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News Nvidia GT430 cards leak

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by julieb, 4 Oct 2010.

  1. julieb

    julieb New Member

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  2. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Going by the GTS450's lackluster performance I wonder how well this card will perform (will it even manage to best a GT240?).

    It could be the new Physx sweetheart though.
     
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  3. mrbens

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    Ahh good point. I can't imagine it'd be that great as a main GPU.
     
  4. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

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    Doesn't sound very stimulating does it? Have to wait and see what the benchmarks are..other than low haha.
     
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    Cyberpower-UK Professional Overclocker

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    Dammit, they beat me to it!
     
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    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    Let's face it. It's a media card, not a gaming card. They'd be foolish to advertise it as anything other than that.
     
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    memeroot aged and experianced

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  8. cgthomas

    cgthomas Cpt. Handsome

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    Where's the 490 or 495.
    I bet we'll see some gtx 485 and 475 soon
     
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    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    We will, bindi has declared it so.... :D
     
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    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    Well considering nVidia is working on a rehash called Fermi 1.5 I would be surpised if we see GTX ##5 models coming out that have most of the design flaws of fermi worked out but we will see.

    As for this card ya its more a basic user/ media card.
     
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    Isn't a GB of RAM a bit overkill for such a card? And what sort of prices were customers paying?
     
  12. cgthomas

    cgthomas Cpt. Handsome

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    Not really tbh, RAM is becoming cheaper and since this card will be installed in HP's Dell's 'Multimedia PCs' i think 1GB is quite required for HD Blu Ray and large (wide) sceern / monitors
     
  13. rickysio

    rickysio N900 | HJE900

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    Not really. My 9600GT 512MB plays back 1080p perfectly fine.
     
  14. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    There's an easy way to work out how much memory a particular resolution needs: vertical resolution times horizontal resolution times by bits per pixel.

    So, let's assume you're watching your Blu-ray films at 1920 x 1080 at 32-bit colour. That's:
    1920 * 1080 = 2073600
    2073600 * 32 = 66355200 bits

    Divide that by eight and we get 8294400 bytes - or just under 8MB for a single 1080p frame.

    If we assume that your graphics card is triple-buffering the video, that's three lots of 8MB - or 24MB.

    512MB is *plenty* for Blu-ray playback - and 1GB is definitely overkill.
     
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