT 1030 could be a response to the RX 540 that AMD might be releasing sometime later this year. That too hit us out of nowhere and that too is an odd one out of the lot. According to rumors, we could be getting an announcement next month.
It will be interesting to see where Nvidia is going with this upcoming GPU and whether or not it will be worth buying. The GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti are already great budget options, and it is pretty hard to think that this upcoming PGU will be able to tackle the already great options.
The next GPUs that will be coming out later this year will be based on Nvidia Volta and you can check out why Nvidia has made these changes in plans.
Let us know what you think about the GTX 1030 and whether or not introducing this GPU is a good idea for Nvidia to start with.