NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
vs
AMD Radeon RX 550

GT 1030 RX 550 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 AMD Radeon RX 550
Price $ 59 $ 75 16 (24%)
Year 2017 2017 0 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature C 57C
Max Fan Noise dB 36dB
Recommended Power Supply 380W 400W 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 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 26 FPS 24 FPS 2.2 (9%)
Average 1440p Performance 18 FPS 17 FPS 1.6 (9%)
Average 4K Performance 10 FPS 9 FPS 1.1 (11%)
Memory 2 GB 2 GB 0 (0%)
Overall Combination Score 66/100 66/100 0 (0%)

Our Verdict: Upgrading from RX 550 to GT 1030 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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NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
AMD Radeon RX 550
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
12
11
2018 Battlefield V
19
22
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
25
25
2018 Fallout 76
25
25
2018 Final Fantasy XV
25
23
2018 Forza Horizon 4
22
17
2018 Hitman 2
20
20
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
23
21
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
18
16
2017 Dawn of War III
35
32
2017 Destiny 2
35
32
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
24
22
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
23
21
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
18
16
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
19
17
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
19
18
2016 Battlefield 1
34
31
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
19
17
2016 Doom
47
43
2016 F1 2016
32
29
2016 Hitman
33
30
2016 Overwatch
34
26
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
29
26
2016 The Division
24
22
2016 Total War: Warhammer
27
25
2015 DiRT Rally
38
35
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
21
19
2015 The Witcher 3
21
19
2013 Battlefield 4
28
26
2013 Crysis 3
24
22

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
AMD Radeon RX 550
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
5
4
2018 Battlefield V
17
15
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
15
19
2018 Fallout 76
16
13
2018 Final Fantasy XV
19
18
2018 Forza Horizon 4
18
14
2018 Hitman 2
13
13
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
15
13
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
10
14
2017 Dawn of War III
22
20
2017 Destiny 2
30
27
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
14
11
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
17
15
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
14
12
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
17
16
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
18
16
2016 Battlefield 1
25
22
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
13
12
2016 Doom
32
29
2016 F1 2016
25
22
2016 Hitman
24
22
2016 Overwatch
23
18
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
20
18
2016 The Division
18
16
2016 Total War: Warhammer
19
17
2015 DiRT Rally
27
24
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
15
13
2015 The Witcher 3
16
14
2013 Battlefield 4
19
17
2013 Crysis 3
15
13

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
AMD Radeon RX 550
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
7
6
2018 Battlefield V
10
9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
11
10
2018 Fallout 76
9
7
2018 Final Fantasy XV
13
12
2018 Forza Horizon 4
12
9
2018 Hitman 2
8
8
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
8
7
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
3
6
2017 Dawn of War III
11
10
2017 Destiny 2
15
13
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
8
6
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
10
9
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
8
7
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
13
12
2016 Battlefield 1
13
12
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
7
6
2016 Doom
16
15
2016 F1 2016
14
13
2016 Overwatch
12
9
2016 Total War: Warhammer
10
9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
7
6

NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 / Core 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. View Current Price List

AMD Radeon RX 550 / Core i7-7700K

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. View Current Price List

GT 1030 vs RX 550 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GT 1030 RX 550
Board NumberPG110D090-01
Length5.7 inches 145 mm5.7 inches 145 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI1x DVI1x HDMI1x DisplayPort
Power ConnectorsNoneNone
Slot WidthSingle-slotDual-slot
TDP30 W50 W

Clock Speeds

GT 1030 RX 550
Boost Clock1468 MHz1183 MHz
GPU Clock1228 MHz1100 MHz
Memory Clock1502 MHz 6008 MHz effective1750 MHz 7000 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GT 1030 RX 550
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x4PCIe 3.0 x8
GenerationGeForce 1000Polaris (RX 500)
Launch Price79 USD79 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateMay 17th, 2017Apr 20th, 2017

Graphics Features

GT 1030 RX 550
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_0)
OpenCL1.22
OpenGL4.64.5
Shader Model6.16
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

GT 1030 RX 550
ArchitecturePascalGCN 4.0
Die Size74 mm²103 mm²
GPU NameGP108Lexa
GPU VariantGP108-300-A1Lexa PRO (215-0904018)
Process Size14 nm14 nm
Transistors1,800 million2,200 million

Memory

GT 1030 RX 550
Bandwidth48.06 GB/s112.0 GB/s
Memory Bus64 bit128 bit
Memory Size2048 MB2048 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GT 1030 RX 550
ROPs1616
Shading Units384512
TMUs2432

Theoretical Performance

GT 1030 RX 550
FP16 (half) performance17.62 GFLOPS (1:64)1,211 GFLOPS (1:1)
FP32 (float) performance1,127 GFLOPS1,211 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance35.23 GFLOPS (1:32)75.71 GFLOPS (1:16)
Pixel Rate23.49 GPixel/s18.93 GPixel/s
Texture Rate35.23 GTexel/s37.86 GTexel/s