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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 220 v3 GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 1376% 1022%
Cyberpunk 2077 1928% 1441%
Doom Eternal 1169% 864%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 810% 592%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1376% 1022%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1928% 1441%
FIFA 20 686% 497%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2155% 1614%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 1928% 1441%
Need For Speed Heat 1376% 1022%

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 220 v3.

The GT 430 has a 170 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GT 220. This results in the GT 430 providing 2.8 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 170 MHz higher core clock speed than the GT 220, but the GT 220 has 4 more Render Output Units than the GT 430. As a result, the GT 220 exhibits a 1.8 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 GT 220, 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 GT 220.

The GT 430 has 512 MB more video memory than the GT 220, 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 memory bandwidth of the GeForce GT 220 v3 and the GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition are the same, which means the GT 220 and the GT 430 have equal limitations when it comes to graphical data transfer.

The GeForce GT 220 v3 has 48 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the GT 220 is 59 and the actual shader performance of the GT 430 is 151. The GT 430 having 92 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 GT 220.

The GeForce GT 220 v3 requires 58 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition requires 49 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 220 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 430. The GT 220 requires 9 Watts more than the GT 430 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GT 220 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 430.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed615 MHzvs785 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureTesla GT216-055-A3Fermi GF108-300-A1
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date12 Oct 2009vs01 Dec 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
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3840x2160 - green tick vs green tick -

GPU Memory

Memory512 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1000 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR2vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth32GB/secvs32GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units48vs96
Actual Shader Performance3%vs7%
Texture Mapping Units16vs16
Texture Rate9.8 GTexel/svs12.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units8vs4
Pixel Rate4.9 GPixel/svs3.1 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power58 Wattsvs49 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model4.0vs5.0
Open GL3.3vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core 2 Duo E8400 3.0GHzvsIntel 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 220 v3 is a Middle-Class Graphics Card based on the Second Revision of the Tesla Architecture.

Tesla was NVIDIA's First Unified Shader Architecture.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GT215-450-A2 which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 48 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 8 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 615MHz.

The GPU accesses a 512MB frame buffer of DDR2, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 1000MHz.

DirectX 10.1 Support (10.0 Hardware Default) and support for NVIDIA PureVideo HD Technology, Dual-stream Hardware Acceleration, PhysX, CUDA, HybridPower and other technologies.

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

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 58W, it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for Power meaning no extra connectors are required.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance somewhat above a Radeon HD 4550, meaning it is only somewhat slower than the more recent Fermi GeForce GT 430.
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.
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