Best GTX 1630 Cards for Budget and SFF PC [Low-power models]

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If you are looking for an entry-level and low-power graphics card from Nvidia that offers much better performance than the GeForce GT 1030 then GeForce GTX 1630 is one of the better options available. The place for the entry-level graphics card in the GTX 16 series has now been taken by GTX 1630 replacing the GTX 1650. GTX 1630 is about 3x faster than GT 1030 and is around 55% slower than the RX 6400 on average. The card offers performance similar to the GTX 1050 Ti, which was a very good budget mainstream graphics card a few years ago. GTX 1630 is best suited for entry-level gaming and can run older games at medium-high settings at 1080p with respectable frame rates.

GeForce GTX 1630 is built on the Turing GPU architecture on a 14nm manufacturing process. The card uses TU117 chip and comes with 512 CUDA Cores. GTX 1630 has got 4GB GDDR6 memory that has an interface of 64-bit and runs at 12Gbps, delivering bandwidth of 96 GB/s. The card supports DirectX 12 Ultimate, OpenGL 4.6, FreeSync, hardware encoding, and a full x16 PCI 3.0 interface. The power consumption is rated at 75W and the official recommendation for PSU is of 300W. A few GTX 1630 cards may require a 6-pin PCIe connector but the majority of the GTX 1630 cards do not require an external PCIe connector and draws all of their power from the PCIe x16 slot only. There are various models of GTX 1630 available but here I am listing down the best GTX 1630 cards based on important parameters or factors.

Note: Some GTX 1630 cards require a 6-pin PCIe connector but the below-mentioned models do not require external power from the PSU via a 6-pin PCIe power connector.

Best Dual Fan GTX 1630

MSI GeForce GTX 1630 VENTUS XS 4G OC

[Compact, 6-pin PCIe connector not needed]

If you are looking for a dual-fan GTX 1630 then MSI GeForce GTX 1630 VENTUS XS 4G OC is probably the best model in the market right now. It is the only dual-fan GTX 1630 card that does not require a 6-pin PCIe connector for power. It is also an overclocked GTX 1630 model and comes with a GPU Boost Clock of 1815 MHz. For cooling, the card uses a pretty basic aluminum heatsink and two fans to cool down the heatsink. The card is also quite compact and is 178mm in length. Display connectivity options include HDMI 2.0b port, DisplayPort 1.4 port, and DVI-D port.

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MSI GeForce GTX 1630 VENTUS XS 4G OC Specifications
CUDA Cores 512
GPU Clock 1815 MHz Boost
Memory Clock 12 Gbps
Memory Size 4 GB GDDR6
Memory Interface 64-bit
Bus Interface PCI Express 3.0 (x16)
DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.6
PCI-E Power Connector NA
Output Ports HDMI 2.0b x 1, DisplayPort 1.4 x 1, DVI-D x 1

Buy MSI GeForce GTX 1630 VENTUS XS 4G OC

Best SFF GTX 1630 (for mini-ITX Cases]

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1630 OC 4G

[Factory Overclocked, 153mm Length]

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1630 OC 4G is one of the best small form factor GTX 1630 cards for use in mini-ITX and SFF Cases. The card is only 153mm in length and has got dual-slot design. It is an overclocked GTX 1630 card that comes with a GPU Boost clock of 1815 MHz, which is 30 MHz more than the reference clock. For cooling, the card uses a simple round aluminum heatsink and an 80mm fan with a unique blade design. The card does not require a supplementary PCIe power connector and draws power only from the PCI-E x16 slot. Display connectivity options include HDMI 2.0b, DisplayPort 1.4, and DVI-D port.

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1630 OC 4G Specifications
CUDA Cores 512
GPU Clock 1815 MHz Boost
Memory Clock 12 Gbps
Memory Size 4 GB GDDR6
Memory Interface 64-bit
Bus Interface PCI Express 3.0 (x16)
DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.6
PCI-E Power Connector NA
Output Ports HDMI 2.0b x 1, DisplayPort 1.4 x 1, DVI-D x 1

Buy Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1630 OC 4G

Other SFF GTX 1630 Cards for mini-ITX systems

Low Profile GTX 1630

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1630 OC Low Profile 4G

[Supports up to 4 displays, Dual-fan Cooling, Compact, Overclocked]

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1630 OC Low Profile 4G is the only low-profile GTX 1630 available in the market right now. The card is 167mm in length and can fit in small form factor (SFF), mini-ITX, and slim form factor systems. It is overclocked edition card and comes with a GPU Boost clock of 1800 MHz. For cooling, the card comes with a custom-designed cooling system that uses an aluminum heatsink and dual fans. It is also the only GTX 1630 card that supports up to 4 displays as it comes with two HDMI 2.0b ports, one DisplayPort 1.4 port, and one DVI-D port.

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1630 OC Low Profile 4G Specifications
CUDA Cores 512
GPU Clock 1800 MHz Boost
Memory Clock 12 Gbps
Memory Size 4 GB GDDR6
Memory Interface 64-bit
Bus Interface PCI Express 3.0 (x16)
DirectX 12
OpenGL 4.6
PCI-E Power Connector NA
Output Ports HDMI 2.0b x 2, DisplayPort 1.4 x 1, DVI-D x 1

Buy Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1630 OC Low Profile 4G

GTX 1630 Models that require a 6-pin PCIe connector

Below are the Dual-fan GTX 1630 Models that require a 6-pin PCI-E connector from the PSU. All the below-mentioned models come with two DisplayPort 1.4 ports and one HDMI 2.0b port.

Single Slot GTX 1630?

As of now, there is no single-slot GTX 1630 model available from any graphics card brand. This post will get updates if someone launches a single-slot GTX 1630 model.

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