Radeon RX 480 vs GeForce GT 430

Radeon RX 480
Memory: 8192Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 29 Jun 2016
Radeon RX 480
GeForce GT 430
Memory: 512Mb DDR3DESKTOP
Release date: 11 Oct 2010
GeForce GT 430


Synthetic performance index

  • Radeon RX 480
  • GeForce GT 430

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon RX 480

This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Around 1724% higher average synthetic performance.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute
Supports FreeSync
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty)
Supports TrueAudio
Based on an outdated architecture (AMD GCN), there may be no performance optimizations for current games and applications

Reasons to consider GeForce GT 430

101 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon RX 480 .
Supports PhysX
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Fermi), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications

Radeon RX 480

HWBench recommends Radeon RX 480

The Radeon RX 480 is the better performing card based on the synthetic benchmarks used (1 benchmarks).


Core Configuration

Radeon RX 480GeForce GT 430
GPU NameEllesmere (Ellesmere XT)vsGF108 (GF108-300-A1)
Fab Process14 nmvs40 nm
Die Size232 mm²vs116 mm²
Transistors5,700 millionvs585 million
Compute Units36vs2
Core clock1120 MHzvs700 MHz

Memory Configuration

Radeon RX 480GeForce GT 430
Memory TypeGDDR5vsDDR3
Bus Width256 bitvs64 bit
Memory Speed2000 MHz
8000 MHz effective
vs800 MHz
1600 MHz effective
Memory Size8192 Mbvs512 Mb

Additional details

Radeon RX 480GeForce GT 430
TDP150 wattsvs49 watts
Release Date29 Jun 2016vs11 Oct 2010

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon RX 480
    40.50 GP/s
  • GeForce GT 430
    2.80 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon RX 480
    182.30 GT/s
  • GeForce GT 430
    11.20 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon RX 480
    256.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GT 430
    12.80 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon RX 480
    5834.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GT 430
    268.80 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • Radeon RX 480
  • GeForce GT 430

Points (higher is better)