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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 630 Gigabyte 2GB Edition GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition
Halo: Reach 240% 256%
Cyberpunk 2077 1370% 1441%
Red Dead Redemption 2 970% 1022%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 560% 592%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 970% 1022%
Doom Eternal 820% 864%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1370% 1441%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1535% 1614%
FIFA 20 470% 497%
Need For Speed Heat 970% 1022%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 630 Gigabyte 2GB Edition are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition.

The GT 630 has a 25 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GT 430. This results in the GT 630 providing 0.4 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 630 has a 25 MHz higher core clock speed than the GT 430 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GT 630 providing 0.1 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GT 630 was released over a year more recently than the GT 430, and so the GT 630 is likely to have better driver support, meaning it will be more optimized for running the latest games when compared to the GT 430.

The GT 630 has 1024 MB more video memory than the GT 430, so is likely to be much better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. However, overall, the GT 430 has superior memory performance.

The GT 430 has 6.4 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 630, which means that the memory performance of the GT 430 is marginally better than the GT 630.

Both the GeForce GT 630 Gigabyte 2GB Edition and the GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition have 96 Shader Processing Units. While the two GPUs have the same number of SPUs, the actual performance delivered by the GT 630 is 156 and by the GT 430 is 151. Knowing that the shader performance of the GT 630 is superior, it is not necessary to examine the GPUs' respective Texture and Pixel Fill Rates.

The GeForce GT 630 Gigabyte 2GB Edition requires 65 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 350 Watts for the GT 630 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 430. The GT 630 requires 16 Watts more than the GT 430 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GT 630 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 430.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed810 MHzvs785 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108-400-A1Fermi GF108-300-A1
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date18 May 2012vs01 Dec 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

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1600x900
4.1
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1920x1080
2.7
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2560x1440
2
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GPU Memory

Memory2048 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs32GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs green tick 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
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GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs96
Actual Shader Performance8%vs7%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units16vs16
Texture Rate13 GTexel/svs12.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate3.2 GPixel/svs3.1 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)4096x2160vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power65 Wattsvs49 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 26 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfirenovsno
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron G550 2.6GHzvsIntel 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 630 Gigabyte 2GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's Middle-Class GeForce GT 630, created by Gigabyte.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit Remains the Same.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock runs at 800MHz and the Frame Buffer was raised to 2GB. This is a gimmick and in no way benefits the GPU.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System has been replaced by Gigabyte's custom-designed 80 mm cooler, with air flow optimized cover and aluminum base. The cooler can dissipate heat effectively from the GPU while keeping the fan at lower speed and noise.

Performance
Without Any Overclock Out of The Box, GeForce GT 630 Gigabyte 2GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GT 630.
Overview
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.
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