NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
vs
AMD Radeon RX 550

NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
AMD Radeon RX 550
GT 1030 RX 550 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 AMD Radeon RX 550
Price $ 79.0 $ 74.0 5 (6%)
Year 2017 2017 0 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature C 57C
Max Fan Noise dB 36.2dB
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 +0.0 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 23.0 FPS 0.6 (3%)
Average 1440p Performance 15.9 FPS 16.4 FPS 0.5 (3%)
Average 4K Performance 8.9 FPS 9.4 FPS 0.5 (6%)
Memory 2 GB 2 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.5 $ 3.4 0.1 (3%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.0 $ 4.8 0.2 (4%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.9 $ 8.4 0.5 (6%)
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.

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
AMD Radeon RX 550
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
8
9.0
16
18.0
2019 Anthem
5
5.8
10
11.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
7
8.5
15
17.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
17
19.9
22
25.0
2019 Metro Exodus
8
8.9
10
11.2
2019 World War Z
14
16.4
27
30.0
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
22
25.0
22
25.0
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
11
12.3
10
11.2
2018 Final Fantasy XV
22
25.0
20
23.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
20
22.7
18
20.6
2018 Forza Horizon 4
19
22.0
15
17.0
2018 Fallout 76
22
25.0
22
25.0
2018 Hitman 2
18
20.0
18
20.0
2018 Just Cause 4
11
12.8
14
16.1
2018 Monster Hunter: World
12
13.8
15
17.4
2018 Battlefield V
17
19.0
19
22.0
2017 Dawn of War III
31
34.8
28
31.6
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
20
22.7
18
20.6
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
16
18.1
14
16.4
2017 Destiny 2
31
34.6
28
31.5
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
15
17.7
14
16.1
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
21
24.0
19
21.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
15
17.7
20
22.3
2017 For Honor
21
23.6
26
29.8
2017 Project CARS 2
15
16.7
18
21.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
18
20.3
22
25.5
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
16
18.6
15
16.9
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
17
19.1
15
17.3
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
17
19.4
15
17.6
2016 Doom
42
47.0
38
42.7
2016 F1 2016
28
31.6
25
28.7
2016 Hitman
29
33.2
27
30.2
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
25
28.8
23
26.1
2016 The Division
21
24.3
19
22.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
24
26.9
22
24.5
2016 Battlefield 1
30
33.9
27
30.8
2016 Overwatch
30
33.6
23
25.9
2016 Dishonored 2
10
12.2
13
15.4
2015 DiRT Rally
34
38.4
31
34.9
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
18
21.0
17
19.1
2015 The Witcher 3
19
21.3
17
19.4
2015 Rocket League
62
69.0
78
86.8
2015 Need For Speed
17
19.1
21
24.1
2015 Project CARS
16
18.3
20
23.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
30
33.5
37
42.2
2013 Crysis 3
21
24.1
19
21.9
2013 Battlefield 4
25
28.4
23
25.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
42
47.3
53
59.5
2009 League of Legends
79
88.7
100
111.6

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
AMD Radeon RX 550
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
5
6.7
10
13.4
2019 Anthem
3
4.6
7
9.2
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
5
6.6
10
13.2
2019 Resident Evil 2
10
13.4
13
16.9
2019 Metro Exodus
5
6.9
6
8.7
2019 World War Z
9
12.0
17
21.9
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
12
15.0
15
18.9
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
4
5.0
3
4.0
2018 Final Fantasy XV
15
19.0
14
18.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
11
14.6
10
13.3
2018 Forza Horizon 4
14
18.0
11
14.0
2018 Fallout 76
12
16.0
10
13.0
2018 Hitman 2
10
13.0
10
13.0
2018 Just Cause 4
7
9.5
9
11.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
7
9.7
9
12.2
2018 Battlefield V
13
17.0
12
15.0
2017 Dawn of War III
17
21.9
16
20.0
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
13
16.8
12
15.3
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
8
10.0
11
14.0
2017 Destiny 2
23
29.6
21
27.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
10
13.5
9
12.2
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
11
14.0
8
11.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
10
12.8
12
16.1
2017 For Honor
11
13.8
13
17.4
2017 Project CARS 2
9
11.8
11
14.9
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
14
18.3
18
23.1
2016 Ashes of the Singularity
13
17.3
12
15.7
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
10
12.9
9
11.8
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
14
17.9
12
16.2
2016 Doom
25
31.9
23
29.0
2016 F1 2016
19
24.7
17
22.4
2016 Hitman
18
23.6
17
21.5
2016 Rise of the Tomb Raider
15
19.6
14
17.8
2016 The Division
14
17.6
12
16.0
2016 Total War: Warhammer
15
18.9
13
17.2
2016 Battlefield 1
19
24.6
17
22.4
2016 Overwatch
18
23.1
14
18.2
2016 Dishonored 2
8
10.4
10
13.1
2015 DiRT Rally
21
26.8
19
24.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
11
14.6
10
13.3
2015 The Witcher 3
12
15.7
11
14.2
2015 Rocket League
23
29.5
29
37.2
2015 Need For Speed
11
14.8
14
18.6
2015 Project CARS
11
14.0
14
17.6
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
17
21.7
21
27.3
2013 Crysis 3
11
14.7
10
13.3
2013 Battlefield 4
14
18.5
13
16.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
31
39.4
39
49.6
2009 League of Legends
39
49.2
49
62.0

