Colorful Launches GTX 1630 NB Entry-Level GPU


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Today, with Nvidia’s launch of the new GTX 1630 graphics card, Colorful is the first manufacturing tree to bear fruit with its GTX 1630 NB GPU. Slated as Nvidia’s new entry-level product, the GTX 1630 features a TU117 Turing processor with 512 CUDA cores and 4 GB of DDR6 memory.  Colorful’s GTX1630 NB comes equipped with two 90 mm fans and a red and black shroud and looks vaguely like old MSI cards when they were red and black. Connectivity is possible via a single HDMI, Display Port, or DVI connector.  Availability is expected in the fourth quarter of this year (2022) with a price tag of $169.

 

COLORFUL Launches GeForce GTX 1630 NB 4G Graphics Card

Colorful GTX 1630 NB
Colorful GTX 1630 NB

June 28th, 2022 Shenzhen, China – Colorful Technology Company Limited, a professional manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards, all-in-one gaming and multimedia solutions, and high-performance storage, today announces the COLORFUL GeForce GTX 1630 NB graphics card powered by the newly released GeForce GTX 1630 graphics. This graphics card sports the signature black and red design of the COLORFUL NB Series and a slim 2-slot heatsink design with dual fans providing efficient cooling.

The GeForce GTX 1630 is designed as an entry-level discrete graphics processing unit, equipped with 4GB GDDR6 memory. The GTX 1630 NB runs at a base clock of 1740MHz and a boost clock of up to 1815MHz.

Black and Red Design

True to the COLORFUL NB Series styling, the GeForce GTX 1630 NB comes in the classic black and red design. The shroud sports irregular diamond-shaped intrusions giving it an extraordinary look.

Slim Heatsink Design

The COLORFUL GeForce GTX 1630 NB uses a single-piece extruded aluminum heatsink paired with dual 90mm fans to provide efficient heat dissipation.

Colorful GTX 1630 NB
Colorful GTX 1630 NB

Smart Fan Control

The COLORFUL GeForce GTX 1630 NB features Smart Fan Control that allows advanced users to tweak fan settings to cater to their preferences. With Smart Fan Control, users can opt for Quiet Cooling, Maximum Performance, or custom settings that will fit the user’s usage scenario.

Specifications

Pricing, Warranty and Availability

The new COLORFUL GeForce GTX 1630 NB graphics card is coming to partner resellers this Q4 2022, suggested retail price is US$169. The COLORFUL GeForce GTX 1630 NB graphics card is backed with a three-year warranty.

To learn more about the products, please visit https://en.colorful.cn/

 

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freakdiablo

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COLORFUL, launching the new AMD GTX 1630!

(Seriously, with a name like that, they couldn't find another color scheme?)

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BugFreak

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Yea but does it fold good?

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Blaylock

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This turd should have never made it to market. JMHO.

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EarthDog

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At least at this $150 price. ;)

As a 1030 replacement, it has some worth with hardware acceleration for video decoding, h265 supporrt, and modern connectivity. It's also like 3x faster than the 1030. I'm not sure the 64/6500 has that (hardware decoding for video?], but they are faster games wise.

It's not great, but it's better than the other nvidia option at least, lol.

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Blaylock

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The RX 6400 has acceleration for H.264, H.264, and HEVC decoding up to 4k. It does not have AV1, so it's highly situational where the RX 6400 doesn't beat out the new GTX 1630.

EDIT: The $150 is NVIDIA's suggested MSRP, I'm not aware of any actual cards selling for this (i.e. the Colorful is $170). I think where the GTX 1630 may have a market is in low profile settings. I'm not sure if the RX 6400 has a low-profile option. I haven't looked into it as I have no need for LP but I'm sure there are plenty who do.

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EarthDog

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That's also a $150 card, the 6400. Seems like the better all around option, especially if youre gaming, but I understand why Nvidia created this thing. ;)

Edit: @Blaylock - IIRC, the Colorful is not quite reference. It's got supplemental power connector (not sure on clocks). But I'm imagining since it's after market and not quite reference it will fetch a premium (tpu review didn't last a price, said colorful wouldn't come off one..) Anything over the 6400 and this thing isn't worth much.

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BugFreak

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At this GPU power why not just use the onboard CPU graphics? I don't understand why someone would want to spend a $150 on a GPU that really can't do much. Am I missing something?

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Woomack

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You may use it if you need to connect more monitors. Soon IGP will be faster than that, so I find these low GPUs pointless.

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EarthDog

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At this GPU power why not just use the onboard CPU graphics? I don't understand why someone would want to spend a $150 on a GPU that really can't do much. Am I missing something?

+1..... if the CPU has them. Outside of APUs, AMD desktop chips don't have iGPU, some Intel's don't too. That said, it's still more powerful than iGPU... for the moment. As Woomack said, if you need more than two/three monitors a discrete card is needed.

I don't understand why someone would want to spend a $150 on a GPU that really can't do much. Am I missing something?

The above should answer that. Not all desktop processors have iGPUs. AMD desktop does not (APUs do) and some Intel SKUs are without as well.

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Kenrou

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