CM02
CM02

August 31, 2017

Why NVIDIA GT 1030 Is A Better Solution For Workstation On The Budget

By: Low Chern Lin


NVIDIA has released GeForce GT 1030 low end graphics card for entry level users who needs a slightly more powerful integrated graphics alternative for work, mild gaming and a 4K home theatre PC. It's basically a GPU specially tailored to tackle on Intel's integrated graphics.

Intel's HD 530 is probably the highest integrated graphics you can if you're building a system on a tight budget. If you're working on application that is able to harness the power of the CUDA cores on NVIDIA GPU, a dedicated GPU is definitely something that would benefit you more in terms of performance. 


Photo and video editing software like the Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Premier Pro, features options for hardware acceleration which allows you to utilize the GPU to perform complex tasks in the place of the CPU. 

In overall, the GT 1030 is capable of delivering up to 3 times more performance with photo editing on Adobe Photoshop, and 11 times more performance with video editing on Adobe Premier Pro over the integrated graphics from Intel, the HD 530.

Render Config
GT 1030
HD 530
Shading Units
384
192
TMUs
24
24
ROPs
8
3
SM Count
3
-
Pixel Rate
11.74 GPixel/s
3.15 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
35.23 GTexel/s
25.20 GTexel/s
Floating-point Performance
1,127 GFLOPS
403.2 GFLOPS
If we were to compare both the GT 1030 and HD 530, the GT 1030 is superior than the HD 530 in almost every aspects. It features a total of 384 CUDA cores, 2GB of memory clocked at 3000MHz, a 64-bit memory interface and output such as HDMI, DVI, and DisplayPort. 

Its surprisingly low TDP of only 30W, meaning that the GT 1030 will not be drawing too much power for its operation and lower heat output can be expected. This enables AIB partners to come up with passive cooled design variant - something which silent system builders will definitely appreciate as well.

ROG01