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Need advice: Nvidia GT430 vs GT520

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September 16, 2012 5:55:23 AM

Well, as the title says, im looking to buy one of these cards:

Brand EVGA
Model 01G-P3-1335-KR
GPU GeForce GT 430 (Fermi)
Core Clock 700MHz
Shader Clock 1400MHz
CUDA Cores 96
MemoryEffective Memory Clock 1200MHz
Memory Size 1GB
Memory Interface 64-bit
Memory Type DDR3
RAMDAC 400 MHz

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Brand EVGA
GPU GeForce GT 520 (Fermi)
Core Clock 810MHz
Shader Clock 1620MHz
CUDA Cores 48
Memory Effective Memory Clock 1400MHz
Memory Size 1GB
Memory Interface 64-bit
Memory Type DDR3
RAMDAC 400 MHz

im undecided because the GT430 has 96 cores vs 48 cores of the 520, but the 520 has 110Mhz + in core clock and 220Mhz + in shader clock. Im going to use these cards to play old games or in low-medium level graphic settings. So., wich one should i buy? :bounce: 

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September 16, 2012 6:26:18 AM

refer to this post

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/316967-33-nvidia-gefo...

but if you HAD to choose between the two the gt 430 would be the way to go.

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September 16, 2012 6:42:11 AM

Look for a GT240. Neither of those cards is very good.
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September 16, 2012 7:06:38 AM

Or even a Radeon 5670 can be found at the same price of the GT430. And its loads better too.
If u can't find the 5670 then get the 430 or as someone else said the 240 since you're gonna be playing older games and won't need Dx11
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September 16, 2012 3:48:11 PM

drums101 said:
refer to this post

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/316967-33-nvidia-gefo...

but if you HAD to choose between the two the gt 430 would be the way to go.


well, the thing is, in that thread the GT430 has a memory interface of 128, not 64 like the one i posted. I already browsed for reviews of a GT430 with 64 bit but i haven't found any. I have a very limited budget because i will buy a new case and a psu, so those cards are the only options i have. :p 
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September 16, 2012 4:02:55 PM

Yuck. They are truly horrible gaming cards.
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September 16, 2012 4:09:05 PM

4745454b said:
Yuck. They are truly horrible gaming cards.


lol, i know, but i just going to use this to play FIFA 13, NFS World, and some PS2 games, so i guess its ok, right know im using a 5450 (it's dying) and from what i know the 520 and 430 are way better.
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September 16, 2012 4:18:26 PM

I'm going to go with the GT430 is these are your only options. I still don't like either option. These are HTPC cards, not for gaming.
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September 16, 2012 6:10:41 PM

XSpaceGhostX said:
well, the thing is, in that thread the GT430 has a memory interface of 128, not 64 like the one i posted. I already browsed for reviews of a GT430 with 64 bit but i haven't found any. I have a very limited budget because i will buy a new case and a psu, so those cards are the only options i have. :p 


I would still go with the gt 430 in this case
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December 27, 2012 12:30:55 AM

Best answer selected by XSpaceGhostX.
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