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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game Intel HD Graphics 610 GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 1213% 1441%
Red Dead Redemption 2 855% 1022%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 489% 592%
Halo: Reach 204% 256%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 1213% 1441%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 855% 1022%
FIFA 20 409% 497%
Doom Eternal 721% 864%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1360% 1614%
Need For Speed Heat 855% 1022%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel HD Graphics 610 are very slightly better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 430 MSI Low Profile Dual Fan OC 1GB Edition.

The GT 430 has a 435 MHz higher core clock speed but 8 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the HD Graphics 610. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GT 430 manages to provide 4.2 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 435 MHz higher core clock speed and 1 more Render Output Units than the HD Graphics 610. This results in the GT 430 providing 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 Graphics 610 was released over three years more recently than the GT 430, and so the HD Graphics 610 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GT 430 when running the latest games.

The GT 430 has 1024 MB video memory, but the HD Graphics 610 does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The HD Graphics 610 has 192 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 HD Graphics 610 is 1613 and the actual shader performance of the GT 430 is 151. The HD Graphics 610 having 1462 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the HD Graphics 610 delivers a marginally smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GT 430.

The HD Graphics 610 transistor size technology is 26 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GT 430. This means that the HD Graphics 610 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GT 430. While they exhibit similar graphical performance, the HD Graphics 610 should consume less power than the GT 430.

The HD Graphics 610 requires 15 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 430, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the HD Graphics 610. The GT 430 requires 34 Watts more than the HD Graphics 610 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GT 430 may have a slight adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the HD Graphics 610.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed350 MHzvs785 MHz
Boost Clock1050 MHzvs-
ArchitectureSkylake GT2Fermi GF108-300-A1
OC Potential - vs Poor
Driver Support Great vs Poor
Release Date01 Jan 2017vs01 Dec 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900 - vs green tick
1920x1080 - vs green tick
2560x1440 - vs green tick
3840x2160 - green tick vs green tick -

GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs1024 MB
Memory Speed1066 MHzvs1000 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR4vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth34.1GB/secvs32GB/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 Units192vs96
Actual Shader Performance78%vs7%
Texture Mapping Units24vs16
Texture Rate8.4 GTexel/svs12.6 GTexel/s
Render Output Units3vs4
Pixel Rate1.1 GPixel/svs3.1 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs1
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power15 Wattsvs49 Watts
Recommended PSU-300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.4vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Celeron E3400 Dual-Core 2.6GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1366x768

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel HD Graphics 610 are Integrated Graphics in some of Intel's Kaby Lake Processors.

The Kaby Lake Architecture succeeds the Skylake Architecture and aims for increased CPU and Graphics Performance, within the same Power Requirements. It includes support for DirectX 12.1, OpenCL 2.0 and OpenGL 4.4, as well as DDR4 Memory Support.
The GPU Codenamed GT2 offers 192 Shader Processing Units, 12 TMUs and 3 ROPs.

The Central Unit Initially Runs at 350MHz and goes up to 1050MHz, in Turbo Mode.

Memory: Speed
The Operating Memory Clock depends at which speed the System's RAM is running and which Memory Type is installed and is ultimately limited by the highest operating speed that the Processor supports.
Depending on whether or not the System's RAM is Dual-Channeled, it can access either a 64-bit or 128-bit Memory Interface.

Memory: Frame Buffer
The GPU Shares the System's RAM which varies according to the System. The GPU may reserve up to 1.7GB.

Because Performance depends heavily on the Memory Bandwidth, it may vary heavily from System to System.

System Suggestions
Intel HD Graphics 610 is best suited for resolutions up to and including 1366x768. We recommend 4GB of RAM for Optimal Performance.
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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