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 $ 79.0 $ 149.0 70 (89%)
Year 2017 2014 3 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature C 61C
Max Fan Noise dB 43.6dB
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 +0.0 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 21.2 FPS 30.4 FPS 9.2 (43%)
Average 1440p Performance 15.1 FPS 20.1 FPS 5 (33%)
(Ultrawide) Average 1440p Performance 12.6 FPS 17.2 FPS 4.6 (37%)
Average 4K Performance 8.4 FPS 12.1 FPS 3.7 (44%)
Memory 2 GB 2 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.7 $ 4.9 1.2 (32%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.2 $ 7.4 2.2 (42%)
(Ultrawide) 1440p Cost Per Frame $ 6.3 $ 8.7 2.4 (38%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 9.4 $ 12.3 2.9 (31%)
Variant NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 AMD Radeon R7 265
Overall Combination Score 66/100 60/100 6 (9%)
Our Verdict: The R7 265 is faster by 33% for 1440p gaming. The price/performance ratio is much better for GT 1030 .

NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030

NVIDIA ’s xx30 cards have always been defined by budget prices with performance that knocks on the door of entry-level graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the Pascal graphics card inside the GT 1030, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

AMD Radeon R7 265

AMD ’s xx65 cards have always been defined by entry-level prices with performance that knocks on the door of mid-range graphics cards – especially when overclocked. After taking the time to fully test the GCN 1.0 graphics card inside the R7 265, we can say without a doubt that it continues the trend.

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
AMD Radeon R7 265
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
8
9.0
24
27.0
2019 Anthem
5
5.8
15
17.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
7
8.5
22
25.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
17
19.9
30
33.6
2019 Metro Exodus
8
8.9
13
15.0
2019 World War Z
14
16.4
27
31.0
2019 Gears of War 5
11
12.9
19
21.8
2019 F1 2019
14
16.2
24
27.4
2019 GreedFall
13
14.6
22
24.6
2019 Borderlands 3
9
10.2
15
17.3
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
17
19.7
29
33.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
6
7.6
11
12.8
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
10
11.9
18
20.1
2018 Just Cause 4
11
12.8
19
21.6
2018 Monster Hunter: World
12
13.8
20
23.3
2018 Strange Brigade
18
20.8
31
35.1
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
15
17.7
27
30.0
2017 For Honor
21
23.6
36
40.0
2017 Project CARS 2
15
16.7
25
28.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
18
20.3
30
34.3
2016 Dishonored 2
10
12.2
18
20.6
2015 Rocket League
62
69.0
104
116.5
2015 Need For Speed
17
19.1
29
32.3
2015 Project CARS
16
18.3
27
31.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
30
33.5
50
56.6
2013 Crysis 3
21
24.1
36
40.7
2013 Battlefield 4
25
28.4
31
35.3
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
42
47.3
71
79.9
2009 League of Legends
79
88.7
134
149.9

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
AMD Radeon R7 265
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
5
6.7
16
20.1
2019 Anthem
3
4.6
11
13.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
5
6.6
15
19.8
2019 Resident Evil 2
10
13.4
18
22.6
2019 Metro Exodus
5
6.9
9
11.7
2019 World War Z
9
12.0
18
22.6
2019 Gears of War 5
7
9.4
12
15.8
2019 F1 2019
9
11.5
15
19.4
2019 GreedFall
8
10.5
14
17.8
2019 Borderlands 3
5
7.2
9
12.2
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
11
14.2
19
24.0
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
4
6.2
8
10.5
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
7
9.4
12
15.8
2018 Just Cause 4
7
9.5
12
16.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
7
9.7
13
16.3
2018 Strange Brigade
11
14.5
19
24.5
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
10
12.8
17
21.6
2017 For Honor
11
13.8
18
23.3
2017 Project CARS 2
9
11.8
16
20.0
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
14
18.3
24
31.0
2016 Dishonored 2
8
10.4
14
17.6
2015 Rocket League
23
29.5
40
50.0
2015 Need For Speed
11
14.8
20
25.0
2015 Project CARS
11
14.0
18
23.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
17
21.7
29
36.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
31
39.4
53
66.6
2009 League of Legends
39
49.2
66
83.3

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
AMD Radeon R7 265
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
4
5.7
13
17.2
2019 Anthem
2
3.8
8
11.4
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
4
5.4
12
16.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
8
10.7
13
18.1
2019 Metro Exodus
4
6.0
7
10.2
2019 World War Z
7
10.1
14
19.0
2019 Gears of War 5
6
8.2
10
13.8
2019 F1 2019
7
10.1
12
17.0
2019 GreedFall
6
7.9
10
13.4
2019 Borderlands 3
4
5.8
7
9.9
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
9
12.1
15
20.5
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
4
5.4
6
9.2
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
6
8.2
10
13.8
2018 Just Cause 4
5
7.7
9
13.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
5
7.7
9
12.9
2018 Strange Brigade
9
12.0
15
20.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
8
11.6
14
19.6
2017 For Honor
8
11.1
14
18.7
2017 Project CARS 2
8
11.6
14
19.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
13
18.0
23
30.5
2016 Dishonored 2
7
10.0
12
16.9
2015 Rocket League
17
23.2
29
39.2
2015 Need For Speed
10
13.2
16
22.3
2015 Project CARS
9
12.8
16
21.5
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
12
17.0
21
28.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
30
40.1
51
67.7
2009 League of Legends
28
36.9
47
62.4

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
AMD Radeon R7 265
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
2
4.0
8
12.0
2019 Anthem
1
2.5
5
7.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
2
3.5
7
10.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
4
6.6
7
11.2
2019 Metro Exodus
3
4.3
5
7.3
2019 World War Z
4
6.9
9
13.0
2019 Gears of War 5
4
5.9
7
10.0
2019 F1 2019
5
7.3
8
12.3
2019 GreedFall
3
4.3
5
7.3
2019 Borderlands 3
2
3.7
4
6.3
2019 Call of Duty Modern Warfare
5
8.5
10
14.3
2019 Red Dead Redemption 2
2
3.9
4
6.7
2019 Need For Speed: Heat
4
5.9
7
10.0
2018 Just Cause 4
3
4.9
5
8.3
2018 Monster Hunter: World
3
4.6
5
7.8
2018 Strange Brigade
5
7.9
9
13.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
6
8.9
10
15.0
2017 For Honor
4
6.9
8
11.7
2017 Project CARS 2
6
9.9
11
16.6
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
10
15.4
18
26.0
2016 Dishonored 2
5
8.3
9
14.0
2015 Rocket League
9
13.8
16
23.3
2015 Need For Speed
6
9.9
11
16.6
2015 Project CARS
6
9.9
11
16.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
7
10.0
11
17.0
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
24
35.5
41
59.9
2009 League of Legends
13
19.7
23
33.3
GT 1030 vs R7 265 with i7-7700K vs i7-4770K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings

NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 / i7-7700K

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 / i7-4770K

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

GT 1030 R7 265

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