NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030: specs and benchmarks

VS
Price now 138$
Games supported 68%
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
Buy
  • Interface PCIe 3.0 x4
  • Core clock speed 1228
  • Max video memory 4096
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 6000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2017
Performance 8.64

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GT 1030 sales 17 May 2017 at a recommended price of $79. This is Pascal architecture desktop card based on 14 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 4 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 6 GHz are supplied, and together with 64 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 48.06 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is single-slot card attached via PCIe 3.0 x4 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 145 mm. No additional power connector is required, and power consumption is at 30 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at

8.64%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce GT 1030's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating441
Value for money14.85
ArchitecturePascal (2016−2021)
GPU code nameN17P-G1
Market segmentDesktop
Release date17 May 2017 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$79
Price now$138 (1.7x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of video cards and their relative prices.

  • 0
  • 50
  • 100

Technical specs

GeForce GT 1030's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GT 1030's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores384of 18432 (AD102)
Core clock speed1228 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1670 MHzof 2903 (Radeon Pro W6600)
Number of transistors1,800 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)30 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate35.23of 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance1,127 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GT 1030's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x4
Length145 mm
Width1-slot
Supplementary power connectorsNone

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GT 1030: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width64 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed6000 MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth48.06 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GT 1030. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display Connectors1x DVI, 1x HDMI
HDMI+
G-SYNC support+

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GT 1030. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

VR Ready+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GT 1030, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (12_1)
Shader Model6.4
OpenGL4.6
OpenCL1.2
Vulkan1.2.131
CUDA6.1

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GT 1030. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GT 1030 8.64
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark Ice Storm GPU
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01
  • SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04
  • Passmark
  • GeekBench 5 CUDA
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • GeekBench 5 Vulkan

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

GT 1030 21967

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GT 1030 3326

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

GT 1030 3585

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

GT 1030 4751

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

GT 1030 20192

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

Ice Storm Graphics is an obsolete benchmark, part of 3DMark suite. Ice Storm was used to measure entry level laptops and Windows-based tablets performance. It utilizes DirectX 11 feature level 9 to display a battle between two space fleets near a frozen planet in 1280x720 resolution. Discontinued in January 2020, it is now superseded by 3DMark Night Raid.

GT 1030 211032

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 sw-03

GT 1030 25

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 snx-02

GT 1030 3

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 medical-01

GT 1030 10

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 maya-04

GT 1030 33

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 energy-01

GT 1030 0.5

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 creo-01

GT 1030 12

SPECviewperf 12 - specvp12 catia-04

GT 1030 18

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

GT 1030 2543

GeekBench 5 CUDA

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses CUDA API by NVIDIA.

GT 1030 10307

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

GT 1030 10713

GeekBench 5 Vulkan

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses Vulkan API by AMD & Khronos Group.

GT 1030 10051

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GT 1030. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Monero / XMR (CryptoNight) 0.11 kh/s  

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GT 1030 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

Full HD26
1440p21
4K9

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 18
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 9−10
Battlefield 5 31
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 23
Cyberpunk 2077 8
Far Cry 5 19
Far Cry New Dawn 23
Forza Horizon 4 27
Hitman 3 22
Horizon Zero Dawn 15
Red Dead Redemption 2 9−10
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 17
Watch Dogs: Legion 13

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 12
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 9−10
Battlefield 5 26
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 9−10
Cyberpunk 2077 7
Far Cry 5 17
Far Cry New Dawn 22
Forza Horizon 4 24
Hitman 3 16
Horizon Zero Dawn 12
Metro Exodus 7
Red Dead Redemption 2 9−10
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 12
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 21
Watch Dogs: Legion 12

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 9−10
Battlefield 5 20
Cyberpunk 2077 9−10
Far Cry 5 15
Far Cry New Dawn 18
Forza Horizon 4 16
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 12
Watch Dogs: Legion 6

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 9−10
Hitman 3 9−10
Horizon Zero Dawn 9−10
Metro Exodus 9−10
Red Dead Redemption 2 9−10
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 9−10

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 9−10
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 9−10
Battlefield 5 9−10
Cyberpunk 2077 9−10
Far Cry 5 9−10
Far Cry New Dawn 9−10
Forza Horizon 4 9−10
Watch Dogs: Legion 9−10

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 9−10
Hitman 3 9−10
Horizon Zero Dawn 9−10
Metro Exodus 9−10
Red Dead Redemption 2 9−10
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 2
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 9−10

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 1
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 9−10
Battlefield 5 1
Cyberpunk 2077 9−10
Far Cry 5 9−10
Far Cry New Dawn 9−10
Forza Horizon 4 7
Watch Dogs: Legion 9−10

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GT 1030 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GT 1030 from AMD is Radeon HD 6850 X2, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 3 positions in our rating.

AMD Radeon HD 6850 X2 Radeon HD 6850 X2
Compare

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GT 1030:

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

AMD Radeon RX Vega 11 Radeon RX Vega 11
Compare
AMD Radeon RX 460 Radeon RX 460
Compare
AMD Radeon R7 370 Radeon R7 370
Compare
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 GeForce GTX 1050
Compare

Recommended processors

These processors are most commonly used with GeForce GT 1030 according to our statistics.

User rating

Here you can see the user rating of the graphics card, as well as rate it yourself.


3.4 2789 ratings

Rate NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 on a scale of 1 to 5:

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Questions and comments

Here you can ask a question about GeForce GT 1030, agree or disagree with our judgements, or report an error or mismatch.