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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition Radeon HD 4650
Halo: Reach 256% 240%
Cyberpunk 2077 1441% 1370%
Red Dead Redemption 2 1022% 970%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 592% 560%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1022% 970%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1441% 1370%
Doom Eternal 864% 820%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1614% 1535%
FIFA 20 497% 470%
Need For Speed Heat 1022% 970%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 4650 are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition.

The GT 430 has a 185 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon HD 4650, but the Radeon HD 4650 has 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 430. As a result, the Radeon HD 4650 exhibits a 6.6 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 185 MHz higher core clock speed than the Radeon HD 4650, but the Radeon HD 4650 has 4 more Render Output Units than the GT 430. As a result, the Radeon HD 4650 exhibits a 1.7 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 Radeon HD 4650, 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 Radeon HD 4650.

The GT 430 has 512 MB more video memory than the Radeon HD 4650, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GT 430 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GT 430 has 19.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 4650, which means that the memory performance of the GT 430 is slightly better than the Radeon HD 4650.

The GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition has 96 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 4650 has 320. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 430 is 151 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 4650 is 125. The GT 430 having 26 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 HD 4650.

The GT 430 transistor size technology is 15 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon HD 4650. This means that the GT 430 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon HD 4650. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GT 430 should consume less power than the Radeon HD 4650.

The GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition requires 49 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 4650 requires 48 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 Radeon HD 4650. The GT 430 requires 1 Watts more than the Radeon HD 4650 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GT 430 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the Radeon HD 4650.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed785 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108-300-A1R700 RV730PRO
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs -
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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3.9
1920x1080
2.6
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2.7
2560x1440
2
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1.8
3840x2160 - vs green tick
1.3

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs400 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth32GB/secvs12.8GB/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 Units96vs320
Actual Shader Performance7%vs6%
Technology40nmvs55nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs32
Texture Rate12.6 GTexel/svs19.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs8
Pixel Rate3.1 GPixel/svs4.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

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 Wattsvs48 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs400 Watts & 24 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron E3400 Dual-Core 2.6GHzvsIntel Core 2 Duo E4700 2.6GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1280x720

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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.
The Radeon R730pro is the engineering codename for a graphics processing unit series released by AMD Graphics Product Group, sold under the ATI brand. The foundation chip, codenamed RV770, was announced and demonstrated on June 16, 2008 as part of the FireStream 9250 and Cinema 2.0 initiative launch media event, with official release of the HD4800 series on June 25, 2008. Other variants include enthusiast-oriented RV790, mainstream product RV730, RV740 and entry-level RV710.
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