Sometimes building a Gaming PC may not have aims to have the best GPU installed.
This is where entry-level graphics cards are a great starting point for those who may have never built a PC before, or are building a PC for someone who won't be gaming every day.
NVIDIA have had a series of entry-level graphics cards in this space, and they have quietly announced the new GeForce GT 1010, meant to replace the aging GeForce 710.
With that, lets look into its specifications, and theorise what games it could run at certain settings.
GT 1010 Improvements
As reported by Videocardz, the reported specs of the GPU looks to be:
- 256 CUDA Cores
- 2GB GDDR5 Memory
- 1.2GHz with a 1.4GHz boost clock
It's also based on their 'Pascal' GPU, which was used in the GeForce 10 Series back in 2016.
It looks to be an effort from NVIDIA to sell the remaining components of the Pascal line, by bringing out the GT 1010.
What uses could the GT 1010 have?
As this is essentially a GPU to get rid of components from a now ancient-generation, it could be used for building a PC as a media centre, so any movies and TV shows could be streamed to a device on a network.
Another is the obvious avenue; games, but not in 'High' settings, rather at 'Low', and that's even for games released pre-2015.
With the card due for release in the next couple of months, it's a GPU that should only be bought if its for a PC that is going to be used for one specific thing.
However, if you want something more, look at the falling prices of the GeForce 2060 and even 1060.
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