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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GT 430

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 430

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Higher effective memory clock speed 1,600 MHz vs 666 MHz Around 2.5x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher clock speed 700 MHz vs 589 MHz Around 20% higher clock speed
Significantly better cloud gate factor score 7.31 vs 2.29 Around 3.2x better cloud gate factor score
Significantly higher memory clock speed 800 MHz vs 333 MHz Around 2.5x higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce 9300 GS

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce 9300 GS

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Slightly higher pixel rate 5.61 GPixel/s vs 2.8 GPixel/s More than 2x higher pixel rate

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GT 430 vs 9300 GS

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Features Key features of the GeForce GT 430  vs 9300 GS 

memory bandwidth Rate at which data can be read from or stored in onboard memory

GeForce GT 430
12.8 GB/s
GeForce 9300 GS
5.33 GB/s

pixel rate Number of pixels a graphics card can render to the screen every second

GeForce GT 430
2.8 GPixel/s
GeForce 9300 GS
5.61 GPixel/s

texture rate Speed at which a graphics card can perform texture mapping

GeForce GT 430
11.2 GTexel/s
GeForce 9300 GS
11.22 GTexel/s

floating point performance How fast the gpu can crunch numbers

GeForce GT 430
268.8 GFLOPS
GeForce 9300 GS
44.86 GFLOPS

shading units Subcomponents of the gpu, these run in parallel to enable fast pixel shading

texture mapping units Built into each gpu, these resize and rotate bitmaps for texturing scenes


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