After addressing mainstream gamers with the GF106-based GeForce GTS 450, Nvidia is nudging a new GPU into the desktop space, built onto a card seemingly tailor-made for HTPCs. Does the new $79 GeForce GT 430 taste great, or is it just less filling?
“Does it play Crysis?”
Sure, if the settings and resolution are low enough. Crysis shows the new GeForce GT 430 easily surpasses the GeForce GT 220. The Radeon HD 5570 does have a strong lead over the new card, but keep in mind that Crysis tends to favor the Radeon HD 5000-series. When it comes to raw gaming performance, the Radeon HD 5670 walks away with the win here.
- GeForce GT 430 Specifications
- Nvidia's Reference GeForce GT 430 And Asus’ ENGT430
- Test Setup And Benchmarks
- Benchmark Results: Synthetics And DX11 Tests
- Benchmark Results: Crysis
- Benchmark Results: StarCraft 2
- Benchmark Results: Just Cause 2 And 3D Vision
- Benchmark Results: Anti-Aliasing
- Overclocking Benchmarks
- Video Playback Quality And 3D Blu-ray Performance
- Power, Temperature, And Noise Benchmarks
- Conclusion: It's A Matter Of Taste