MSI GeForce GT 1030 2GHD4 LP OC Low Profile 2GB DDR4 PCI-E w/ HDMI, DisplayPort

MX71800 GeForce GT 1030 2GHD4 LP OC Low Profile 2GB DDR4 PCI-E w/ HDMI, DisplayPort
MX71800 GeForce GT 1030 2GHD4 LP OC Low Profile 2GB DDR4 PCI-E w/ HDMI, DisplayPort MX71800 GeForce GT 1030 2GHD4 LP OC Low Profile 2GB DDR4 PCI-E w/ HDMI, DisplayPort MX71800 GeForce GT 1030 2GHD4 LP OC Low Profile 2GB DDR4 PCI-E w/ HDMI, DisplayPort MX71800 GeForce GT 1030 2GHD4 LP OC Low Profile 2GB DDR4 PCI-E w/ HDMI, DisplayPort

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DO NOT BUY FOR ANY REASON.

Submitted on Monday, July 09, 2018
By Richard S
From Edmonton

Strengths of the product

It's a video card. It actually runs

Weaknesses of the product

These literally perform less than half as fast as the GT 1030 versions with GDDR5 memory and cost the same or more. It isn't Memory Express's fault that Nvidia has launched a card that is absolute garbage with the same name as a card that was good but they should at least make a very visible note of that on the webpage. If they choose to sell a budget card to budget users at a price that is the same or higher than the good GT 1030 when the only thing you note is 5 pages down on the spec sheet then they also deserve the flack they are getting. DO NOT BUY THIS CARD FOR ANY REASON. Even if you are only using it for 2D you can get the good version for less money. I would highly suggest MEMEX removes this product from their inventory. Send it back.

Additional Comments

DON'T BUY FOR ANY REASON.

Watch out buyer beware

Submitted on Wednesday, June 27, 2018
By Ken
From Abbotsford

Strengths of the product

None

Weaknesses of the product

Uses GDDR4 not GDDR5

Additional Comments

anyone looking at the GTX1030 beware as some are shipped using GDDR4 and not 5 memory which makes the card take a massive hit in the expected performance, if the details page doesnt specify look for clues in the model number, something like bleh bleh G4 or G5 which might give you some indication as to what memory it is using

Official Reply from Memory Express:

Hello Ken. Thank you for your review.

Yes, this video card does come with DDR4 Memory as stated on our Site and also on MSI's Site.

Built for low profile builds with a massive heatsink instead of a Cooling Fan, this card is intended for silent (0dBA) setups in quiet Offices, Libraries, etc. where quiet computing is more important than outright performance.

For those purposes using 2D graphics, DDR4 RAM does not affect performance like it would in a home gaming environment.

In this case the Part Number; GT 1030 2GHD4 LP OC, uses D4 to show DDR4 RAM use.



Dont bother, get the one with better memory

Submitted on Friday, May 04, 2018
By Kenny Davis
From Edmonton

Strengths of the product

NONE!

Weaknesses of the product

Besides this card not being very high end if you are a gamer on a budget and looking to save a few bucks on a video card don't bother with this guy since it doesn't have proper GDDR memory, I would highly recommend saving and spending the extra 20 bucks for MX68812 seeing as how the memory knocks a good chunk of performance off of the card. RULE OF THUMB WHEN BUYING ANY VIDEO CARD!!!! MAKE SURE IT HAS GDDR OR HBM MEMORY!

Additional Comments

This is more for memory express. I would HIGHLY recommend not bringing in any video card that doesnt use GDDR memory at the very least since these cards will hardly ever sell and are more confusing for you customers in the long run because of these cards are deceiving due to the fact the naming scheme is the same as the card they were meant to be.

Official Reply from Memory Express:

Hello Kenny.

Since you directed your review to Memory Express, we thought we should respond in kind.

The video card in question, the MSI Geforce GT 1030 2GHD4 is part of a very popular video card series designed for non-gamers.

It is a silent, passive half height video card without a fan; making it ideal for quiet offices, hospitals, libraries, etc.

It uses DDR4 Memory because it handles the needs of 2D Graphics with ease at a lower price.

This card is simply not designed to handle the gaming needs of modern AA and AAA Games, even at Full HD resolutions.

If you had mentioned your desire to game with it, I am sure your in-store sales person would have not suggested it; even compared to other cards in it's price range.

Consider returning it to Memory Express for another video card more orientated towards gamers...



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