GeForce GT 430 vs GeForce GTX 680

GeForce GT 430
Memory: 512Mb DDR3DESKTOP
Release date: 11 Oct 2010
GeForce GT 430
GeForce GTX 680
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 22 Mar 2012
GeForce GTX 680


Synthetic performance index

  • GeForce GT 430
  • GeForce GTX 680

Relative performance

Reasons to consider GeForce GT 430

146 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce GTX 680 .
Supports PhysX
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Fermi), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 680

This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Around 959% higher average synthetic performance.
Supports PhysX
Supports G-Sync
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty)
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Kepler), there are less performance optimizations for current games and applications

GeForce GTX 680

HWBench recommends GeForce GTX 680

The GeForce GTX 680 is the better performing card based on the synthetic benchmarks used (1 benchmarks).


Core Configuration

GeForce GT 430GeForce GTX 680
GPU NameGF108 (GF108-300-A1)vsGK104 (GK104-400-A2)
Fab Process40 nmvs28 nm
Die Size116 mm²vs294 mm²
Transistors585 millionvs3,540 million
Compute Units2vs8
Core clock700 MHzvs1006 MHz

Memory Configuration

GeForce GT 430GeForce GTX 680
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Bus Width64 bitvs256 bit
Memory Speed800 MHz
1600 MHz effective
vs1502 MHz
6008 MHz effective
Memory Size512 Mbvs2048 Mb

Additional details

GeForce GT 430GeForce GTX 680
TDP49 wattsvs195 watts
Release Date11 Oct 2010vs22 Mar 2012

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • GeForce GT 430
    2.80 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 680
    32.20 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • GeForce GT 430
    11.20 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 680
    129.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • GeForce GT 430
    12.80 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 680
    192.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • GeForce GT 430
    268.80 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 680
    3090.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • GeForce GT 430
  • GeForce GTX 680

Points (higher is better)