GeForce GT 1030 vs GeForce GTX 960

GeForce GT 1030
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 17 May 2017
GeForce GT 1030
GeForce GTX 960
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5 DESKTOP
Release date: 22 Jan 2015
GeForce GTX 960

Summary

Reasons to consider GeForce GT 1030

90 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce GTX 960 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 960

Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).

GeForce GTX 960

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 960

Based on theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Core Configuration

GeForce GT 1030 GeForce GTX 960
GPU Name GP108 (GP108-300-A1) vs GM206 (GM206-300-A1)
Fab Process 14 nm vs 28 nm
Die Size 74 mm² vs 228 mm²
Transistors 1,800 million vs 2,940 million
Shaders 384 vs 1024
Compute Units 3 vs 8
Core clock 1228 MHz vs 1127 MHz
ROPs 16 vs 32
TMUs 24 vs 64

Memory Configuration

GeForce GT 1030 GeForce GTX 960
Memory Type GDDR5 vs GDDR5
Bus Width 64 bit vs 128 bit
Memory Speed 1502 MHz
6008 MHz effective
vs 1753 MHz
7012 MHz effective
Memory Size 2048 Mb vs 2048 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GT 1030 GeForce GTX 960
TDP 30 watts vs 120 watts
Release Date 17 May 2017 vs 22 Jan 2015

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GT 1030
    23.49 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 960
    36.10 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GT 1030
    35.23 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 960
    72.10 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GT 1030
    48.06 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 960
    112.20 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GT 1030
    1127.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 960
    2308.10 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better