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Saturday, 02 October 2010 21:50

GT 430 listed, priced

Written by Nermin Hajdarbegovic


€73 for 1GB DDR3 version
Nvidia’s new GF 108 GPU should launch in mid October and we’ve come across the first listing of a Gigabyte GT 430 board, courtesy of an Austrian retailer.

However, the listing doesn’t paint the full picture, as it’s missing some rather basic specs, so here’s what we do know. The board is designated GV-N430OC-1GI and apparently it’s overclocked. Here’s where it gets tricky, as the listing does not feature clock speeds and at this point we’re really not sure about reference clocks, either.

Bear in mind that early listings are notoriously unreliable, but it appears that the GT 430 will feature 96 shaders and 16 texture units. Basically it’s a GF 106 cut in half, so no surprise there. The listed version features 1GB of DDR3 memory on a 128-bit bus, but there’s also talk of a GDDR5 version. Still, the specs are sketchy at best, so let’s take a look at the price.

The card is listed at €73, but we’re talking about an OC version, so the MSRP for reference boards is probably a bit lower, i.e. €69. This is half way between AMD’s Redwood-based HD 5570 and HD 5670 so it’s safe to assume that the performance will somewhere in between as well. However, Redwood has been around since February, and Nvidia is late to the party, and we don’t mean fashionably late. In fact, HD 6000 series cards should start appearing in two weeks time, just like the GT 430. AMD has already made a bundle on the HD 5000 series and we’re also expecting price cuts as the company phases them out in favor of new HD 6000 parts.

Speaking of which, a German shop is already shipping PowerColor’s HD 5670 with 512MB of GDDR5 for just €51. That’s nothing short of a bargain and it’s a great deal for anyone in the market for a cheap DirectX 11 board.

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+20 #1 thetruth 2010-10-02 22:26
I find it hard not to compare this to ATI's 5xxx equivilent... which has been out for so long that its successor is about to be released. Sorry nvidia, you've really mucked this series and its release dates up.
 
 
+9 #2 Alexko 2010-10-02 23:12
The GT 420's specifications were mistakenly uploaded on NVIDIA's website a while ago:

http://www.behardware.com/news/lire/03-09-2010/#11095

They've been removed now, and of couse it's a different card, but it does provide some amount of information. Then again, I'm not sure many people here would care about such a card.
 
 
+3 #3 Haberlandt 2010-10-03 00:29
Wtf? 430? Nice fail. It should be 440.

Wonder if this card is going to need an additional power connector...

And where are the HTPC Fermi cards?
 
 
-12 #4 darkpulse 2010-10-03 02:35
Quote:
Nvidia is late to the party, and we don’t mean fashionably late
Oh yeah fudo? They are JUST LATE BY ALMOST MORE THAN HALF A YEAR :lol: . Its not a big deal. AMD will ONLY release HD6 SERIES :lol: .ITS not a big deal either since Nvidia cant even defeat HD5 series properly. They are anyway the losers how ever EARLY they release it. :P
 
 
+4 #5 kartikkg 2010-10-03 08:39
anything b/w 5570 and 5670 that's something not acceptable even by a die hard NV fan-boy standards!anyth ing that comes out of NV foundry should be better (not at-least equal ,those days are gone) than 5670 and should cost less than 5670.judging by the specs this assumption seems true, but still until someone benchmarks it lets take this with a pinch of salt.
 
 
+19 #6 leftiszi 2010-10-03 09:21
The 5670 at 51 euros was the interesting part of this post.
 
 
+9 #7 Nerdmaster 2010-10-03 09:59
So its true what Charlie was saying half a year ago even if I thought that he was an idiot. The 6000 series will appear before Nvidia manages to release all the Fermi cards.
 
 
+5 #8 nele 2010-10-03 10:09
Quoting Haberlandt:
Wtf? 430? Nice fail. It should be 440.

Wonder if this card is going to need an additional power connector...

And where are the HTPC Fermi cards?


Last I heard the 440 is supposed to be GF106 based, something like a crippled 450... Different core, different price range.
 
 
+14 #9 nele 2010-10-03 10:13
Quoting darkpulse:
Quote:
Nvidia is late to the party, and we don’t mean fashionably late
Oh yeah fudo? They are JUST LATE BY ALMOST MORE THAN HALF A YEAR :lol: . Its not a big deal. AMD will ONLY release HD6 SERIES :lol: .ITS not a big deal either since Nvidia cant even defeat HD5 series properly. They are anyway the losers how ever EARLY they release it. :P


If you bothered reading the article before commenting it, you'd probably see that it wasn't written by Fudo.

You'd also see that I clearly said that Redwood has been around for 8 months and that the first HD6000 cards should appear at roughly the same time as the 430.

Nvidia is not months behind, it's a generation behind, but I guess it's too much to ask that you read what I said...
 
 
0 #10 Nerdmaster 2010-10-03 12:35
Quote:
Nvidia is not months behind, it's a generation behind, but I guess it's too much to ask that you read what I said...


Come on dude don't be so harsh on him.
 

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