Performance in Simulators
Colin McRae: Dirt 2
We enable tessellation in this game.
Like in many other tests, the GeForce GT 430 is about as fast as the Radeon HD 5550 GDDR5. Both make the resolution of 1600x900 playable with the highest graphics quality settings even though the bottom speed of each card is but barely above the comfortable level.
Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 Preview Benchmark
This benchmark makes wide use of tessellation to render the surface of the earth. The number of polygons per one frame can be as high as 1.5 million!
The GeForce GT 430 is ahead of the Radeon HD 5570 GDDR5 in terms of geometry processing, but the latter has faster onboard memory. The two are equals as the result and their average frame rates are high enough even for playing at 1920x1080.
Performance in Strategies
The Radeon HD 5670 turns in the best result, the GeForce GT 430 and the Radeon HD 5550 GDDR5 bringing up the rear. The game is hardly playable at the average frame rates as low as 15-17 fps.
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
The Radeon HD 5670 and GeForce GT 240 are the only two cards to cope with this game at every resolution. The GeForce GT 430 and Radeon HD 5570 GDDR5 can only provide a playable frame rate at 1600x900, the AMD solution being a little bit faster.