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#1 flynempire

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:42

Rebuilding a slightly older machine and have these two options.


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Posted 11 April 2013 - 03:47

The 430 is decent, not familiar with the other

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 04:01

The 7900GTX is faster (better fill-rate, better memory bandwidth).

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 11:56

GT 430 is a GPU only for desktop and some movies...

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:00

I'd say the GT 430 - simply as it's significantly a more modern GPU. Depends on what the machines purpose is really.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:06

I'll blind vote the 430 as I have one, but if you're planning to game on it, mine although will play SC HotS I have to use a lower graphics setting. as the gadget I've included, when playing that game, will be maxxed out.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:26

It's worth pointing out that the GT 430 is a DX11 card, while the 7900 GTX is only DX9. While the technical specs of the 7900 GTX may be slightly better it's probably worth going for the GT 430.

That said, both cards are really weak and should be avoided if possible.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:26

http://www.3dmark.co.../3dm06/15430213

Only benchmarks I could find that compares the two, in DX9 the GT 430 is over twice as fast as 7900GTX.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 13:22

http://www.videocard...=GeForce GT 430

Yep, the 430 will get you about twice the performance as the 7900.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 13:26

Please stop bumping old posts... Oh wait :|

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 13:34

Please stop bumping old posts... Oh wait :|


My thoughts on this too :p

#12 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 13:36

My thoughts on this too :p

I don't get it

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 13:45

I don't get it

The cards were old, so they thought the thread was bumped from a long time ago.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 13:12

Thanks everyone for your answers. This is for my brother in-law. He does not game.

He uses Photoshop every day, browse the web/listen to music, he also uses Pro Show Producer and wants to edit videos sometime soon. Maybe this will help clear things up more

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 13:16

The 430 has a much more modern architecture, has dx11 support, and can utilize the newer WDM 1.1 drivers in windows 7+, and despite some of the 7900's specs looking "better", the 430 is faster in most cases. Definitely go with the 430.