As the global semiconductor shortage continues, manufacturers are taking this opportunity to sell some old products.Asus now has (via momomo_us) Recently quietly launched a new model NVIDIA GT 730, A graphics card dating back to 2014, far from one of them Best graphics card Even at that time.
Nevertheless, the new Asus GeForce GT 730 caters to professionals who are looking for graphics cards to achieve multi-monitor productivity, and even today, this at least gives it a relevant excuse. The graphics card is equipped with four native HDMI 1.4b ports that support HDCP 2.2, which can drive displays up to 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution.
The GeForce GT 730 uses ASUS’s Auto-Extreme technology, a single-slot design, and measures 5.8 x 4.1 x 0.7 inches (148 x 105 x 18 mm). Not that we expected it to be bulky, but it means that it should have no problem when installed in a small (SFF) system. Like countless other GeForce GT 730 models before, ASUS’s latest version uses a passive cooling system to reduce system noise.
This particular variant of GeForce GT 730 uses GDDR5 memory, so GK208 (Kepler) silicon powers the graphics card.Nvidia has announced its decision Give up Kepler support In the GeForce R470 driver to be released on August 31. However, this only applies to Game Ready updates, performance, new features and bug fixes. Kepler owners will continue to receive security updates until September 2024. The GeForce GT 730 is not a gaming monster, but it does serve as a stopgap for processors that lack integrated graphics.
ASUS Kepler driver graphics card specifications are 384 CUDA cores, with a 902 MHz boost clock in game mode, and a 927 MHz boost clock in OC mode. It also has 2GB of 5 Gbps GDDR5. The memory runs on a 64-bit memory interface, and the maximum theoretical memory bandwidth of the graphics card is 40.10 GBps.
One potential advantage of releasing new models of old cards is that the GeForce GT 730 has very low requirements. First of all, this graphics card is very suitable for installation in PCIe 2.0 slot. Its rated power is 38W, so it does not require an external PCIe power connector. ASUS recommends a 300W power supply for the GeForce GT 730.
ASUS has not announced the pricing and availability of its new GeForce GT 730. Given the current state of the graphics card market, the current GeForce GT 730 unit sells for more than $100, which is a ridiculous price increase for a graphics card that has been in use for 7 years.