The $70 NVIDIA GT 1030 - is it worth it? (GT 1030 Review) | OzTalksHW

The GT 1030 performs better than I expected, but it's still an awkward purchase. Should you pick one up for your next budget gaming computer? Let's find out.

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The $70 NVIDIA GT 1030 - is it worth it? (GT 1030 Review) | OzTalksHW

  • How2Derp 2k18

    gtx 750 ti beat the gt 1030

  • HN HN

    U right its great for older builds to upgrade. Works fine

  • Kingy B

    I love my Evga GT 1030 SC's, I mine the shit out of ravencoin with my 1030 rig. The Evga GT 1030 SC mines like a beast great for altcoins. You can buy them for $49.00 per card in Evga's b-stock section. I don't know what he was overclocking like, but my cards clock much higher than what this guy is saying. I think EVGA Super Clocked are just a superior design...he said his cards barely get warm, mine you can fry eggs on. Also he said it was hard to get passed 100%, not for my cards using EVGA's Precision X, I can push it to failure if I desire.

  • Bobby Darko

    Personally I believe this card is geared to HTPC it’s size and power consumption coupled with its ability to play 4K video files makes it a perfect card for home cinema

  • FreeLilHill

    i baught a 760 4gb for 40$ and its the best thing for me right now

  • KO Combo

    actually if u superclock the gt1030 to 1.9GHz on core (edit: so the max boost clock is at 1.9GHz) and 3.8GHz on memory and u get 80-90fps in GTA5 720p high/very high

  • CuZn Drew

    how much fps does it max out on fortnite??

  • Crazy Nerd

    not too shabby for such a tiny card really. if you wanted to make a portable console sized pc you could with this

  • TheTopper

    On which builds of Windows 7 64 bit can I use the gt 1030?

  • Cyglox

    I'm on low budget... So would it be a good buy for me? Playing alot of csgo

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  • Kev Joyce

    It fits in the market because getting your hands on a gtx 750 ti is damn near impossible!! Especially the low profile version ,well at least here in the UK. You could take the risk and buy from China but why take the risk

  • 8BitExplorer

    I could see this being a server graphics card for some light stuff. Low profile physically. Low power draw. Cheap and they can get it new.

  • Soladaddy

    The GT 1030 is the best card I've found that is low profile AND 1 slot wide. The 30 watts is great for motherboards that only deliver 50 watts to the slots (SFF) Why? Because that is requirement to fit in a Dell OptiPlex SFF case. As already stated, there is a huge used market full of 3+ year old OptiPlexes to be had for cheap. Same for HP business desktops. Nice video with just the right amount of info.

  • Venci Dacev

    So this videocard is like a console killer

  • codsniperz04

    Hit or miss, id guess they neber misd huh?

  • Krellix

    yo can u send me a pcpartpicker gaming pc under $300 that runs the games as well as in that video

  • Matthew Salmon

    Bought this to play 4K HEVC video in a htpc - for which its the only sub $100 low profile card on the market that runs these codecs on older its totally stupid just to judge this card on game performance

  • Jose Martin

    Is a 980, or 980ti better. I would think so. Maybe even a 780ti is better.

  • abdallah sharif

    Does it work for pubg?

  • Gasrim

    This gpu is golden for me now.I've been stuck with 512mb of VRAM so 2gb is golden for me.Don't ask me how did i survive on a nvidia geforce 8600 GT.

  • CRABST3R !

    I'm hearing Alot of bad about this sub 100 dollar card that you can buy new for around 50 dollars that can actually game 30 to 60 frames and higher depending on the settings.. That's really not bad given it's only running off the pci slot. So it's great for people who have computers that just run off the cpu graphics this is a nice bumb in the gaming world specially since it's better then console lol.

  • Mark Raymund Anorico Araya

    Would you recommend GT 1030 paired with i7 8700 for content creation?

  • The Shadow Man

    Good review, thanks. Planning to get this one for my decade old optiplex 755

  • Macho

    My gt 1030 was a lot more expensive it was 150$

  • Đông Anh Đặng Dương

    I have a question, it's maybe silly. I play game on 19" 1366x768 Dell screen and it's good for me, what is the performance on that resolution? Can I play GTA V max settings with it?

