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SA price list for Nvidia's new GeForce GT 1030

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If I had to game with this card I would cry myself to sleep every night. I would sell things, swindle other things, beg, maybe even steal so I can game with a decent graphics card. Now that we've settled that - if you need a card that's better than Intel's onboard solutions, and mainly want to perform entry-level CAD and other 3D work. If you now and then you want to dip your toes in gaming and you don't mind being limited to MOBA's and CS: GO, then the GT 1030 is for you.

Just in case I am a gaming snob, I asked our techie, Reinhard aka  "Choc_Salties" for his input. "If you cannot afford an entry level Nvidia Quadro or AMD FireGL card, then this is a compromise. The RX580 is a great middle-to-top-end card (he recently reviewed the RoG RX580 OC), and the 1080 Ti is the God Emperor. This ... is but a squire, but it won't be the ultimate peasant. That will be the 1020 or 1010 if those ever get released. So, who should buy the GT 1030? The guys REALLY on the end of the shoestring, this is your card; for everyone else, there is the nVidia 1050 series"

Let's take a look at the specs and South African pricing.

GeForce GT 1030 - Basic Specs

  • NVIDIA CUDA Cores: 384
  • Memory: 2GB GDDR5
  • Memory Bus: 64-bit
  • Maximum Displays: 2
  • Core Clocks: 1518 MHz / 1265 MHz
  • Maximum Digital Resolution: 7680x4320@60 Hz

Check out the full specs here.

GeForce GT 1030 - SA Price List

Evetech offers three options, all with a three-year warranty:

  • MSI GeForce GT 1030 LP 2GB OC for R 1,499
  • MSI GeForce GT 1030 LP Heatsink 2GB for R 1,499
  • MSI GeForce GT 1030 AERO 2GB OC for R 1,599

Rebeltech has a few more options available:

  • MSI GeForce GT 1030 AERO ITX 2G OC for R1550
  • ASUS GeForce GT 1030 Phoenix OC 2GB PH-GT1030-O2G for R1391
  • ASUS GeForce GT 1030 2GB GT1030-SL-2G-BRK for R1286
  • GIGABYTE GeForce GT 1030 Silent Low Profile 2G for R1199
  • GIGABYTE GeForce GT 1030 Low Profile 2G for R1149

According to Reinhardt, you should (we have not tested his wild theory), be able to play Overwatch with the GT 1030 - at lowest settings. The free weekend is launching soon. Just Saying.

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