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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition Intel HD Graphics P4600
Red Dead Redemption 2 1022% 1286%
Halo: Reach 256% 340%
Cyberpunk 2077 1441% 1804%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1022% 1286%
Doom Eternal 864% 1092%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1441% 1804%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1614% 2018%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 592% 755%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1441% 1804%
Need For Speed Heat 1022% 1286%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition are noticeably better than the Intel HD Graphics P4600.

The GT 430 has a 435 MHz higher core clock speed and 12 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD Graphics P4600. This results in the GT 430 providing 11.2 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 435 MHz higher core clock speed and 2 more Render Output Units than the HD Graphics P4600. This results in the GT 430 providing 2.4 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 HD Graphics P4600 was released over a year more recently than the GT 430, and so the HD Graphics P4600 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 HD Graphics P4600 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 HD Graphics P4600 has 20. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 430 is 151 and the actual shader performance of the HD Graphics P4600 is 123. The GT 430 having 28 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 HD Graphics P4600.

The HD Graphics P4600 transistor size technology is 18 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 430. This means that the HD Graphics P4600 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 430. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the HD Graphics P4600 should consume less power than the GT 430.

The GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition requires 49 Watts to run and the HD Graphics P4600 requires 84 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 430. The HD Graphics P4600 requires 35 Watts more than the GT 430 to run. The difference is significant enough that the HD Graphics P4600 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 430.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed785 MHzvs350 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1250 MHz
ArchitectureFermi GF108-300-A1Haswell
OC Potential Poor vs None
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 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 Units96vs20
Actual Shader Performance7%vs6%
Texture Mapping Units16vs4
Texture Rate12.6 GTexel/svs1.4 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs2
Pixel Rate3.1 GPixel/svs0.7 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power49 Wattsvs84 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 GBvs4 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.
Intel HD Graphics P4600 are integrated graphics in the Haswell Xeon Server processors.
Their performance depends on the processor they are integrated on, as the latter defines the Base and Boost Clock, as well as on the SYSTEM RAM, which defines the operating memory clock, and whether the GPU accesses a 64-bit or 128-bit memory interface.
Best case scenario, the Intel HD Graphics P4600 perform slightly below Intel HD 4600 Graphics and so most modern demanding games will have to be played with the lowest settings, while a few aren't even playable.
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