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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 -|
Since video card temperatures and the heat generated by next-generation cards have become an area of concern among enthusiasts and gamers, we want to take a closer look at how the ASUS GeForce GT 430 `GB graphics card does at idle and under a full load.
ASUS ENGT430 GeForce GT 430 1GB Video Card Idle Temperature:
As you can see from the screen shot above, the idle state of the NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 drops the GPU core clock frequency down to 50.6MHz and the memory clock down to 1355MHz to help conserve power and lower temperatures. At idle on an open test bench the ASUS ENGT430 1GB video card temperature all along was observed at 36C. The fan speed on the card was at 60% and fairly quiet.
ASUS ENGT430 GeForce GT 430 1GB Video Card Load Temperature:
We fired up FurMark and ran the stability at 640x480, which was enough to put the GF108 GPU core at 100% load in order to get the highest load temperature possible. This application also charts the temperature results so you can see how the temperature rises and levels off, which is very nice. The fan on the NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 1GB video card was left on auto during temperature testing and the fan speed never changed, which was interesting. When we hit the space bar to stop the rendering the temperature dropped. The peak temperature reported on the open air test bench was 73C.
The GPU fan was only at 60% when at this temperature, so cooling can easily be improved if you manually want to set the fan to a higher RPM. Not bad results from a Fermi core with such a small heat sink and cooling fan, in all honesty.
The ASUS ENGT430 is slightly hotter than most of the GeForce GTS 450 video cards that we have tested, but not by too much. The HIS Radeon HD 5570 512GB GDDR5 video card is passively cooled and that is why it runs so much hotter at both idle and load. All testing in the chart above was done on the open test bench with a room temperature of 78F.
Next Page - Final Thoughts and Conclusions
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