Chipset: GeForce GT430 Engine Clock: 700 MHz Video Memory: 1GB DDR3^Memory Clock: 1600 MHz Memory Interface: 128-bit Bus: PCI-Express 2.0 x16^RAMDAC: 400 MHz Stream Processor: 96 Max. Resolution: 2560 x 1600^Connectors: DVI; HDMI; DisplayPort Thermal: Fansink Support Microsoft Windows 7/Vista/XP^Support nVidia Unified Architecture Support nVidia PhysX Technology^Support nVidia CUDA Technology Support Blu-ray 3D ready^HDMI 1.4a Support Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio Support HDCP - High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection^Support Microsoft DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4.0 System Requirements: 300-watt power supply recommended
The fan on my AMD Radeon HD 6870 graphics card has developed a high pitched whine noise. Before I could send it in for repair, I needed an emergency backup card so I bought this.
The GT430 worked but had two major problems:
1. The fan was extremely noisy, much louder than the AMD 6870 even when the fan was emitting the whine sound. 2. The GT430 card has 3 monitor ports, a Display Port, a Dual-Link DVI and an HDMI port. But only two can be active.
My current setup requires all 3 ports to be active. The GT430 card loses one point each.
This video card is worth every penny. Since HDMI ports are more common, I also purchased a DVI to HDMI converter for the card. Everything works terrific! Setup was relativly easy. The accompanying CD is of little value. It is best going right to the manufacturers website to get the most current updates.
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