NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 vs MX250

NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
NVIDIA GeForce MX250

General info

Comparison of GeForce GT 1030 and GeForce MX250 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
36.30
 
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Architecture
Pascal
 
Pascal
Code name
GP108
 
GP108
Type
Desktop
 
Laptop
Release date
17 May 2017
 
21 February 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
$79
 
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Price now
$91
 
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Technical specs

GeForce GT 1030 and GeForce MX250's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GT 1030 and GeForce MX250's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
384
 
384
Core clock speed
1228 MHz
 
1518 MHz
Boost Clock
1468 MHz
 
1582 MHz
Transistor count
1,800 million
 
1,800 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
14 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
30 Watt
 
10 Watt
Texture fill rate
35.23
 
37.97
Floating-point performance
1,127 gflops
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GT 1030 and GeForce MX250 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). For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.
Laptop size
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large
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x4
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
145 mm
 
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Supplementary power connectors
None
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GT 1030 and GeForce MX250: 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 type
GDDR5
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
 
2 GB
Memory bus width
64 Bit
 
64 Bit
Memory clock speed
6008 MHz
 
6008 MHz
Memory bandwidth
48.06 GB/s
 
48.06 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GT 1030 and GeForce MX250. 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 Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI
 
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G-SYNC support
+
 
-

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GT 1030 and GeForce MX250. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
GPU Boost
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+
VR Ready
+
 
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Multi-Projection
+
 
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Multi Monitor
+
 
+

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GT 1030 and GeForce MX250, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 (12_1)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.6
Vulkan
+
 
-

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GT 1030 and GeForce MX250. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GT 1030 12.06 +1.6%
GeForce MX250 11.87

3DMark Ice Storm GPU

GT 1030 198178
GeForce MX250 221026 +11.5%

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GT 1030 22069 +1.8%
GeForce MX250 21678

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GT 1030 3383 +4%
GeForce MX250 3254

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GT 1030 3658
GeForce MX250 3662 +0.1%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GT 1030 4754 +3%
GeForce MX250 4614

3DMark Vantage Performance

GT 1030 20192 +22.5%
GeForce MX250 16488

Passmark

GT 1030 2617 +1.6%
GeForce MX250 2576

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GT 1030 and GeForce MX250. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
0.11 kh/s
 
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GT 1030 and GeForce MX250 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030

1.6% faster in synthetic tests
Multi-Projection
VR Ready
G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)
Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce MX250

Much newer (21 February 2019 vs 17 May 2017)
Less power hungry (10 vs 30 watts)
Vulkan 1.1
OpenGL 4.6
OpenCL 1.2 (Open Computing Language - an API for GPU usage in arbitrary calculations, e.g. for physics simulation)
GPU Boost 3.0

So, GT 1030 or MX250?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 and NVIDIA GeForce MX250. The differences in performance seem too small.
Be aware that GeForce GT 1030 is a desktop card while GeForce MX250 is a notebook one.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GT 1030 and GeForce MX250, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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