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|System Name||3 systems: Gaming / Internet / HTPC|
|Processor||Intel i5 4460 / Thuban 1455T(Unlocked 645) @ 3.7GHz @ 1.30V / A6 7400K|
|Motherboard||ASRock Z97 Extreme6 / Gigabyte GA-990XA-UD3 / ASUS FM2+|
|Cooling||Modified AM2 Asetek MicroChill / Noctua U12S / CoolerMaster TX2|
|Memory||16GB Kingston KHX1866C10D3 / 16GB Adata 2133MHz / 8GB Kingston 2400MHz (DDR3)|
|Video Card(s)||GT 620 / ASUS HD7870 2GB + GT 710 (PhysX) / A6 7400K iGPU|
|Storage||Intel NVMe 500GB, Samsung NVMe 250GB + more / Kingston 240GB + more / Samsung SSD 120GB|
|Display(s)||Samsung LE32D550 32'' TV(2 systems connected) / LG 42''|
|Case||Sharkoon Rebel 12 / Sharkoon Rebel 9 / Xigmatek Midguard|
|Power Supply||Chieftec 850W / Sharkoon 650W / Chieftec 560W|
|Mouse||CoolerMaster / Rapoo / Logitech|
|Keyboard||CoolerMaster / Microsoft / Logitech|
You talk about the GT 730 as if it was ONE card. In fact you have 3 TOTALLY DIFFERENT models under the same name. There is no comparison for example between a GT 730 with 12GB/sec memory bandwidth and one with 40GB/sec memory bandwidth.I think the most recent chip falling into that description would be GT730 and yes - you can still buy these cards easily. But they are becoming slightly old by now.
Just the simplest example: GT730 supports a up to 3840x2160, so it could struggle with modern multi-monitor setup. GTX1050 supports 4 times as much.
Also the efficiency improved a lot. You can find a passively cooled GT730, but it could get to high temperatures under load.
Based on what other Pascal cards can do, the GT1030 could be passively cooled by default (and really cool with that ). This is important.
Basically, we're getting back to a point where a "productivity" card can look like it used to 20 years ago:
It's obviously a single-slot card and the heatsink is covering memory (most cards didn't have that).
By comparison, this is a passively cooled GT730:
I remember only one single-slot passive card from GT7xx era - Zotac GT 710. AFAIK it needed a decent air circulation.
Rebrands. For the 520 it says 1st Gen GPU, so possibly a 7730, and for 530 it says 3rd Gen, so possibly a 240/250 rebrand.