Tuesday, May 16th 2017

EVGA Introduces the GeForce GT 1030

Accelerate your entire PC experience with the fast and powerful EVGA GeForce GT 1030 graphics card. Its award-winning NVIDIA Pascal architecture, powerful graphics engine, and state-of-the-art technologies give you the performance upgrade you need to drive today's most demanding PC applications.

Unleash your creativity with stunning HD video and picture editing and enjoy incredible gaming. Now, you can do it all 2X faster than with Intel Core i5 integrated graphics.* You can even get easy driver updates and one-click game optimization with GeForce Experience.
Key Features:
  • 2X faster game performance than an Intel Core i5 integrated graphics.*
  • Includes low profile bracket.**
  • Single slot efficiency.**
  • Passive. Cool. Silent.**
*GeForce GT 1030 tested on i3 6100 vs Intel i5-6600 3DMark 11 Performance
**On select SKU's only

Learn more at https://www.evga.com/articles/01108/evga-geforce-gt-1030/
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33 Comments on EVGA Introduces the GeForce GT 1030

#1
alucasa
God darn it, you Frog. We needed one more AMD news to dominate TPU news section!!!!
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#3
alucasa
sigh. I might get the middle one if the price is right.
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#4
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
I can finally stuff something other than the 730 in rigs at work now woot.
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#5
9700 Pro
Why all of these just couldn't be passive cooled since one of these is?
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#6
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
9700 Pro said:
Why all of these just couldn't be passive cooled since one of these is?
Not everyone wants a passive card, remember some cases suck.
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#7
9700 Pro
cdawall said:
Not everyone wants a passive card, remember some cases suck.
Yeah, I guess. It's just stupid to put a fan to a low-power card like this, and usually those little fans are just noisy.
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#8
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
9700 Pro said:
Yeah, I guess. It's just stupid to put a fan to a low-power card like this, and usually those little fans are just noisy.
I haven't had much issue out of them until they are ignored and completely filled with dust
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#9
9700 Pro
cdawall said:
I haven't had much issue out of them until they are ignored and completely filled with dust
I guess that depends on card, my GT 520 which lies in my closet, is pretty damn noisy. :mad:
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#10
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
9700 Pro said:
I guess that depends on card, my GT 520 which lies in my closet, is pretty damn noisy. :mad:
Weird I have been through a couple of the 30-45w cards with those stupid little fans and while not silent have never been any louder than the case fans.
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#11
alucasa
Those fans never spin fast enough to case any noticeable noise. If they do, it's either dying or .... just wrong.
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#12
9700 Pro
cdawall said:
Weird I have been through a couple of the 30-45w cards with those stupid little fans and while not silent have never been any louder than the case fans.
I guess I've just had the "wrong" cards then. :laugh:
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#13
dr904
Not a single displayport? hmm...
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#14
9700 Pro
dr904 said:
Not a single displayport? hmm...
Good point! I myself prefer HDMI & DVI, but for cards like these, HDMI + DP could be the perfect solution, DVI can be done via HDMI->DVI adapter.
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#15
dr904
9700 Pro said:
Good point! I myself prefer HDMI & DVI, but for cards like these, HDMI + DP could be the perfect solution, DVI can be done via HDMI->DVI adapter.
Yes. My thoughts exactly. I don't understand why they would use DVI instead of DP in 2017.
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#16
Assimilator
Why no PCIe x1 version?

Additionally, I feel like a single-slot passively-cooled version should be possible, considering GT 1030 TDP is a mere 30W.
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#17
Ferrum Master
Assimilator said:
Why no PCIe x1 version?

Additionally, I feel like a single-slot passively-cooled version should be possible, considering GT 1030 TDP is a mere 30W.
Because PCIe x1 can only feed 6W for 12V rail lol
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#18
silentbogo
9700 Pro said:
Why all of these just couldn't be passive cooled since one of these is?
Assimilator said:
Additionally, I feel like a single-slot passively-cooled version should be possible, considering GT 1030 TDP is a mere 30W.
Because of bad memories from passively-cooled GT730. Even 28W second generation cards heavily relied on case airflow for cooling.
Had one card, that was hitting 90C on open stand. Total pain in the ass w/ hemorrhoids and stuff.

