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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 1030 GeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 255% 265%
Hitman 3 362% 374%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 225% 233%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 214% 223%
FIFA 21 79% 84%
Grand Theft Auto VI 400% 413%
Far Cry 6 414% 427%
Genshin Impact 255% 265%
Battlefield 6 362% 374%
Resident Evil 8 255% 265%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition.

The GeForce GT 1030 has a 324 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 650 Ti, but the GTX 650 Ti has 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GT 1030. As a result, the GTX 650 Ti exhibits a 19.3 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GeForce GT 1030. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GeForce GT 1030 has a 324 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTX 650 Ti and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GeForce GT 1030 providing 5.2 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GeForce GT 1030 was released over three years more recently than the GTX 650 Ti, and so the GeForce GT 1030 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTX 650 Ti when running the latest games.

The GeForce GT 1030 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GTX 650 Ti, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GTX 650 Ti has superior memory performance.

The GTX 650 Ti has 54.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GT 1030, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 650 Ti is much better than the GeForce GT 1030.

The GeForce GT 1030 has 384 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition has 768. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 1030 is 578 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 650 Ti is 713. The GTX 650 Ti having 135 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 650 Ti delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce GT 1030.

The GeForce GT 1030 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 650 Ti. This means that the GeForce GT 1030 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 650 Ti. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GeForce GT 1030 should consume less power than the GTX 650 Ti.

The GeForce GT 1030 requires 30 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce GT 1030.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GT 1030 gets 10 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

10 FPS

GeForce GT 1030 gets 19 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

19 FPS

GeForce GT 1030 gets 7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

7 FPS

GeForce GT 1030 gets 2.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

2.7 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1252 MHzvs928 MHz
Boost Clock1506 MHzvs-
ArchitecturePascalKepler GK106-220-A1
OC Potential - vs Good
Driver Support - vs Good
Release Date17 May 2017vs10 Jan 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
8.8
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1600x900
7
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7
1920x1080
5.6
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5.5
2560x1440
4.1
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3.7
3840x2160
2.8
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2.4

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs1350 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth32GB/secvs86.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs768
Actual Shader Performance28%vs34%
Technology16nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units32vs64
Texture Rate40.1 GTexel/svs59.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate20 GPixel/svs14.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)3840x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power30 Watts-
Recommended PSU300 Watts-

GPU Features

DirectX12vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL-vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i5-3450 3.1GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview GeForce GT 1030 2GB is a low-end 1000 series Nvidia graphics card based on the first revision of the Pascal architecture. Architecture The first variant of the Pascal architecture succeeds the Maxwell architecture. Manufactured with a 16nm technology, it has a large L2 Cache, which allows NVIDIA to produce graphics cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient. GPU The GT 1030 equips a GPU codenamed GP108 and offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs, on a 64-bit memory interface. The central unit runs at 1252MHz and goes up to 1506MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1250MHz. Features DirectX 12.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for GameStream, G-SYNC, GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 30W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power. Release Price The GeForce GT 1030 is a low end graphics card that focuses on games requiring minimum graphics performance. Consequently the GT 1030 will come with a budget price tag and will be available from as little as $79.99.GeForce GTX 650 Ti Gainward 1GB Edition is a special edition of the fast-middle-class.
This edition has no new features and so it performs exactly like the reference GeForce GTX 650 Ti.
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