No one was expecting the GTX 1630 to perform well, but IMO it's about 3-4x the price of what it should be, and that's the real stink here. (The HUB video posted does a cost per frame, and the GTX 1630 significantly under performs in this category).
Or with the release of the GTX 1630 just highlights how expensive the rest of the card is vs the cost of the GPU alone? (A lot of manufacturers have indicated all components have seen a huge cost increases recently, and I can't see the GPU core itself in this instance being that expensive to justify the US$150+ price tag).
If we break down the BOM of the card, are we now seeing something like this:
- GTX 1630 GPU - $10
- PCB - $5
- Caps/Chokes/resistors - $20
- Power regulation ICs - $30
- Manufacturing - $30 (solder, equipment in factory, labor, etc)
With all things being equal, the current cost is in the card and manufacturing and not the GPU. Swap out the 1630 for a 1660 GPU and the BOM cost only increases by $30-40, and you get a far superior experience? This could explain the lack of new sub $150 cards, in that it's just not worth it to produce entry-level cards anymore?
Or that speculation a little unfounded?