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The entry level graphics card market isn't one which garners all that much attention but sales at the sub-$99 price points can weigh heavily upon a company's balance sheet. The GT 220 is now being replaced at the $75 to $80 price point with the GT 430; a card that uses the new GF 108 core. Consumers will now have some additional options when looking for a budget friendly, low end graphics card.

The GT 430 also brings some functionality to the table that the outgoing GT 220 was lacking. Bitstreaming of lossless TrueHD and DTS Master Audio tracks (an integral part of the Blu-ray experience), DX11 compatibility have been added which brings its capabilities up to the same level as the competition. The GT 430 basically gets ½ of a GTS 450's core with 96 CUDA cores, 16 texture units and 2 Polymorph Engines but the ROP count has been seriously cut down to a mere four - a far cry from the 450's sixteen. A 128-bit memory interface is used which is good to see on a budget friendly card (expect other GF108 derivatives to carry 64-bit interfaces) but due to its use of slower GDDR3 / DDR3, the GT 430 has an effective bandwidth of only 28.8 GB/s.

ASUS has decided to go down the more compact route. This is actually the smallest possible design which keeps a standard PCI-E x16 connector. ASUS has added an extensive heatsink to this GT 430. A tiny 35mm fan [has] the potential to be extremely loud.
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Very nice review, thanks for posting, will buy if I get the money due to it being more than double the GT 220's power
 

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How does it put out more PPD than a GT240 yet its slower than most games than a GT240?

Folding is not memory intensive. The GDDR5 as well as higher ROP count gives the GT240 a boost in gaming.
 
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