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Gaming Performance Comparison

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GT 530 are marginally better than the Nvidia GeForce GT 430 Gainward 1GB DDR3 Edition.

The GT 430 and the GeForce GT 530 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 GT 430 and the GeForce GT 530 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 GT 430 was released less than a year after the GeForce GT 530, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce GT 430 Gainward 1GB DDR3 Edition and the GeForce GT 530 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 430 Gainward 1GB DDR3 Edition and the GeForce GT 530 have 96 Shader Processing Units. The two GPUs are based on different architectures, but deliver an equivalent shader performance. To compare, we must continue to look 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 but there is no entry for the GT 430. We would recommend a PSU with at least 300 Watts for the GeForce GT 530, but we do not have a recommended PSU wattage for the GT 430.

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GPU Core Details

Core Speed700 MHzvs700 MHz
ArchitectureFermi GF108-300-A1Fermi GF108-200-A1
Notebook GPUnono
Release Date01 Jul 201130 May 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs900 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs28.8GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB green tick vs green tick 256 KB

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units96vs96
Actual Shader Performance134vs134
Texture Mapping Units16vs16
Texture Rate11.2 GTexel/svs11.2 GTexel/s
Render Output Units4vs4
Pixel Rate2.8 GPixel/svs2.8 GPixel/s

GPU Display Tech

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.2vs4.2
Max Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs1
DVI Connections1vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power-50 Watts

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended RAM4 GBvs4 GB
Recommended Screen Size1366x7681366x768
Recommended PSU-300 Watts & 22 Amps

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewGeForce GT 430 Gainward 1GB DDR3 Edition is a special edition of entry-to-middle-class GeForce GT 430.
This version contains a custom cooling system which will keep the GPU temperature low while producing less noise. There is no overclocking out of the box - in fact the memory clock is slightly lower and of only 1600MHz (effective) which reduces the already low memory bandwidth of GeForce GT 430.
Therefore, GeForce GT 430 Gainward 1GB DDR3 Edition's performance is a little below the reference GeForce GT 430 we have added.
GeForce GT 530 is a middle-class Graphics Card based on the 2010, 40nm, Fermi architecture.
It's based on the Fermi GF108 Core and offers 96 Shader Processing Units, 16 TMUs and 4 ROPs on a 128-bit memory interface of 1GB DDR3. The central clock runs at 700MHz and the memory clock operates at 900MHz. Expect a power consumption of up to 50 Watt.
It's therefore a renamed GeForce GT 430 and offers exactly the same performance. This Graphics Card can be paired with any 2011 average Dual-Core CPU.
Recommended CPUAMD Opteron 8212
AMD Opteron 8212 HE
AMD Sempron 145
Intel Celeron G440 1.6GHz
Intel Xeon Processor 3.4 GHz
Intel Pentium Dual Core E6800 3.33GHz
Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 2.2GHz
AMD Athlon II X2 280
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5000+
AMD Athlon II X3 415e
Possible GPU UpgradesGeForce GTX 560 ECS Black Edition
GeForce GTX 560 SC Edition
Radeon HD 7770 VTX3D X-Edition
Radeon HD 4870 X2
GeForce GTX 560 Zotac Multiview Edition
Radeon HD 5870 MSI Lightning Edition
GeForce GTX 560 Zotac AMP! Edition
GeForce GTX 470
Radeon HD 5870 1024MB
Radeon HD 5870 2048MB
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