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Tuesday, 12 October 2010 09:52

Nvidia introduces the GT 430

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Fails to impress
Nvidia has finally introduced the last part in the Fermi puzzle and it appears that the GT 430 has failed to match AMD’s Redwood.

The GF 108-based GT430 fetures 96 stream processors, 16 texture units, 4 ROPs and a 128-bit memory bus with 1GB of DDR3 on top. It’s a small affair, a low profile card with a miniscule cooler and it’s reference design is quite a bit more compact than AMD’s Redwood.

However, the GT430 ends up somewhat slower than AMD’s HD5570/HD5670 boards based on Redwood PRO and XT chips respectively. This basically means that it can’t stand up to a year old design. It does appear to have one advantage over Redwood: it consumes 5W less power.

The GT 430 is currently shipping at prices starting at €61 in the European market which is about the same as an HD 5570.

We would gladly say that it’s a nice HTPC card, but frankly there’s no point in spending €60+ on an HTPC board when €25 cards such as the 8400GS and HD 4350 will do the job.

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+4 #1 rmyere 2010-10-12 10:28
GT 430 to me seems like just like another addition to fact that Fermi is going down in a giant ball of FAIL. From woodscrews to the ability to cook steak on your gfx card to GF108's price vs performace...on what should be a BUDGET card....cmon they cant be serious. Ive been an Nvidia fan all my life....but if they know what is good for them Nvidia will hurry up and get out a new architecture.
 
 
+8 #2 yourma2000 2010-10-12 11:02
So it fails to match redwood which will be replaced very soon by the next gen cards from AMD, also, why didn't Faud write this article? he LOVES nvidia news!
 
 
-1 #3 dan 2010-10-12 12:46
Because Fudo only likes to parrot Nvidia PR bullshit. He sold his soul to them a long time ago.
 
 
+5 #4 Alereon 2010-10-12 12:49
The card has BluRay 3D going for it, which isn't supported on the Radeon HD 5000-series, but aside from that it's a pile. HTPC picture quality is poor due to driver issues, and performance is terrible in comparison to the HD 5670. nVidia made an intentional decision to cripple gaming performance, knowing they couldn't compete, but didn't even bother to make the card good at anything else to compensate and make it worth buying.

Also, for the record, cards earlier than GF104 and the Radeon HD 5000-series aren't adequate for HTPCs, as they don't support audio bitstreaming, which is a pretty important feature.
 
 
+3 #5 johndgr 2010-10-12 13:18
NVidia not interested for 3D performance? This is something new. Selling it's own cards bypassing it's partners? This is not good. Well... it is good for AMD, but not for consumers.
 
 
+7 #6 Bl0bb3r 2010-10-12 14:13
Quoting Alereon:
The card has BluRay 3D going for it, which isn't supported on the Radeon HD 5000-series



It will be in 6000 series!
 
 
+4 #7 hellfire 2010-10-12 14:35
anyone here got BluRay? And anyone of those who do got 3d bluray? yes? then you will be very?very surprised that your cpu is more than enough to handle it if its not an Atom one :D
 
 
0 #8 Haberlandt 2010-10-12 16:36
It fails as a casual gamer card (being slower than Redwood) and as an HTPC for being too costly.
 
 
+2 #9 darkpulse 2010-10-12 17:25
well well what do we have here? After all that Discussions and BS going on about how GT 430 was going to suddenly THREATEN AMD's business in the entry level. This is for you people, this card is an EPIC failure. And what 5W less? Seriously i'll rather give up the 5 watts for the extra bit of performance since it is not such a big deal. I just dont know how did NV manage to pull so much BS publicity for this card as if it is the next big thing in the world. And that too its for now. When the next gen AMD cards 6xxx series release, NVidiots will have a hard time finding these cards in the garbage piles.... 8)
 
 
-2 #10 darkpulse 2010-10-12 17:39
Damn this word limit in comments!

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And hey fudo WTF is wrong with you?? why arent you fixing the "number of comments" problem on your home page?For example on your home page it says no one commented on "Rumoured HD 6800 performance leaks out" It says be first to comment when users have already filled 3 pages of comments! :-|
 

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