NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
vs
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950

GT 1030 GTX 950 Difference
NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
Price $ 59 $ 299 240 (134%)
Year 2017 2015 2 (0%)
Maximum Recorded Temperature C 73C
Max Fan Noise dB 40dB
Recommended Power Supply 380W 440W 60 (15%)
Benchmark CPU Intel Core i7-7700K @ 4.20GHz ($354.99) Intel Core i7-4790K @ 4.00GHz ($306.99)
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 33 FPS 7.4 (25%)
Average 1440p Performance 18 FPS 23 FPS 4.9 (24%)
Average 4K Performance 10 FPS 13 FPS 3.1 (26%)
Memory 2 GB 2 GB 0 (0%)
Overall Combination Score 66/100 59/100 7 (11%)

Our Verdict: Upgrading from GT 1030 to GTX 950 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
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Fallout 76
25
32
2018 Forza Horizon 4
22
28
2018 Hitman 2
20
25
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
24
28
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
18
34
2016 Overwatch
34
44
2015 Grand Theft Auto V
21
25
2013 Battlefield 4
28
35
2013 Crysis 3
24
39

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
18
24
2018 Hitman 2
13
16
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
14
19
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
14
26
2016 Overwatch
23
31

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NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950
Year Game Frames Per Second
2018 Forza Horizon 4
12
16
2018 Hitman 2
8
10
2017 Fortnite Battle Royale
8
10
2017 PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
8
15
2016 Overwatch
12
16

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

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 / Core 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. View Current Price List

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