Just Cause 2 might be an Nvidia TWIMTBP title, but that doesn’t stop the Radeon cards from showing a strong advantage here. The GeForce cards seem strangely performance-capped in this title, and the GeForce GT 240 performs on par with the new GeForce GT 430.
Enabling 3D Vision in this 3D Vision-ready game definitely results in a performance hit. There is a predictable 50% reduction in frame rates with the feature enabled, showing us two things: 3D Vision causes a notable penalty on low-end GeForce cards, and Just Cause 2 is a tough game for sub-$100 graphics hardware to handle.
The GeForce GT 430 might be quite successful at playing low-fidelity titles such as World of Warcraft in 3D, but if graphically-demanding titles are in your sights, you should be looking to GeForce cards above the $100 mark. Remember, rendering in stereo means you're fundamentally doubling the graphics card's workload. We'd suggest a GeForce GTX 460, at the very least, if you're interested in seriously exploring this feature.
- 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