NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 vs AMD Radeon HD 8470D
Comparison of GeForce GT 430 and Radeon HD 8470D architecture, market type and release date.
GeForce GT 430 and Radeon HD 8470D's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GT 430 and Radeon HD 8470D's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
CUDA cores per GPU
Core clock speed
Manufacturing process technology
Power consumption (TDP)
Maximum GPU temperature
Texture fill rate
11.2 billion / sec
Compatibility, dimensions and requirements
Information on GeForce GT 430 and Radeon HD 8470D compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
PCI-E 2.0 x 16
PCIe 2.0 x16
5.7" (14.5 cm)
2.713" (6.9 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GT 430 and Radeon HD 8470D: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Maximum RAM amount
Memory bus width
Memory clock speed
800 - 900 MHz (1600 - 1800 data rate)
25.6 - 28.8 GB / s
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GT 430 and Radeon HD 8470D.
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
HDMIVGA (optional)Mini HDMIDual Link DVI
Maximum VGA resolution
Audio input for HDMI
Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GT 430 and Radeon HD 8470D. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
APIs supported by GeForce GT 430 and Radeon HD 8470D, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GT 430 and Radeon HD 8470D. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
GT 430 0.46 +27.8%
HD 8470D 0.36
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
GT 430 720 +7.5%
HD 8470D 670
GT 430 661 +26.9%
HD 8470D 521
Rendering quality tests
GFXBench render quality
GFXBench high precision render quality
Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GT 430 and Radeon HD 8470D. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
Let's see how good GeForce GT 430 and Radeon HD 8470D are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.
Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GT 430
27.8% faster in synthetic tests
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
3D Vision Surround
Advantages of AMD Radeon HD 8470D
Much newer (5 June 2013 vs 11 October 2010)
More pipelines (128 vs 96)
Finer manufacturing process technology (32 vs 40 nm)
So, GT 430 or HD 8470D?
Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GT 430.
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