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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GT 530 GeForce GT 430 Gainward 1GB Edition
PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds 1011% 1011%
State Of Decay 2 633% 633%
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 1156% 1156%
Far Cry 5 2742% 2742%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1717% 1717%
The Crew 2 994% 994%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 1533% 1533%
Final Fantasy XV 1717% 1717%
Monster Hunter World 1156% 1156%
Conan Exiles 1533% 1533%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the GeForce GT 530 and the GT 430 are equal.

The GeForce GT 530 and the GT 430 have both the same core clock speed and the same Texture Fill Rate. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GeForce GT 530 and the GT 430 have both the same core clock speed and the same Pixel Fill Rate. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GeForce GT 530 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 GT 530 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 GeForce GT 530 has 3.2 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GT 430, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GT 530 is marginally better than the GT 430.

Both the GeForce GT 530 and the GeForce GT 430 Gainward 1GB Edition have 96 Shader Processing Units. Having the same number of SPUs and using the same architecture means that the performance they offer can be compared by looking at the memory bandwidth, Texture and Pixel Rates. In this case, although the GPUs are very similar in performance, the GeForce GT 530 takes the edge.

The GeForce GT 530 requires 50 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 GeForce GT 530 and a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GT 430. The GeForce GT 530 requires 1 Watts more than the GT 430 to run. The difference is not significant enough for the GeForce GT 530 to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the GT 430.

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GPU Architecture

Core Speed700 MHzvs700 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF108-300-A1Fermi GF108-300-A1
OC Potential Good vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs -
Release Date14 May 2011vs01 Oct 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed900 MHzvs800 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth28.8GB/secvs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs green tick 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 10% green tick vs 9%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs96
Actual Shader Performance6%vs6%
Texture Mapping Units16vs16
Texture Rate11.2 GTexel/svs11.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs2.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

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

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power50 Wattsvs49 Watts
Recommended PSU300 Watts & 22 Ampsvs300 Watts & 22 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.2
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Celeron G540 2.5GHzvsIntel 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 530 is an OEM only, middle-class Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Fermi Architecture.

The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.

It equips a GPU Codenamed GF108-300-A1 which has 2 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 96 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 4 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 700MHz.

The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of DDR3, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 900MHz.

DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies.

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

Power Consumption
With a rated board TDP of 49W, it requires at least a 300W PSU and it relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Gaming benchmarks put its performance around of a Radeon HD 5570, meaning it is much faster than Radeon HD 5450.

System Suggestions
We recommend a modest processor (Intel Celeron) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GT 530.
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.
Recommended CPUIntel Pentium Dual Core E2160 1.80GHz
AMD Athlon 64 3200+
Intel Pentium 4 HT 660
Intel Pentium 4 HT 661
Intel Pentium 4 HT 662
Intel Xeon Processor W3503
AMD Athlon II X2 240
Intel Celeron G540T 2.1GHz
AMD Athlon II X2 235e
Intel Pentium Dual Core E6500 2.93GHz
Possible GPU UpgradesGeForce GTX 460 MSI OC v2 1GB Edition
GeForce GTX 460 MSI OC v1 1GB Edition
Radeon HD 6850 MSI OC Power Edition
GeForce GTX 460 Gainward GS 1GB Edition
GeForce GTX 460 Palit Sonic 1GB Edition
Radeon R7 260X v2 MSI OC v2 2GB Edition
Radeon HD 6870 XFX DD XXX Edition
Radeon HD 6870 XFX Black Edition
GeForce GTX 560 Club3D CoolStream Super OC 1GB Edition
GeForce GTX 560 EVGA DS SSC 1GB Edition
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