Nvidia GT 1010 pictured: specifications, price & more
Low-power, low price
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The Nvidia GT 1010 launched with little to no fanfare last year, and since then has been notoriously difficult to find. But make no mistake, those looking for a competent gaming card should look elsewhere. Presumably intended to replace the GT 710, the GT 1010 with a pascal GPU has now been pictured by the user @Zed__Wang on Twitter. The card itself is again, very low-powered. It’s been curiously absent from many retailers, too. It’s possible that the GT 1010 becomes an OEM-only SKU, and does not release commercially in most territories. This is a quick strategy, especially for cards that don’t really appeal to the wider market like this.
Nvidia GT 1010 specifications
- CUDA Cores: 256
- Clock Speed: 1228/1469 MHz
- Memory Bus width: 64-bit
- Memory: 2GB GDDR5
- PCIe Spec: PCI3 3.0 x 4
- Power Consumption: 30W
As you can probably tell from the specifications, the card isn’t really supposed to be used for much aside from being placed in low-power systems. The image suggests that it was made by LEADTEK and will feature 2GB of memory in this SKU, but there are no other further details that we can give at this time regarding the GT 1010 as sit could be specified with more or less RAM dependent on the SKU. It’s very possible that we could see more RAM later down the line as resolutions increase, but it’s fairly unlikely.
Regardless, the Power Consumption of the card means that it’s an ideal card for those who are not looking to get extra PCIe power from the PSU, and instead can simply run on whichever slot you like. Curiously, it appears to be running in a PCIe 3.0 x 4 configuration judging from the pins on the images, a tactic used by AMD on the recently released RX 6500 XT.
Nvidia GT 1010 price
With no MSRP released, it’s possible that this card could just be OEM only, but it has been spotted on sale on TaoBao for just $70 USD. Don’t get drawn in by the price, gamers should look elsewhere for their GPU fix with cards like the RX 6500 XT and RTX 3050.
Don’t buy this GPU, it won’t do you any good. Get one of these instead.