MSI Launches No Fewer Than Six GeForce GT 1030 Graphics Cards

MSI revealed a half dozen GeForce GT 1030 cards, which boast a variety of features ranging from an actively cooled full-height card all the way down to a passively cooled half-height option.  

All six of the cards listed are based on the recently announced GeForce GT 1030, which has 384 CUDA cores, 2GB of 6 GTps GDDR5 memory on a 64-bit memory bus, and a 30W power draw that requires no external power connectors. All the aforementioned cards offer the same clock speed and memory configurations. MSI set the core clock of its GT 1030 cards at 1,265MHz and the boost clock at 1,518MHz. Each card sports 2GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 6,008MHz.

MSI has a GeForce GT 1030 for just about everyone. The company is clearly positioning its GeForce GT 1030 AERO ITX 2G OC as a budget-friendly factory overclocked multimedia card capable of powering 4K 60Hz video functionality with the ability to power a casual gaming session or two, as well.    

The GeForce GT 1030 2GH OC is a full-height graphics card with a large passively cooled heatsink. This card offers all the same features as the GeForce GT 1030 AERO ITX 2G OC with the added benefit of 0dB operation.

The MSI GT 1030 2GH LP OCV1 and GT 1030 2GH LP OC are essentially half-height versions of the GT 1030 2GH OC. It should be noted that both the aforementioned video cards are also available with an actively cooled heatsink.

All MSI graphics cards feature military class MIL-STD-810G certified components that the company claimed enables higher stability and reliability. MSI also bundles its Afterburner overclocking utility, an overclocking tool that also allows you to benchmark your graphics card, customize fan profiles, and capture video.

MSI's line of GT 1030 graphics cards are available now from various retailers such as Newegg, for $70-75.

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Header Cell - Column 0 All MSI GT 1030 Models
GPUGeForce GT 1030
CUDA Cores384
Core Clock1,265MHz
Boost Clock1,518 MHz
Video Memory2GB GDDR5
Memory Bus64-bit
Memory Clock6,008MHz
PCI ExpressPCIE 3.0
Display Outputs DVI-D, HDMI 2.0b
HDCP SupportYes
Multi Display Capability2
Recommended PSU300W
Direct X12
Slot Size1.5
Supported OSWindows 10 / 8 / 7 (32/64-bit)
  • blackbit75
    50% of people has a computer screen lower than a 1080p.
    And don't want to spend 200$+ in a graphics card
    Will we get any review of the nVidia 1030 with common resolutions?
  • nyannyan
    @Blackbit75, I bet most sub-1080p displays are from phone browsers, and most of the rest are laptop screens, neither of which are relevant wrt add-on GPUs.
  • falchard
    What no water block version?
  • turkey3_scratch
    Passively cooled, nice!
  • blackbit75
    @NYANNYAN Cell phones represent 6.34% of those numbers.
    Anyway those numbers are far greater than people that use 4k displays and want to own a nVidia 1080 graphics card.
  • alexnode
    You can get titan blacks for almost nothing on ebay ... 6gb memory 2880 cuda cores ... 1030 is a bad joke.
  • caustin582
    19715694 said:
    You can get titan blacks for almost nothing on ebay ... 6gb memory 2880 cuda cores ... 1030 is a bad joke.

    What a bizarre comment. These are completely different cards at completely different price points. And why would you buy a Titan Black off Ebay when you can get a retail 1070, which performs much better, for around the same price?
  • mohit9206
    Good card for 4K gaming.
  • Olle P
    What's the point of offering six differnt versions from the same manufacturer?
  • hdmark
    19720855 said:
    What's the point of offering six differnt versions from the same manufacturer?

    ive never taken a business or marketing class so this is a completely unresearched guess...
    but when you look at a shelf with 10 items on it. and 5 of those items are 1 brand, and the other 5 are different brands... you have a much higher chance of choosing the brand with half the items.

    maybe thats at least part of the reason? you'll be searching newegg and half your screen with be MSI.