Nvidia silently launches its new affordable graphics card GeForce GT 1030. It is pretty obvious Nvidia wants to dominate the budget section by offering a stiff competition to the Radeon RX 550.
Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 Graphics Card Specifications
The Nvidia GT 1030 is running on the low-power Pascal architecture. Unlike its sturdier siblings like the GT 1030 has only 384 CUDA cores. The GT1030 seems to be overclocked at 1468 MHz with a memory bandwidth of 48. These cards are of 2GB memory with interface width being 64-bit.
The GeForce GT 1030 supports both Microsoft DirectX and the Vulkan API. However other standard Nvidia technologies like Multi Projection and GPU Boost seems to have been omitted. According to Nvidia, the maximum thermal GPU temperature should be around 97-degree Celsius with a power consumption of 30W, so external cooling seems tempting.
The card should support any Windows version from Windows 7 and should not pose any limitation on a Linux Distro.
Should you get the GT 1030?
Now seeing the specifications for the Nvidia 1030 we won’t recommend this GeForce GT 1030 to everyone looking for a new graphics card.
If you are any of the following this card is for you:
- Not so much of hardcore gamer
- Someone seeking to upgrade over integrated graphics card
- Looking for graphics card for photo and video editing
It is worth noting that this card absolutely not recommended for gaming for multi-screen users. Still want a graphics card for gaming? You may want to check out the Nvidia GTX 1050.
A lot of you must be worried about what exactly does affordable means? Note that the price is not fixed as of the moment we are writing this. However, the cost is expected to be not more than 6,000 INR.
What do you think of the GT 1030? Are you going to get one? Don’t forget to tell us in the comments below!