Today we take a look at the Zotac Geforce GT 430. The card is more or less based on Nvidia's reference design, and features a GPU that's clock at the default speed of 700Mhz, but with only 96 processor cores. It uses a 128-bit memory interface and comes with 1Gb of DDR3 ram, which runs at an effective speed of 1800 MHz (2 x 900Mhz). As with all Geforce 400 series, the GT 430 GPU comes with some of the Nividia's 3D technologies, which includes CUDA, DX11, OpenGL 4.0, PhysX, Nvidia's 3D Vision, as well as HD hardware video decode acceleration. However, there's no support for SLI.
As we've mentioned before, the Geforce GT 430 are primarily sold through distribution to system integrators and PC builders, where profit margins are extremely important. In other words, it's a budget card ... aimed at the lower-end of the market. So with this in mind, don't except mind-blowing graphics performance from the Geforce GT 430. It will interesting to see what kind of performance it will produce during our DX11 tests, and to see where it actually stands in terms of the graphics card market.
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