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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition GeForce GT 230
Cyberpunk 2077 1441% 1447%
Red Dead Redemption 2 1022% 1026%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 592% 595%
Halo: Reach 256% 258%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1441% 1447%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1022% 1026%
FIFA 20 497% 500%
Doom Eternal 864% 868%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1614% 1621%
Need For Speed Heat 1022% 1026%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 230.

The GT 430 has a 135 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GT 230, but the GeForce GT 230 has 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 430. As a result, the GeForce GT 230 exhibits a 3 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 135 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GT 230, but the GeForce GT 230 has 12 more Render Output Units than the GT 430. As a result, the GeForce GT 230 exhibits a 7.3 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 GeForce GT 230, 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 GeForce GT 230.

The GT 430 has 512 MB more video memory than the GeForce GT 230, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, the overall memory performance is about the same.

The GeForce GT 230 has 25.6 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 430, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GT 230 is slightly better than the GT 430.

The GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition has 96 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 230 has 48. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 430 is 151 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 230 is 78. The GT 430 having 73 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GeForce GT 230 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GT 430 transistor size technology is 15 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GT 230. This means that the GT 430 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GT 230. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the GT 430 should consume less power than the GeForce GT 230.

The GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition requires 49 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 230 requires 75 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 430 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce GT 230. The GeForce GT 230 requires 26 Watts more than the GT 430 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce GT 230 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 430.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed785 MHzvs650 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108-300-A1Tesla G94-300-B1
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date01 Dec 2010vs12 Oct 2009
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
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs512 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth32GB/secvs57.6GB/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 Units96vs48
Actual Shader Performance7%vs4%
Technology40nmvs55nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs24
Texture Rate12.6 GTexel/svs15.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs16
Pixel Rate3.1 GPixel/svs10.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power49 Wattsvs75 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10.0
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
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
GeForce GT 230 is a Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the First Revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Architecture
Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

GPU
It equips a GPU Codenamed G94-300-B1 which has 3 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 650MHz.

Memory
The GPU accesses a 512MB frame buffer of GDDR3, through a 256-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.

Features
DirectX 10.0 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration, PhysX, CUDA, HybridPower and other technologies.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 75W, it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for Power meaning no extra connectors are required.

Performance
Gaming benchmarks put its performance on level with a Radeon HD 5570, meaning it is slightly faster than the more recent Fermi GeForce GT 430.
Recommended CPU
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