GeForce GT 1030 vs Radeon R5 230

GeForce GT 1030
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 17 May 2017
GeForce GT 1030
Radeon R5 230
Memory: 1024Mb DDR3DESKTOP
Release date: 3 Apr 2014
Radeon R5 230


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 Radeon R5 230

Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

GeForce GT 1030

HWBench recommends GeForce GT 1030

Based on theoretical specifications.


Core Configuration

GeForce GT 1030Radeon R5 230
GPU NameGP108 (GP108-300-A1)vsCaicos (Caicos PRO)
Fab Process14 nmvs40 nm
Die Size74 mm²vs67 mm²
Transistors1,800 millionvs370 million
Compute Units3vs2
Core clock1228 MHzvs625 MHz

Memory Configuration

GeForce GT 1030Radeon R5 230
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR3
Bus Width64 bitvs64 bit
Memory Speed1502 MHz
6008 MHz effective
vs667 MHz
1334 MHz effective
Memory Size2048 Mbvs1024 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GT 1030Radeon R5 230
TDP30 wattsvs19 watts
Release Date17 May 2017vs3 Apr 2014

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GT 1030
    23.49 GP/s
  • Radeon R5 230
    2.50 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GT 1030
    35.23 GT/s
  • Radeon R5 230
    5.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GT 1030
    48.06 GB/s
  • Radeon R5 230
    10.67 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GT 1030
    1127.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R5 230
    200.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better