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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition Radeon X1950 GT
Red Dead Redemption 2 1022% 1350%
Cyberpunk 2077 1441% 1892%
Doom Eternal 864% 1147%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1022% 1350%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 592% 794%
Halo: Reach 256% 361%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1441% 1892%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1441% 1892%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1614% 2115%
Need For Speed Heat 1022% 1350%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition are noticeably better than the AMD Radeon X1950 GT.

The GT 430 was released over three years more recently than the Radeon X1950 GT, 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 Radeon X1950 GT when running the latest games.

The GT 430 has 768 MB more video memory than the Radeon X1950 GT, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The Radeon X1950 GT has 6.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 430, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon X1950 GT is marginally better than the GT 430.

The GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition has 96 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon X1950 GT has 36. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 430 is 151 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon X1950 GT is 12. The GT 430 having 139 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GT 430 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the Radeon X1950 GT.

The GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition requires 49 Watts to run and the Radeon X1950 GT requires 57 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 430. The Radeon X1950 GT requires 8 Watts more than the GT 430 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Radeon X1950 GT to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 430.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed785 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108-300-A1RV570
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 Dec 2010vs29 Jan 2007
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
4
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1920x1080
2.6
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2560x1440
2
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3840x2160 - green tick vs green tick -

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs600 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth32GB/secvs38.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs36
Actual Shader Performance7%vs1%
Technology40nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units16vs-
Texture Rate12.6 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate3.1 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs-
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power49 Wattsvs57 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Amps-

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

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

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.
Radeon X1950 GT is a high-end GPU based on the 80nm variant of the R500 architecture.
It's based on the R570 Core and offers 36 Pixel Shaders, 12 TMUs and 12 ROPs, on a 256-bit of standard GDDR3. The central unit runs at 500MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 600MHz.
Its therefore a slightly underclocked Radeon X1900 GT which should perform slightly wosr while heating less, thanks to the smaller technology.
Most of today's games might be playable at medium settings although the low preset will have to suffice on some. As it's not based on a Shader-Unified architecture, both DirectX 10 & 11 games aren't supported.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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