Performance in Third-Person Shooters
Just Cause 2
The overclocked Axle overtakes the GeForce GT 240 yet cannot make Just Cause 2 playable.
Lost Planet 2
Like in the previous game, you cannot play normally unless you lower the graphics quality settings. And even if you do, it is arguable whether the GeForce GT 430 will be able to deliver a playable frame rate at 1600x900.
Performance in RPGs
Fallout: New Vegas
When overclocked to GPU frequencies of 850/1700 MHz, the Axle GeForce GT 430 allows playing at 1920x1080. That’s very good for an $80 graphics card!
Mass Effect 2
We enforced full-screen antialiasing using the method described in our special Mass Effect 2 review.
The bottom speed of the overclocked Axle GeForce GT 430 is somewhat short of the desired 25 fps at 1920x1080, yet the game seems to be playable anyway. The Axle card is only inferior to the Radeon HD 5670 here.