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Asus silently resurrects the Kepler-based GeForce GT 730

Asus has launched a new Nvidia GeForce GT 730 variant
Asus has launched a new Nvidia GeForce GT 730 variant (image via Asus)
Asus has revived the nearly seven-year-old Nvidia GeForce GT 730. Its key specs include 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM, 384 CUDA cores and four HDMI 1.4 ports. Information about its price and availability is unknown for now.

The ongoing graphics card shortage has forced users to look at previous-generation graphics cards for their gaming needs. Companies have wasted no time resurrecting long-dead hardware for the graphics card-starved market. For example, Palit revived the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti while Nvidia unveiled a new Pascal-based GeForce GT 1010. Asus has one-upped everyone and relaunched the Nvidia GeForce GT 730 from 2014 (via @momomo_us).

The Kepler-based GeForce GT 730 is pretty much unchanged, for the most part. It ships with 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM clocked at 5,010MHz, has 384 CUDA cores and a base clock speed of 902MHz, which can boost up to 927MHz. The graphics card ships with four HDMI 1.4 ports that can output 4K video. Asus hasn't specified the card's TDP but recommends a PSU rated at 300W to go with it.

Asus is yet to reveal the price or availability of the 'new' GeForce GT 730. At most, we're looking at a price tag of US$75.One can't help but wonder why Asus chose to bring back the GT 730, especially when Nvidia dropped all support for Kepler-based cards just weeks ago. Then again, Asus seems to have a penchant for resurrecting outdated Nvidia graphics cards, as exhibited by the GeForce GT 710 refresh from last year.

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang essentially confirmed that GeForce RTX graphics cards would continue to remain scarce throughout 2022. Asus' GeForce GT 730 refresh is ideal for those stuck with new AMD Ryzen processors without an iGPU. Besides, one can still play a handful of games on it at low settings.

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Anil Ganti, 2021-08-20 (Update: 2021-08-20)