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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 2030 GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 155% 36%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 155% 36%
Cyberpunk 2077 250% 13%
Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip 138% 41%
Borderlands 3 169% 33%
FIFA 20 36% 66%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 250% 13%
Ghost Recon Breakpoint 286% 4%
eFootball PES 2020 74% 57%
The Outer Worlds 133% 42%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 2030.

The GTX 1080 has a 456 MHz higher core clock speed and 128 more Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GT 2030. This results in the GTX 1080 providing 233.2 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 1080 has a 456 MHz higher core clock speed and 48 more Render Output Units than the GeForce GT 2030. This results in the GTX 1080 providing 89.3 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 GTX 1080 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce GT 2030, and so the GTX 1080 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce GT 2030 when running the latest games.

The GTX 1080 has 6144 MB more video memory than the GeForce GT 2030, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 1080 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 1080 has 291.3 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GT 2030, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 1080 is massively better than the GeForce GT 2030.

The GeForce GT 2030 has 384 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition has 2560. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 2030 is 578 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 1080 is 6383. The GTX 1080 having 5805 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 1080 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GeForce GT 2030.

The GeForce GT 2030 transistor size technology is 4 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTX 1080. This means that the GeForce GT 2030 is expected to run very slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTX 1080.

The GeForce GT 2030 requires 30 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition requires 180 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce GT 2030 and a PSU with at least 500 Watts for the GTX 1080. The GTX 1080 requires 150 Watts more than the GeForce GT 2030 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 1080 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GeForce GT 2030.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

