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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition GeForce GT 430 Gainward 1GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 180% 1089%
Halo: Reach 11% 278%
Cyberpunk 2077 285% 1533%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 180% 1089%
Doom Eternal 141% 922%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 285% 1533%
Grand Theft Auto VI 329% 1717%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 73% 633%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 285% 1533%
Need For Speed Heat 180% 1089%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 430 Gainward 1GB Edition.

The GTX 560 has a 225 MHz higher core clock speed and 40 more Texture Mapping Units than the GT 430. This results in the GTX 560 providing 40.6 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 GTX 560 has a 225 MHz higher core clock speed and 28 more Render Output Units than the GT 430. This results in the GTX 560 providing 26.8 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 GTX 560 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 GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition and the GeForce GT 430 Gainward 1GB Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 560 has 108.8 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 430, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 560 is massively better than the GT 430.

The GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition has 336 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GT 430 Gainward 1GB Edition has 96. However, the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 is 622 and the actual shader performance of the GT 430 is 134. The GTX 560 having 488 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 560 delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 430.

The GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition requires 150 Watts to run and the GeForce GT 430 Gainward 1GB Edition requires 49 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 450 Watts for the GTX 560 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 430. The GTX 560 requires 101 Watts more than the GT 430 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 560 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GT 430.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed925 MHzvs700 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF114-325-A1Fermi GF108-300-A1
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date19 May 2011vs01 Oct 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Comparison

Resolution Performance

1366x768
10
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1600x900
7.9
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3.8
1920x1080
6.1
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2.5
2560x1440
4.1
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed1050 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus256 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth134.4GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 512 KB green tick vs 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units336vs96
Actual Shader Performance30%vs6%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units56vs16
Texture Rate51.8 GTexel/svs11.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units32vs4
Pixel Rate29.6 GPixel/svs2.8 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power150 Wattsvs49 Watts
Recommended PSU450 Watts & 30 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i5-2300 2.8GHzvsIntel Celeron E3400 Dual-Core 2.6GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTX 560 Asus DirectCU II TOP 1GB Edition is a Special Edition of NVIDIA's Performance GeForce GTX 560, created by Asus.

Overclock: Central Unit
The Central Unit now runs at 925MHz, instead of 810MHz.

Overclock: Memory Clock
The Operating Memory Clock is now of 1050MHz, instead of 1002MHz.

Frame Buffer
Untouched.


Cooling Solution
DirectCU II: Copper heat pipes in direct contact with the GPU to speed up heat dissipation for over 20% cooler performance, DirectCU II takes cooling further with twin 80mm fans for doubled airflow.

Performance
Benchmarks Indicate a 9% Performance Boost over the Reference GeForce GTX 560.
Overview
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.

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