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ASUS ENGT430 GeForce GT 430 1GB DDR3 Video Card Review
|Product:||GeForce GT430 - ENGT430|
|Date:||Mon, Oct 11, 2010 - 08:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 Overclocking
Overclocking the ASUS GeForce GT 430 graphics card with Smart Doctor
was very easy to do.
We noticed that when we fired up ASUS SmartDoctor that the Vcore was set by default to 1.08V and that the engine and memory clock speeds could only be increased by 100MHz on each respective clock setting. We raised up the engine and memory clock speeds from 700MHz/800MHz to 800MHz/900MHz and the card was rock solid. We figured we were limited by clock frequencies in SmartDoctor and we proved our thoughts right when we downloaded EVGA Precision overclocking software and were able to push the card to 875MHz on the core and 960MHz on the memory with full stability. It would have been nice to have seen an ASUS utility that pushes the card's limits, but that is not the case today.
The ASUS GeForce GT 430 Video Card
Stock 700MHz/800MHz (1600MHz effective):
The ASUS GeForce GT 430 Video Card @ 875MHz/960MHz (1920MHz effective):
Running 3DMark Vantage with the Extreme preset we got a score of X1822. The score went up X2272 3DMarks when overclocked with SmartDoctor, which was an improvement of 24.7%.
This overclock is fairly solid and the bump up from 700MHz core and 800MHz memory to 875MHz core and 960MHz did make a noticeable improvement in the games, also. For example in AvP we went from 9.8 frames per second to 12.2 at a screen resolution 1280x1024! This is a 24.5% performance gain and something we noticed across the board in the benchmarks.
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Page 1 - NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 Video Cards Arrive
Page 2 - A Closer Look At The ASUS GeForce GT430
Page 3 - Retail Box and Bundle
Page 4 - The Test System
Page 5 - Aliens vs. Predator
Page 6 - Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY
Page 7 - Just Cause 2
Page 8 - Metro 2033
Page 9 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 10 - StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
Page 11 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 12 - Unigine 'Heaven' DX11
Page 13 - FurMark 1.8.2
Page 14 - Blu-ray 3D Playback Testing
Page 15 - NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 Overclocking
Page 16 - Power Consumption
Page 17 - Temperature Testing
Page 18 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions