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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition Radeon HD 6550D
Halo: Reach 256% 335%
Cyberpunk 2077 1441% 1782%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 592% 745%
Red Dead Redemption 2 1022% 1270%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1022% 1270%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1441% 1782%
Doom Eternal 864% 1078%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1614% 1993%
FIFA 20 497% 630%
Need For Speed Heat 1022% 1270%

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 AMD Radeon HD 6550D.

The Radeon HD 6550D 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 GT 430 has 512 MB more video memory than the Radeon HD 6550D, so is likely to be much 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 32 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the Radeon HD 6550D, which means that the memory performance of the GT 430 is noticeably better than the Radeon HD 6550D.

The GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition has 96 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 6550D has 400. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 430 is 151 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 6550D is 156. The Radeon HD 6550D having 5 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the GT 430 performs better when taking into account other relevant data.

The GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition requires 49 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 6550D requires 100 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 430. The Radeon HD 6550D requires 51 Watts more than the GT 430 to run. The difference is significant enough that the Radeon HD 6550D 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 MHzvs600 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108-300-A1BeaverCreek
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 Dec 2010vs20 Jun 2011
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 MBvsN/A
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs-
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth32GB/secvs-
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 Units96vs400
Actual Shader Performance7%vs8%
Technology40nmvs-
Texture Mapping Units16vs-
Texture Rate12.6 GTexel/svs-
Render Output Units4vs-
Pixel Rate3.1 GPixel/svs-
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power49 Wattsvs100 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Amps-

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs11
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.1
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsno
Comparison

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.
Radeon HD 6550D is an integrated GPU in one of AMD's processors. It's part of the high-end class GPUS of this Series. It supports DirectX 11 and uses system memory and it only supports DDR3-1866 memory type.
The performance, is obviously, limited but demanding games should still be playable from low to medium settings (depending on the resolution + DirectX version used), while very demanding games might not run at all or might require very reduced settings. All in all, even though it supports DirectX 11, most likely games that use it are unplayable to the lowest settings or only playable on the lowest settings because every game out there using DirectX 11 is either demanding or very demanding.
Recommended CPU
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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