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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition GeForce GT 440 v3
Halo: Reach 256% 183%
Cyberpunk 2077 1441% 1125%
Red Dead Redemption 2 1022% 792%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 592% 450%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1022% 792%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1441% 1125%
Doom Eternal 864% 667%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1614% 1263%
FIFA 20 497% 375%
Need For Speed Heat 1022% 792%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 440 v3 are noticeably better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition.

The GT 430 has a 191 MHz higher core clock speed than the GT 440, but the GT 440 has 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 430. As a result, the GT 440 exhibits a 1.7 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 191 MHz higher core clock speed than the GT 440, but the GT 440 has 20 more Render Output Units than the GT 430. As a result, the GT 440 exhibits a 11.2 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 less than a year after the GT 440, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GT 440 has 512 MB more video memory than the GT 430, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GT 440 also has superior memory performance overall.

The GT 440 has 11.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 430, which means that the memory performance of the GT 440 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 440 v3 has 144. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 430 is 151 and the actual shader performance of the GT 440 is 171. The GT 440 having 20 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GT 440 delivers a slightly 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 GeForce GT 440 v3 requires 56 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 GT 440. The GT 440 requires 7 Watts more than the GT 430 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GT 440 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 430.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed785 MHzvs594 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108-300-A1Fermi GF106
OC Potential Poor vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date01 Dec 2010vs01 Oct 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1536 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs192 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth32GB/secvs43.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB vs green tick 384 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs144
Actual Shader Performance7%vs8%
Texture Mapping Units16vs24
Texture Rate12.6 GTexel/svs14.3 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs24
Pixel Rate3.1 GPixel/svs14.3 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power49 Wattsvs56 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs300 Watts & 20 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
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

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.

Benchmarks indicate a 6% performance boost over the reference GeForce GT 430.
GeForce GT 440 v3 is an OEM only middle-class Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Fermi Architecture.

The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GF106 which has 3 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 144 Shader Processing Units, 24 TMUs and 24 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 810MHz.

The GPU accesses a 1.5GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 192-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is exaggerated and in no way benefits the GPU. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.

DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies.

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

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 56W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance considerably above Radeon HD 5570 but Radeon HD 5670 is still faster.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Celeron) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 440.
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