Legit Video Card Reviews
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 -|
Retail Box and Bundle
The retail box for the ASUS ENGT430 lists the main features that the card comes with and that the card utilizes a 'dust-proof' fan that has 25% longer lifespan than a traditional cooling fan. The dust-proof fan is basically a fan that is designed with a different casing around the fan motor/bearing to help keep dust out.
Turning the retail box over, we see even more marketing text in many different languages and more details on features like fuse protection and the GPU guard.
The ASUS ENGT430 video card bundle included with the ENGTX430/DI/1GD3(LP) graphics card includes a quick installation guide, a drivers CD with the multi-language manual and a pair of low profile brackets that can be used.
When you fired up the driver CD that comes with the card you'll see this GUI that allows you to check out the user manual and install the drivers and utilities if needed.
Taking a closer look at the utility section of the VGA driver disc we can see that it also comes with two utilities that might come in handy.
- ASUS GamerOSD - Overclock during gameplay
- ASUS SmartDoctor - Overclocking and Intelligent Hardware Protection Tool
The one that we are highly interested in for this review is the ASUS SmartDoctor utility as that will allow us to adjust the card's voltages and to overclock it to the max!
Next Page - The Test System
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