NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 vs AMD Radeon HD 6870

NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
AMD Radeon HD 6870

General info

Comparison of GeForce GT 1030 and Radeon HD 6870 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
Value for money (0-100)
Terascale 2
Code name
RV940 Barts
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Release date
17 May 2017
22 October 2010
Launch price (MSRP)
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Technical specs

GeForce GT 1030 and Radeon HD 6870'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 Radeon HD 6870's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Core clock speed
1228 MHz
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Boost Clock
1670 MHz
900 MHz
Transistor count
1,800 million
1,700 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
30 Watt
151 Watt
Texture fill rate
35.23 GTexel / s
50.4 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
1,127 gflops
2,016.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GT 1030 and Radeon HD 6870 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).
Bus support
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PCIe 2.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x4
PCIe 2.0 x16
145 mm
220 mm
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin


Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GT 1030 and Radeon HD 6870: 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
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
1 GB
Memory bus width
64 Bit
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
6000 MHz
1050 MHz
Memory bandwidth
48.06 GB / s
134.4 GB / s
Shared memory

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GT 1030 and Radeon HD 6870.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort
G-SYNC support


Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GT 1030 and Radeon HD 6870. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
VR Ready
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Multi Monitor
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API support

APIs supported by GeForce GT 1030 and Radeon HD 6870, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 12_1
DirectX® 11

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GT 1030 and Radeon HD 6870. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

GT 1030 8.06 +43.4%
HD 6870 5.62

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

GT 1030 22069
HD 6870 26437 +19.8%

3DMark Fire Strike Score

GT 1030 3383 +12.7%
HD 6870 3002

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

GT 1030 3658 +16.5%
HD 6870 3141

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

GT 1030 4754 +12.7%
HD 6870 4218

3DMark Vantage Performance

GT 1030 20192 +13.6%
HD 6870 17773


GT 1030 2590 +21.2%
HD 6870 2137

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GT 1030 and Radeon HD 6870. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
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213 Mh/s
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
0.11 kh/s
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Gaming performance

Let's see how good GeForce GT 1030 and Radeon HD 6870 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030

43.4% faster in synthetic tests
Much newer (17 May 2017 vs 22 October 2010)
Cheaper ($79 vs $239)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 40 nm)
Less power hungry (30 vs 151 watts)
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)
Multi Monitor

Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 6870

Wider memory bus (256 vs 64 bit)
More pipelines (1120 vs 384)
Higher memory bandwidth (134.4 vs 48.06 GB/s)

So, GT 1030 or HD 6870?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030.
Should you still have questions on choice between GeForce GT 1030 and Radeon HD 6870, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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