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MSI N430GT MD1GD3/OC/LP Video Card Review
Author: Gabriel Torres 70,327 views
Type: Reviews Last Updated: December 7, 2010
Page: 1 of 13
Introduction
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The GeForce GT 430 is currently the simplest DirectX 11 GPU from NVIDIA for the retail market (NVIDIA also has the GeForce GT 420, but this particular model is only available inside pre-built PCs). Let’s see how this factory-overclocked card from MSI fared in our tests.

The new GeForce GT 430 comes to replace the GeForce GT 220, which is a DirectX 10.1 part. It competes directly with the Radeon HD 5570, which is also DirectX 11. Since this is an entry-level video card, in our comparison we decided to include the performance of the integrated video available in the Core i3-530, which is an entry-level CPU.

The MSI N430GT MD1GD3/OC/LP comes overclocked, running at a core clock that is 12% higher than the default clock and a memory clock that is 22% higher than the default clock.

In the table below we compare the main specs of the video cards included in our review.

Video Card

Core Clock

Shader Clock

Memory Clock (Real)

Memory Clock (Effective)

Memory Interface

Memory Transfer Rate

Memory

Shaders

DX

Price

Core i3-530

733 MHz

733 MHz

(system)

(system)

(system)

(system)

(system)

12

10

-

Radeon HD 5570

650 MHz

650 MHz

900 MHz

1.8 GHz

128-bit

28.8 GB/s

1 GB GDDR3

400

11

USD 70 – 85

GeForce GT 220

625 MHz

1.36 GHz

790 MHz

1.58 GHz

128-bit

25.28 GB/s

1 GB DDR2

48

10.1

USD 65 – 80

GeForce GT 430

700 MHz

1.4 GHz

900 MHz

1.8 GHz

128-bit

28.8 GB/s

1 GB DDR3

96

11

USD 65 – 85

MSI N430GT MD1GD3/OC/LP

785 MHz

1.57 GHz

1.1 GHz

2.2 GHz

128-bit

35.2 GB/s

1 GB DDR3

96

11

USD 80

Prices were researched at Newegg.com on the day we published this review.

You can compare the specs of these video cards with other video cards by taking a look at our AMD ATI Chips Comparison Table and NVIDIA Chips Comparison Table tutorials. 

Now let’s take a complete look at this model from MSI.

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