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Should I buy an GTX 1030 2Gb

So I have a GT 710 2Gb and I'm thinking of buying a GTX 1030 2Gb brand new for 103 eur (122$) Should I or no?

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Whats your full system specs?

 

What is your goal with the gpu? Id really try to get something faster if your goal is gaming.

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According to everything I have seen, it isn't worth the price. You might consider an APU (my Ryzen 5 3400g with 16GB RAM beats the tar out of it according to UserBenchmarks...)

 

 

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Both your current gpu and the 1030 aren't good for much other than being able to output video and maybe so very light gaming. By that I mean low settings on nonintensive games. That being the case the difference between the two gpus isn't enough in my mind to warrant the upgrade especially given the cost. Over a 100 euros for that card is a horrible value to begin with not to mention you already have a graphics card. Just save up for a better card as once gpu prices normalize you can get way more performance from simply investing a bit more in an actually capable gpu 

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I have a Ryzen 5 3600 with 16Gb of ram don't have a lot of money for really anything better

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10 minutes ago, Sanderguy777 said:

According to everything I have seen, it isn't worth the price. You might consider an APU (my Ryzen 5 3400g with 16GB RAM beats the tar out of it according to UserBenchmarks...)

 

 

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1 hour ago, Aicc said:

So I have a GT 710 2Gb and I'm thinking of buying a GTX 1030 2Gb brand new for 103 eur (122$) Should I or no?

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19 minutes ago, Sanderguy777 said:

According to everything I have seen, it isn't worth the price. You might consider an APU (my Ryzen 5 3400g with 16GB RAM beats the tar out of it according to UserBenchmarks...)

A GT 1030 is still faster than any APU. If the 1030 is faster than the Radeon Graphics cores on a 5700g, then they'll definitely be faster than a 3400g. Userbenchmark is not a trustworthy website for information & comparisons.

 

The €100 pricetag on a 1030 is still less than the €400+ pricetag of a 5700g (which performs worse).

 

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Some options

 

RX 550 4 GB at 140 eur : https://www.ss.lv/msg/lv/electronics/computers/completing-pc/video/lpdjb.html

gtx960 windforce 2 GB at 144 euro : https://www.ss.lv/msg/lv/electronics/computers/completing-pc/video/bijlii.html

 

RX 550 4 GB is maybe 10-20% faster than gt 1030 in some games t, at 720p or similar resolutions

The gtx960 will be even faster than rx 550, as long as you play games at low-medium quality, basically as long as you keep the vram usage under 2 GB ... some modern games may refuse to start because the video card doesn't have 4 GB.


They're still not good prices

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I had GTX 1050Ti several years ago and it was terrible back then. GTX 1030 is two tiers lower than that. I would not recommend it unless you only play old games from GOG. Or modern 2D games.

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56 minutes ago, OfficialTechSpace said:

A GT 1030 is still faster than any APU. If the 1030 is faster than the Radeon Graphics cores on a 5700g, then they'll definitely be faster than a 3400g. Userbenchmark is not a trustworthy website for information & comparisons.

 

The €100 pricetag on a 1030 is still less than the €400+ pricetag of a 5700g (which performs worse).

 

so where do I go for info? just curious

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5 minutes ago, Sanderguy777 said:

so where do I go for info? just curious

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Don't buy that no matter what.

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2 minutes ago, Sanderguy777 said:

Why is Userbenchmarks so bad? Is it because of the vastly different setups used to "test" or is it the user error involved in those tests?

Both, it seems you've pretty much answered your own question.

We have dedicated professionals that review hardware for us in controlled environments, so there's not really any point in getting benchmarks from another random and/or inexperienced consumer.

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You can use Techpowerup's review database to find reviews for a particular model , or a card with the gpu chip and amount of memory you have.

Here's the link : TechPowerUp Review Database

 

For example, simply type GT 1030 and you'll find reviews. Though you'll have to be careful, some reviews are just paid articles or they're written by people who didn't even have the card and they're just making content for ad money.

Some review sites have reputation and you'll see them linked more often.

 

I double checked what I said in a previous comment by going to Tom's Hardware to check how GT 1030 compared with other cards.

 

Another good resource is Anandtech's Benchmark database.

They have a lot of video cards reviewed and you can compare two cards in lots of games.

There's a downside ... they upgrade their benchmarks maybe once a year or once every couple of years, so some models can only be compared against models from that period... you're not gonna see a card from 3 years ago in the benchmark from this year.

 

Anyway, here's for example GPU Bench 2019 : GPU 2019 Benchmarks - Compare Products on AnandTech

And this is GPU Bench 2018 : GPU 2018 Benchmarks - Compare Products on AnandTech

 

They didn't benchmark GT1030 in 2018, the lowest is GTX 1050 ... but as an example, here's a comparison between AMD RX 460 and GTX 1050 TI : GPU 2018 Benchmarks - Compare Products on AnandTech

You can pretty much instantly see that GTX 1050 TI beats the RX 460 ... but it's only normal, the RX 460 was lower end, cheaper.

 

You can pick any two cards and compare them from the top of those two pages.

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3 hours ago, RejZoR said:

I had GTX 1050Ti several years ago and it was terrible back then. GTX 1030 is two tiers lower than that. I would not recommend it unless you only play old games from GOG. Or modern 2D games.

If that is the case the their current gpu won't have a huge problem playing those games. Sure the 1030 would work better but honestly who cares at that point when both have subpar performance. 

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16 hours ago, Sanderguy777 said:

Why is Userbenchmarks so bad?

I can link punch of stuff butr basically they are sponsored by Intel or just biased towrds Intel since they say that i3 9100f is better than 16 core threadripper for example

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