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is GT 1030 good for light gaming?

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so, i need to pick a card that could run older titles such as S.T.A.L.K.E.R, Cossacks, Survarium, Banished etc.. would GT 1030 be able to run those games? im not into AAA games because they only focus on MP experience and i am a SP guy.

 

The GT 1030 I would get has these specs:

Asus GT 1030 2gb

Core Clock 1531mhz

Memory Clock Speed 6008mhz

Cuda Cores 384

 

Also I could over clock it it has big fan

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Try and look for used 750Ti's on Ebay. 

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Just now, LinusTechTipsFanFromDarlo said:

Try and look for used 750Ti's on Ebay. 

my psu sucks

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Just now, not so Important said:

my psu sucks

Replace the PSU as well then. 

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750ti and even a 1050ti are powered from the Pci-e slot so they don't increase your power need in most cases. That Is why you see them tossed in prebuild systems that are using proprietary power supplies.

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1 minute ago, AngryBeaver said:

750ti and even a 1050ti are powered from the Pci-e slot so they don't increase your power need in most cases. That Is why you see them tossed in prebuild systems that are using proprietary power supplies.

??

1 minute ago, LinusTechTipsFanFromDarlo said:

Replace the PSU as well then.

nah thanks

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GT1030 doesnt support GTX features like Shadowplay or Gsync while GTX 750ti does, and even the GDDR5 version is no faster than the old card

 

GTX 750ti + PSU ($25) is probably cheaper than GT1030 alone in the first place

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@not so Important if you can, at least go for the 1050 if you want new. the 1030 is horrible. 

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1 minute ago, Jurrunio said:

GT1030 doesnt support GTX features like Shadowplay or Gsync while GTX 750ti does, and even the GDDR5 version is no faster than the old card

 

GTX 750ti + PSU ($25) is probably cheaper than GT1030 alone in the first place

well actually a used gtx 750ti with shipping costs 20 euros more and the cheapest reliable psu is 50 euros so that makes over 150 dollars my friend. while on the other hand gt 1030 alone costs as little as 90euros (with shipping) BRAND NEW

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3 minutes ago, not so Important said:

??

nah thanks

 
These are the power specs for the 1050ti
 
Thermal and Power Specs:
97Maximum GPU Temperature (in C)
 
W75 Graphics Card Power (W)
 
W300 Recommended System Power (W)
 
None  Supplementary Power Connectors
 
Now the PCI-E slot (the one you insert the card in to) provides 75w of power. When the OEM's build these machines this is factored in for power draw for the motherboard. So when you put in a card that doesn't need supplementary power in 98% (my guess) of scenarios you do not need to replace the PSU.
 
One of the only scenarios I can think of are you built the machine yourself and used a terrible quality PSU that is not supplying anywhere close to what it needs and is struggling to power what you currently have without a GPU. Which is why this is such a rare occurrence for needing to upgrade a PSU for one of those cards.
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For very light gaming, sure, it will do the job. My brother has it and it works fine for the games he plays, like Slime Rancher. Granted you won't be playing triple A games nor at the highest settings, but if you just want a "playable" experience, it's good enough.

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2 minutes ago, not so Important said:

well actually a used gtx 750ti with shipping costs 20 euros more and the cheapest reliable psu is 50 euros so that makes over 150 dollars my friend. while on the other hand gt 1030 alone costs as little as 90euros (with shipping) BRAND NEW

90 Euros + a bomb, Bad deal in my book. Seems like GT1030 + new PSU is the way out

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1 minute ago, TetraSky said:

For very light gaming, sure, it will do the job. My brother has it and it works fine for the games he plays.

i mean the games i want to play are very old, stalker games are 11-8 years old and others a little newer

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Just now, Jurrunio said:

90 Euros + a bomb, Bad deal in my book. Seems like GT1030 + new PSU is the way out

bomb?

 

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1 minute ago, not so Important said:

bomb?

 

If a PSU doesnt even have wattage for a GTX 750ti, it's a bomb. Seriously even those with much higher ratings can be a bomb.

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Desktop benching:

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Just now, emosun said:

it seems like you're already set on a 1030 and just want people to agree with you

im not i need opinions

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3 minutes ago, not so Important said:

its not 

 

Then you have the 1050 and 1050ti. Which doubles and almost triples the FPS in some cases. Even if you don't have enough now, saving up so you CAN get the 1050ti instead if just a much better idea. I mean here a 1030 is about $80 bucks. The 1050ti can be found for around $120-$130. So double/triple performance for about 50% more.
 

 

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Just now, Jurrunio said:

If a PSU doesnt even have wattage for a GTX 750ti, it's a bomb. Seriously even those with much higher ratings can be a bomb.

plus it doesnt have external power connectors, its a 330w fujitsu psu with 280w max continous power output

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6 minutes ago, not so Important said:

i mean the games i want to play are very old, stalker games are 11-8 years old and others a little newer

It will do the job just fine then.

But I do want to encourage you to look at the used market as well within your price range, don't just limit yourself to a single card or brand.

Like the R9 270x, which can be had for as low as 70$ Canadian here used on ebay as a Buy it Now and like 40$ in auctions. (While the GT 1030 brand new is like 120$)

With the money saved you could easily just get a new PSU as well.

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Just now, AngryBeaver said:

Then you have the 1050 and 1050ti. Which doubles and almost triples the FPS in some cases. Even if you don't have enough now, saving up so you CAN get the 1050ti instead if just a much better idea. I mean here a 1030 is about $80 bucks. The 1050ti can be found for around $120-$130. So double/triple performance for about 50% more.
 

 

gtx 1050ti is not $120 i dont know what planet ur on

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Just now, not so Important said:

gtx 1050ti is not $120 i dont know what planet ur on

It is HERE and it is 144 euros there.

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1 minute ago, AngryBeaver said:

It is HERE and it is 144 euros there.

the cheapest gtx 1050ti here is 177euros plus i would need a new psu so additional 50 euros thats way way way over my budget, also an overkill for those oldschool games.

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2 minutes ago, not so Important said:

i dont know what planet ur on

Theres always that point in a thread when you can tell how old someone is by how long they thought out their response

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