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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition Radeon HD 4670 HIS IceQ 1GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 1022% 783%
Halo: Reach 256% 181%
Cyberpunk 2077 1441% 1113%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1022% 783%
Doom Eternal 864% 659%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1441% 1113%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 57% 66%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1614% 1249%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1441% 1113%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 592% 445%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 4670 HIS IceQ 1GB Edition are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition.

The GT 430 has a 35 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 4670, but the HD 4670 has 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 430. As a result, the HD 4670 exhibits a 11.4 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the GT 430. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GT 430 has a 35 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD 4670, but the HD 4670 has 4 more Render Output Units than the GT 430. As a result, the HD 4670 exhibits a 2.9 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 a year more recently than the HD 4670, and so the GT 430 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the HD 4670.

The GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition and the Radeon HD 4670 HIS IceQ 1GB Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GT 430 has 4.1 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 4670, which means that the memory performance of the GT 430 is marginally better than the HD 4670.

The GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition has 96 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 4670 HIS IceQ 1GB Edition has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 430 is 151 and the actual shader performance of the HD 4670 is 168. The HD 4670 having 17 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 4670 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 430.

The GT 430 transistor size technology is 15 nm (nanometers) smaller than the HD 4670. This means that the GT 430 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the HD 4670.

The GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition requires 49 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 4670 HIS IceQ 1GB Edition requires 59 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 HD 4670. The HD 4670 requires 10 Watts more than the GT 430 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD 4670 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 430.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed785 MHzvs750 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108-300-A1R700 RV730 XT
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date01 Dec 2010vs01 Sep 2008
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
4
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4.4
1920x1080
2.6
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3
2560x1440
2
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2.1
3840x2160 - vs green tick
1.4

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs873 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth32GB/secvs27.9GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs 0 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs320
Actual Shader Performance7%vs8%
Technology40nmvs55nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs32
Texture Rate12.6 GTexel/svs24 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs8
Pixel Rate3.1 GPixel/svs6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power49 Wattsvs59 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs400 Watts & 29 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10.1
Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.5vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron E3400 Dual-Core 2.6GHzvsIntel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

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.
Overview
Radeon HD 4670 HIS IceQ 1GB Edition is a special edition of AMD's Fast-Middle-Class Radeon HD 4670 512MB, created by HIS.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit runs at the same speed.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock runs at 873MHz while the Frame Buffer was raised to 1GB. This is a gimmick and in no way benefits the GPU.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System has been replaced by HIS' IceQ Cooling Sytem which efficiently transfer of heat outside of computer case.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 1% performance over the reference Radeon HD 4670 512MB.
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