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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition Radeon HD 8470D
Cyberpunk 2077 1441% 2137%
Halo: Reach 256% 418%
Red Dead Redemption 2 1022% 1529%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1022% 1529%
Doom Eternal 864% 1300%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 592% 905%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1441% 2137%
FIFA 20 497% 768%
Need For Speed Heat 1022% 1529%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1614% 2389%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 8470D.

The Radeon HD 8470D has a 15 MHz higher core clock speed than the GT 430, but the GT 430 has 4 more Texture Mapping Units than the Radeon HD 8470D. As a result, the GT 430 exhibits a 3 GTexel/s better Texture Fill Rate than the Radeon HD 8470D. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The Radeon HD 8470D has a 15 MHz higher core clock speed than the GT 430 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the Radeon HD 8470D providing 0.1 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 Radeon HD 8470D was released over a year more recently than the GT 430, and so the Radeon HD 8470D 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 Radeon HD 8470D 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 Radeon HD 8470D has 192. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 430 is 151 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 8470D is 100. The GT 430 having 51 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 8470D.

The Radeon HD 8470D transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 430. This means that the Radeon HD 8470D 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 Radeon HD 8470D requires 65 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 430. The Radeon HD 8470D requires 16 Watts more than the GT 430 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Radeon HD 8470D to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 430.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed785 MHzvs800 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108-300-A1Richland
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 Dec 2010vs01 Jun 2013
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs933 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth32GB/secvs29.9GB/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 Units96vs192
Actual Shader Performance7%vs5%
Texture Mapping Units16vs12
Texture Rate12.6 GTexel/svs9.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate3.1 GPixel/svs3.2 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power49 Wattsvs65 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Amps-

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

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.

Benchmarks indicate a 6% performance boost over the reference GeForce GT 430.
Radeon HD 8470D is an embedded Graphics Card on the middle-class Richland APU A6-6400K.
They offer 192 Shader Processing Units, 12 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The memory interface depends on whether or not the system's RAM is dual channelled.
While the central unit runs at 800MHz, since the GFX doesn't have dedicated memory, the bandwidth will depend on the system ram speed which can be up to 1866MHz (the max speed supported by the CPU). Therefore, the max operating memory clock is 933MHz.
Its performance is considerably worse than Intel HD 4600 and only very slightly better than previous Radeon HD 7540D.
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