AMD Radeon RX 550
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030

AMD Radeon RX 550
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
RX 550 GT 1030 Difference
AMD Radeon RX 550 NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
Price $ 99.0 $ 69.0 30 (30%)
Year 2017 2017 0 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature 57C C
Max Fan Noise 36.2dB dB
Recommended Power Supply 400W 380W 20 (5%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0.0 FPS +0.0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0.0% 0.0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 22.4 FPS 22.3 FPS 0.099999999999998 (0%)
Average 1440p Performance 16.0 FPS 15.9 FPS 0.1 (1%)
Average 4K Performance 9.3 FPS 9.0 FPS 0.3 (3%)
Memory 2 GB 2 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.5 $ 3.5 0 (0%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 4.9 $ 5.0 0.1 (2%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.5 $ 8.8 0.3 (4%)
Overall Combination Score 66/100 66/100 0 (0%)
Our Verdict: Upgrading from GT 1030 to RX 550 is not recommended as it is less than 30% of improvement in performance. In general, a reasonable upgrade is between 30% and 50% or more to justify the purchase of new hardware. The price/performance ratio is much better for GT 1030 .

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AMD Radeon RX 550
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
18.0
9.0
2019 Anthem
11.6
5.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
17.0
8.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
25.0
19.9
2019 Metro Exodus
11.2
8.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
25.0
25.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
11.2
12.3
2018 Final Fantasy XV
23.0
25.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
20.6
22.7
2018 Forza Horizon 4
17.0
22.0
2018 Fallout 76
25.0
25.0
2018 Hitman 2
20.0
20.0
2018 Just Cause 4
16.1
12.8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
17.4
13.8
2018 Battlefield V
22.0
19.0
2017 Dawn of War III
31.6
34.8
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
20.6
22.7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
16.4
18.1
2017 Destiny 2
31.5
34.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
16.1
17.7
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
21.8
24.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
22.3
17.7
2017 For Honor
29.8
23.6
2017 Project CARS 2
21.1
16.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
25.5
20.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
16.9
18.6
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
17.3
19.1
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
17.6
19.4
2016 Doom
42.7
47.0
2016 F1 2016
28.7
31.6
2016 Hitman
30.2
33.2
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
26.1
28.8
2016 The Division
22.1
24.3
2016 Total War: Warhammer
24.5
26.9
2016 Battlefield 1
30.8
33.9
2016 Overwatch
25.9
33.6
2016 Dishonored 2
15.4
12.2
2015 DiRT Rally
34.9
38.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
19.1
21.0
2015 The Witcher 3
19.4
21.3
2015 Rocket League
86.8
69.0
2015 Need For Speed
24.1
19.1
2015 Project CARS
23.1
18.3
2013 Crysis 3
21.9
24.1
2013 Battlefield 4
25.8
28.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
59.5
47.3
2009 League of Legends
111.6
88.7

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AMD Radeon RX 550
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
13.4
6.7
2019 Anthem
9.2
4.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
13.2
6.6
2019 Resident Evil 2
16.9
13.4
2019 Metro Exodus
8.7
6.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
18.9
15.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
4.0
5.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
18.0
19.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
13.3
14.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
14.0
18.0
2018 Fallout 76
13.0
16.0
2018 Hitman 2
13.0
13.0
2018 Just Cause 4
11.9
9.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
12.2
9.7
2018 Battlefield V
15.0
17.0
2017 Dawn of War III
20.0
21.9
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
15.3
16.8
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
14.0
10.0
2017 Destiny 2
27.0
29.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
12.2
13.5
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
11.2
14.0
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
16.1
12.8
2017 For Honor
17.4
13.8
2017 Project CARS 2
14.9
11.8
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
23.1
18.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
15.7
17.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
11.8
12.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
16.2
17.9
2016 Doom
29.0
31.9
2016 F1 2016
22.4
24.7
2016 Hitman
21.5
23.6
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
17.8
19.6
2016 The Division
16.0
17.6
2016 Total War: Warhammer
17.2
18.9
2016 Battlefield 1
22.4
24.6
2016 Overwatch
18.2
23.1
2016 Dishonored 2
13.1
10.4
2015 DiRT Rally
24.4
26.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
13.3
14.6
2015 The Witcher 3
14.2
15.7
2015 Rocket League
37.2
29.5
2015 Need For Speed
18.6
14.8
2015 Project CARS
17.6
14.0
2013 Crysis 3
13.3
14.7
2013 Battlefield 4
16.8
18.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
49.6
39.4
2009 League of Legends
62.0
49.2

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AMD Radeon RX 550
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
8.0
4.0
2019 Anthem
5.0
2.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
7.0
3.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
8.3
6.6
2019 Metro Exodus
5.5
4.3
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
10.2
11.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
6.3
6.9
2018 Final Fantasy XV
12.0
13.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
7.3
8.1
2018 Forza Horizon 4
9.0
12.0
2018 Fallout 76
7.0
9.0
2018 Hitman 2
8.0
8.0
2018 Just Cause 4
6.2
4.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
5.8
4.6
2018 Battlefield V
9.1
10.0
2017 Dawn of War III
9.9
10.9
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
8.6
9.5
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
6.0
3.0
2017 Destiny 2
13.3
14.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
7.0
7.7
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
5.6
7.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
11.2
8.9
2017 For Honor
8.7
6.9
2017 Project CARS 2
12.4
9.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
19.3
15.4
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
5.9
6.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
11.5
12.7
2016 Doom
14.7
16.1
2016 F1 2016
13.1
14.4
2016 Total War: Warhammer
9.1
10.0
2016 Battlefield 1
12.0
13.2
2016 Overwatch
9.1
11.9
2016 Dishonored 2
10.4
8.3
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
6.3
6.9
2015 Rocket League
17.4
13.8
2015 Need For Speed
12.4
9.9
2015 Project CARS
12.4
9.9
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
44.6
35.5
2009 League of Legends
24.8
19.7

