A cheap but good N-Vidia GPU GT 1030 for less than £50 + free shipment £49.98 @ Ebuyer
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A cheap but good N-Vidia GPU GT 1030 for less than £50 + free shipment £49.98 @ Ebuyer

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Edited by:"Asarhaddon"Found 20th Nov
I have been checking the price of GT 1030 since its release and it never has been that cheap.

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Would be better to put the actual product name in title rather than what you did...

Also welcome to hukd
Edited by: "Snakeyes646" 20th Nov

- Good
- Cheap

Pick one.

How does it compare to a 750ti

zairs2 m ago

How does it compare to a 750ti



750 Ti is about 20-25% faster.

runnybabbit1 m ago

750 Ti is about 20-25% faster.

​but 1030 uses half the power 30w Vs 60w

Original Poster

@zairs: check this comparison:
gpu.userbenchmark.com/Com…726
In one line - 750i is on the average twice as expensive, but definitely not twice as better.

I have the fanless version. Only good for HTPC's, as for playing games you can forget it.

malachi5 m ago

I have the fanless version. Only good for HTPC's, as for playing games you …I have the fanless version. Only good for HTPC's, as for playing games you can forget it.


To be fair it's very good at 1080 esports games but not the big ticket releases. Loads of vids on YouTube showing comparisons.

I have the single slot half height MSI version in my microserver based htpc and can't fault it.

malachi36 m ago

I have the fanless version. Only good for HTPC's, as for playing games you …I have the fanless version. Only good for HTPC's, as for playing games you can forget it.


Does the HDMI port output sound as well or just Video?

HotUKDealSeeker4 m ago

Does the HDMI port output sound as well or just Video?



Yep, Dobly Digital and DTS

If you to play a wider range of games but don't want to spend to much, this one is good: ebuyer.com/762…wcB

malachi39 m ago

Yep, Dobly Digital and DTS


Great! Time to check if I've got a pci 3.0 slot or not!

Ideal for PSU limited systems, there's very few that can't spare the meagre 30W
PCI-E 3.0 generally has excellent backward compatibility to 2.0 - even passable to 1.1. Only the oldest and somewhat flawed 1.0 version tends to have issues

Probably the best card at this price, though used cards could probably beat it at the cost of higher power consumption and needing power connectors.

But it is a BUDGET solution, so expect to turn down resolutions or detail on more recent titles, and will struggle with the most demanding
Edited by: "matth9999" 21st Nov

malachi1 h, 23 m ago

Yep, Dobly Digital and DTS


It'll passthrough the hd audio variations too not just the basics, only limited by the amp on the end of it, atmos if you have it.

The 1030's forte is it handles all the latest video standards over hdmi, still very few cards that can do that especially anywhere near this price.

Theres a low profile version on Amazon warehouse ATM for about the same price after the 20% off promo they are running, this is great price all the same

Great deal. Been looking for something to take the strain of my i5 7400 for 4k playing.

Put one of these in an old dell SFF office PC with an i5 2400. Now maxes out WOW and runs overwatch at 1080p with good fps on the medium settings. For £50 it's perfect for turning old office stock into gaming machines for kids and WOW addicts

I am tempted but I have a problem, I am going to build a new pc and this would be a patch if I was going to get a decent card. Great Deal just not for me right now

Better to get a rx 460 or 750ti

nice-new9 h, 34 m ago

If you to play a wider range of games but don't want to spend to much, …If you to play a wider range of games but don't want to spend to much, this one is good: https://www.ebuyer.com/762686-evga-geforce-gtx-1050-gaming-2gb-gddr5-graphics-card-02g-p4-6150-kr?mkwid=s_dt&pcrid=51482416259&pkw=&pmt=&gclid=Cj0KCQiAl8rQBRDrARIsAEW_To_IJ-rugkYtoVsjMTX6fVq9ny63_wKOk75-XrLLzIBK8lxbu8W8jlQaAhe8EALw_wcB

Yep, good shout, about double the performance of the 1030 for just a little more.

This video below gives an idea of what this card can do. If you do light gaming and are happy with ~30 fps in games and are prepared to dial down the graphics sliders, then this isn't a bad solution for the occasional gamer, and is great bang for the buck.

You will hit games that you won't be able to play at all in the near future, but I'd regard £50 as almost a throwaway price for a GPU.

coventgamer1 h, 22 m ago

Better to get a rx 460 or 750ti


The RX460. But the GTX 1050 is even better for the same price.

I've got a GT 1030 in an old Dell Optiplex attached to the living room TV for light gaming and as an HTPC. It benches just below a 750Ti generally. That machine is small form factor has a 35W limit on the PCIe slot so a low-profile GT 1030 was about perfect for it.

It's a decent card for the money, I paid about £75 at launch a few months ago. Handles eSports games less demanding titles just fine. For new games and higher detail then the EVGA GTX 1050 for £95 is a better buy.

Just got my kid this for xmas:

box.co.uk/Cub…tml

He only want to play crappy Roblox and 'Hello Neighbour' and TF2 (decent)

Im sure this 1030 is more than adequate - and although Im tempted to spend more for a 1050 - it is twice as expensive. So unless black friday / cybermonday I'll be going for a 1030.

I only linux game - and its mostly Football Manager / TF2 for me - so GPUs are not that important.

Nvidia always been first choice - but Im really really tempted to go AMD/ATI - because their open source drivers are making such progress.

Deciions , decisions - all part of the fun!

I am sure there was something about the 1030 which was hobbled but I can't remember what it was.

The GT1030 is a great 900p budget GPU. Paired with a cheap used 1440x900 19" monitor this card can get pretty respectable framerates at that resolution on new-ish titles. I've had the GTA V benchmark running on a low profile model with an i5 4570 at this resolution with high settings (only 30mb of the 2gb VRAM to spare) pretty consistently over 60fps.

At 1080p though this card struggles with anything recent either due to the lack of VRAM for modern titles or just the lack of grunt to pump out at that resolution.

If you're interested in this card, pair it with a used pre-built PC from Dell, HP or Lenovo (Ivy Bridge i5 or newer) and a lower resolution monitor and you'll have a decent entry level rig for easing a member of family into the world of PC gaming.
Edited by: "adderrson" 22nd Nov

OOS now, but OCUK have one at £49.99 for now
overclockers.co.uk/asu…tml

It actually lies somewhere between a GTX750 and 750Ti, though they use about double the wattage
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