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Is it worth saving an extra bit of money to get a gtx 1050 instead of a gt 1030?

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Im 14 yrs old and im wanting to build a budget gaming pc as i dont have alot of money for one. I was originally going to get a gt1030 but then wondered if i should just save an extra bit of money to then get a gtx1050. So would it be worth it just saving an extra bit more to get a 1050?

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yes, its well worth it. The GT1030 is not a gaming card so it wont be a good performer.. save up and get a 1050. 

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If you can grab an used GPU, have a look at the hd 7850. Should perform like a 1050 while being cheaper. 

 

Otherwise save up to a 1050 or a little longer to an rx570

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You might also want to look into getting an APU system and save up to a better GPU later on.

 

The r3 2200G is an excellent budget option

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WIth Nvidias naming scheme, this is how it breaks down

 

 

First X, or XX, like 9, 10, or 20. This is the generation, so in your case, 10 is the generation number. this would amount to 900, 1000,2000

 

 

Xx like 30,50,60,70,80, This the second value is the target performance audience, 3 being the worst and 8 being the best. However 5 is the entry level gaming card, not 3. so a 1030, is not a gaming level card. the 1050 is the Entry level gaming card of the 10 series. where 1060 is the mainstream gaming card of the 10 series. the higher this value the better the performance.

 

Now there is also a suffix, Ti, this is a higher performing card that will be inbetween its number and the one above it, so a 1070 Ti is better than a 1070 but should be worse than a 1080.

 

The XX30 cards while cheap aren't worth their price, save for at least a 1050 if not 1050 Ti(if there is one?) or a 1060.

 

 

 

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13 minutes ago, Jonteee said:

if i should just save an extra bit of money to then get a gtx1050. So would it be worth it just saving an extra bit more to get a 1050?

not 1050, but 1060(3gb) or GTX1050ti

get the 1060 3gb at all cost, thank me later

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15 minutes ago, Jonteee said:

Im 14 yrs old and im wanting to build a budget gaming pc as i dont have alot of money for one. I was originally going to get a gt1030 but then wondered if i should just save an extra bit of money to then get a gtx1050. So would it be worth it just saving an extra bit more to get a 1050?

you might even want to look into amd, or used if you're fine with that. what would be your budget for it?

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The 1050Ti doesn't make any sense since you can get an RX 570 4GB cheaper and it's a far better and faster card which is actually a better choice than even the 3GB GTX 1060.
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I strongly recommend saving up for an RX 570 considering current pricing. Otherwise, the GTX 1050 would be the cheaper alternative, however if I only had money for a 1050, I'd just buy a used card that's faster.

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Save up for the 1050. However, I would strongly recommend saving up a little bit more for a RX 570, it has a very big speed difference from the 1050 and 1050 ti and isn't that expensive.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Jonteee said:

Im 14 yrs old and im wanting to build a budget gaming pc as i dont have alot of money for one. I was originally going to get a gt1030 but then wondered if i should just save an extra bit of money to then get a gtx1050. So would it be worth it just saving an extra bit more to get a 1050?

yes it's worth it because the 1050 is almost twice as fast...

https://gpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Nvidia-GT-1030-vs-Nvidia-GTX-1050/m283726vs3650

 

Though i would say it's more like ''half as slow'' since both cards will struggle a lot with modern games unless you render at 720p...but at least the 1050 can play some stuff, the 1030 is what i would consider a display adapter basically...it's not really meant for any meaningful gaming.

 

Anyways, your best bet if you want to game is to spend a bit more for a RX 570 (150$ more or less...new) or a used card of some sort...

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