This is what I'm thinking as well. The GT1030 is more of a utility card for me, when I just need a basic card that can drive 1080p60 or above. Sometimes it's the case where I'm having issues with the Intel drivers (note: haven't used Intel integrated for a while so this may have changed)Looks to me it is not competing with the AMD it is to replace the 1030.
I would hope the price would be well below $150. In fact, it arguably should be under $100, considering it appears to offer somewhere around GTX 1050-level performance, a card that launched with a $109 starting MSRP well over five years ago. The fact they are moving it to "GTX" branding tells me they might intend to position it over $100 though, despite it likely not offering much over a 5+ year old card at that price point, aside from the additional VRAM.The GeForce GTX 1630's exact MSRP is still up in the air, but the Turing-based graphics card will likely have a sub-$150 price tag. The GeForce GTX 1650 and Radeon RX 6400 have a $148 and $159 MSRP, respectively, so the GeForce GTX 1630 will have to go very low to compete. However, we would love to see the GeForce GTX 1630 retail between $100 to $120 since we haven't seen a GeForce GTX graphics card in that price range since Pascal (GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti).
If it has a 75 watt TDP, it may be a bit pickier about the low-wattage power supplies found in some prebuilt systems compared to the 20-30 watt GT 1030, and cooling might also be more of a concern under load.Looks to me it is not competing with the AMD it is to replace the 1030.
Lower core count than a GTX1050 or even an MX350, so, yeah, not going to be that fast, but probably a little faster than the GT1030 GDDR5.
I was curious myself how the various 1650 compare. GDDR6 models have faster memory but lower clock speeds than the GDDR5 version.