Ferrum Master said:
Because PCIe x1 can only feed 6W for 12V rail lol
Couldn't find the article, but I've read that PCI-e x1 devices can negotiate power draw up to 25W. 6W on 12V rail is the base "safe" limit.
There were both PCIe x4 and x1 GT730 cards based on GK208 chips (Only x4 in retail, and x1 was a Zotac OEM variant exclusive to some Dell workstations).
I've only seen those once in the local refurb server parts store. Nice little card.
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#19
Ferrum Master
silentbogo said:
Couldn't find the article
Here's the manual.

http://read.pudn.com/downloads166/ebook/758109/PCI_Express_CEM_1.1.pdf

There are a lot of buts in the 25W initalisation... that's usually for server cards... and full height, not low profile. Seconds, I don't trust mainstream entry motherboards meeting the power requirencments for pcie x1, simply they lack copper. That's more to be on the safe side... and even USB addin cards use additional molex/sata ports for needed current, with a few exceptions that reside DC-DC converters onboard and two USB ports only, a proper TYPE-C charging device could fry the sucker thou.
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#21
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
medi01 said:
AMD 550 beats 1030 quite easily and 560 simply decimates 750Ti in majority of benchmarks.

https://translate.google.com/translate?depth=1&hl=en&prev=search&rurl=translate.google.co.in&sl=zh-CN&sp=nmt4&u=http://www.expreview.com/54182-7.html
Yeah but if you're pickin up one of these cards, gaming is probably no where near top of the list of things you do with that pc. So benchmarks mean absolutely nothing so long as the card can output 4k video streams without any stuttering or lag etc etc
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#23
silentbogo
Solidstate89 said:
*raises hand*

If I wait long enough for a decent Mini-ITX AM4 board to build my Ryzen powered HTPC/media server, then I will absolutely need a card exactly like this.
I only have to say one thing: LP GTX1050Ti.
1030 is decent, but only if you are absolutely broke.

Ferrum Master said:
There are a lot of buts in the 25W initalisation...
But, the manufacturers still do it.
What makes it even more confusing, is 25W limitation for HHFL cards. According to spec they should be limited to 25W max, and be limited to 167mm in length, but over the past 5-6 years we had a range of devices with 28-70W power constraints and length varying from 165 to 180mm.
...a-a-a-and few minutes later I found a possible loophole:roll:
Low profile cards 68.90 mm (2.731 inches) maximum
If you make it 69mm wide - it qualifies as a full-height card according to spec and can use moar powa-a-a-a-a.
But for the sake of marketing, we are gonna call it LP.
https://www.msi.com/Graphics-card/GeForce-GTX-1050-Ti-4GT-LP.html#hero-specification
Though, there are some cards that are actually 68.9mm wide.... :shadedshu:
It makes my brain hurt.... This is more confusing than reading haiku without translation :banghead:
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#24
Duality92
Considering a 6600 scores about 400 in time spy, so this will do about 800. An A10-7890K with 2400 memory will do about 700. (7870K with 1866 does 661). I don't really see this as a useful product. I guess if you pair if with something older, like a quad 775 or a workstation that the CPU has no iGPU, it would be OK.
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#25
silentbogo
Duality92 said:
Considering a 6600 scores about 400 in time spy, so this will do about 800. An A10-7890K with 2400 memory will do about 700. (7870K with 1866 does 661). I don't really see this as a useful product. I guess if you pair if with something older, like a quad 775 or a workstation that the CPU has no iGPU, it would be OK.
... or a $1000 creative production machine, which only needs this for basic acceleration in Photoshop and Premiere Pro. And as a bare minimum for comfortable 4K productivity.
You, guys, with your stereotypes and rusty imagination... :nutkick:
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