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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 1030 GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB
Red Dead Redemption 2 236% 235%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 236% 235%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 214% 213%
Cyberpunk 2077 362% 360%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 362% 360%
Borderlands 3 255% 254%
FIFA 20 79% 79%
The Outer Worlds 208% 207%
eFootball PES 2020 130% 129%
Ghost Recon Breakpoint 409% 407%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 1030.

The GeForce GT 1030 has a 272 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 22.6 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 272 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 4.3 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 and the GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

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 DirectCU II OC 2GB 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 753. The GTX 650 Ti having 175 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 and the GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB requires 150 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce GT 1030. The GTX 650 Ti requires 120 Watts more than the GeForce GT 1030 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 650 Ti may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce GT 1030.

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1252 MHzvs980 MHz
Boost Clock1506 MHzvs-
ArchitecturePascalKepler GK106-220-A1
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Good
Release Date17 May 2017vs01 Oct 2012
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 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%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs768
Actual Shader Performance28%vs36%
Texture Mapping Units32vs64
Texture Rate40.1 GTexel/svs62.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate20 GPixel/svs15.7 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)3840x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power30 Wattsvs150 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts-

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL-vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

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

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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 DirectCU II OC 2GB is a special edition of the fast-middle-class GeForce GTX 650 Ti.
This edition features a new and better cooling system called DirectCU II with that utilizes direct contact copper heatpipes so heat is dissipated efficiently, delivering a 20% cooler and vastly quieter performance than reference according to Asus and an increase in the central clock that went from 928MHz to 980MHz. The Memory clock was left untouched.
This edition performs better than the GeForce GTX 650 Ti DirectCU II OC 2GB because it's higher clocked and not because of the extra video memory.
Benchmarks indicate there's a 2.5% boost when compared to the reference GeForce GTX 650 Ti. Consumers will want to get the TOP version for superior performance.
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