Nvidia gt 430 vs. geforce gt 520

Which of these would be the better video card for video rendering, 3d modeling and game simulation?

I intend to buy the first one, but would the PNY be better or what direction should i go towards?

Newegg.com - Galaxy 43GGS8HX3SPZ GeForce GT 430 (Fermi) 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card


Newegg.com - PNY VCGGT5201XPB GeForce GT 520 (Fermi) 1GB 64-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card


thanks in advance
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  1. better to get a gt240 or ati 5570. they are significantly faster than both and around the same price. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gt-430-gf108-fermi,2766-5.html
    gt 520 is the slowest > http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GT_520/12.html
  2. iam2thecrowe said:
    better to get a gt240 or ati 5570. they are significantly faster than both and around the same price. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gt-430-gf108-fermi,2766-5.html
    gt 520 is the slowest > http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Zotac/GeForce_GT_520/12.html

    HEy not a 5570 i think you wanna say 5670. the 512Mb model is around $65 or somewhere near to it. and since you are buying now you should get as big graphics card as possible and please make sure that your PSU could handle the card you buy.
  3. sorav said:
    HEy not a 5570 i think you wanna say 5670. the 512Mb model is around $65 or somewhere near to it. and since you are buying now you should get as big graphics card as possible and please make sure that your PSU could handle the card you buy.


    Yea your right, instead of the gt 240 or radeon 5670, would a radeon 5770 be considerably better
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121363

    thats as much as i really want to pay for a video card

    thanks
  4. It should (very much so), but it depends on if your power supply and cpu can handle the card. What are your system specs?
  5. sorry i should have mentioned that

    I will be having
    amd phenom II x4 @ 3.2 ghz
    8gb of ddr3 memory
    GIGABYTE GA-880GA-UD3H AM3 AMD 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
    CORSAIR Enthusiast Series 650W ATX12V /80 PLUS Certified PSU
    60 GB 2.5 SSD - for OS
    500 GB Western Digital 7200RPM 6G/S HDD
    ASUS Black Sata 24X DVD Burner


    so should i go for the 5670 or will it be that much more beneficial to go with a 5770
  6. The Galaxy GT430 is known to have problems. Yesterday someone else posted here complaining of problems after the card died after a 5% overclock.

    Consider a different brand or model. 5670 better.
  7. alright since i will not be doing much gaming and want to do some 3d modeling (3d max)
    i have decided to go with the nvidia geforce gts 450, this card will be sufficient for me correct?


    and my final components are going to be

    amd phenom II x4 @ 3.2 ghz cpu
    8gb ddr3 ram memory
    500 gb hdd
    EVGA GeForce GTS 450 video card
    CORSAIR 650W psu
    GIGABYTE 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
  8. 005daniel said:
    alright since i will not be doing much gaming and want to do some 3d modeling (3d max)
    i have decided to go with the nvidia geforce gts 450, this card will be sufficient for me correct?


    and my final components are going to be

    amd phenom II x4 @ 3.2 ghz cpu
    8gb ddr3 ram memory
    500 gb hdd
    EVGA GeForce GTS 450 video card
    CORSAIR 650W psu
    GIGABYTE 880G SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard


    Wait even if you have decided to go with nvidia's X50 series Graphics card, I would say go with the 250Gts, As many people have problems with nvidia's 4XX series or if you want DX11 go with nvidia 550Gts.
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