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August 9, 2012 2:26:46 AM

I am wondering if replacing a PNY 9600 GT 1024MB graphics card with a PNY GT 430 1024MB graphics card is a worthwhile transition?

9600 GT (512MB version w/ same clocks):

http://www3.pny.com/font-color9999999600-GT-512MB-PCIef...

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GT 430:

http://www3.pny.com/GT-430-1024MB-PCIe-P2938C449.aspx



Same general basics specs for this build:

AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition 3.6GHz (4 Core Unlocked)
PNY 9600 GT 1024MB PCIe Graphics Card
ASUS M4N68T-M V2 Motherboard
Wintec AMPX 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
Antec EarthWatts Platinum Series EA-550 550W Power Supply
Windows 7 - Home Premium 64bit

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a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 2:31:57 AM

It would net you more than double the gaming performance but a much better solution would be amd's 6670. It performs better than even the gt 440 in most scenarios and is cheaper, more power efficient, and newer.
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August 9, 2012 2:42:48 AM

kevin83 said:
It would net you more than double the gaming performance but a much better solution would be amd's 6670. It performs better than even the gt 440 in most scenarios and is cheaper, more power efficient, and newer.



Well I already own the GT 430 as I had previously purchased it on a closeout sale NEW for $19.99 so I'm not looking at buying anything currently. I compared the two cards but wasn't 100% sure of the essential improvements that the GT 430 would bring in comparison to the 9600 GT in regards to gaming so that's more the nature of my question. Thank you for a fast reply, any further input would be greatly appreciated!
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August 9, 2012 2:44:37 AM

DarkElfLusipher said:
I am wondering if replacing a PNY 9600 GT 1024MB graphics card with a PNY GT 430 1024MB graphics card is a worthwhile transition?

9600 GT (512MB version w/ same clocks):

http://www3.pny.com/font-color9999999600-GT-512MB-PCIef...

vs

GT 430:

http://www3.pny.com/GT-430-1024MB-PCIe-P2938C449.aspx



Same general basics specs for this build:

AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition 3.6GHz (4 Core Unlocked)
PNY 9600 GT 1024MB PCIe Graphics Card
ASUS M4N68T-M V2 Motherboard
Wintec AMPX 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM
Antec EarthWatts Platinum Series EA-550 550W Power Supply
Windows 7 - Home Premium 64bit

hell no.
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August 9, 2012 2:49:31 AM

Can I get a bit of insight on why please verbalizer?
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a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 2:51:13 AM

Yeah sorry I did some more research and it turns out the cards cuda core counts aren't directly comparable and the gt 430 is severely handicapped. You'd be best sticking with the 9600 gt unless it's a 9600 gso which would be a different story.
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a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 3:00:12 AM

DarkElfLusipher said:
Can I get a bit of insight on why please verbalizer?

where are you located and what is your budget ($) for the graphics upgrade.?
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August 9, 2012 3:00:59 AM

It's most definitely the 9600 GT. PNY GM9600GN2F1GS
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August 9, 2012 3:15:14 AM

verbalizer said:
where are you located and what is your budget ($) for the graphics upgrade.?


I was only going to upgrade to the GT 430 because it is an on-hand product. I'm United States location. My thoughts were leaning towards the 9600 GT being a better choice based primarilly on:

Texture Fill Rate (20.8 billion/sec -vs- 5.6 billion/sec)
Memory Bandwith (57.6 GB/sec -vs- 25.6 GB/sec)
Shader Clock (1625 MHz -vs- 1400 MHz)
Memory Clock (900/1800 MHz -vs- 1600MHz)


The GT 430 has some nice, newer features as far as DirectX, Cuda Cores (96 -vs- 64), and a bumped up Core Clock (700 MHz -vs- 650 MHz) but they hardly seemed to bring it ahead in my mind...still always best to ask some other people who are probably more knowledgeable on such specifics so thank you for assisting!
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a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 3:16:33 AM

I do not like either card but the 9600GT is indeed better.
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August 9, 2012 3:17:00 AM

Best answer selected by DarkElfLusipher.
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a b U Graphics card
August 9, 2012 3:53:09 AM

verbalizer said:
hell no.

ROFL LMAO
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