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Need advice: Nvidia GT430 vs GT520

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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  1. Best answer
    refer to this post

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

    but if you HAD to choose between the two the gt 430 would be the way to go.
  2. Look for a GT240. Neither of those cards is very good.
  3. 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
  4. drums101 said:
    refer to this post

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

    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
  5. Yuck. They are truly horrible gaming cards.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. Best answer selected by XSpaceGhostX.
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