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ZOTAC GeForce GT 430 1 GB

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    Kind of a disapointing card for the price. I hope actual prices are sub-$70, otherwise the card isn't worth it.
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    Very disappointing IMO considering a GTS250 can be had for this price after rebate. I guess if you must have DX11
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    Searched for GT 430 on Newegg and the only result was the game "Farming Stimulator". Kind of a bad omen... perhaps it's the only game that'll run smoothly? ;)

    Seriously though, nice power consumption. Was looking at a GT 240 as a low-power short-board folder in my storage server, but this looks like it'll be good for the same or better PPD at 20 less watts draw?
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    I7 920 + FullHD res seems a bit lame for a GT430... :D
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    I'd love to see a legacy card in those benchmarks. NO-ONE is going to be interested in comparing a 430 against a 460/480 or a 58x0/59x0 etc. But I'm sure people are interested in updating second machines or business workstations by taking out old power hungry, hot, noisy x800's, 37x0's, NV280's etc. and replacing them with these more eco-friendly options, OR, compare with embedded graphics as upgrades to ION or Intel IGP.
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    I would have cried while watching that benchmark... but well it has to be done :)
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    lol....yeah. Even the GTS450 I just bought gets under 2 FPS! :eek: :shadedshu

    Sounds like a terribly coded game
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    It really is just a power and eco friendly gt220 as i can see with the added dx11 despite having the same roots with the gtx460. It should only be buyed if this is what you want a slow card for a lot of money. I'm not saying that is bad, but a 9500GT or a GT220 can still do the same job. I think the most rentable is the GT240 of all these if you want a htpc. It is the same with 96 cores 16ROP-s(8 more) an is also available with GDDR5.

    So what is this card meant for?
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    the spec on the first page say that it only has 4 rops while gpu-z shows 16 rops. what does it really have? if it has 16rop with 96sp then it should be a pretty damn good dedicated physx card.

    nvm, I read the fine print under pic!
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    really has 4 ROPS, W1z says so under the GPU-Z screenshot on the overclocking page. pity too, 8 ROPS would make all the difference IMO

    Great review as always W1zzard, pity about the card really.
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    A lot of these cards beign announced by vendors on TPU front page. Probably will be seen a lot in budget systems from Dell, HP, etc.
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    i still got my 9400 Gt running passively....

    are there any sub 100€ or 70€ passive GPU's that would make a difference ( on a Core2Duo 2,6 )

    i think if you don't game it's not worth it right? Cuda performance should be the same.....

    i only consider upgrading if it's passive and accelerates flash more then mine :D
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    Great review and Nice little card....
    I was expecting 16 ROPS on this, It would've be better if costs around 60.
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    Nice review as always, it looks like an ok card for a htpc but thats about it.

    But why does this card use ddr3 and not gddr3?
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    I'm so glad I bought my 5850 Crossfire. I really hit the nail this time
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    You are just trying to make people jelous :p i'm stuck with my 4870 untill the 6xxx cards have shown what they have to offer so i can decide what i want... i have to admit it's definatly not this and to be honest after reading the review i don't think it is what i want in my htpc either.. maybe a g460 for some real overkill :roll:
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    Sleeve bearing fan? Yuck. (Especially in a horizontal-orientation application like a graphics card)
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    I wonder how well this card would fare as a dedicated physx card.
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    wew, its still beaten by HD 4670 that was priced much cheaper.
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    I was hoping for 8 ROPs at least to be honest.

    Agreed. Any game that can't be maxed out on mid-range hardware because it uses the latest graphical eye-candy as much as possible must be terribly coded.:rolleyes:

    Oh, and the reason for the poor performance has to do with the cards running out of memory and having to start swapping with the system memory. Even the GTX470 gets ~3FPS at those settings, while the not much more powerful GTX480 is up around ~18FPS because of the larger frame buffer. High levels of tessellation and high resolutions eats up video memory, this will be true of any game that uses tessellation at any noticeable level.
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    W1zzard, the GTS450 is not listed in the power consumption.
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    GT430 is a terrible disaster that should be priced 50$ at max

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