NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 vs AMD Radeon R7 430 OEM

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
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Value for money (0-100)
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GCN 1.0
GPU code name
Market segment
Release date
13 September 2010 (11 years ago)
30 June 2016 (5 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
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Price now
$198 (1.5x MSRP)
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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
Core clock speed
783 MHz
730 MHz
Boost clock speed
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780 MHz
Number of transistors
1,170 million
950 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
28 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
106 Watt
50 Watt
Texture fill rate
Floating-point performance
601.3 gflops
599.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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).

PCIe 2.0 x16
PCIe 3.0 x8
210 mm
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Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin


Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
2 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
1600 MHz
1800 MHz
Memory bandwidth
57.73 GB/s
28.8 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

12 (11_0)
12 (11_1)
Shader Model

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTS 450 and Radeon R7 430 OEM. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
40 Mh/s
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Competitors of GeForce GTS 450 from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTS 450 from AMD is FireStream 9270.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce GTS 450:

Competitors of Radeon R7 430 OEM from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon R7 430 OEM from NVIDIA is GeForce GTS 450.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon R7 430 OEM:

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450

Higher memory bandwidth (57.73 vs 28.8 GB/s)

Advantages of AMD Radeon R7 430 OEM

Much newer (30 June 2016 vs 13 September 2010)

More pipelines (384 vs 192)

Finer manufacturing process technology (28 vs 40 nm)

Lower power consumption (50W vs 106W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 and AMD Radeon R7 430 OEM. We've got no test results to judge.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
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