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1030 better than 650?

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i nearly purchased a gtx 650 earlier, but after spending so much on things lately I decided not to spend a further £28 for it and so I thought I would try google it vs the 1030 and not much results.

However what I did find seemed to favour the 1030 and I don’t think just becuse it’s newer, so is the 1030 actually a much better gpu then?, I only want to try medium settings in certain games.
 
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Around 19% better.
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I have an asus 1030, brilliant card, low power useage, if your at 1080p go for it!
 
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If you end up getting a 1030 be aware there is a DDR4 version which has crippled memory bandwidth and is slower than the GDDR5 version, sometimes by a huge margin.

 
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If you end up getting a 1030 be aware there is a DDR4 version which has crippled memory bandwidth and is slower than the GDDR5 version, sometimes by a huge margin.

I think I've seen this showing the DDR4 version of the 1030 being only around 45% of the GDDR5 1030's performance.

If anyone unfortunate enough to fall for the bait and switch trap, then they are screwed.

Avoid the DDR4 1030 like plague!!
 
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Was away on holiday since I posted this, so thank you for the replies.

I know the 650 was a mid-range cars in its day, but I didn’t think a new, but low range multimedia card would better it, so it’s good to know the confirmations are correct, so I guess 1030 ha and thanks for the heads up on the vram, I haven’t been looking yet, but good to know there is a pretty terrible version to watch for.
 
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A 1030 (£79.99 gddr5) isn't worth £52 more than that £28 gtx650 though...

£28 would likely get you a 7770 that's faster in the above chart, and for £40-£50 there are lots of choices that are much faster than either (7850/7870/7950/260x/270x/gtx660/gtx670)
 
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You can get the 2gb HD 7850 for like £35 used on online auction site. I have one in my current system and it's about 50% better than a 1030. There's plenty up for sale and I'll be throwing mine up in a few days as well. If you can find a HD 7870 for near that price than pick that up instead.
 
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Yeah only thing against the 7850 is it's prolly been eth mining and now has no warranty, though you can buy 2 I guess lol
 
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I googled mining and seen a post with someone running 6 eth mining, so thought it was a thing lol
 
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