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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 1030 GeForce GT 940 2GB
Cyberpunk 2077 255% 274%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 225% 242%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 214% 231%
FIFA 21 79% 89%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 214% 231%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 409% 436%
Watch Dogs Legion 243% 261%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 236% 254%
Grand Theft Auto VI 400% 426%
Genshin Impact 255% 274%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 1030 are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 940 2GB.

The GT 940 has no core clock speed set, so any comparison between Texture and Pixel Fill Rates is not currently possible.

The GeForce GT 1030 was released less than a year after the GT 940, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce GT 1030 and the GeForce GT 940 2GB have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GT 940 has 48 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GT 1030, which means that the memory performance of the GT 940 is noticeably better than the GeForce GT 1030.

The GeForce GT 1030 has 384 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 940 2GB has 512. However, the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 1030 is 578 and the actual shader performance of the GT 940 is 0. The GeForce GT 1030 having 578 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GT 940 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GT 1030 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 940. This means that the GeForce GT 1030 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 940. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GeForce GT 1030 should consume less power than the GT 940.

The GeForce GT 1030 requires 30 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 940 2GB requires 60 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce GT 1030 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 940. The GT 940 requires 30 Watts more than the GeForce GT 1030 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GT 940 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GeForce GT 1030.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GeForce GT 1030 gets 10 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

10 FPS

GeForce GT 1030 gets 19 FPS on Battlefield V

Battlefield V

19 FPS

GeForce GT 1030 gets 7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

7 FPS

GeForce GT 1030 gets 2.7 FPS on Borderlands 3

Borderlands 3

2.7 FPS

GPU Architecture

Core Speed1252 MHzvs-
Boost Clock1506 MHzvs-
ArchitecturePascalMaxwell GM???
OC Potential - vs Good
Driver Support - vs -
Release Date17 May 2017vs31 Oct 2016
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
8.8
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1600x900
7
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1920x1080
5.6
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2560x1440
4.1
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3840x2160
2.8
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs1250 MHz
Memory Bus64 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth32GB/secvs80GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units384vs512
Actual Shader Performance28%vs-
Technology16nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units32vs32
Texture Rate40.1 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate20 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)3840x2160vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs0
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power30 Wattsvs60 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Wattsvs300 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12vs12
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL-vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor--
Recommended RAM8 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1920x1080-

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview GeForce GT 1030 2GB is a low-end 1000 series Nvidia graphics card based on the first revision of the Pascal architecture. Architecture The first variant of the Pascal architecture succeeds the Maxwell architecture. Manufactured with a 16nm technology, it has a large L2 Cache, which allows NVIDIA to produce graphics cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient. GPU The GT 1030 equips a GPU codenamed GP108 and offers 384 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs, on a 64-bit memory interface. The central unit runs at 1252MHz and goes up to 1506MHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1250MHz. Features DirectX 12.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for GameStream, G-SYNC, GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies. Power Consumption With a rated board TDP of 30W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power. Release Price The GeForce GT 1030 is a low end graphics card that focuses on games requiring minimum graphics performance. Consequently the GT 1030 will come with a budget price tag and will be available from as little as $79.99.Overview
GeForce GT 940 2GB is an upcoming middle-class Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Maxwell architecture.

Architecture
The first variant of the Maxwell Architecture succeeds the Kepler Architecture. Despite being also manufactured with a 28nm technology, it has an extremely large L2 Cache which allows NVIDIA to produce Graphics Cards with relatively small memory data transfer rates, without causing too much impact on the overall performance. Furthermore, the Shaders have been redesigned and are both more powerful and energy efficient.

GPU
It equips a GPU codenamed ???? which has 8 SM activated and thus offers 512 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs, on a 128-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at XXXXMHz and goes up to XXXXMHz, in Turbo Mode, while the memory clock operates at 1250MHz.

Features
DirectX 12.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for GameStream, G-SYNC, GPU Boost 2.0, GeForce Experience, PhysX and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
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Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 60W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power.

Release Price
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Performance
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System Suggestions
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