NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
vs
AMD Radeon R7 265

NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
AMD Radeon R7 265
GT 1030 R7 265 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 AMD Radeon R7 265
Price $ 59 $ 149 90 (153%)
Year 2017 2014 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature C 61C
Max Fan Noise dB 44dB
Recommended Power Supply 380W 500W 120 (32%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz ($284.99)
CPU Impact on FPS +0 FPS +0 FPS 0 (0%)
CPU Impact on FPS % 0% 0% 0 (0%)
Benchmark Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings Ultra Quality Settings
Average 1080p Performance 24 FPS 34 FPS 10 (42%)
Average 1440p Performance 17 FPS 22 FPS 4.7 (28%)
Average 4K Performance 10 FPS 15 FPS 5 (52%)
Memory 2 GB 2 GB 0 (0%)
Overall Combination Score 66/100 60/100 6 (9%)
Our Verdict: The R7 265 is faster by 42% for 1080p gaming. The price/performance ratio is much better for GT 1030 .

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
AMD Radeon R7 265
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Just Cause 4
13
22
2018 Monster Hunter: World
14
23
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
18
30
2017 For Honor
24
40
2017 Project CARS 2
17
28
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
20
34
2016 Dishonored 2
12
21
2015 Rocket League
69
117
2015 Need For Speed
19
32
2015 Project CARS
18
31
2013 Crysis 3
24
41
2013 Battlefield 4
28
35
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
47
80
2009 League of Legends
89
150

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
AMD Radeon R7 265
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Just Cause 4
10
16
2018 Monster Hunter: World
10
16
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
13
22
2017 For Honor
14
23
2017 Project CARS 2
12
20
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
18
31
2016 Dishonored 2
10
18
2015 Rocket League
30
50
2015 Need For Speed
15
25
2015 Project CARS
14
24
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
39
67
2009 League of Legends
49
83

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
AMD Radeon R7 265
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Just Cause 4
5
8
2018 Monster Hunter: World
5
8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
9
15
2017 For Honor
7
12
2017 Project CARS 2
10
17
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
15
26
2016 Dishonored 2
8
14
2015 Rocket League
14
23
2015 Need For Speed
10
17
2015 Project CARS
10
17
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
36
60
2009 League of Legends
20
33

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.

AMD Radeon R7 265 / Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz

The R7 265 is more suitable for budget PC builds and less demanding games. The price/performance ratio is excellent for R7 265 against the competition in budget graphics cards. With current 2048 MB RAM, the R7 265 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. With regards to max load temperature, the R7 265 's cooling is excellent at keeping it cool and under control. This combination between R7 265 and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between R7 265 and Intel Core i7-4770K @ 3.50GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss. With current 2048 MB RAM, the R7 265 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

GT 1030 vs R7 265 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GT 1030 R7 265
Board NumberPG110C630
Length5.7 inches 145 mm8.28 inches 210 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI2x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power ConnectorsNone1x 6-pin
Slot WidthSingle-slotDual-slot
TDP30 W150 W

Clock Speeds

GT 1030 R7 265
Boost Clock1468 MHz925 MHz
GPU Clock1228 MHz900 MHz
Memory Clock1502 MHz 6008 MHz effective1400 MHz 5600 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GT 1030 R7 265
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x4PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000Volcanic Islands (R7 200)
Launch Price79 USD149 USD
ProductionActiveEnd-of-life
Release DateMay 17th, 2017Feb 13th, 2014

Graphics Features

GT 1030 R7 265
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (11_1)
OpenCL1.21.2
OpenGL4.64.5
Shader Model6.15.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.77

Graphics Processor

GT 1030 R7 265
ArchitecturePascalGCN 1.0
Die Size74 mm²212 mm²
GPU NameGP108Pitcairn
GPU VariantGP108-300-A1Pitcairn PRO (215-0828062)
Process Size14 nm28 nm
Transistors1,800 million2,800 million

Memory

GT 1030 R7 265
Bandwidth48.06 GB/s179.2 GB/s
Memory Bus64 bit256 bit
Memory Size2048 MB2048 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GT 1030 R7 265
ROPs1632
Shading Units3841024
TMUs2464

Theoretical Performance

GT 1030 R7 265
FP32 (float) performance1,127 GFLOPS1,894 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance35.23 GFLOPS (1:32)118.4 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate23.49 GPixel/s29.60 GPixel/s
Texture Rate35.23 GTexel/s59.20 GTexel/s

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