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Introducing the new NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 with 384 CUDA cores

The NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 is a well-rounded, main stream graphics card capable of delivering great performance for its price. The New NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 now comes with 384 CUDA Cores, is built on the award winning NVIDIA Kepler Architecture, the same architecture found on the more expensive GeForce GTX 700 series.

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The Kepler-based GK208 GPU is baked into the new NVIDIA GeForce GT series cards which mean the NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 now features 384 CUDA cores, up from the previous model and its 96 cores. The new NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 also features a clock speed of 902 MHz. It also supports UltraHD 4K resolutions. Build on the 28nm Kepler GPU architecture, it is up to 40% more power efficient than the previous model, while boosting performance and runs up to 38% faster.

The New NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 takes the gaming to a new level thanks to the cutting edge Microsoft DirectX and NVIDIA PhysX® technology. These two features responsible for realistic effect with tessellation and help create more detailed characters and terrain in games, providing a crisper, lifelike images. With the Adaptive V-Sync and Kepler GPU architecture coupled with the FXAA Anti-Aliasing polishes the rough edges and produces beautiful smooth lines with minimal impact on the performance and allows the players to experience enjoyment without hindrances.

The new NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 with 384 CUDA Cores is targeted at HTPC, IPC, SFF and other applications that require quality visual display and dependable graphics computing in a small package.

Specifications:

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Performance Comparison

To demonstrate the performance of the new GeForce GT630, we fire up some games and view them on multiple resolutions. We used the Intel HD4000 IGP for this benchmark.

All games are played in two resolutions for reference. The games are set in low settings with no AA. PhysX is enabled for those games that support it.

Battlefield 3 is one of the hottest titles of 2011 and continues to prove itself a worthy game. Based on DICE’s Frostbite Engine 2, this game’s lush details and visuals are just stunning but can really stress any modern GPU.

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Out of the gates we see some great performance out of the new NVIDIA GeForce GT 630. A solid 41% improvement on average against the HD4000 for the new GeForce GT 630. The card averages at 50fps nicely and a playable 30fps on 1080p.

The most visually intense game to ever been made. Prophet is back to take on the Ceph and Cell after a long sleep and the world isn’t what it was when before he got frozen. Cry Engine 3 is behind this beautiful beast that will put a lot of systems to their knees.

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Oh Crysis 3 is a monster game and this test shows. The game taxes the system to unplayable level in 1080p but the new GT630 still manages to edge out the Intel HD4000 IGP solution by a hair in the low-resolution play through.

One of the greatest stories to have ever been told. Bioshock Infinite puts players in the shoes of Booker DeWitt as he takes on the world in this critically-acclaimed title delivered via Unreal Engine 3.

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The game averages 42fps in 1360×768 resolutions and manages to squeeze up to 23.31fps in 1080p.

The reboot of the gaming phenomenon Tomb Raider puts players in Lara Croft’s hiking boots as she explores the ruin of Yamatai in this origins game. Powered by a modified Crystal Engine, the game features TressFX which creates beautifully rendered hair animation.

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The new NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 flexes its muscle with this game showing an impressive 65fps in our low-resolution test and a good 35fps at 1080p gaming.

Torchlight II is an action-RPG with LAN and online multiplayer support. Represents a very similar load to that of MOBA games and similar titles. This game is set to MAXIMUM details in-game.

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Last up is Torchlight II which should be the same as DOTA 2 and other MMO games in terms of load in the system. The new NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 delivers an incredible 78fps for low-resolution gaming and a solid 42fps average for 1080p at maximum detail settings with anti-aliasing turned on.

The New GeForce GT 630 Line-up

New Palit GeForce GT 630

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Palit’s GeForce GT 630 is everything that NVIDIA envisioned the card to be. Featuring passive cooling and a dark PCB, this little powerhouse is designed to blend in with your system and is priced aggressively. Active cooling system with a fan on Palit GeForce GT 630 really helps the graphic card to operate on the lowest set of temperature, without having too much noise. With 2 GB memory capacity that Palit enforce on their GeForce GT 630, this graphic card is able to handle a highest resolution and the best quality setting on the latest video game on PC.

New Inno3D GeForce GT 630

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Inno3D’s take on the new GeForce GT 630 puts the card on a light PCB and uses a custom-designed passive heat sink with a lower profile. If you’re looking for something more slim and compact, this is the card for you. The passive cooling system push Inno3D GeForce GT 630 to operate without any noise, which provide a more comfortable experience for any PC gamer who rely on this graphic card. On the other side, the fact that Inno3D use the half size from the normal PCB really bring a more compact and competent powerhouse, which you can push into any kind of casing without losing too much space.

New ASUS GeForce GT 630

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ASUS has always been synonymous with top quality and they bring their touch to the new GT 630. Featuring a custom-design low-profile heat sink, this card is another top choice for simple applications looking for a low-profile solution. Every gamer will notice the high quality build from Asus GeForce GT 630, thanks to the “œSuper Alloy Power” component that unique to ASUS. This kind of component provide a better durability, a lower work temperature, and of course, stability to make sure an optimal performance. With the passive cooling system inside, this graphic card offer a cooler environment without forcing annoying noise from the PC. ASUS GeForce GT 630 is also powered by ASUS GPU Tweak Utility to achieve a higher performance.

Conclusion

The new NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 with 384 CUDA cores is truly a worthy new addition to NVIDIA’s mainstream line-up. NVIDIA has created a solid performer that should cater well with all customers. From those who prefer power efficiency, silent but yet capable all-rounded system that they can play games, watch movies, and also do a bit of visual computing. All of which for around $75USD.

During our test, we found that the NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 is amazingly power efficient which also translate to cooler operating temperature. The new NVIDIA GeForce GT630 will help users run their graphics intensive application faster,  consume less power, and gamers can also use it as a dedicated NVIDIA PhysX® card to improve their gaming experience without taxing the CPU and adding more energy load. The new NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 consumes only 25w.

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  • ok’s na yan sa passive cooling! why? the more na mababa ung fabrication/process technology (die shrink) , the more na hindi sya masyado matakaw sa kurente (Green), kaya mababa lng temp. ng idle at full load yan. It’s up to you kung gusto mo pa sya lagyan ng cooling fan (kung talagang sigurista ka para walang thermal issue) ;D

  • The 25 WATT pull from the passive cooling solution cards means this is a really good solution for legacy PC’s as well as home entertainment systems.
    The idea of having 384 CUDA cores should add loads of power. But downgrading the memory from 128bit architecture to 64bit seems a little odd. The difference in price between the two chip sets required is tine (under $3 wholesale) while giving an 11% performance increase.
    Likewise a DDR5 version of this would be nice as well.
    With higher memory bandwidth and DDR 5 this card should still retail at around or under $80 and would be a superb piece of kit capable of handling most games at HD with “some” of the bells and whistles turned on at frame rates above 30.
    Cutting these corners for the sake of $15 seems odd. But a decent card for all games over 5 years old anyway.
    This sort of card competes head to head with the old 8800GT – and would likely give very similar benchmarks on most but the most memory bottle-necked games – for 1/4 of the price the old 8800GT was.

    How times change eh?