NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745

Compare NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745, specs and GPU benchmark score. Which is the better graphics card for the money?

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Benchmark Score

Overall Score

General gaming and workstation score

12 %
139% significantly better overall score
5 %

Flux Core frame rate

Volumetric ray casting test, a computationally expensive method of rendering high-quality scenes

14 FPS
9 FPS significantly higher Flux Core frame rate
5 FPS

Electron frame rate

Randomly generated noise sphere test

10 FPS
6 FPS significantly higher Electron frame rate
4 FPS

City frame rate

Procedurally generated city scene with voxel rendering

10 FPS
6 FPS significantly higher City frame rate
4 FPS

Clouds frame rate

Real-time noise calculation and ray marching test

8 FPS
5 FPS significantly higher Clouds frame rate
3 FPS

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Other Benchmarks

Geekbench (CUDA) score

CUDA compute benchmark

10,307
59% significantly higher Geekbench (CUDA) score
6,443

Geekbench (Metal) score

Metal compute benchmark

4,637
66% significantly higher Geekbench (Metal) score
2,777

Geekbench (OpenCL) score

OpenCL compute benchmark

10,713
70% significantly higher Geekbench (OpenCL) score
6,300

Geekbench (Vulkan) score

Vulkan compute benchmark

10,201
67% significantly higher Geekbench (Vulkan) score
6,087

Specifications

Memory Bus Width

Number of parallel lines to the memory chips

64 Bit
128 Bit
100% significantly larger memory bus width

Memory Bandwidth

Data transfer speed between GPU core and memory

48 GB/s
66% significantly higher memory bandwidth
29 GB/s

TDP

Thermal Design Power: Measure of heat generated by the GPU

30 W
83% significantly lower TDP
55 W

Pixel Rate

Number of pixels that can be rendered per second

23 Gigapixels/s
42% slightly higher pixel rate
17 Gigapixels/s

Texture Rate

Number of textured pixels that can be rendered per second

35 Gigatexels/s
42% slightly higher texture rate
25 Gigatexels/s

Shading Units

Number of processors dedicated to shader processing

384
Identical
384

Texture Mapping Units

Number of processors dedicated to applying textures

24
Identical
24

Render Output Processors

Number of processors dedicated to final pixel rendering

16
Identical
16

Other details

Rank

Ranking in the hardwareDB database

219th of 526
334th of 526

Release date

The official date of release of this chip

May 2017
February 2014

Memory Type

The type of memory used by this chip

GDDR5
DDR3

DirectX Support

Maximum version of DirectX supported

12.0
12.0

OpenGL Support

Maximum version of OpenGL supported

4.6
4.6

GeForce GT 1030 vs GeForce GTX 745 comparison

For gaming, the GeForce GT 1030 graphics card is better than the GeForce GTX 745 in our tests.

In addition, the GeForce GT 1030 has a significantly lower TDP at 30 W when compared to the GeForce GTX 745 at 55 W. TDP (Thermal Design Power) measures total heat output from the chip.

According to the results of the hardwareDB benchmark utility, the GeForce GT 1030 is faster than the GeForce GTX 745.

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