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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Radeon R7 250X GeForce GT 430 EVGA 1GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 312% 1089%
Cyberpunk 2077 465% 1533%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 154% 633%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 465% 1533%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 312% 1089%
Doom Eternal 254% 922%
FIFA 20 119% 533%
Grand Theft Auto VI 529% 1717%
Need For Speed Heat 312% 1089%
Halo: Reach 31% 278%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 250X are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 430 EVGA 1GB Edition.

The Radeon R7 250X has a 250 MHz higher core clock speed and 24 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 430. This results in the Radeon R7 250X providing 26.8 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The Radeon R7 250X has a 250 MHz higher core clock speed and 12 more Render Output Units than the GT 430. This results in the Radeon R7 250X providing 12.4 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The Radeon R7 250X was released over three years more recently than the GT 430, and so the Radeon R7 250X is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GT 430 when running the latest games.

The Radeon R7 250X has 1024 MB more video memory than the GT 430, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the Radeon R7 250X also has superior memory performance overall.

The Radeon R7 250X has 46.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 430, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon R7 250X is noticeably better than the GT 430.

The Radeon R7 250X has 640 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 430 EVGA 1GB Edition has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the Radeon R7 250X is 517 and the actual shader performance of the GT 430 is 134. The Radeon R7 250X having 383 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon R7 250X delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 430.

The Radeon R7 250X transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 430. This means that the Radeon R7 250X is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 430.

The Radeon R7 250X requires 80 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 430 EVGA 1GB Edition requires 49 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Radeon R7 250X and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 430. The Radeon R7 250X requires 31 Watts more than the GT 430 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Radeon R7 250X may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 430.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed950 MHzvs700 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureGCN 1.0 Cape Verde XTFermi GF108-300-A1
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date10 Feb 2014vs01 Oct 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
8.8
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1600x900
6.6
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3.8
1920x1080
5.1
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2.5
2560x1440
3.4
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1.9
3840x2160
2.2
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1125 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth72GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units640vs96
Actual Shader Performance25%vs6%
Technology28nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units40vs16
Texture Rate38 GTexel/svs11.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs4
Pixel Rate15.2 GPixel/svs2.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power80 Wattsvs49 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 20 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHzvsIntel Celeron E3400 Dual-Core 2.6GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewRadeon R7 250X is a fast-middle-class Graphics Card based on the Graphics Core Next architecture. It offers the Cape Verde XT GPU.
The Cape Verde XT Core is a GCN 1.1 GPU and was first seen on Radeon HD 7770 and then re-used in the OEM only Radeon HD 8760.
It offers 640 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs, on a 128-bits memory interface of fast GDDR5.
Radeon R7 250X comes clocked at 950MHz (though there might be some 1GHz versions) and has its operating memory clock set at 1125MHz. The rated TDP board is of 80W and the release price around $99.
This card should come in 1GB and 2GB versions, though both will offer the same performance.
Its performance has proven to be exactly like Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition (if clocked at 1GHz) and thus this card is not suited for 1080p gaming but it can handle 720p with ease. The 950MHz versions will be around 3% slower.
Overview
GeForce GT 430 EVGA 1GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's middle-class GeForce GT 430, created by EVGA.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Clock Frequencies of both Central Unit and Operating Memory Clock Remain the Same.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Performance
Without Overclocking Out of The Box, GeForce GT 430 EVGA 1GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GT 430.
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