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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition Iris Graphics 5100 Desktop
Red Dead Redemption 2 1022% 797%
Cyberpunk 2077 1441% 1132%
Doom Eternal 864% 671%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 592% 453%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1022% 797%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1441% 1132%
FIFA 20 497% 378%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1614% 1270%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1441% 1132%
Need For Speed Heat 1022% 797%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel Iris Graphics 5100 Desktop are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition.

The GT 430 has a 385 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the Graphics 5100. This results in the GT 430 providing 9.4 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 GT 430 has a 385 MHz higher core clock speed than the Graphics 5100 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GT 430 providing 1.5 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 Graphics 5100 was released over a year more recently than the GT 430, and so the Graphics 5100 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GT 430.

The GT 430 has 1024 MB video memory, but the Graphics 5100 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition has 96 Shader Processing Units and the Iris Graphics 5100 Desktop has 160. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 430 is 151 and the actual shader performance of the Graphics 5100 is 314. The Graphics 5100 having 163 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GT 430 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The Graphics 5100 transistor size technology is 18 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 430. This means that the Graphics 5100 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 430.

The GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition requires 49 Watts to run and the Iris Graphics 5100 Desktop requires 28 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 430. The GT 430 requires 21 Watts more than the Graphics 5100 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 Graphics 5100.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed785 MHzvs400 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108-300-A1Haswell: GT3
OC Potential Poor vs None
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 Dec 2010vs29 Apr 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth32GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs160
Actual Shader Performance7%vs15%
Texture Mapping Units16vs8
Texture Rate12.6 GTexel/svs3.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate3.1 GPixel/svs1.6 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power49 Wattsvs28 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron E3400 Dual-Core 2.6GHz-
Recommended RAM4 GB-
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

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.

Benchmarks indicate a 6% performance boost over the reference GeForce GT 430.
Iris Graphics 5100 Desktop are found in some of the 2013 Haswell desktop processors.
They feature 40 Execution Units (160 Shader Processing Units), 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs. They share system memory and so the memory channel and speed will depend on the users configuration. The best possible combination is a dual-channel bus-width with an operating memory clock of 800MHz.
Its central unit and turbo frequency also depend on the CPU its embedded but it ranges from 400MHz to 1350MHz.
Its performance is average and only somewhat better than what dedicated GeForce GT 630 & Radeon 6570 offer.
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