Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 Specifications Confirmed
One of the first AIB models of the NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 GPUs has been pictured in a leak from Elchapuzasinformatico. In the leak, we see the KFA2 GeForce GT 1030 EX-OC White graphics card in the original packaging. The white GPU looks snazzy even though you won’t see the card it’s appealing.
The GT 1030 is based off the GP108 GPU which uses the Pascal architecture. It may use the 16nm FinFET process that other Pascal chips use, but it wasn’t specified by the leak. The card is meant to become a replacement for the GT 930. The suggested price is around $60 t0 $80 which puts it in the range of the Radeon RX 550. KFA2’s graphic card has a European pricing but hasn’t had a U.S. price set. The EU price is 79.95 Euros and will launch next month.
Nvidia’s GeForce GT 1030 launches next month under a $100
These cards aren’t meant to run the latest and greatest AAA titles at the highest settings. They’ll get the trick done for the most part, and you’ll be able to run some gaming titles. You’ll see the performance is reportedly on par or better than the GTX 750i.
Nvidia is trying to offer lower cost and lower end alternatives as AMD is launching their GPUs and CPUs to everyone. Their cards offer similar or better performance to Nvidia’s offering for half of the price. Intel is also worried around AMD’s CPUs which are competing against Intel’s highest and midrange card.
The card doesn’t require any more power connectors and is rated at 30W. In comparison, the Radeon RX 550 ships are rated at 50W. The Radeon RX 550 uses the 14nm FinFET architecture and uses the 512 Stream Processors while the GT 1030 uses either 384-512 CUDA Cores.
Tell us in the comments below your thoughts! Would you use the GT 1030 over the Radeon RX 550 option or maybe another generation GPU?