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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition GeForce GT 130
Red Dead Redemption 2 1022% 1376%
Cyberpunk 2077 1441% 1928%
Doom Eternal 864% 1169%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 592% 810%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1022% 1376%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1441% 1928%
FIFA 20 497% 686%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1614% 2155%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1441% 1928%
Need For Speed Heat 1022% 1376%

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 Nvidia GeForce GT 130.

The GT 430 has a 285 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GT 130, but the GeForce GT 130 has 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 430. As a result, the GeForce GT 130 exhibits a 3.4 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 285 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GT 130, but the GeForce GT 130 has 12 more Render Output Units than the GT 430. As a result, the GeForce GT 130 exhibits a 4.9 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 130, 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 130.

The GT 430 has 256 MB more video memory than the GeForce GT 130, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GT 430 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GT 430 has 8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GeForce GT 130, which means that the memory performance of the GT 430 is marginally better than the GeForce GT 130.

The GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition has 96 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 130 has 48. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 430 is 151 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GT 130 is 60. The GT 430 having 91 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 GeForce GT 130.

The GT 430 transistor size technology is 15 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce GT 130. This means that the GT 430 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce GT 130.

The GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition requires 49 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 130 requires 75 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 430 and a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the GeForce GT 130. The GeForce GT 130 requires 26 Watts more than the GT 430 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce GT 130 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 430.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed785 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108-300-A1Tesla G94b
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date01 Dec 2010vs01 Mar 2009
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
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1920x1080
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2560x1440
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs768 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs500 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR2
Memory Bandwidth32GB/secvs24GB/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%vs3%
Technology40nmvs55nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs32
Texture Rate12.6 GTexel/svs16 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs16
Pixel Rate3.1 GPixel/svs8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2048x1536
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power49 Wattsvs75 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs350 Watts & 18 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10.0
Shader Model5.0vs4.0
Open GL4.5vs3.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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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.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 6% performance boost over the reference GeForce GT 430.
GeForce GT 130 is a middle-class GPU based on the 2009, 55nm, first-generation unified architecture.
It's based on the G94b Core and offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 12 ROPs, on a 192-bit memory interface of standard DDR2. The central unit runs at 500MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 500MHz.
It's therefore a renamed GeForce 9600 GS. Compared to GeForce GT 120, it should perform significantly better but also consume 50% more power.
Today's modern demanding games will have to be played at low or medium settings to achieve fluent frame rates. DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
Recommended CPU
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