Nvidia prepares a card from a low shelf. Today the news came out that the GeForce GT 1030 would be the weakest product for the Pascal family. According to the preliminary information of the premiere of this model is planned for next month, but most of the data remains a mystery. Unfortunately, exact specifications are not counted at the moment.
Nvidia has already taken a long-term strategy in which weaker graphics cards are introduced to the market with much delay to their more powerful brethren. The GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1050 had to wait a few months and so far they seemed to be the least powerful models in the Pascal family. However, it may turn out that the market will still have at least one weaker model, namely the GeForce GT 1030.
The information on this product is still rather rudimentary and we only know about it thanks to the AIDA64 update data entry. It is predicted that the model could use either heavily cut GP107 chip or a whole new GP108 chip. The device would offer from 384 to 512 CUDA cores, according to the leaks that Chinese websites have found, the latter is more likely. On board you will find 1 GB or 2 GB of GDDR5 memory.
You can expect that the cards will not have an extra power plug, and that the cooling system will be very easy to handle, as in the above GT 730 image. It is possible that part of the construction will be available in passive cooling versions. According to the MyDrivers service, GeForce GT 1030 will be on sale May 17th this year.