NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 vs MX250
Comparison of GeForce GT 1030 and GeForce MX250 architecture, market type and release date.
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.
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
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.
PCIe 3.0 x4
PCIe 3.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
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.
1x DVI, 1x HDMI
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.
APIs supported by GeForce GT 1030 and GeForce MX250, sometimes including their particular versions.
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
GT 1030 2617 +1.6%
GeForce MX250 2576
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GT 1030 and GeForce MX250. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
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
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)
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.