GeForce GT 1030 vs GeForce GT 240

GeForce GT 1030
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 17 May 2017
GeForce GT 1030
GeForce GT 240
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 17 Nov 2009
GeForce GT 240


Reasons to consider GeForce GT 1030

This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.

Reasons to consider GeForce GT 240

Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Tesla), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.
PhysX support, however PhysX performance on newest games may be poor.

GeForce GT 1030

HWBench recommends GeForce GT 1030

Based on theoretical specifications.


Core Configuration

GeForce GT 1030GeForce GT 240
GPU NameGP108 (GP108-300-A1)vsGT215 (GT215-450-A2)
Fab Process14 nmvs40 nm
Die Size74 mm²vs144 mm²
Transistors1,800 millionvs727 million
Compute Units3vs4
Core clock1228 MHzvs550 MHz

Memory Configuration

GeForce GT 1030GeForce GT 240
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width64 bitvs128 bit
Memory Speed1502 MHz
6008 MHz effective
vs850 MHz
3400 MHz effective
Memory Size2048 Mbvs1024 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GT 1030GeForce GT 240
TDP30 wattsvs69 watts
Release Date17 May 2017vs17 Nov 2009

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GT 1030
    23.49 GP/s
  • GeForce GT 240
    4.40 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GT 1030
    35.23 GT/s
  • GeForce GT 240
    17.60 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GT 1030
    48.06 GB/s
  • GeForce GT 240
    54.40 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GT 1030
    1127.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GT 240
    257.30 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better