Asus GeForce GT 430 review

Nvidia's Fermi finally goes mainstream

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The key consideration here is the performance of the rival AMD card, the HD 5570. That's another half-height card at the same price point as the GT 430.

The only places where the Nvidia card has the edge is in the tessellation-heavy Heaven benchmark and in Far Cry 2. The rest of the time, the rather geriatric AMD card is still faster.

It's only by the very smallest of margins, but that's from a card that was released in February of this year, which is a veritable lifetime ago in GPU terms.

The Heaven benchmark was done at the usual eye-popping 2560 x 1600 resolution, while the rest were carried out at a more mainstream 1680 x 1050.

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Tech Specs

Product TypeGraphic Card
Chipset ManufacturerNVIDIA
Chipset ModelGT 430
Chipset LineGeForce
Chipset SeriesGT 400
Maximum Resolution2560 x 1600
Brand NameAsus
Standard Memory1 GB
Host InterfacePCI Express 2.0 x16
HDCP SupportedYes
Bus Width128 bit
RAMDAC Speed400 MHz
Analog SignalYes
Digital SignalYes
Card HeightLow-profile
Number of VGA Outputs1
Number of DVI Outputs1
Number of HDMI Outputs1
Height71.1 mm
Cooler TypeFan Cooler
Memory TechnologyDDR3 SDRAM
Form FactorPlug-in Card
Length160 mm
ManufacturerASUS Computer International
Memory Speed1600 MHz
Product ModelENGT430/DI/1GD3(LP)
Product NameENGT430/DI/1GD3(LP) GeForce GT 430 Graphics Card
Manufacturer Part Number90-C1CPW0-L0UANABZ
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

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API SupportedDirectX 11.0