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ZOTAC GeForce GT 430 1 GB Review

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The Card

Based on looks the ZOTAC GeForce GT 430 could be any other low end card from the company. Unlike many other AIBs, ZOTAC decided to not make a low-profile card.

The GeForce GT 430 requires only a single slot in your system. This is no surprise given the low heat output.

The card has one DVI port, one HDMI port and one DisplayPort. Unlike AMD's latest GPUs, the output logic design is not as flexible. On AMD cards vendors are free to combine six TMDS links into any output configuration they want (dual-link DVI consuming two links) - and use them all at the same time. On NVIDIA cards you can use only two displays at the same time, so for a three monitor setup you would need two cards.

NVIDIA has included an HDMI sound device inside their GPU, which does away with the requirement of connecting an external audio source to the card for HDMI audio. The HDMI interface is HDMI 1.3a compatible which includes Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, AC-3, DTS and up to 7.1 channel audio with 192 kHz / 24-bit output. NVIDIA also claims full support for the 3D portion of the HDMI 1.4 specification which will become important later this year when we will see first Blu-ray 3D titles shipping.

SLI is not supported on the GeForce GT 430. According to NVIDIA it is not a feature that this market segment needs.

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