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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition GeForce 9600 GS
Red Dead Redemption 2 1022% 1376%
Doom Eternal 864% 1169%
Cyberpunk 2077 1441% 1928%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1022% 1376%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 592% 810%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1441% 1928%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1441% 1928%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1614% 2155%
Need For Speed Heat 1022% 1376%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 57% 43%

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 9600 GS.

The GT 430 has a 285 MHz higher core clock speed but 8 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce 9600 GS. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GT 430 manages to provide 0.6 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 285 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce 9600 GS, but the GeForce 9600 GS has 8 more Render Output Units than the GT 430. As a result, the GeForce 9600 GS exhibits a 2.9 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 9600 GS, 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 9600 GS.

The GT 430 has 256 MB more video memory than the GeForce 9600 GS, 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 9600 GS, which means that the memory performance of the GT 430 is marginally better than the GeForce 9600 GS.

The GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition has 96 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce 9600 GS has 48. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 430 is 151 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce 9600 GS 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 9600 GS.

The GT 430 transistor size technology is 25 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GeForce 9600 GS. This means that the GT 430 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GeForce 9600 GS.

The GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition requires 49 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce 9600 GS. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 430 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GeForce 9600 GS. The GeForce 9600 GS has been recommended a PSU with 100 Watts more than the GT 430. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce 9600 GS 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 MHzvs500 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108-300-A1G94a
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 Dec 2010vs01 May 2008
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%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs48
Actual Shader Performance7%vs3%
Technology40nmvs65nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs24
Texture Rate12.6 GTexel/svs12 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs12
Pixel Rate3.1 GPixel/svs6 GPixel/s
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GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
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GPU Power Requirements

Max Power49 Watts-
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs400 Watts & 26 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10
Shader Model5.0vs3.0
Open GL4.5vs2.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron E3400 Dual-Core 2.6GHzvsIntel Core 2 Duo E4700 2.6GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1280x720

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.
It had previously been thought that NVIDIA had decided to drop the G and NV nomenclature for a D (for Desktop) nomenclature on their processors. Following the D is the generation number and the target market indicator. NVIDIA's official designations for target markets include Mainstream, Performance, and Enthusiast. For example, the D9E indicates a 9th generation Desktop GeForce video card for the Enthusiast market[1]. However, NVIDIA has actually forked their codenames into those of graphics processors, and those of graphics cards. The GPU cores have kept the prefix 'G' and future versions will include the prefix 'GT'; whereas the actual cards are now codenamed as D, generation number and target market.
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