is a ZOTAC GEFORCE® 430 1GB SYNERGY graphics card good?

i am looking to upgrade my desktops graphics card and i was wondering if this one is worth the $130


i forgot to mention that the price that i listed os from my local Staples store

4 Answers

  • 10 years ago
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    It's not worth $130. It's $60 on Amazon:

    Get a GTX 460 instead which is the same price range and like six times better. Why is it 6 times better? It has 256-bit memeory bus width compared to the 430's 128-bit. It uses GDDR5 instead of GDDR3. Also, it has 336 cores compared to 96. Your frames per second in games will be 3-6 times better with the GTX 460 than the GT 430.

    If you are willing to deal with rebates:

    EVGA GTX 460 (Fermi) SSC+ 1GB 256-bit GDDR5:

    This also comes with Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 which you can ebay for like $60.

    The SSC+ is the super superclock version which bumps up the 720MHz on the reference card up to 850MHz. It also comes with a cool looking backplate. If you ask any gamer about the GTX 460 (Fermi) cards, they'll tell you that they are awesome cards. eVGA is one of the best video card manufacturer (if not the best).

    edit: Zotac Synergy model is a fan-less gpu which is generally used for HTPCs since it's quiet. For a gaming desktop, not good.

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
  • 10 years ago

    no its not its half that price its not for gaming but rather hd streaming and video editing

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    It is good.

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