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
AMD Radeon RX 550
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
2
4.0
5
8.0
2019 Anthem
1
2.5
3
5.0
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
2
3.5
4
7.0
2019 Resident Evil 2
4
6.6
5
8.3
2019 Metro Exodus
3
4.3
3
5.5
2019 World War Z
4
6.9
8
12.6
2018 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
7
11.2
7
10.2
2018 Assassin's Creed Odyssey
4
6.9
4
6.3
2018 Final Fantasy XV
9
13.0
8
12.0
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider
5
8.1
5
7.3
2018 Forza Horizon 4
8
12.0
6
9.0
2018 Fallout 76
6
9.0
4
7.0
2018 Hitman 2
5
8.0
5
8.0
2018 Just Cause 4
3
4.9
4
6.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
3
4.6
4
5.8
2018 Battlefield V
7
10.0
6
9.1
2017 Dawn of War III
7
10.9
6
9.9
2017 Ghost Recon Wildlands
6
9.5
6
8.6
2017 Assassin's Creed Origins
2
3.0
4
6.0
2017 Destiny 2
10
14.6
9
13.3
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
5
7.7
4
7.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
5
7.7
3
5.6
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
6
8.9
7
11.2
2017 For Honor
4
6.9
6
8.7
2017 Project CARS 2
6
9.9
8
12.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
10
15.4
13
19.3
2016 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
4
6.5
4
5.9
2016 Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
8
12.7
8
11.5
2016 Doom
11
16.1
10
14.7
2016 F1 2016
10
14.4
9
13.1
2016 Total War: Warhammer
7
10.0
6
9.1
2016 Battlefield 1
9
13.2
8
12.0
2016 Overwatch
8
11.9
6
9.1
2016 Dishonored 2
5
8.3
7
10.4
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
4
6.9
4
6.3
2015 Rocket League
9
13.8
12
17.4
2015 Need For Speed
6
9.9
8
12.4
2015 Project CARS
6
9.9
8
12.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
7
10.0
8
12.6
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
24
35.5
31
44.6
2009 League of Legends
13
19.7
17
24.8
GT 1030 vs RX 550 with i7-7700K vs i7-7700K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
GT 1030 vs RX 550 with i7-7700K vs i7-7700K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
GT 1030 vs RX 550 with i7-7700K vs i7-7700K at 4K 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 RX 550 / 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.

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

Discussion and Comments

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frarchedalfred 4 months ago
Which should I take GT1030 2GB Vs RX550 2GB? please don't ask me to increase budget.
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synthesisgem 4 months 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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debugkenzi 5 months 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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stormletter 5 months 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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blinksinternal 5 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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jetskitubeless 5 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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hypocrisywrongful 5 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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splurgejohannesburg 5 months ago
The RX550 is the best choice then, its a bit faster then the GT1030
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irritatedefeat 6 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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The suspect 3 months ago
@scentedmoldwarp get him a cpu wih 4c/8t and a clock speed over 2.8 ghz
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The suspect 3 months ago
@alienlily you may wanna get him a new cpu and mother board as the little core 2 is not gonna take advantage of "all" that power
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