Nvidia rolls out $80 GeForce GT 430 for HTPC enthusiasts

By Jos · 5 replies
Oct 11, 2010
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  1. Nvidia has quietly rolled out a new addition to its range of graphics cards that finally makes the Fermi architecture available to users on a tight budget. The GeForce GT 430 comes in at around $80 and is being is targeted at the HTPC market, where video playback support is more important than raw 3D performance. It’s based on the GF108 graphics core, which is built using a 40nm manufacturing process, and includes 96 CUDA cores, a 700MHz core clock speed, 1GB of DDR3 clocked at 900MHz, a 128bit memory bus, along with 128KB of L2 cache and a block of 4 ROPs.

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  2. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,905   +1,201

    I'd take that review from Anandtech with a grain of salt. They contradict themselves in a number of ways.

    They state: "NVIDIA believes that they’ve made the ultimate HTPC card, and that’s the line they’re going to be using to sell it; gamers need not apply."

    Then this:

    "For a consumer interested in the 3D ecosystem, the GT 430 is definitely a better option than the similarly priced HD 5570."

    Lastly, after pointing out that nVidia is not interesting in selling this as a gaming card, they test it against no less than NINE games. Seriously...how dumb is that?
  3. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 879   +20

    Your right TomSEA, i would like to see some HTPC benchmarking, and some VLC video playback analysis.
  4. I had asumed by "3D ecosystem" they were referring to 3D TV, per the HDMI 1.4a
  5. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,136   +133

    I wonder if this would function as a good physx card?
  6. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 516   +11


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