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#1 Posted by FabulousGamer90 (245 posts) -

First a little background info: I am a PC gamer, but I'm not the kind who needs the very latest hardware to be happy. I currently have a 9800GT and I am fairly happy with its performance on all games. I still play most games on fairly high settings with my computer in 1920x1080 (my native res) and generally I do stay "low-range" for gaming with my hardware.

However I do feel it is time for a minor upgrade. But since my preference is to stay cheap, I dont want a massive upgrade. The rest of my computer should be fine anyway (Intel Q8200, 4GB RAM, Windows 7) So im looking at the GT430, which is $120 currently at a shop near me, and thats about the price range im looking for.

My intention: playing all games very high (lets disregard Crysis 2 in this though), using 1920x1080, Anti Aliasing ranging from 2x - 4x, averaging something like 40fps and above. Will this card do that with my current hardware? If not, what other card would I need to achieve this?

#2 Posted by middle-earth88 (1262 posts) -

This will outpreform both of those cards for the same price. The GT 430 is not faster then your 9800GT. It is slower.

#3 Posted by Xeros606 (11126 posts) -
Don't get it. It's even worse than the 9800 GT.
#4 Posted by hartsickdiscipl (14787 posts) -

First a little background info: I am a PC gamer, but I'm not the kind who needs the very latest hardware to be happy. I currently have a 9800GT and I am fairly happy with its performance on all games. I still play most games on fairly high settings with my computer in 1920x1080 (my native res) and generally I do stay "low-range" for gaming with my hardware.

However I do feel it is time for a minor upgrade. But since my preference is to stay cheap, I dont want a massive upgrade. The rest of my computer should be fine anyway (Intel Q8200, 4GB RAM, Windows 7) So im looking at the GT430, which is $120 currently at a shop near me, and thats about the price range im looking for.

My intention: playing all games very high (lets disregard Crysis 2 in this though), using 1920x1080, Anti Aliasing ranging from 2x - 4x, averaging something like 40fps and above. Will this card do that with my current hardware? If not, what other card would I need to achieve this?

FabulousGamer90

The GT430 is a slower card than your 9800gt. Avoid the GT430 like the plague. An AMD 5770 can pull off what you're asking in some games, but not all. A 6850 would also be a good choice, as would a GTX 460. Your CPU could use some extra clock speed as well. IDK if you've ever overclocked, but you would see some pretty big performance gains in some games by pushing that Q8200 to 2.7ghz+.