Conclusion: 3D is starting to show up everywhere. It’s not just for the movies anymore. 3D TVs with 3D Blu-Ray players and their 3D glasses can be found at almost any electronics store. 120 Hz computer monitors capable of 3D playback can be paired with more than a couple of manufacturers glasses and software to play 3D games. But 3D isn’t just for games and movies anymore. YouTube offers a 3D site now, and other major video sites will soon follow suit.
Conclusion: The ASUS ENGT430 is an interesting video card, as I pointed out in my original review article . The ENGT430 comes in at the low-end of the video card price segment for $79.99 at NewEgg. It also provides features such as DX11 and PhysX support. With DX11 bringing gaming and graphics back to a point where innovations in hardware have to keep up with software, this is a necessary feature on any new video card.
Conclusion: IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to ensure that all aspects of the product are considered, there are often times unforeseen market conditions and manufacturer changes which occur after publication that could render our rating obsolete.
Pros: DirectX-11 Compatible, 3D Vision / 3D Media Capable, Can Play Mainstream Games, Low Profile Video Card, Great Media Center GPU, Full-size HDMI 1.3 Output
Cons: Games have to be "dialed-down" to playable settings
Conclusion: TBC. At HEXUS, we invite the companies whose products we test to comment on our articles. If any company representatives for the products reviewed choose to respond, we'll publish their commentary here verbatim.
Conclusion: With an MSRP of around $79, the ASUS ENGT430 will be a welcome upgrade to many PCs utilizing on-board graphics chipsets. And while this card will be available in the retail and e-tail realms, over 90% of the GT430 line will be sold to system integrators.
Excerpt: During this review we will be looking at one of the most popular markets there might be for graphic cards and that is the Digital Media PC’s market. This market is were you might have your HTPC’s and average desktop PC located. These are the people that want to get the most out of their digital media such as online videos, DVD’s. Blu-ray movies and photo editing.
Pros: Quiet, Powerful for BLu-ray playback, Can do 3D playback, Built in audio for the loss less sound, Configurable to fit into narrower cases, Fermi chipset
Cons: Struggles with more challenging DX10 and DX11 games
ASUS ENGT430 GeForce GT 430 1GB DDR3 Video Card Review
11 October 2010
Excerpt: NVIDIA has been slowly 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...
Excerpt: Asus' ENGT430 Geforce GT 430 graphics card is a very decent low profile DirectX 11 budget card for the money. Even while slightly handicapped by its slower onboard DDR3 memory, it still succeeded in matching and in some cases surpassing the ATI alternative in terms of performance.
Conclusion: The entry level market likely won't that exciting for the vast majority of people reading this article. However, we feel the GT 430 has become a serious contender by injected just the right amount of adrenalin into this somewhat stagnant price point. It really is a pleasant surprise. NVIDIA didn’t have to reinvent the wheel; they just needed to add some grease to make it turn a bit smoother and that’s exactly what the GT 430 has done.