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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 1030 GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 255% 75%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 225% 60%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 214% 55%
FIFA 21 79% 12%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 214% 55%
Watch Dogs Legion 243% 69%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 409% 151%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 236% 66%
Grand Theft Auto VI 400% 147%
Genshin Impact 255% 75%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D 2GB are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 1030.

The GTX 1050 has a 102 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GT 1030. This results in the GTX 1050 providing 14.1 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 1050 has a 102 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the GeForce GT 1030. This results in the GTX 1050 providing 23.3 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 1050, 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 1050 when running the latest games.

The GeForce GT 1030 and the GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D 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 1050 has 80.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GT 1030, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1050 is much better than the GeForce GT 1030.

The GeForce GT 1030 has 384 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D 2GB has 640. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 1030 is 578 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 1050 is 1257. The GTX 1050 having 679 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1050 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce GT 1030.

The GTX 1050 transistor size technology is 2 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GT 1030. This means that the GTX 1050 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GT 1030.

The GeForce GT 1030 requires 30 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D 2GB requires 75 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce GT 1030 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GTX 1050. The GTX 1050 requires 45 Watts more than the GeForce GT 1030 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 1050 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce GT 1030.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GT 1030 gets 10 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

10 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D 2GB gets 23.5 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

23.5 FPS

GeForce GT 1030 gets 19 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

19 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D 2GB gets 45 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

45 FPS

GeForce GT 1030 gets 7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D 2GB gets 16.6 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

16.6 FPS

GeForce GT 1030 gets 2.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

2.7 FPS

GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D 2GB gets 7.1 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

7.1 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1252 MHzvs1354 MHz
Boost Clock1506 MHzvs1455 MHz
ArchitecturePascalPascal P107
OC Potential - vs -
Driver Support - vs Great
Release Date17 May 2017vs30 Nov -0001
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
8.8
vs green tick
10
1600x900
7
vs green tick
10
1920x1080
5.6
vs green tick
8.1
2560x1440
4.1
vs green tick
5.8
3840x2160
2.8
vs green tick
4.3

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs1752 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth32GB/secvs112.1GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 1024 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs640
Actual Shader Performance28%vs60%
Technology16nmvs14nm
Texture Mapping Units32vs40
Texture Rate40.1 GTexel/svs54.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate20 GPixel/svs43.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)3840x2160vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs1
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power30 Wattsvs75 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Wattsvs300 Watts & 27 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5
Open GL-vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i5-6500 3.2GHz
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.Overview
The latest GeForce GTX 1050 Inno 3D edition is a small form factor version of Nvidia's lower end graphics card, designed to compete against AMDs more affordable gaming cards, like the RX 460 or RX 470 and expected to replace the outgoing GTX 960. it features Inno3D's iChill cooling system.

Architecture
The Pascal Architecture aims for twice as much performance as the Maxwell Architecture and Introduces support for Second Gen HBM.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed GP107-400 which has 5 SM activated and thus 640 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The central unit runs at 1354MHz and goes up to 1455MHz with the Boost Clock.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 2GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface, while the memory clock Operates at 3504MHz which is outstanding.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 75W, it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
This card will enable mid level graphics performance on modern AAA 2016 released games. Although there will be variations on this frame rate we expect this card to deliver around 50+ FPS on medium graphics settings at a 1080p screen resolution.
Comparatively, this card will have slightly faster performance than the GTX 960.

System Suggestions
The GeForce GTX 1050 Inno3D edition is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1920x1080, so our recommendation would be to use 1600x900 in order to get the most out of your settings. We recommend a high-end processor such as the i5-6500 and 8GB of RAM for optimal performance.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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