GeForce GT 1030: specs and benchmarks

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Aggregate performance score

GeForce GT 1030 provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 6.38% of a leader's which is GeForce RTX 4090.

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GT 1030 sales 17 May 2017 at a recommended price of $79 . This is a desktop graphics card based on a Pascal architecture and made with 14 nm manufacturing process. It is primarily aimed at gamer market. 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.

Primary details

Some basic facts about GeForce GT 1030: architecture, market segment, release date etc.

Place in performance ranking543
Place by popularity26
Cost-effectiveness evaluation2.48
ArchitecturePascal (2016−2021)
GPU code nameN17P-G1
Market segmentDesktop
Release date17 May 2017 (7 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$79
Current price$137 (1.7x MSRP)of 168889 (A100 PCIe 80 GB)

Cost-effectiveness evaluation

Performance to price ratio. The higher, the better.

Detailed specifications

GeForce GT 1030's specs 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 20480 (Data Center GPU Max NEXT)
Core clock speed1228 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Boost clock speed1670 MHzof 3599 (Radeon RX 7990 XTX)
Number of transistors1,800 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1070 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology14 nmof 4 (Radeon 780M)
Power consumption (TDP)30 Wattof 2400 (Data Center GPU Max Subsystem)
Texture fill rate35.23of 969.9 (H100 SXM5 96 GB)
Floating-point performance1,127 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Form factor & compatibility

This section provides details about the physical dimensions of GeForce GT 1030 and its compatibility with other computer components. This information is useful when selecting a computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop graphics cards, it includes details about the interface and bus (for motherboard compatibility) and additional power connectors (for power supply compatibility).

InterfacePCIe 3.0 x4
Length145 mm
Width1-slot
Supplementary power connectorsNone

VRAM capacity and type

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GT 1030: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM instead.

Memory typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount4 GBof 192 (Radeon Instinct MI300X)
Memory bus width64 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed6000 MHzof 23000 (GeForce RTX 4080 SUPER)
Memory bandwidth48.06 GB/sof 3276 (Aldebaran)
Shared memory-

Connectivity and outputs

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GT 1030. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference graphics cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model, while non-reference desktop models can (though not necessarily will) bear a different set of video ports.

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

Supported 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 compatibility

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

Synthetic benchmark performance of GeForce GT 1030. The combined score is measured on a 0-100 point scale.


Combined synthetic benchmark score

This is our combined benchmark performance score. 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 6.38

Passmark

This is the most ubiquitous GPU benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various types of 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.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

GT 1030 2467

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GT 1030 4728

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.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GT 1030 20192

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 made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GT 1030 3625

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.

Benchmark coverage: 14%

GT 1030 22069

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.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

GT 1030 9722

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.

Benchmark coverage: 8%

GT 1030 219163

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.

Benchmark coverage: 5%

GT 1030 9349

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.

Benchmark coverage: 4%

GT 1030 10307

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Gaming performance

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.

Average FPS across all PC games

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

Full HD24
1440p17
4K9

FPS performance in popular games

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 15

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 18
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
Battlefield 5 22
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 18
Cyberpunk 2077 11
Far Cry 5 21
Far Cry New Dawn 27
Forza Horizon 4 27
Hitman 3 22
Horizon Zero Dawn 42
Metro Exodus 26
Red Dead Redemption 2 31
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 28
Watch Dogs: Legion 13

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 12
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
Battlefield 5 18−20
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 14−16
Cyberpunk 2077 7
Far Cry 5 20−22
Far Cry New Dawn 20
Forza Horizon 4 24
Hitman 3 8
Horizon Zero Dawn 31
Metro Exodus 22
Red Dead Redemption 2 24
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 14
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 21
Watch Dogs: Legion 12

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 5
Cyberpunk 2077 10−11
Far Cry 5 20−22
Forza Horizon 4 16
Horizon Zero Dawn 19
Metro Exodus 18
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 12
Watch Dogs: Legion 6

Full HD
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 19

1440p
High Preset

Battlefield 5 12−14
Far Cry New Dawn 9−10
Hitman 3 7−8
Red Dead Redemption 2 4−5

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 5−6
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 1−2
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 8−9
Cyberpunk 2077 3−4
Far Cry 5 10−11
Forza Horizon 4 10−12
Horizon Zero Dawn 14
Metro Exodus 6−7
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 11
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 6−7
Watch Dogs: Legion 3−4

4K
High Preset

Far Cry 5 16−18
Far Cry New Dawn 4−5
Hitman 3 3−4
Horizon Zero Dawn 7−8
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 2
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 3−4

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 1
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 3−4
Battlefield 5 1
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3−4
Cyberpunk 2077 0−1
Forza Horizon 4 7
Horizon Zero Dawn 5
Metro Exodus 7−8
Watch Dogs: Legion 2−3

4K
Epic Preset

Red Dead Redemption 2 7−8

Closest competitors

GeForce GT 1030's performance relative to its closest rivals among desktop graphics cards.


GeForce GT 1030 100
P106-090 94.98

AMD equivalent

According to our data, the closest AMD alternative to GeForce GT 1030 is FireStream 9370, which is faster by 3% and higher by 5 positions in our ranking.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GT 1030:

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Similar GPUs

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

Recommended processors

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

Community ratings

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