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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition GeForce 7950 GX2
Red Dead Redemption 2 1022% 789%
Halo: Reach 256% 182%
Cyberpunk 2077 1441% 1121%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1022% 789%
Doom Eternal 864% 664%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1441% 1121%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1614% 1258%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 592% 448%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1441% 1121%
Need For Speed Heat 1022% 789%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce 7950 GX2 are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition.

The GT 430 has a 285 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce 7950 GX2, but the GeForce 7950 GX2 has 32 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 430. As a result, the GeForce 7950 GX2 exhibits a 11.4 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GT 430. Neither of these GPUs support DirectX 10 or higher, so Texture Rate holds more weight than when comparing more modern GPUs.

The GT 430 has a 285 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce 7950 GX2, but the GeForce 7950 GX2 has 28 more Render Output Units than the GT 430. As a result, the GeForce 7950 GX2 exhibits a 12.9 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GT 430. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GT 430 was released over three years more recently than the GeForce 7950 GX2, and so the GT 430 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GeForce 7950 GX2 when running the latest games.

The GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition and the GeForce 7950 GX2 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GeForce 7950 GX2 has 44.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 430, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce 7950 GX2 is noticeably better than the GT 430.

The GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition has 96 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 7950 GX2 has 48. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 430 is 151 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 7950 GX2 is 24. The GT 430 having 127 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce 7950 GX2 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GT 430 transistor size technology is 50 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 7950 GX2. This means that the GT 430 is expected to run much cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 7950 GX2.

The GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition requires 49 Watts to run and the GeForce 7950 GX2 requires 110 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 430 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GeForce 7950 GX2. The GeForce 7950 GX2 requires 61 Watts more than the GT 430 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce 7950 GX2 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 430.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed785 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108-300-A1G71
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 Dec 2010vs01 Jun 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1920x1080
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs600 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs512 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth32GB/secvs76.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs48
Actual Shader Performance7%vs1%
Technology40nmvs90nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs48
Texture Rate12.6 GTexel/svs24 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs32
Pixel Rate3.1 GPixel/svs16 GPixel/s
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power49 Wattsvs110 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs400 Watts & 27 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs9.0c
Shader Model5.0vs3.0
Open GL4.5vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron E3400 Dual-Core 2.6GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768-

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's middle-class GeForce GT 430, created by MSI.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Central Unit is now of 785MHz, instead of 700MHz while the Operating Memory Clock is now of 1000MHz.

Cooling Solution
The reference Cooling System has been replaced by MSI's Dual Fan Cooling System.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 6% performance boost over the reference GeForce GT 430.
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