Summary: There is no doubt about it: The GeForce GT 430 represents a solid performance improvement in this market segment over NVIDIA’s existing solution, the GeForce GT 220. In
, the Galaxy GeForce GT 430 was more than twice as fast as the GT 220, and in
, we saw an 85% improvement.
Excerpt: The world of budget graphics cards isn't sexy, but it is incredibly important to all players involved. NVIDIA and AMD have made a lot of money on these sub-$100 graphics cards as the years have gone on but now the threat of CPU/GPU hybrids is putting the segment on a death watch. That future is probably a year or more out so for now the competition between the two primary discrete GPU manufacturers is crucial.
Summary: NVIDIA's GeForce GT 430 GPU is here to rock the sub-$100 video card market! Does this new Fermi GPU offer a substantial upgrade over the GeForce GT 220, which it aims to replace? Can it compete with the long-entrenched Radeon HD 5000 series? In our look at the Galaxy GeForce GT 430 we will find out.