NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950

NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
GT 1030 GTX 950 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
Price $ 79.0 $ 89.0 10 (13%)
Year 2017 2015 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature C 73C
Max Fan Noise dB 39.7dB
Recommended Power Supply 380W 440W 60 (16%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
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 32.4 FPS 10 (45%)
Average 1440p Performance 15.9 FPS 23.1 FPS 7.2 (45%)
Average 4K Performance 8.9 FPS 14.1 FPS 5.2 (58%)
Memory 2 GB 2 GB 0 (0%)
1080p Cost Per Frame $ 3.5 $ 4.9 1.4 (40%)
1440p Cost Per Frame $ 5.0 $ 6.9 1.9 (38%)
4K Cost Per Frame $ 8.9 $ 11.3 2.4 (27%)
Overall Combination Score 66/100 64/100 2 (3%)
Our Verdict: The GTX 950 is faster by 45% for 1440p gaming. The price/performance ratio is much better for GTX 950 .

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
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
33
37.2
2019 Metro Exodus
8
8.9
14
16.6
2019 World War Z
14
16.4
27
30.5
2018 Forza Horizon 4
19
22.0
25
28.4
2018 Fallout 76
22
25.0
29
32.4
2018 Hitman 2
18
20.0
22
25.1
2018 Just Cause 4
11
12.8
21
23.9
2018 Monster Hunter: World
12
13.8
23
25.8
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
15
17.7
30
34.0
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
21
24.0
25
28.4
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
15
17.7
29
33.1
2017 For Honor
21
23.6
39
44.2
2017 Project CARS 2
15
16.7
28
31.3
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
18
20.3
34
37.9
2016 Overwatch
30
33.6
39
44.2
2016 Dishonored 2
10
12.2
20
22.8
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
18
21.0
22
24.9
2015 Rocket League
62
69.0
115
128.8
2015 Need For Speed
17
19.1
32
35.7
2015 Project CARS
16
18.3
30
34.2
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
30
33.5
56
62.6
2013 Crysis 3
21
24.1
35
39.0
2013 Battlefield 4
25
28.4
31
35.1
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
42
47.3
79
88.3
2009 League of Legends
79
88.7
149
165.6

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
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
20
25.0
2019 Metro Exodus
5
6.9
10
12.9
2019 World War Z
9
12.0
17
22.3
2018 Forza Horizon 4
14
18.0
19
24.3
2018 Hitman 2
10
13.0
12
16.2
2018 Just Cause 4
7
9.5
14
17.7
2018 Monster Hunter: World
7
9.7
14
18.0
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
10
13.5
20
25.9
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
11
14.0
14
18.7
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
10
12.8
19
23.9
2017 For Honor
11
13.8
20
25.8
2017 Project CARS 2
9
11.8
17
22.1
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
14
18.3
27
34.2
2016 Overwatch
18
23.1
24
30.6
2016 Dishonored 2
8
10.4
15
19.5
2015 Rocket League
23
29.5
44
55.2
2015 Need For Speed
11
14.8
22
27.6
2015 Project CARS
11
14.0
20
26.1
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
17
21.7
32
40.5
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
31
39.4
58
73.6
2009 League of Legends
39
49.2
73
92.0

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
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
8
12.3
2019 Metro Exodus
3
4.3
5
8.1
2019 World War Z
4
6.9
8
12.8
2018 Forza Horizon 4
8
12.0
11
16.2
2018 Hitman 2
5
8.0
6
9.7
2018 Just Cause 4
3
4.9
6
9.2
2018 Monster Hunter: World
3
4.6
6
8.6
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
5
7.7
10
14.6
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
5
7.7
7
10.2
2017 Need For Speed: Payback
6
8.9
11
16.6
2017 For Honor
4
6.9
9
12.9
2017 Project CARS 2
6
9.9
12
18.4
2017 Forza Motorsport 7
10
15.4
20
28.7
2016 Overwatch
8
11.9
11
15.8
2016 Dishonored 2
5
8.3
10
15.5
2015 Rocket League
9
13.8
18
25.8
2015 Need For Speed
6
9.9
12
18.4
2015 Project CARS
6
9.9
12
18.4
2015 Rainbow Six Siege
7
10.0
13
18.8
2012 Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
24
35.5
46
66.2
2009 League of Legends
13
19.7
25
36.8
GT 1030 vs GTX 950 with i7-7700K vs i7-4790K at 1080p and ultra vs ultra settings
GT 1030 vs GTX 950 with i7-7700K vs i7-4790K at 1440p and ultra vs ultra settings
GT 1030 vs GTX 950 with i7-7700K vs i7-4790K 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.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 / i7-4790K

With current 2048 MB RAM, the GTX 950 can have serious memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games. The GTX 950 's power requirements are reasonable and it is very efficient compared to the competition. With current 2048 MB RAM, the GTX 950 can have very few memory-related bottlenecks in more modern games.

GT 1030 vs GTX 950 Specifications Comparison

Board Design

GT 1030 GTX 950
Length5.7 inches 145 mm7.94 inches 202 mm
Outputs1x DVI1x HDMI1x DVI1x HDMI3x DisplayPort
Power ConnectorsNone1x 6-pin
Slot WidthSingle-slotDual-slot
TDP30 W90 W

Clock Speeds

GT 1030 GTX 950
Boost Clock1468 MHz1188 MHz
GPU Clock1228 MHz1024 MHz
Memory Clock1502 MHz 6008 MHz effective1653 MHz 6612 MHz effective

Graphics Card

GT 1030 GTX 950
Bus InterfacePCIe 3.0 x4PCIe 3.0 x16
GenerationGeForce 1000GeForce 900
Launch Price79 USD159 USD
ProductionActiveActive
Release DateMay 17th, 2017Aug 20th, 2015

Graphics Features

GT 1030 GTX 950
CUDA6.15.2
DirectX12.0 (12_1)12.0 (12_1)
OpenCL1.21.2
OpenGL4.64.6
Shader Model6.16.1
Vulkan1.1.821.1.82

Graphics Processor

GT 1030 GTX 950
ArchitecturePascalMaxwell 2.0
Die Size74 mm²228 mm²
GPU NameGP108GM206
GPU VariantGP108-300-A1GM206-250-A1
Process Size14 nm28 nm
Transistors1,800 million2,940 million

Memory

GT 1030 GTX 950
Bandwidth48.06 GB/s105.8 GB/s
Memory Bus64 bit128 bit
Memory Size2048 MB2048 MB
Memory TypeGDDR5GDDR5

Render Config

GT 1030 GTX 950
ROPs1632
Shading Units384768
TMUs2448

Theoretical Performance

GT 1030 GTX 950
FP32 (float) performance1,127 GFLOPS1,825 GFLOPS
FP64 (double) performance35.23 GFLOPS (1:32)57.02 GFLOPS (1:32)
Pixel Rate23.49 GPixel/s38.02 GPixel/s
Texture Rate35.23 GTexel/s57.02 GTexel/s

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