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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition Radeon X1950 Series
Red Dead Redemption 2 1022% 1409%
Halo: Reach 256% 380%
Cyberpunk 2077 1441% 1973%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1022% 1409%
Doom Eternal 864% 1198%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1441% 1973%
Warcraft 3: Reforged 57% 42%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1614% 2206%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1441% 1973%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 592% 831%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition are significantly better than the AMD Radeon X1950 Series.

The GT 430 was released over three years more recently than the Radeon X1950 Series, and so the GT 430 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Radeon X1950 Series when running the latest games.

The GT 430 has 768 MB more video memory than the Radeon X1950 Series, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the Radeon X1950 Series has superior memory performance.

The Radeon X1950 Series has 32 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 430, which means that the memory performance of the Radeon X1950 Series is noticeably better than the GT 430.

The GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition has 96 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon X1950 Series has 36. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 430 is 151 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon X1950 Series is 12. The GT 430 having 139 better shader performance is not particularly notable, as altogether the Radeon X1950 Series 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 but there is no entry for the Radeon X1950 Series. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 430 and a PSU with at least 420 Watts for the Radeon X1950 Series. The Radeon X1950 Series has been recommended a PSU with 120 Watts more than the GT 430. The difference is significant enough that the Radeon X1950 Series 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-A1RV570 - R580+
OC Potential Poor vs -
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date01 Dec 2010vs02 Jan 2006
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
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1920x1080
2.6
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2560x1440
2
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs256 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR3
Memory Bandwidth32GB/secvs64GB/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 Units96vs36
Actual Shader Performance7%vs1%
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 Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs0
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power49 Watts-
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs420 Watts & 20 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs9.0c
Shader Model5.0vs3.0
Open GL4.5vs2.0
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
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 X1950 Series is not a GPU but instead a combination between Radeon X1950 GT, Radeon X1950 XT, Radeon X1950 Pro and Radeon X1950 XTX whose rank is a balance between the four and that exists for System Requirements purposes only.
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Possible GPU Upgrades
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