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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game HD i7 3770S GeForce GT 430 Gainward 1GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 2252% 1533%
Call of Duty Warzone 1612% 1089%
Grand Theft Auto VI 2516% 1717%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 2252% 1533%
Minecraft: Dungeons 1708% 1156%
Maneater 1372% 922%
Valorant 68% 17%
Saints Row 3 Remastered 903% 597%
Doom Eternal 1644% 1111%
Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord 1548% 1044%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 430 Gainward 1GB Edition are significantly better than the Intel HD i7 3770S.

The GT 430 has a 50 MHz higher core clock speed and 12 more Texture Mapping Units than the HD i7 3770S. This results in the GT 430 providing 8.6 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 50 MHz higher core clock speed than the HD i7 3770S and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GT 430 providing 0.2 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 HD i7 3770S was released over a year more recently than the GT 430, and so the HD i7 3770S 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 430 has 1024 MB video memory, but the HD i7 3770S does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD i7 3770S has 16 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 430 Gainward 1GB Edition has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the HD i7 3770S is 74 and the actual shader performance of the GT 430 is 134. The GT 430 having 60 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 HD i7 3770S.

The HD i7 3770S transistor size technology is 18 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 430. This means that the HD i7 3770S is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 430.

The HD i7 3770S requires 77 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 430 Gainward 1GB Edition requires 49 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the HD i7 3770S and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 430. The HD i7 3770S requires 28 Watts more than the GT 430 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the HD i7 3770S to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 430.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed650 MHzvs700 MHz
Boost Clock1150 MHzvs-
ArchitectureIvy Bridge GT2Fermi GF108-300-A1
OC Potential None vs Fair
Driver Support Good vs Poor
Release Date29 Apr 2012vs01 Oct 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs1024 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 1024 KB green tick vs 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units16vs96
Actual Shader Performance4%vs6%
Texture Mapping Units4vs16
Texture Rate2.6 GTexel/svs11.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate2.6 GPixel/svs2.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power77 Wattsvs49 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.0vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Celeron E3400 Dual-Core 2.6GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1024x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel HD i7 3770S is the specific version of Intel HD Graphics 4000 Desktop that is Integrated in the Core i7-3770S Processor.

The Central Unit Initially Runs at 650MHz and goes up to 1150MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Frame Buffer: Up to 1.7GB.

Memory Channel: 64-bit Or 128-bit.

Memory Clock: Up to 800MHz.

Memory Bandwidth: It is then obvious the Memory Bandwidth depends on a lot of factors and thus this Graphics Card performance may vary heavily from system to system.

Gaming Benchmarks Indicate its Performance is Similar to of a Dedicated GeForce GT 620.

System Suggestions
We recommend 4GB of RAM for a system with Intel HD i7 3770S.
GeForce GT 430 Gainward 1GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's middle-class GeForce GT 430, created by Gainward.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Clock Frequencies of both Central Unit and Operating Memory Clock Remain the Same.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System remains the same.

Without Overclocking Out of The Box, GeForce GT 430 Gainward 1GB Edition is as fast as the reference GeForce GT 430.
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