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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 430 Zotac Synergy 2GB Edition Radeon R7 250X
Red Dead Redemption 2 1089% 312%
Halo: Reach 278% 31%
Cyberpunk 2077 1533% 465%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1089% 312%
Doom Eternal 922% 254%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1533% 465%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 54% 84%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1717% 529%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1533% 465%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 633% 154%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon R7 250X are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 430 Zotac Synergy 2GB 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 GeForce GT 430 Zotac Synergy 2GB Edition and the Radeon R7 250X have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Radeon R7 250X has 50.7 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 430, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon R7 250X is much better than the GT 430.

The GeForce GT 430 Zotac Synergy 2GB Edition has 96 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon R7 250X has 640. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 430 is 134 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon R7 250X is 517. 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 GeForce GT 430 Zotac Synergy 2GB Edition requires 49 Watts to run and the Radeon R7 250X requires 80 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 430 and a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the Radeon R7 250X. 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 Speed700 MHzvs950 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108-300-A1GCN 1.0 Cape Verde XT
OC Potential Fair vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Good
Release Date01 Oct 2010vs10 Feb 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
8.8
1600x900
3.8
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6.6
1920x1080
2.5
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5.1
2560x1440
1.9
vs green tick
3.4
3840x2160 - vs green tick
2.2

GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs2048 MB
Memory Speed667 MHzvs1125 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth21.3GB/secvs72GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs640
Actual Shader Performance6%vs25%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs40
Texture Rate11.2 GTexel/svs38 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs16
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs15.2 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power49 Wattsvs80 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs450 Watts & 20 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron E3400 Dual-Core 2.6GHzvsIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 430 Zotac Synergy 2GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's middle-class GeForce GT 430, created by Zotac.

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 Zotac Synergy 2GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GT 430.
Radeon 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.
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