Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 review: green entry-level card

Nvidia's answer to the RX550

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Introduction

In the entry-level segment of graphics cards the GT 730 was a popular choice for a long time. Now that the Pascal-architecture is running at full speed, Nvidia completed their product portfolio by releasing a new entry-level card: the GeForce GT 1030


In the entry-level segment of graphics cards the GT 730 was a popular choice for a long time. For not a lot of money you could purchase a graphics card that was a lot faster than a lot of current integrated GPUs. However, at the time of the Maxwell-generation Nvidia did not release a GT 930; instead of that the lowest positioned GPU in the 900-series was the GTX 950. This graphics card was not comparable with its predecessor, in terms of both price and performance. Now that the Pascal-architecture is running at full speed, Nvidia completed their product portfolio by releasing a new entry-level card for the low-end segment and the spiritual successor of the GT 730: the GeForce GT 1030

Nvidia GeForce GT 1030

The most obvious competitor of the GT 1030 is the RX 550 which is manufactured by AMD. With 512 cores, 50W TDP and a 128-bit memory bus it has better specifications than the GT 1030, but it has a corresponding price. The RX 550 can be purchased from about 106 dollars, while the GT 1030 starts at about 89 dollars.


Product discussed in this review

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Nvidia GeForce GT 1030

GP108, 384 cores, 1227 MHz, 2048 MB, 64 bit, DirectX 12 fl 12_1, PCI-Express 3.0 x16

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