NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 vs AMD Radeon HD 6870
Comparison of GeForce GT 1030 and Radeon HD 6870 architecture, market type and release date.
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
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Texture fill rate
35.23 GTexel / s
50.4 GTexel / s
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).
PCIe 2.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x4
PCIe 2.0 x16
Supplementary power connectors
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.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
48.06 GB / s
134.4 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GT 1030 and Radeon HD 6870.
1x DVI, 1x HDMI
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 2x mini-DisplayPort
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.
APIs supported by GeForce GT 1030 and Radeon HD 6870, sometimes including their particular versions.
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
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GT 1030 and Radeon HD 6870. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
Monero / XMR (CryptoNight)
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)
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 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.