ASUS ENGT430 GeForce GT 430 1GB DDR3 Video Card Review

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ASUS ENGT430 GeForce GT 430 1GB DDR3 Video Card Review

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:38 am

NVIDIA has been slowing trickling out GeForce 400 series graphics cards since April 2010 when the company first launched the GeForce GTX 480. Today, NVIDIA is releasing another new DX11 graphics card, but this time around it is an entry level card with an MSRP of just $79.99. This is a very popular price point for video cards and one where NVIDIA has been lacking a DX11 offering for nearly eight months now as the ATI Radeon HD 5500 series has had no direct competition.

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After testing the ASUS ENGT430 video card we found ourselves being impressed by the little card. For only $79 we got some impressive features and were shocked that the power consumption levels were so good. We were worried that the GF100 series core on the card would eat up some power, but was shocked seeing this card with the GF108 core and 1GB of DDR3 memory was using less power than an ATI Radeon HD 5570 with 512GB of GDDR5 memory.


Article Title: ASUS ENGT430 GeForce GT 430 1GB DDR3 Video Card Review
Article URL: http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1436/1/
MSRP: $79.99
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Re: ASUS ENGT430 GeForce GT 430 1GB DDR3 Video Card Review

Postby INeedAFnSuffix » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:48 am

What most people don't know is that , the warmer a semiconductor product is , the more power it consumes ,
and lower performance .
That is , the benefit ATI is going for , if they install a muted fan , at least .
Too hot will cause the components internally to "shrink" ( As in voltage reduced ) till they well , what is described as a crash .
But HD 5570 is passively cooled which is wonderful .
But for now , it's really getting warm underneath .
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