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R7 250X (aka HD 7770) vs. KFA2 GT 1030....which do you think will be faster?

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R7 250X (aka HD 7770) vs. KFA2 GT 1030....which do you think will be faster?

  • R7 250X 1GB

    Votes: 5 33.3%
  • KFA2 GT 1030 2GB

    Votes: 10 66.7%

  • Total voters
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SPBHM

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sm625

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Just check power consumption. If the 1030 uses more than half the power of the 7770, it will be faster. lol. I actually have a 7770 so I am very interested in this as well. It is very much overkill for playing LoL so a 1030 makes perfect sense. Underpower it to 30 watts and you can have a box that can play LoL at potentially less than 50 watts. Hell it probably only uses 30 watts playing LoL with vsync straight out of the box. Maybe even less.
 

Crumpet

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Just check power consumption. If the 1030 uses more than half the power of the 7770, it will be faster. lol. I actually have a 7770 so I am very interested in this as well. It is very much overkill for playing LoL so a 1030 makes perfect sense. Underpower it to 30 watts and you can have a box that can play LoL at potentially less than 50 watts. Hell it probably only uses 30 watts playing LoL with vsync straight out of the box. Maybe even less.
Good point.

I wonder how much an RX550 would draw in similar circumstances, especially if Radeon Chill was turned on
 

cbn

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My GT 730($65) is equivalent to HD 7730 so assuming 1030 is twice as fast, it should just about edge out the 7770 aka the R7 250X.
Assuming the info below about bandwidth reduction across Kepler, Maxwell 2 and Pascal is right the KFA2 GT 1030 (which has 64 bit bus with 6 Gbps GDDR5) would effectively have 91% higher bandwidth (compared to the Kepler GT 730 with its 64 bit 5 Gbps GDDR5).

1.33*1.2*1.2 = 1.91

So almost twice as fast as GT 730 GDDR5 in terms of bandwidth.



 
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VirtualLarry

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I'm looking forward to the GT1030 cards. (Although, most of them are out.)

I've got a system in the field that I sold to a friend's relative, that could probably use a video-card upgrade, and I've got a Haswell i3 SFF Acer here, newly refurbished (OK, sitting in my warehouse for a year or two), that could use a decent video card. It would make a nice little e-sports gaming rig with a SS LP GT1030 card. I would even pay $15 more for a 4GB model if they offered one. ($85 USD)
 

SPBHM

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that's to close to some faster cards,

I think the 1030 is quite nice the way it is, with 2GB...
well, if a 4GB version also had higher ram clocks it could be interesting, because the default clocks are kind of low.
 
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that's to close to some faster cards,

I think the 1030 is quite nice the way it is, with 2GB...
well, if a 4GB version also had higher ram clocks it could be interesting, because the default clocks are kind of low.
Yea, I think 2gb is acceptable for a card in that performance range. I am really not a fan of these low end cards though. Just seems a waste to not pay a bit extra and move up to a higher level card. Will give a lot more flexibility if one decides to play more demanding games at some point.
 

cbn

Lifer
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Just seems a waste to not pay a bit extra and move up to a higher level card.
Value is actually quite good for a low profile card.

At $70 (without rebate) a person gets ~half the performance of GTX 1050 Ti at less than half the price of the non-rebate low profile GTX 1050 Ti.
 

cbn

Lifer
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RX 550 2GB vs. R7 250X 2GB:


^^^^ RX 550 2GB wins by a small margin in all games.

So going by the data below (where GT 1030 beats RX 550 2GB most of the time) GT 1030 2GB should be at least as fast as R7 250X 2GB in the worst case scenario and a good bit faster in the best scenario:


With that mentioned my R7 250X is the 1GB version.
 
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mohit9206

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RX 550 2GB vs. R7 250X 2GB:


^^^^ RX 550 2GB wins by a small margin in all games.

So going by the data below (where GT 1030 beats RX 550 2GB most of the time) GT 1030 2GB should be at least as fast as R7 250X 2GB in the worst case scenario and a good bit faster in the best scenario:


With that mentioned my R7 250X is the 1GB version.
Pathetic showing by AMD. 250X launched at $99 in 2013 and RX550 is only slightly faster for $80 in 2017.
Its like AMD doesn't like money.
 

cbn

Lifer
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I've got a system in the field that I sold to a friend's relative, that could probably use a video-card upgrade, and I've got a Haswell i3 SFF Acer here, newly refurbished (OK, sitting in my warehouse for a year or two), that could use a decent video card. It would make a nice little e-sports gaming rig with a SS LP GT1030 card. I would even pay $15 more for a 4GB model if they offered one. ($85 USD)
that's to close to some faster cards,

I think the 1030 is quite nice the way it is, with 2GB...
Yea, I think 2gb is acceptable for a card in that performance range.
I agree for gaming 2GB is fine, but It might be Virtual Larry wants the 4GB for 4K Netflix.

With that mentioned, I noticed the 4K content on Netflix is still quite limited:

https://www.whats-on-netflix.com/lists/4k-titles-on-netflix/
 
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AnitaPeterson

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Three years later, it turns out the 1030 is actually a really good card for both HTPC (4k@60 HDR) and gaming. And there are passive versions as well.
 

Shmee

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Um, no. A 1030 is not fine for gaming.
 

AnitaPeterson

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Aside from the fact that many 10+ year old games are better and more fun than new titles, the 1050 handily beats older power-hungry gaming cards like the GTX 560. And you can still play "Doom Eternal" with it.

Make no mistake: I like Team Red, but the 1030 is in a niche all by itself.
 
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SPBHM

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it's decent for old games or some very basic gaming, but it's not surprising given the specs...
still keep in mind some IGPs are faster than it nowadays.
 

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