AMD Radeon RX 550 / Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz

The RX 550 is more suitable for budget PC builds and less demanding games. With current 2048 MB RAM, the RX 550 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. The RX 550 's power requirements are reasonable and it is very efficient compared to the competition. With regards to max load temperature, the RX 550 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. With current 2048 MB RAM, the RX 550 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 / Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz

The GT 1030 is more suitable for budget PC builds and less demanding games. With current 2048 MB RAM, the GT 1030 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. The GT 1030 's power requirements are reasonable and it is very efficient compared to the competition. With current 2048 MB RAM, the GT 1030 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

RX 550 vs GT 1030 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

RX 550 GT 1030
Board NumberD090-01PG110
Length5.7 inches 145 mm5.7 inches 145 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort1x DVI1x HDMI
Power ConnectorsNoneNone
Slot WidthDual-slotSingle-slot
TDP50 W30 W

Clock Speeds

RX 550 GT 1030
Boost Clock1183 MHz1468 MHz
GPU Clock1100 MHz1228 MHz
Memory Clock1750 MHz 7000 MHz effective1502 MHz 6008 MHz effective

Graphics Card

RX 550 GT 1030
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x8PCIe 3.0 x4
GenerationPolaris (RX 500)GeForce 1000
Launch Price79 USD79 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateApr 20th, 2017May 17th, 2017

Graphics Features

RX 550 GT 1030
DirectX12.0 (12_0)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL21.2
OpenGL4.54.6
Shader Model66.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

RX 550 GT 1030
ArchitectureGCN 4.0Pascal
Die Size103 mm²74 mm²
GPU NameLexaGP108
GPU VariantLexa PRO (215-0904018)GP108-300-A1
Process Size14 nm14 nm
Transistors2,200 million1,800 million

Memory

RX 550 GT 1030
Bandwidth112.0 GB/s48.06 GB/s
Memory Bus128 bit64 bit
Memory Size2048 MB2048 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

RX 550 GT 1030
ROPs1616
Shading Units512384
TMUs3224

Theoretical Performance

RX 550 GT 1030
FP16 (half) performance1,211 GFLOPS (1:1)17.62 GFLOPS (1:64)
FP32 (float) performance1,211 GFLOPS1,127 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance75.71 GFLOPS (1:16)35.23 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate18.93 GPixel/s23.49 GPixel/s
Texture Rate37.86 GTexel/s35.23 GTexel/s

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cocoillegal 1 month ago
Which should I take GT1030 2GB Vs RX550 2GB? please don't ask me to increase budget.
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shirleyglazing 1 month ago
The same performance, but GT 1030 is trustful. Don't need to care about anything like BIOS, Driver, etc...
And, some lower budget than RX 550.
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yoisydiesel 1 month ago
How do the RX 550 and the GT 1030 compare?

If the RX 550 is better, are there any low profile single slot cards out there?
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uncoloredplatform 1 month ago
The RX 550 is a little bit faster than the GT 1030. Low profile single slot cards also exist.

The problem here is that the RX 550 is currently more expensive than it is really worth. It is only 14% faster but is - more expensive.
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bordermatcher 2 months ago
I noticed that some manufacturers have made fanless versions of these budget GPUs. However, are there any difference in gaming performance between fanless and fan? If not, then I'll consider buying the fanless one for my silent gaming PC build
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cowsstar 2 months ago
Usually the fanless components are slower, due to lower clock speeds in order to keep temperatures down. You know how if you overclock something it runs hotter? The reverse is also true. You don't get something for nothing. If you want silence you usually have to give up some performance.

The real question here is even if they are slower, does it matter? Maybe they are still fast enough to suit your purposes. For instance, maybe for you 50fps silent is better than 60fps with fan noise. On the other hand, if these low budget cards barely manage 35fps in the games you want to play, giving up even a small amount of performance is out of the question.
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kittzero 2 months ago
Been searching for a graphics card for a friend, prefferably one that doesnt need a 6 pin PCIE power connector, since his psu doesn't have one, and i've been stuck between these ones. Please help. Also, I'm reffering to the GDDR5 version of all the cards.
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portbillet 2 months ago
The RX550 is the best choice then, its a bit faster then the GT1030
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unsubtlerapadash 3 months ago
Hey everyone!

A friend of mine uses Photoshop , illustrator etc for work
I want to give him a gift and I can't decide between

Gigabyte GeForce GT 1030 2GB (80 EUR)
and
Gigabyte Radeon RX 550 2GB Gaming OC(100 EUR)

He doesn't know how to overclock and he wants a GPU basically for work not so much for games
(The GPU that he uses now is GeForce 9600 GT Asus Magic HDMI 512MB Edition
and he uses a CORE 2 QUAD Q6600 not overclocked CPU)

Basically I want to give him as a gift a better GPU than the 9600 GT but for Photoshop and editing not so much for games

He is a professional photographer
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