NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
vs
ATI Radeon HD 4870

NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
ATI Radeon HD 4870
GT 1030 HD 4870 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 ATI Radeon HD 4870
Price $ 79.0 $ 299.0 220 (278%)
Year 2017 2008 9 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature C C
Max Fan Noise dB dB
Recommended Power Supply 380W W
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) Intel Core i7-965 @ 3.20GHz ($139.99)
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 17.5 FPS 4.9 (22%)
Average 1440p Performance 15.9 FPS 9.8 FPS 6.1 (38%)
Average 4K Performance 8.9 FPS 6.1 FPS 2.8 (31%)
Memory 2 GB GB
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.5 $ 17.1 13.6 (388%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.0 $ 30.5 25.5 (510%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.9 $ 49.0 40.1 (451%)
Overall Combination Score 66/100 50/100 16 (24%)
Our Verdict: The GT 1030 is faster by 62% for 1440p gaming. The price/performance ratio is much better for GT 1030 .

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
ATI Radeon HD 4870
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
8
9.0
8
9.0
2019 Anthem
5
5.8
5
5.8
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
7
8.5
7
8.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
17
19.9
14
16.3
2019 Metro Exodus
8
8.9
6
7.2
2019 World War Z
14
16.4
12
13.4
2018 Just Cause 4
11
12.8
9
10.5
2018 Monster Hunter: World
12
13.8
10
11.3
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
15
17.7
13
14.5
2017 For Honor
21
23.6
17
19.3
2017 Project CARS 2
15
16.7
12
13.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
18
20.3
14
16.6
2016 Dishonored 2
10
12.2
9
10.0
2015 Rocket League
62
69.0
50
56.3
2015 Need For Speed
17
19.1
14
15.6
2015 Project CARS
16
18.3
13
15.0
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
30
33.5
24
27.4
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
42
47.3
34
38.6
2009 League of Legends
79
88.7
65
72.5

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
ATI Radeon HD 4870
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
5
6.7
5
6.7
2019 Anthem
3
4.6
3
4.6
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
5
6.6
5
6.6
2019 Resident Evil 2
10
13.4
8
10.9
2019 Metro Exodus
5
6.9
4
5.6
2019 World War Z
9
12.0
7
9.8
2018 Just Cause 4
7
9.5
6
7.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
7
9.7
6
7.9
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
10
12.8
8
10.5
2017 For Honor
11
13.8
9
11.3
2017 Project CARS 2
9
11.8
7
9.7
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
14
18.3
12
15.0
2016 Dishonored 2
8
10.4
6
8.5
2015 Rocket League
23
29.5
19
24.2
2015 Need For Speed
11
14.8
9
12.1
2015 Project CARS
11
14.0
9
11.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
17
21.7
14
17.7
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
31
39.4
25
32.2
2009 League of Legends
39
49.2
32
40.2

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
ATI Radeon HD 4870
Year Game Frames Per Second
2019 Apex Legends
2
4.0
2
4.0
2019 Anthem
1
2.5
1
2.5
2019 Far Cry New Dawn
2
3.5
2
3.5
2019 Resident Evil 2
4
6.6
3
5.4
2019 Metro Exodus
3
4.3
2
3.5
2019 World War Z
4
6.9
3
5.6
2018 Just Cause 4
3
4.9
2
4.0
2018 Monster Hunter: World
3
4.6
2
3.8
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
6
8.9
5
7.2
2017 For Honor
4
6.9
3
5.6
2017 Project CARS 2
6
9.9
5
8.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
10
15.4
8
12.6
2016 Dishonored 2
5
8.3
4
6.8
2015 Rocket League
9
13.8
7
11.3
2015 Need For Speed
6
9.9
5
8.1
2015 Project CARS
6
9.9
5
8.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
7
10.0
5
8.2
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
24
35.5
20
29.0
2009 League of Legends
13
19.7
11
16.1
GT 1030 vs HD 4870 with i7-7700K vs i7-965 at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
GT 1030 vs HD 4870 with i7-7700K vs i7-965 at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
GT 1030 vs HD 4870 with i7-7700K vs i7-965 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.

ATI Radeon HD 4870 / i7-965

This combination between HD 4870 and Intel Core i7-965 @ 3.20GHz has less than 8% bottleneck in many games and is perfect match to avoid FPS loss. This combination between HD 4870 and Intel Core i7-965 @ 3.20GHz is a perfect match to avoid FPS loss.

GT 1030 vs HD 4870 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GT 1030 HD 4870
Board NumberPG110B507
Length5.7 inches 145 mm9.84 inches 250 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI2x DVI1x S-Video
Power ConnectorsNone2x 6-pin
Slot WidthSingle-slotDual-slot
TDP30 W150 W

Clock Speeds

GT 1030 HD 4870
GPU Clock1228 MHz750 MHz
Memory Clock1502 MHz 6008 MHz effective900 MHz 3600 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GT 1030 HD 4870
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x4PCIe 2.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000Radeon R700 (HD 4800)
Launch Price79 USD299 USD
ProductionActiveEnd-of-life
Release DateMay 17th, 2017Jun 25th, 2008

Graphics Features

GT 1030 HD 4870
DirectX12.0 (12_1)10.1
OpenCL1.21.1
OpenGL4.63.3
Shader Model6.14.1
Vulkan1.1.82N/A

Graphics Processor

GT 1030 HD 4870
ArchitecturePascalTeraScale
Die Size74 mm²256 mm²
GPU NameGP108RV770
GPU VariantGP108-300-A1RV770 XT (215-0669049)
Process Size14 nm55 nm
Transistors1,800 million956 million

Memory

GT 1030 HD 4870
Bandwidth48.06 GB/s115.2 GB/s
Memory Bus64 bit256 bit
Memory Size2048 MB512 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GT 1030 HD 4870
ROPs1616
Shading Units384800
TMUs2440

Theoretical Performance

GT 1030 HD 4870
FP32 (float) performance1,127 GFLOPS1,200 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance35.23 GFLOPS (1:32)240.0 GFLOPS (1:5)
Pixel Rate23.49 GPixel/s12.00 GPixel/s
Texture Rate35.23 GTexel/s30.00 GTexel/s

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