Asus GT 730 Silent 1GB GDDR3, VGA, DVI, HDMI, PCI-E Graphics Card, Perfect for a low powered HTPC £34.98 @ ebuyer Free Delivery
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Asus GT 730 Silent 1GB GDDR3, VGA, DVI, HDMI, PCI-E Graphics Card, Perfect for a low powered HTPC £34.98 @ ebuyer Free Delivery

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Found 4th Jul 2015
A decent low cost upgrade for all the bargain PC's that were on here recently. Fine for HTPC use. Especially to add HDMI. Low power consumption so fine for all those HP + Lenovo PC's that had external PSUs.

Asus GT 730 Silent 1GB GDDR3 VGA DVI HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card Product Description

Asus GeForce GT 730 Silent 1GB GDDR3 VGA DVI HDMI PCI-E Graphics Card

GT 730 is the fantastic new graphics card from ASUS. Engineered with a highly-efficient 0dB thermal design, it dissipates heat in complete silence â€" making GT 730 the perfect choice for your slimline home-theater PC (HTPC) build. Advanced EMI shielding reduces electromagnetic interference by up to 66% for a stable signal, pin-sharp images and safer and healthier computing. And because we know you love to customize, use the included GPU Tweak software to control video memory, voltages and cooling fans and even stream live gameplay in real time!

Key Features:

Silent passive cooling means true 0dB - perfect for quiet home theater PCs and multimedia centers.

Premium alloys in power delivery components defeat heat for cards that run 15% faster and last 2.5 times longer than reference.

GPU Tweak helps you modify clock speeds, voltages, fan performance and more, all via an intuitive interface.

GPU Tweak Streaming share on-screen action in real time â€" so others can watch live as games are played.

Specifications:

Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce GT 730

Interface: PCI Express 2.0

Video Memory: 1GB

Memory Type: GDDR3

Engine Clock: 902MHz

Memory Clock: 900MHz

Memory Clock Effective: 1800MHz

Memory Interface: 64-bit

CUDA Cores: 384

Max. Resolution: 2560x1600 (DVI)

VGA Port(s): 1

DVI-D Port(s): 1

HDMI Port(s): 1

DirectX Support: 11

OpenGL Support: 4.4

Compatible OS:

Windows Vista

Windows 7

Windows 8

Product Width: 30mm

Product Length: 137mm

Product Height: 69mm

36 Comments

I wonder if they will be fast in a quad sli configuration?

This any good for the lenovo ts140 server?

Original Poster

freestyle

This any good for the lenovo ts140 server?



It would certainly work and also give you the HDMI out if needed and be better than the on board Intel graphics. But the TS140 is a powerful beast (I have the same) and personally would get a more powerful one. But obviously will cost more.

I went for a GTX 750Ti 2GB card (around £100) from Amazon. Plays most games I have thrown at it (med/high), silent(ish) and doesn't require any power connector.
Edited by: "topss" 4th Jul 2015

does anyone happen to know if comes with low profile bracket? (not mentioned in listing)

gr8h8me

I wonder if they will be fast in a quad sli configuration?

good luck trying they don't support sli

Got one of these, comes with a low profile bracket, but a huge difference between the ddr3 and gddr5 version, my gddr5 version is much better I'm benchmarks and in games too

topss

It would certainly work and also give you the HDMI out if needed and be … It would certainly work and also give you the HDMI out if needed and be better than the on board Intel graphics. But the TS140 is a powerful beast (I have the same) and personally would get a more powerful one. But obviously will cost more. I went for a GTX 750Ti 2GB card (around £100) from Amazon. Plays most games I have thrown at it (med/high), silent(ish) and doesn't require any power connector.



Same here, I went for the Palit one that has no fans, it cost slightly more but worth it for the silence.

Cheers for the input guys but just discovered none of those cards do vm passthrough

Where's the fan?

Original Poster

M1sterDeeds

Where's the fan?



Doesn't have one. That's why it's 'silent'. Passivley cooled.

Banned

Think this card is overkill if all you need is hdmi out for one of the recent pc deals, you can save yourself around £10 by going for a 610 or 5450 instead.

Also as mentioned above, it's the weaker of the two memory versions available so not for gaming either.

Heat for the price, just a card with not too many uses.

xela333

Think this card is overkill if all you need is hdmi out for one of the … Think this card is overkill if all you need is hdmi out for one of the recent pc deals, you can save yourself around £10 by going for a 610 or 5450 instead.Also as mentioned above, it's the weaker of the two memory versions available so not for gaming either.Heat for the price, just a card with not too many uses.



Would be fine playing Mmorpg's or less intensive games like that.

34 is overpriced, real price should be 15-20, but its a niche market. this is probably on par with inbuilt gfx, possibly not even as good as amd IGP ... ddr3 is slow. AMd equiv r5 230. higel o hara are doing this card
plait 210
Edited by: "GwanGy" 5th Jul 2015

Original Poster

So DDR3 is slow, but you send a link to a card with.....DDR3...

