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NVIDIA GeForce GT 1010 emerges again with dismal CUDA, Open CL and Vulkan scores

The GeForce GT 1010 is still unavailable a year after it leaked. GT 1030 pictured. (Image source: NVIDIA)
The GeForce GT 1010 is still unavailable a year after it leaked. GT 1030 pictured. (Image source: NVIDIA)
The GeForce GT 1010 is back, over a year on from its first sightings. The Pascal-based graphics card has been put through its paces on Geekbench, setting some uninspiring CUDA, Open CL and Vulkan scores in the process.

Last January, news about the GeForce GT 1010 leaked, another return by NVIDIA to the Pascal architecture. At the time, TechPowerUp discovered that the GT 1010 had a GP108 GPU with a 74 mm² die, on which NVIDIA included 256 CUDA cores. Essentially, the GT 1010 is a stripped down GT 1030, another Pascal-based graphics card, but one with 384 CUDA cores. Additionally, the GT 1010 was said to have 2 GB of GDDR5 VRAM and a 30 W TDP.

The trail died shortly after, but it turns out that NVIDIA has supported the GT 1010 in WQHL drivers since July 2021. NVIDIA has not published any specifications either, nor is the card available to purchase on its own or in a pre-built system. For all intents and purposes, the GT 1010 does not exist.

However, the Benchleaks bot has discovered five Geekbench listings containing the unreleased graphics card. Seemingly, someone conducted the benchmarks using the same system, which also has a ROG Strix Z690-F Gaming WiFi motherboard, a Core i9-12900K processor and 64 GB of RAM. As the screenshots below show, the GeForce GT 1010 has 2 GB of VRAM, a 1,468 MHz boost clock and 2 Texture Processor Clusters (TPCs).

Unsurprisingly, the GeForce GT 1010 scores poorly in Geekbench CUDA, Open CL and Vulkan compared to modern GPUs. The same is true of the GeForce GT 1030 too, which has another TPC at its disposal. It still remains unclear when NVIDIA will release the GeForce GT 1010, or why it would put such a weak graphics card out in 2022.

(Image source: Geekbench)
(Image source: Geekbench)
(Image source: Geekbench)
(Image source: Geekbench)
(Image source: Geekbench)
NVIDIA supports the GeForce GT 1010 in WHQL drivers from July 2021 onwards. (Image source: NVIDIA)
NVIDIA supports the GeForce GT 1010 in WHQL drivers from July 2021 onwards. (Image source: NVIDIA)

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Alex Alderson, 2022-01-20 (Update: 2022-01-20)