NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 GPU for HTPCs gets official

Oct 12, 2010
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NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 GPU for HTPCs gets official

NVIDIA has officially outed their latest GPU, the NVIDIA GeForce GT 430, a Fermi chip targeted at HTPCs.  The new GT 430 promises 1.5x the gaming performance of previous-gen chips, together with full 3D and 1080p HD video support, HDMI 1.4a connectivity and 24-bit multi-channel audio up to 192KHz (along with lossless DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD audio bit streaming).

There's also a dedicated video processing engine, which NVIDIA reckons will reduce heat output from the card; handy if you're slotting it into a low-profile HTPC case.  There's also PhysX support.

NVIDIA has signed up the usual cohort of video card manufacturers - including ASL, ASUS, Colorful, ECS, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, Jetway, KFA2, Leadtek, MSI, Palit, Point of View, PNY, Sparkle and Zotac - to produce cards based on the GT 430.  We've already seen the Club 3D card yesterday.

Press Release:

New NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 Is the Perfect GPU for Digital Media PCs

Newest Addition to "Fermi" Family Provides Immense Performance and Unique 3D Features Not Offered by Integrated Graphics Solutions

The GeForce GT 430 GPU is the newest addition to the NVIDIA 'Fermi' Family, providing immense performance and unique 3D features not offered by integrated graphics solutions.

The GeForce GT 430 delivers unparalleled experiences in photo and video editing, Blu-ray 3D, as well as the next generation of GPU-accelerated Web browsers and Web content.

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 10/11/2010 -- NVIDIA today announced the latest addition to its Fermi class of graphics processing units (GPUs), the NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 430, which was specifically designed to provide the horsepower needed to power today's digital media PCs and provide the high definition video and audio experiences that desktop customers demand.

The GeForce GT 430 utilizes the Company's latest 40nm GPU, codenamed GF108, which is already designed into a variety of desktop and notebook platforms from the world's leading OEMs, including Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, MSI, Samsung, Sony and others. For customers looking for a viable desktop upgrade from lowly integrated solutions, the GeForce GT 430 is a major step up, delivering unparalleled experiences in photo and video editing, Blu-ray 3D, as well as the next generation of GPU-accelerated Web browsers and Web content. And, when combined with NVIDIA 3D Vision™ technology and a compatible display, the GT430 is also the only GPU in its class that allows consumers to experience their digital content in full stereoscopic 3D.

Offering up to 1.5x the gaming performance of previous generation products, the GeForce GT 430 also adds support for DirectX 11 (DX11), the industry standard for game development. Most importantly, the GT 430 delivers unmatched out-of-the-box game compatibility(i) and playable frame rates in all of today's top 30 games(ii), when compared to integrated graphics solutions.

Key features of the new GeForce GT 430 include:

Support for HDMI 1.4a, a TV standard for delivering 3D content and advanced multi-channel digital audio
Special video engine to accelerate Blu-ray 3D content, delivering optimal 3D visuals at a full 1080p resolution
High-definition 24-bit multi-channel audio up to 192KHz, and lossless DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD audio bit streaming
Dedicated video processing engine for reduced system power and heat
Support for NVIDIA PhysX® technology, the industry's most comprehensive, cross-platform physics solution
Starting today, the GeForce GT 430 is available as an add-in card from the world's leading suppliers, including ASL, ASUS, Colorful, ECS, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, Jetway, KFA2, Leadtek, MSI, Palit, Point of View, PNY, Sparkle, Zotac and others.


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