[SOLVED] Nvidia GT 1030 and Radeon RX 560

akaikisaki

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Hi All,

Could you please help me in deciding which of these two GPUs I should go for?

Nvidia GT 1030
https://www.amazon.in/Zotac-Nvidia-Graphic-Firestorm-DirectX/dp/B071NPW8CK/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=gt+1030&qid=1571198844&sr=8-3

Radeon RX 560 OC 4GB
https://www.amazon.in/Gigabyte-GV-RX560OC-4GD-REV2-0-Computer-Graphics/dp/B079LSNP74?ref_=Oct_BSellerC_1375354031_1&pf_rd_p=01ad9e10-a55a-5f1d-8279-5f1337d00463&pf_rd_s=merchandised-search-5&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_i=1375354031&pf_rd_m=A1VBAL9TL5WCBF&pf_rd_r=MWA5902QKAPCFXY9DHFK&pf_rd_r=MWA5902QKAPCFXY9DHFK&pf_rd_p=01ad9e10-a55a-5f1d-8279-5f1337d00463#customerReviews


I know both of them are old and does not quite meet the current day requirements, but with the budget I have decided, these are the only ones I could find. Please feel free to provide your suggestions in case you think there are other GPUs in the same price range.

Second hand market is not an option unfortunately. Too many sellers here with compromised products looking out to sell their repaired items with a high possibility of me regretting in the end if I bought a Second hand card.

Additional details:

Budget : $100 (currently 7187 Indian Rupees )
Location : India
CPU : G4400
Mo/Bo : Gigabyte H110M-S2
Ram : Corsair 4GB
PSU : Corsair 450W
 

akaikisaki

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Rx 560 by a long shot. Gt 1030 is comparable to Rx 550.
Thank you so much for the reply.

Just a few questions though:

1). There are various models of the RX 560. So did you check the link I shared and then arrive at that conclusion? The one that I shared only has a single fan
2). Based on my current PC configuration, do you think that there is a possibility that my system won't be able to utilize the RX 560 to it's full potential?
3). Is it compatible with my Motherboard?

Thank you
 
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Motherboard is compatible and cpu is enough. Ram can be increased though, preferably to 8GB.

Regarding the graphics card, i found out that model is a cut down version 896 stream processors instead of 1024 which makes it comparable to an Rx 460. 896 version of the 560 is still significantly faster vs gt 1030 but youd probably want the full version.

Rx 560 specs;
https://www.gigabyte.com/au/Graphics-Card/GV-RX560OC-4GD-rev-10#kf

Articles on the matter and there's a few SP 1024 models listed.

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-rx-560-specification-change,36049.html

https://www.anandtech.com/show/12122/amd-silently-lowers-radeon-rx-560-specifications

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3240264/amd-quietly-radeon-rx-560-graphics-cards-worse.html
 
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akaikisaki

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Motherboard is compatible and cpu is enough. Ram can be increased though, preferably to 8GB.

Regarding the graphics card, i found out that model is a cut down version 896 stream processors instead of 1024 which makes it comparable to an Rx 460. 896 version of the 560 is still significantly faster vs gt 1030 but youd probably want the full version.

Rx 560 specs;
https://www.gigabyte.com/au/Graphics-Card/GV-RX560OC-4GD-rev-10#kf

Articles on the matter and there's a few SP 1024 models listed.

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-rx-560-specification-change,36049.html

https://www.anandtech.com/show/12122/amd-silently-lowers-radeon-rx-560-specifications

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3240264/amd-quietly-radeon-rx-560-graphics-cards-worse.html

Wow....Thank you so much for putting in all that efforts for the articles. I didn't know about any of this, cause the benchmarks in the internet are given for the 1024 version of the RX560 and not the 896.

This seems to be the 1024 version:
https://www.amazon.in/ASUS-Radeon-GDDR5-Graphics-RX560-4G/dp/B073JGVGZS/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=rx+560&qid=1571204430&sr=8-6

But it's priced almost 80% more than the one I posted earlier.
 

boju

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But it's priced almost 80% more than the one I posted earlier.
Yeah, it's a shame what they did. I didn't know either, was only lucky i came across someone suggesting avoid the cut down version when i was comparing the 560 to the Gtx 1050. When you asked earlier about other 560 models, i thought to check it out.

See some results between the two;

https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/259980-amd-cut-performance-rx-560-gpus-not-uncommon

Might not be too bad after all.
 

akaikisaki

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Thank you so much.

I have canceled the order for the GT 1030.

Also, I've got to know that one of the reputed stores over here is selling ZOTAC GTX 1050 2GB DUAL FAN (as mentioned in their pricelist) for $104. The pricelist is in a PDF format and they do not have a website for me to check the in-depth details about the card. At the moment, they have only mentioned the name and the price. No other technical details.

Since the info says 2GB and 2 fans, I believe it's this one (not sure though):
https://www.amazon.in/Zotac-GeForce-ZT-P10500C-10L-Graphic-Card/dp/B01NAEFCUL/ref=sr_1_7?keywords=gtx+1050+2gb&qid=1571250675&sr=8-7

We will be going tomorrow to check it in their store.

Is there something that I should know with the GTX 1050 models? Is it going to be a same situation like the RX560 where the performance was reduced to reduce the price?

Also, since the GTX 1050 is 2GB here and RX 560 is 4GB. Do you think RX560 is better than the GTX?
 
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boju

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Gtx 1050 is the better buy, see benchmarks below. It beats the original Rx 560. 4GB vram is kind of a gimmick because entry cards like these aren't powerful enough to utilise all vram that would require increased resolutions/details to saturate, so 2GB vram is enough.

There aren't any hidden easter eggs regarding the 1050 models afaik.

Model ZT-P10500C-10L

https://www.zotac.com/us/product/graphics_card/zotac-geforce-gtx-1050-oc#spec

Cuda cores 640

Reference models to compare specs;

Benchmarks. I believe the 560 they used to test is the original non cut down version since they provide shopping links in the conclusion page.

 
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akaikisaki

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Gtx 1050 is the better buy, see benchmarks below. It beats the original Rx 560. 4GB vram is kind of a gimmick because entry cards like these aren't powerful enough to utilise all vram that would require increased resolutions/details to saturate, so 2GB vram is enough.

There aren't any hidden easter eggs regarding the 1050 models afaik.

Model ZT-P10500C-10L

https://www.zotac.com/us/product/graphics_card/zotac-geforce-gtx-1050-oc#spec

Cuda cores 640

Reference models to compare specs;

Benchmarks. I believe the 560 they used to test is the original non cut down version since they provide shopping links in the conclusion page.

Thank you so much for going through all this and providing me the best benchmark links. My understanding of GPUs has broadened specially when you told me about the cut down version of the RX 560.

If it is indeed the same GTX 1050, then I'll definitely buy it today and will upgrade the CPU sometime later along with the ram.

As for the best answer, I will select your answer which mentioned the RX 560 better than the GT 1030 cause that was the original thread and will make it easier for others reading this in the future to go for the RX560.

Once again, thank you so much. 😁💐
 

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