  • SDFcommander

    Thanks for the video. I am primarily a console gamer but I just got this card for my small form factor living room media PC and it turned it into a pretty decent gaming PC. The low power draw of this card was a must because I can't change the custom power supply. I have an Intel i5 CPU and 8 GB of RAM. I just bought another 8 GB of RAM cheap off of e-bay. I hope the RAM actually works and hopefully I will see some improvement. The build already works well with indie games but I was actually surprised I could run Shadow of Mordor and Forza 6 Apex. Subscribed.

  • Alex Blascyk

    people forget emulation really often in low end GPU options. like, buying a del optiplex off ebay and sticking in one of these card can probably run everything up to Gcube and PS2. but i cant deny that a 1050 would be better and not much more expensive. especially when saving money by using a used office PC.

  • DuckyDasher

    How would it run watchdogs 2? Just like gta v?

  • OddFuture

    Seriously what's the point of this Nvidia card?The high end ones at least can be used to cook stuf

  • Suvenjit Ballav

    HWhich software you use for game recording

  • MadIIMike

    As for your question "what is this card for":USA and Europe have really good used component markets, but in India, China and many other markets, you might find a GTX 750Ti costing twice as much than a new GT 1030, and a lot of people there play not-so-demanding titles.Personally, I just ordered a used GT 1030 for 30€ here in Germany (normally go for 50€+ so I wonder if it's broken...) for my Gaming PC as a stop-gap until GPU prices go down again. I wanted to upgrade to a RX480/GTX1060 6gb, but then I took a mining craze to the knee.The issue with my PC is, that it's a old Workstation without PCIe connectors (dual CPU and redunant PSU)... I currently run a GTX 650 2gb with a 2x4 to 6 pin adapter and I really just do it because the 650 sips very little from the connector, I wouldn't want to try it with a 760 etc.


    is it DDR 5......sir?

  • Mr.Bootcheekoh

    Amazing video, thumbs up!

  • Trollo lollo

    seriously whats the point of testing this GPU at 1080p its for 720p gaming

  • TacticalYT

    Okay so I was looking to pair this with my Intel i7 2700 2.8 ghz 8gb of ram would this be a good pair??

  • The Alchemist

    *Not actual gameplay ... :/

  • Mark Jordan Ugtong

    I have all in one Pc Aspire ZC-700G does that gt compatible at my pc?

  • SamS dz

    i got a I5 4570 3.2 ghz / intel hd 4600240w psu500 HDD and 16 go of ramin other word , a prebuild pc , does my psu will be able to run everything with that gpu ?

  • Ted Taylor

    idk why people talk so much shit about this card i can run "The forest" on the highest graphics no lag and all my games i run on high graphics the only game that i have ever had trouble with is L4d2 but other than that pubg is good fortnite runs perfect i dont see why people say this card wont run anything but im also on an intel i5 as well

  • derpness

    hit or miss i guess they never miss HUH

  • Kenan Gain

    Hey Bro Your Videos are Great, you are soon Great job All I Want to Ask is can This Gt 1030 Supports Triple Display??

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  • Adnan Edits/Gaming

    it is epic card...i played fortnite on epic setting with 60fps...believe me

  • Christian's beyblade amvs and battles

    I bought one and it looked like I was using windows xp

  • Rick Corel

    Your sound track is in sync with video.... :)

  • Pythonbytes T

    if you 're gonna get one, i suggest maybe the Aero ITX? i use it and works well and runs cool

  • ukersoy

    I have one question. What is that card refresh rate? I have 75hz monitor can i get with displayport output from this card?

  • KimLeng Cheng

    Thumbs up for good music choice! 😎

  • Kenan Gain

    Can it support Triple monitor ??

  • TacticalYT

    I have a dell studio XPS 8100 and was looking to upgrade from my old Radeon HD 5450 which can’t even run basic esports games I thought about this card would it be good for me can someone let me know thanks! 😁

  • Jonas Ovaska

    can it run rust??? i don't mind if its at 720p

  • Denden Ramos

    can i pair it with intel core i7 2600k Quad 8threads 3.40ghz with 4gb ram with no problem ? please i need your help 😭😭😭

  • SirAvey

    Do you think this would be good to start out with then work your way up to the better stuff? I'm buying a prebuilt pc and i found one with this card

  • Ted Taylor

    but also i paid 230 for my pc with the graphics card pre installed



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