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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition GeForce GT 340
Red Dead Redemption 2 1022% 1275%
Halo: Reach 256% 337%
Cyberpunk 2077 1441% 1789%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1022% 1275%
Doom Eternal 864% 1083%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1441% 1789%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1614% 2002%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 592% 748%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1441% 1789%
Need For Speed Heat 1022% 1275%

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 340.

The GT 430 has a 235 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GT 340, but the GeForce GT 340 has 16 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 430. As a result, the GeForce GT 340 exhibits a 5 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 235 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GT 340, but the GeForce GT 340 has 4 more Render Output Units than the GT 430. As a result, the GeForce GT 340 exhibits a 1.3 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 GeForce GT 340, 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 GeForce GT 340 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GeForce GT 340 has 22.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 430, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GT 340 is slightly better than the GT 430.

Both the GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition and the GeForce GT 340 have 96 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the GT 430 is 151 and by the GeForce GT 340 is 121. Knowing that the shader performance of the GT 430 is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition requires 49 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 340 requires 69 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 GeForce GT 340. The GeForce GT 340 requires 20 Watts more than the GT 430 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce GT 340 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 430.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed785 MHzvs550 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108-300-A1GT215
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 Dec 2010vs01 Feb 2010
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 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs850 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth32GB/secvs54.4GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs -
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs96
Actual Shader Performance7%vs6%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs32
Texture Rate12.6 GTexel/svs17.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs8
Pixel Rate3.1 GPixel/svs4.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power49 Wattsvs69 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs10.1
Shader Model5.0vs4.1
Open GL4.5vs3.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
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

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.
GeForce GT 340 is a middle-class GFX based on the 2009, 40nm, second-generation unified architecture.
It's based on the GT215 Core and offers 96 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 8 ROPs, on a 128-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 550MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 850MHz.
The number of Shaders cannot be compared to GeForce GT 320 due to being based on a different architecture. It's therefore a renamed GeForce GT 240 GDDR5 (OEM).
Today's modern demanding games will have to be played at medium settings to achieve fluent frame rates. DirectX 11 games aren't supported.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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