It seems like 2017 has made a gamers paradise in India. Just a few days ago, Lenovo released its Legion gaming laptops in the Indian market that had gamers across the country stoked. Now, there’s more good news – the low-cost NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 graphics card is up for sale too.
NVIDIA has made a prominent name in the gaming and graphics industry by producing graphic cards that are not only high in performance and quality, but also relatively affordable compared to other graphic cards such as those by AMD. The price of the NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 itself is as low as Rs. 6000. NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 cards are now available for three different GPU platforms – Asus, ZOTAC and MSI.
The graphic cards are based on the Pascal architecture with 384 CUDA cores of processing units. The GPU with the NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 will have a 2 GB of GDDR5 RAM for a memory bandwidth of 48GB/s. Furthermore, the GT1030 graphics card will run at 1,465 MHz with some evidence of overclocking. The card plays host to multiple display outputs – Display Port 1.4, HDMI 2.0db, and a dual-link DVI port. It requires a minimum of 300 Watts PSU to function properly and runs on Windows 7, Windows 10 and even Linux. In terms of design, the card measures about 4.72 inches in height, 6.68 inches in length with a 2-slot width.
The best thing about this graphics card by NVIDIA is that it’s not only good for high resolution gaming (up to 1920 x 1080 pixel resolutions) but it’s even better for graphic designing, motion graphics and video editing. The NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030, however, does not have VR support nor does it have G-Sync, Ansel or GameSense features. It does support NVIDIA GPU Boost and Vulkan API. Arguably, if you’re a pro gamer you might want to buy a higher end graphics card instead of the GT-1030 to access all the latest gaming features. However if you’re an intermediate or a beginner player, or someone who does graphic designing and editing, the NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 will be perfect for you.
NVIDIA GeForce Asus GT 1030-SL-2G-BRK incorporates a 1228 MHz base clock and a boost clock valued at 1468 MHz. It also features an in-built cooling system, the 0db silent cooling further amplifying its quiet operation, performance as well as price. The card costs a little more than its ZOTAC and MSI competitors.
NVIDIA GeForce MSI GT 1030-2G-LP-OC offers Military Class 4 components with solid capacitors and the MSI Afterburner to counteract overclocking. The card has a 1265 MHz base clock and a boost clock of 1528 MHz with 2 GB of GDDR5 RAM clocked at 6008 MHz. It is one of the cheapest of the GT 1030 cards available right now, with the price starting as low as Rs. 6,000
NVIDIA GeForce ZOTAC GT 1030-ZT-P10300A-10L has a design similar to MSI which is considered low-profile. It is priced at around Rs. 6,999 on Amazon India. The value of the base clock of the NVIDIA graphics card for ZOTAC is 1227 MHz which is slightly lower than the MSI card, whereas the boost clock is about 1468 MHz with a 2 GB of GDDR5 RAM memory clocked at 6 GHz.