Even before its launch, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1630 grabbed headlines for the wrong reasons. Since becoming official, the news has become even worse; with China pricing revealed, by making the AMD Radeon RX 6400 look like a hero, and for making the six-year-old GeForce GTX 1050 Ti look like a contender in 2022. Now we have seen popular resellers in the US and UK price various GTX 1630 models at preposterous levels.

EVGA GeForce GTX 1630 SC Gaming – US pricing

The EVGA direct retail page clearly illustrates the absurdity of current GeForce GTX 1630 graphics card pricing. If you visit the EVGA sales page for its GTX 16 series GPUs, you will see the solitary GTX 1630 priced at $199, sitting alongside much more capable GPUs, some at the same or even lower price.

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Of course, cards like the GTX 1660 Ti and 1660 Super are more expensive than the lowly GTX 1630. However, we see that a far more capable GTX 1660 is only $50 more than a GTX 1630, thanks to a $60 instant rebate. Meanwhile, you can purchase GTX 1650 models direct from EVGA starting at $179. With some patience, you could wait for a re-stock of a $159 EVGA GeForce GTX 1650 SC Ultra Black Gaming model. Lastly, an eyebrow must be raised at the “limit 2 per household” notice on EVGA’s GTX 1630.

Zotac GeForce GTX 1630 Gaming – UK pricing

There is no need for UK-dwellers to feel left out concerning Nvidia GeForce GTX 1630 price gouging. Popular UK PC maker and components retailer Scan has listed (opens in new tab) the Zotac GeForce GTX 1630 Gaming at £179.99 (equivalent to $215, but UK prices include 20% VAT).

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Zotac’s card is definitely cheaper looking than the EVGA SC Gaming model. It is a compact single fan model, which is entirely acceptable given the TDP. But such designs are usually marketed at MSRP or slightly lower.