Nvidia GT 1030 GDDR4 model is a slower version of the GDDR5 model and if you are gaming on a budget or have a weak power supply and do not want to change it then these are a 2 of the options worth looking into. What is the difference between the two you ask? Here we are going to look into gaming benchmarks in order to answer that question.
GDDR4 is an older memory type and if you thought that would affect performance then you were right. Here we are going to look at the difference in performance between the two cards in popular titles like Battlefield 1, PUBG, Far Cry 5 and Overwatch.
You can see from the benchmarks that the GDDR4 version is a joke and you are getting a major decrease in performance as compared to the Nvidia GT 1030 GDDR5. Give or take, you are getting around 40% decrease in performance which is a major difference. There are other options to get better performance. The GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti are great graphics cards that also do not require an external power supply.
These graphics cards will be able to outperform the Nvidia GT 1030 GDDR5 in any game. With the GTX 1050 Ti you will be able to run pretty much all modern games at 1080p 60 FPS at decent settings, unlike the Nvidia GT 1030 GDDR5 where you are bound to running games at the lowest preset. Graphics cards prices have been coming down and the 1050 Ti might be in your budget now.
Let us know what you think about the Nvidia GT 1030 GDDR4 and the reduced power it has to offer as compared to the Nvidia GT 1030 GDDR5 and whether or not this is something that you would consider buying keeping in mind that there are other options on the market that are much better.