1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

ASUS GeForce GT 440 1 GB

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2004
    Messages:
    14,760 (3.93/day)
    Thanks Received:
    11,469
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2011
    damric says thanks.
  2. mtosev

    mtosev New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2005
    Messages:
    1,463 (0.42/day)
    Thanks Received:
    145
    Location:
    Maribor, Slovenia
    Nice price. Was expecting that the price would be <85EUR.
  3. mtosev

    mtosev New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2005
    Messages:
    1,463 (0.42/day)
    Thanks Received:
    145
    Location:
    Maribor, Slovenia
    BTW is this an error
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    HD 5450 fastest card?????
  4. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2004
    Messages:
    14,760 (3.93/day)
    Thanks Received:
    11,469
    looks like it .. i'll rebench and fix asap
  5. yogurt_21

    yogurt_21

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2006
    Messages:
    4,373 (1.41/day)
    Thanks Received:
    554
    Location:
    AZ
    card seems slower than the gt240 seems like asus should have stuck with 430 and added something edition wise instead.
  6. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    10,490 (3.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,149
    Looks like the 8800GT I bought for €10 was well worth it, and still is! :pimp:
  7. mtosev

    mtosev New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2005
    Messages:
    1,463 (0.42/day)
    Thanks Received:
    145
    Location:
    Maribor, Slovenia
    oh. That GFX was free.
  8. Aleksander

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2009
    Messages:
    3,254 (1.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    304
    This card is crap
    Oxford says thanks.
  9. Calle2003 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2009
    Messages:
    41 (0.02/day)
    Thanks Received:
    4
    I might as well overclock my GT 430 (that I currently run as a PhysX card) to a GT 440. :laugh:
  10. The Von Matrices

    The Von Matrices

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2010
    Messages:
    1,197 (0.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    368
    The ASUS model is just a waste - why would you pay for 1GB of video memory and a slight overclock in a card of that performance class? I would think the 512MB GDDR5 Galaxy GT 440 (reference clocked) on Newegg for $84.99 is a much better deal and might approach the 5670 in performance per dollar.
  11. KainXS

    KainXS

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2007
    Messages:
    5,600 (2.22/day)
    Thanks Received:
    501
    it costs more than a 5670
    it uses more power than a 5670
    its slower than a 5670

    wtf

    I hope your estimate is wrong wiz cause if it is this card is fail
  12. cdawall where the hell are my stars

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2006
    Messages:
    20,668 (7.00/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,980
    Location:
    some AF base
    i wish there was like an old 9800GT on the performance chart just so i could see how the oldies compared...lol or a 8800 Ultra from back in the day
  13. Bot

    Bot

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2009
    Messages:
    584 (0.30/day)
    Thanks Received:
    105
    what is up with the OEM card?
  14. Semi-Lobster

    Semi-Lobster New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2009
    Messages:
    353 (0.19/day)
    Thanks Received:
    29
    The 5670 is faster, cooler, and less expensive. Who would buy this!?
  15. ViperXTR

    ViperXTR

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2011
    Messages:
    1,394 (1.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    407
    this retail GT 440 doesnt look very appealing, the GT 440 OEM tho, looks interesting, specs wise...
  16. Bjorn_Of_Iceland

    Bjorn_Of_Iceland

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2008
    Messages:
    3,177 (1.31/day)
    Thanks Received:
    375
    This card is fail
  17. Over_Lord

    Over_Lord News Editor

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2010
    Messages:
    751 (0.53/day)
    Thanks Received:
    86
    Location:
    Manipal
    an overclocked GT430??? Why didnt nVidia just name this GT540??? banghead
  18. Yukikaze

    Yukikaze

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2008
    Messages:
    2,309 (1.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    481
    What I really want to know is why doesn't the GPU industry switch video cards in this price range to a PCIe x4 interface (and the lowest performing cards to PCIe x1). It has no effect on the performance of those cards, the PCBs will be cheaper (less copper), and every OTHER expansion slot industry is doing it constantly to put devices into smaller slots (especially things like NICs and RAID controllers). They will still work in all longer slots, and also fit into smaller secondary and tertiary slots.
  19. hardcore_gamer

    hardcore_gamer

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2011
    Messages:
    379 (0.29/day)
    Thanks Received:
    170
    Location:
    Fabry Perot cavity,AlGaAs-GaAs Heterojunction
    Anything less than a 5770 is not good for gaming
  20. Zubasa

    Zubasa

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Messages:
    3,980 (1.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    457
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    Save for the 5750 maybe.
  21. Frick

    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2006
    Messages:
    10,490 (3.38/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,149
    Depends. I had a 4670 and it kicked arse on 1280x1024. I had it until 8 months ago and it was good even then.
  22. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2004
    Messages:
    14,760 (3.93/day)
    Thanks Received:
    11,469
    there are no cost savings. the little pcb and copper is not significant. you could design gpus with only x4 in mind but there would be so much drama, uncertainty "will it fit?" that it probably wouldnt work out
  23. damric

    damric

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2010
    Messages:
    367 (0.22/day)
    Thanks Received:
    95
    Great Review. Pointless Card. AMD has the market locked up on the low power cards for HTPC. Nvidia doesn't really have anything competetive until the $120+ range, but they are looking really good in the high end segment.

    Yeah my 5750 rocked. I had it clocked 960/1350 with a pencil mod I was scoring as high as stock 4890 in 3dmark. A buddy of mine had his crossfired at 1GHZ and scored 5k in 3dmark11, which is stock GTX 480 scores. Pretty good bang for buck I'd say.
  24. The Von Matrices

    The Von Matrices

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2010
    Messages:
    1,197 (0.89/day)
    Thanks Received:
    368
    I could imagine this being any of four reasons:

    1.) There may be a performance improvement in 1 obscure game at an insanely high resolution, which may rationalize the manufactures in making these for PCIe x16.

    2.) The PCIe x16 slot provides much more mechanical strength to the card than a PCIe x1 slot, reducing breakage in systems that come pre-assembled and shipped with the card installed.

    3.) Using a smaller slot will result in the uneducated putting the graphics card in the southbridge slots in motherboards, which will result in incompatibilities, possibly less performace, and definitely lots of tech support calls when systems do not boot/do not detect cards.

    4.) Specialty PCIe x1 models can be produced and sold at an extraordinary price compared to standard models.
  25. sliderider

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Messages:
    272 (0.19/day)
    Thanks Received:
    39
    Which AMD card are they marketing this against? You would think if they were going convolute things in the $100 and under segment they would at least create a card with better performance than the HD5670.

    You can get a HD5770 for as little as $110 and get much better performance for your money.

    You know, it really makes me wonder what this market segment is all about in the first place. No card available for $100 or less is going to give even passable gaming performance and if you just need a basic video card for business or an HTPC there are much cheaper alternatives available. If you have $100 for a video card and want to play games, there are much faster cards available used on ebay.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2011

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page