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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition Radeon HD 6670 v2 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 1022% 832%
Cyberpunk 2077 1441% 1180%
Doom Eternal 864% 701%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 592% 475%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1022% 832%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1441% 1180%
FIFA 20 497% 397%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1614% 1324%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1441% 1180%
Need For Speed Heat 1022% 832%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the AMD Radeon HD 6670 v2 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition.

The HD 6670 has a 35 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 430. This results in the HD 6670 providing 7.1 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 HD 6670 has a 35 MHz higher core clock speed and 4 more Render Output Units than the GT 430. This results in the HD 6670 providing 3.5 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 6670 was released less than a year after the GT 430, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition and the Radeon HD 6670 v2 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GT 430 has 3.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the HD 6670, which means that the memory performance of the GT 430 is marginally better than the HD 6670.

The GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition has 96 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 6670 v2 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition has 480. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 430 is 151 and the actual shader performance of the HD 6670 is 197. The HD 6670 having 46 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD 6670 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data 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 6670 v2 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition requires 66 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 430 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the HD 6670. The HD 6670 requires 17 Watts more than the GT 430 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD 6670 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 430.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed785 MHzvs820 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108-300-A1Terascale 2 Turks XT
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date01 Dec 2010vs19 Apr 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
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1600x900
4
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1920x1080
2.6
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2.9
2560x1440
2
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2.2
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth32GB/secvs28.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs green tick 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs480
Actual Shader Performance7%vs9%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs24
Texture Rate12.6 GTexel/svs19.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs8
Pixel Rate3.1 GPixel/svs6.6 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

Max Power49 Wattsvs66 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs400 Watts & 27 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron E3400 Dual-Core 2.6GHzvsIntel Core i3-530 2.9GHz
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
Radeon HD 6670 v2 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition is a special edition of AMD's fast-middle-class Radeon HD 6670 v2, created by Gigabyte.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Central Unit now runs at 820MHz, instead of 800MHz while the Memory Clock now operates at 900MHz.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System has Gigabyte's custom-designed 10cm cooler.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 2% performance over the reference Radeon HD 6670 v2.
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