GeForce GT 430: The HTPC Crowd Gets Fermi On A Diet

Overclocking Benchmarks

The Asus ENGT430 overclocks fairly well. We were able to take the card from a 700/1400/800 MHz core/shader/memory clock to 850/1700/900 MHz settings.

The performance increase gets us a lot closer to the Radeon HD 5570 and GeForce GT 240 in Crysis. This does give us hope that a GDDR5-equipped GeForce GT 430 with slightly higher core and shader clocks could, in fact, replace the GeForce GT 240. The Radeon HD 5670 remains untouchable here.

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  • cknobman
    Not impressed.....at all.

    Its not like Nvidia was racing AMD to the market here so I fail to see why they insist on pushing out a product that is not priced competitively.

    Heck Nvidia's new product isnt even priced appropriately against their last generation cards much less AMDs year old offerings.
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  • rohitbaran
    Priced pretty high for its performance.
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  • tmk221
    imho it's not worth anything close to 79$
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  • nforce4max
    Just as I thought it is slower than a GT240.
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  • fausto
    Anybody use HTPC state side with a satallite/cable provider? cable card? are you able to decode OnDemand and Premium Channels in the United States?

    Because it seems like HTPC's primary options are services like Hulu and Netflix.
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  • cknobman
    Not impressed.....at all.

    Its not like Nvidia was racing AMD to the market here so I fail to see why they insist on pushing out a product that is not priced competitively.

    Heck Nvidia's new product isnt even priced appropriately against their last generation cards much less AMDs year old offerings.
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  • christiangordon
    faustoAnybody use HTPC state side with a satallite/cable provider? cable card? are you able to decode OnDemand and Premium Channels in the United States?Because it seems like HTPC's primary options are services like Hulu and Netflix.


    I have used the HTPC cards and they don't work with Sat/ATT companies for OnDemand. They are basically good for 720p 1080p formats
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  • tmk221
    imho it's not worth anything close to 79$
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  • rolli59
    Slots in next to HD5570 low profile for small form factor cases with limited size PSU!
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  • neilnh
    faustoAnybody use HTPC state side with a satallite/cable provider? cable card? are you able to decode OnDemand and Premium Channels in the United States?Because it seems like HTPC's primary options are services like Hulu and Netflix.


    I use my HTPC for OTA HD networks (Fox, ABC, NBC, etc), Hulu, ESPN3, Blu-ray, and DVD-rips. I get HD on most of the shows I watch, and Hulu doesn't look bad for the others. There are very few gaps, but some would care a lot about them... HBO, NFL network, ESPN content that isn't available on ESPN3. Overall though, no monthly fee for all my TV with HD DVR... I like it. Some people use cable cards, but my whole reason for going the HTPC route was to save money, not pay more.
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  • rohitbaran
    Priced pretty high for its performance.
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  • ikefu
    The only reason for this card is if you actually watch 3D Bluray, for anything else the 5670 seems way better.

    I have a 55" 3d TV but hate the glasses so much I can't ever see myself using 3D playback. I'd go for 5670 just for the occasional gaming session.
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  • Onus
    This just shows how good the HD5670 is. And, with GDDR5 versions of the HD5570 available, there's just no reason for this card at this price. Pass.
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  • RazberyBandit
    Page 1, in reference to GT 220 comparison:
    Quote:
    the new GeForce GT 430 has an obvious advantage over its predecessor in the form of one-third more shader cores and a 75 MHz-higher core clock

    96 shader cores is only one-third more than 48? Looks more like 100% more (or twice as many) to me...
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  • cleeve
    RazberyBanditPage 1, in reference to GT 220 comparison:96 shader cores is only one-third more than 48? Looks more like 100% more (or twice as many) to me...


    Thanks! Fixed.
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  • sohaib_96
    its an htpc card what would you you expect from it??
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  • jestersage
    Still waiting for the price war... or Christmas... whichever...
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  • f-14
    Quote:
    Here we see the new GeForce GT 420 keep pace with the Radeon HD 5570.


    i won't tell if you don't Don ;)
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  • cleeve
    f-14i won't tell if you don't Don


    Doh! You just told!

    Fixed. :)
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  • megamanx00
    So, this new card is still crappy it's just less crappy than a GT 220. It would look alot better if the 5570 wasn't around to not only beat it but use less power at the same time.
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  • chovav
    how about doing some CUDA calculations? like converting video and checking the differences between the cards. The best will be ofcourse to do this with a program compatible with both CUDA and STREAM..
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  • Onus
    "The good news is that there are no bad GeForce or Radeon cards anymore; there are only inappropriate prices. "
    Bottom line, I think this is an entirely reasonable assessment. And this card is about $20 too high for what it offers.
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  • Gekko Shadow
    Sooo...it's a fermi why? *sigh* well i suppose for your average consumers this can work out ok, but i don't think this is something I'd buy for me. Maybe for one of my customers, lol.
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