Performance in Synthetic and Semi-Synthetic Benchmarks
Futuremark 3DMark Vantage
We minimize the CPU’s influence by using the Extreme profile (1920x1200, 4x FSAA and anisotropic filtering). We also publish the results of the individual tests across all resolutions.
The ordinary GeForce GT 430 with the reference GPU and memory frequencies stops very short of scoring 1900 points. This is a low result, surpassing only that of the Radeon HD 5550 GDDR5. Gigabyte’s factory overclocking makes the card as fast as the Radeon HD 5570 GDDR5, yet the GeForce GT 240 is still faster.
The GeForce GT 430 produces the same results in both tests. Perhaps the factory overclocking affects its performance somewhat more in the first than in the second test at 1600x900. Besides, we can note that in the Full HD mode of the second test the Gigabyte card goes ahead of the Radeon HD 5570 GDDR5. Each test is won by the GeForce GT 240 notwithstanding its older architecture
Final Fantasy XIV Official Benchmark
This benchmark can only run at 1280x720 and 1920x1080.
The GeForce GT 430 performs well but somewhat slower than the Radeon HD 5570 GDDR5. Gigabyte's factory overclocking helps close that gap. These solutions are quite fast in the HD Ready mode.
Unigine Heaven Benchmark
We use Normal tessellation in this test.
Although the Fermi architecture is generally superior when doing tessellation, the GeForce GT 430 is slower than the Radeon HD 5570 GDDR5, let alone the Radeon HD 5670, in this test.