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Rebuilding a slightly older machine and have these two options.

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The 430 is decent, not familiar with the other
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The 7900GTX is faster (better fill-rate, better memory bandwidth).

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

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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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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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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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[url="http://www.3dmark.com/compare/3dm06/16221637/3dm06/15430213"]http://www.3dmark.co.../3dm06/15430213[/url]

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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[url="http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/video_lookup.php?gpu=GeForce+GT+430"]http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/video_lookup.php?gpu=GeForce+GT+430[/url]

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

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Please stop bumping old posts... Oh wait :|
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[quote name='bogas04' timestamp='1365686775' post='595630626']
Please stop bumping old posts... Oh wait :|
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My thoughts on this too :p

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[quote name='The Teej' timestamp='1365687284' post='595630646']
My thoughts on this too :p
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I don't get it

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[quote name='Dushmany' timestamp='1365687380' post='595630652']
I don't get it
[/quote]The cards were old, so they thought the thread was bumped from a long time ago.

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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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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.

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Thank you. I saw these both on eBay with low prices but wanted to get some opinions here..

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