NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 vs AMD Radeon HD 8470D

NVIDIA GeForce GT 430
AMD Radeon HD 8470D

General info

Comparison of GeForce GT 430 and Radeon HD 8470D architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.69
 
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Architecture
Fermi
 
Terascale 3
Code name
GF108
 
Richland
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
11 October 2010
 
5 June 2013
Launch price (MSRP)
$79
 
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Price now
$36
 
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Technical specs

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.
Pipelines
96
 
128
CUDA cores per GPU
96
 
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Core clock speed
1400 MHz
 
800 MHz
Transistor count
585 million
 
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Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
32 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
49 Watt
 
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Maximum GPU temperature
98 °C
 
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Texture fill rate
11.2 billion / sec
 
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Floating-point performance
268.8 gflops
 
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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).
Bus support
PCI-E 2.0 x 16
 
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Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
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Length
5.7" (14.5 cm)
 
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Height
2.713" (6.9 cm)
 
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Supplementary power connectors
None
 
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Memory

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.
Memory type
GDDR3
 
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Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
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Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
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Memory clock speed
800 - 900 MHz (1600 - 1800 data rate)
 
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Memory bandwidth
25.6 - 28.8 GB / s
 
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Shared memory
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Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GT 430 and Radeon HD 8470D.
Display Connectors
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA
 
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Display Connectors
HDMIVGA (optional)Mini HDMIDual Link DVI
 
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HDMI
+
 
-
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
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Audio input for HDMI
Internal
 
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Technologies

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.
3D Vision
+
 
-
CUDA
+
 
-

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GT 430 and Radeon HD 8470D, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11
 
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
OpenGL
4.2
 
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Benchmark performance

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

Passmark

GT 430 661 +26.9%
HD 8470D 521

Rendering quality tests

GFXBench render quality
4541 −0.1%
 
4546 +0.1%
GFXBench high precision render quality
4541 −0.1%
 
4546 +0.1%

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GT 430 and Radeon HD 8470D. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
17 Mh/s
 
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Gaming performance

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)
3D Vision
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
DirectX 12
HDMI
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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