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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition Quadro FX 3800
Red Dead Redemption 2 1022% 967%
Halo: Reach 256% 239%
Cyberpunk 2077 1441% 1366%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1022% 967%
Doom Eternal 864% 817%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1441% 1366%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1614% 1530%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 592% 558%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1441% 1366%
Need For Speed Heat 1022% 967%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia Quadro FX 3800 are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition.

The GT 430 was released over a year more recently than the Quadro FX 3800, 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 Quadro FX 3800.

The GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition and the Quadro FX 3800 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The Quadro FX 3800 has 19.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 430, which means that the memory performance of the Quadro FX 3800 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 Quadro FX 3800 has 192. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 430 is 151 and the actual shader performance of the Quadro FX 3800 is 116. The GT 430 having 35 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Quadro FX 3800 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition requires 49 Watts to run and the Quadro FX 3800 requires 108 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 430 and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the Quadro FX 3800. The Quadro FX 3800 requires 59 Watts more than the GT 430 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Quadro FX 3800 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 430.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed785 MHzvs602 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108-300-A1G200GL
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 Dec 2010vs30 Mar 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth32GB/secvs51.2GB/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%vs6%
Texture Mapping Units16vs-
Texture Rate12.6 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate3.1 GPixel/svs-

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs-
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power49 Wattsvs108 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs550 Watts

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs3.1
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.
Preferred among Fortune 1,000 companies and featuring NVIDIA® CUDA™ parallel computing architecture, 30-bit color fidelity, and automatic configuration of application display settings, Quadro FX 3800 delivers a power efficient, full featured, ultimate performance experience. Design and video professionals can take advantage of NVIDIA® SLI® Multi OS technology to run multiple Windows or Linux- based applications with GPU acceleration from a single system – eliminating the need for dual systems.
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