Grand Theft Auto V

21.5 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

86.1 FPS

The Witcher III

27.3 FPS

The Witcher III

109.3 FPS

GeForce GT 2030 gets 32.2 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

32.2 FPS

Crysis 3

129.3 FPS

Just Cause 4

22.6 FPS

Just Cause 4

90.5 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

19.6 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

78.7 FPS

Borderlands 3

16.4 FPS

Borderlands 3

65.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

20 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

80.1 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

26.4 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

106 FPS

Battlefield 1

34.1 FPS

Battlefield 1

136.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

25.1 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

100.7 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

21.4 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

85.8 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

15.2 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

61.1 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

21.3 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

85.4 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

25.3 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

101.5 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

25.3 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

101.4 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

61 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

244.9 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

15.6 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

62.5 FPS

Metro: Exodus

17.7 FPS

Metro: Exodus

71.1 FPS

GeForce GT 2030 gets 28.3 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

28.3 FPS

Far Cry 5

113.4 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

34.3 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

137.8 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

16.3 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

65.3 FPS

Battlefield V

34 FPS

Battlefield V

136.3 FPS

The Division 2

20.1 FPS

The Division 2

80.6 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

27.2 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

109.1 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

15.6 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

62.5 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

37.1 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

149 FPS

GeForce GT 2030 gets 17.1 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

17.1 FPS

Gears 5

68.8 FPS

GeForce GT 2030 gets 14.3 FPS on Control

Control

14.3 FPS

Control

57.3 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

21.7 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

87.1 FPS

GeForce GT 2030 gets 30.9 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

30.9 FPS

F1 2019

123.8 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

20.3 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

81.4 FPS

The Witcher III

17.5 FPS

The Witcher III

70.1 FPS

GeForce GT 2030 gets 23.5 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

23.5 FPS

Crysis 3

94.1 FPS

Just Cause 4

15.4 FPS

Just Cause 4

61.6 FPS

Borderlands 3

15.5 FPS

Borderlands 3

62.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

11.1 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

44.6 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

30.9 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

123.8 FPS

Battlefield 1

26 FPS

Battlefield 1

104.4 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

15.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

62.8 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

11.2 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

44.7 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

19.4 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

77.9 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

20.8 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

83.6 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

28.5 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

114.4 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

15.5 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

62.1 FPS

Metro: Exodus

12 FPS

Metro: Exodus

48.1 FPS

GeForce GT 2030 gets 26.7 FPS on Far Cry 5

Far Cry 5

26.7 FPS

Far Cry 5

107.1 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

20.1 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

80.5 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

12.4 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

49.9 FPS

Battlefield V

26.1 FPS

Battlefield V

104.7 FPS

The Division 2

21.3 FPS

The Division 2

85.4 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

19.4 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

77.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

13.8 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

55.2 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

26 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

104.3 FPS

GeForce GT 2030 gets 14.8 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

14.8 FPS

Gears 5

59.3 FPS

GeForce GT 2030 gets 8.6 FPS on Control

Control

8.6 FPS

Control

34.4 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

21.2 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

85.2 FPS

GeForce GT 2030 gets 24.6 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

24.6 FPS

F1 2019

98.6 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

7.9 FPS

Grand Theft Auto V

31.8 FPS

The Witcher III

12 FPS

The Witcher III

48 FPS

GeForce GT 2030 gets 10.1 FPS on Crysis 3

Crysis 3

10.1 FPS

Crysis 3

40.5 FPS

Just Cause 4

7.8 FPS

Just Cause 4

31.3 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

8.7 FPS

Final Fantasy XV

34.8 FPS

Borderlands 3

3.8 FPS

Borderlands 3

15.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

11.9 FPS

Assassins Creed: Origins

47.9 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

7.9 FPS

Rise of the Tomb Raider

31.8 FPS

Battlefield 1

16 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

9.2 FPS

Assassins Creed: Unity

36.7 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

9.9 FPS

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

39.7 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

7 FPS

Tom Clancys Ghost Recon Wildlands

28.2 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

10 FPS

Total War: Warhammer 2

40.3 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

8.7 FPS

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

35 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

9.7 FPS

Hitman 2 (2018)

38.8 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

16 FPS

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

64 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

7.4 FPS

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

29.9 FPS

Metro: Exodus

6.4 FPS

Metro: Exodus

25.8 FPS

Far Cry 5

9.5 FPS

Far Cry 5

38.1 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

11.9 FPS

PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

47.7 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

5.4 FPS

Total War: Three Kingdoms

21.8 FPS

Battlefield V

15.7 FPS

Battlefield V

62.9 FPS

The Division 2

8.7 FPS

The Division 2

35 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

14.8 FPS

Forza Horizon 4

59.3 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

7.7 FPS

Assassins Creed: Odyssey

30.7 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

12.9 FPS

Wolfenstein: Youngblood

51.6 FPS

GeForce GT 2030 gets 6.6 FPS on Gears 5

Gears 5

6.6 FPS

Gears 5

26.5 FPS

GeForce GT 2030 gets 4.3 FPS on Control

Control

4.3 FPS

Control

17.2 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

11.4 FPS

Far Cry: New Dawn

45.6 FPS

GeForce GT 2030 gets 13.7 FPS on F1 2019

F1 2019

13.7 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1252 MHzvs1708 MHz
Boost Clock1506 MHzvs1847 MHz
ArchitectureTuringPascal P104-400-A1
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support Great vs Great
Release Date30 Nov -0001vs27 May 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
Approved
Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
green tick vs green tick
10
1600x900
8.3
vs green tick
10
1920x1080
6.4
vs green tick
10
2560x1440
4.7
vs green tick
9.7
3840x2160
3.1
vs green tick
7.7

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs8192 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs1263 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5X
Memory Bandwidth32GB/secvs323.3GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs yes
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs2560
Actual Shader Performance28%vs100%
Technology12nmvs16nm
Texture Mapping Units32vs160
Texture Rate40.1 GTexel/svs273.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs64
Pixel Rate20 GPixel/svs109.3 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)3840x2160vs7680x4320
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs3
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power30 Wattsvs180 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Wattsvs500 Watts & 33 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.1
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.6vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i7-6700K 4-Core 4.0GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs16 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080vs2560x1600

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview GeForce GT 2030 2GB is a rumoured low-end 20 series Nvidia graphics card based on the first revision of the Turing GPU architecture. Architecture The first variant of the Turing architecture succeeds the Pascal architecture. Manufactured with a 12nm 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 2030 equips a GPU codenamed GT108 and offers [TBA] Shader Processing Units, [TBA] TMUs and [TBA] 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 2030 is a low-end graphics card that focuses on games requiring minimal graphics performance. It may run some AAA games in 2018 on Low. Consequently, the GT 2030 will come with a budget price tag and will be available from as little as $79.99.Overview
GeForce GTX 1080 MSI Sea Hawk 8GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's High-End GeForce GTX 1080, created by MSI.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit has been increased from 1607MHz to 1708MHz, whereas the Boost Clock can now achieve 1847MHz, instead of 1733MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock has been increased from 1250MHZ to 1263MHz.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
Liquid cooling for the GPU and air cooling for the memory and VRMs.

Performance
At 1920x1080, Benchmarks Indicate a 5% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 1080. This goes up to 7% at 3840x2160.
Recommended CPU
-
Possible GPU Upgrades
-
-
GPU Variants
-
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