Plus I think you might be missing the point of this card. It's SILENT. No fan. And has three outputs, HDMI being the interesting one.. Compared to the plait you linked to, which has a fan and only two outputs, HDMI not being one of the two.

How does this compare to the HD4400 (Intel CPU) ?

tonez

How does this compare to the HD4400 (Intel CPU) ?



Better than.

By how much? Is it worth it? It would be for 1080p gaming with titles such as Tomb Raider or Bioshock Infinite?

tonez

By how much? Is it worth it? It would be for 1080p gaming with titles … By how much? Is it worth it? It would be for 1080p gaming with titles such as Tomb Raider or Bioshock Infinite?



The 1GB VRAM will let you down. This really isn't a gaming GPU.

Thanks Rev6. How about the 2gb version then?

Original Poster

tonez

Thanks Rev6. How about the 2gb version then?



I don't think it's just to do with the memory, it's just not really geared for gaming. For a decent entry level gaming card, try a 750ti, but that will cost more - around £100 new.

tonez try this link Gfx crd info.
750ti or better should be your minimum imho.
Edited by: "GwanGy" 6th Jul 2015

Any idea what would be good enough for a hp micro server to add hdmi out to use for playing videos directly from the server? Also powerful enough to play arcade emulators would be cool

I recently stuck an old AMD 6670 in my HTPC. It's not terribly noisy, but I do sometimes notice the fan noise from it. Before putting the 6670 in it, it was pretty much silent running off the HD4000 gfx.

How does this one compare to a 6670?

It's primarily an HTPC, but does do some occasional light gaming ....

(Profile probably doesn't matter. My HTPC box can take most full size cards. Although I did try one passively cooled one but the huge wire mesh cooling system was too big. This one: amazon.co.uk/SAP…1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1436346849&sr=8-1)

would this fit and run on a foxconn g31mx 46gmx motherboard? would it be much of an upgrade? Looking to add this and an SSD to improve performance

Original Poster

southpaw83

would this fit and run on a foxconn g31mx 46gmx motherboard? would it be … would this fit and run on a foxconn g31mx 46gmx motherboard? would it be much of an upgrade? Looking to add this and an SSD to improve performance



It should fit, cant see why not. And do you mean will it be an upgrade from the integrated GPU? Then yes it will. Adding an SSD is probably the best way to improve the general snappiness of a PC. That plus some extra RAM.

Just bear in mind that if you do upgrade RAM, then that will be pretty much useless if you were to upgrade the PC to a new one. The SSD and this graphics card would be able to be reused though, so wont be money wasted.

Original Poster

sancheez

I recently stuck an old AMD 6670 in my HTPC. It's not terribly noisy, but … I recently stuck an old AMD 6670 in my HTPC. It's not terribly noisy, but I do sometimes notice the fan noise from it. Before putting the 6670 in it, it was pretty much silent running off the HD4000 gfx.How does this one compare to a 6670?It's primarily an HTPC, but does do some occasional light gaming ....(Profile probably doesn't matter. My HTPC box can take most full size cards. Although I did try one passively cooled one but the huge wire mesh cooling system was too big. This one: http://www.amazon.co.uk/SAPPHIRE-Ultimate-Fanless-Graphics-Card/dp/B00HQYNICU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1436346849&sr=8-1)



Not sure performance wise compared to the 6670, but this is not a gaming card. The card is silent though.

topss

It should fit, cant see why not. And do you mean will it be an upgrade … It should fit, cant see why not. And do you mean will it be an upgrade from the integrated GPU? Then yes it will. Adding an SSD is probably the best way to improve the general snappiness of a PC. That plus some extra RAM. Just bear in mind that if you do upgrade RAM, then that will be pretty much useless if you were to upgrade the PC to a new one. The SSD and this graphics card would be able to be reused though, so wont be money wasted.



​Sorry, I meant would the graphics card improve the performance of my current PC in terms of its performance as an HTPC. I know an SSD would make a huge difference. I have taken the plunge and ordered this and a Samsung Evo 850 SSD. Thanks for the reply

If you're buying a low-powered GPU for a HTPC you might want to consider waiting for something with HEVC decoding.

Even an old 8800GT would be faster than this pile of crap. Save your money and buy a used once mid-end/high-end card from ebay
Edited by: "zworld" 13th Jul 2015

Perfect upgrade for those who are power supply limited.

My HTPC uses the iGPU in my G3258, plenty fast enough. Don't really see the point even for a HTPC. If you wanted to game on it there's a mITX version of the GTX 970.

Banned

rev6

The 1GB VRAM will let you down. This really isn't a gaming GPU.



my gpu has 512mb ram. still runs most games med/high at 1080p. its the rest of that card that will be the bottleneck, its probably cant even use the full 1gb of ram.

only need loads of GPU ram for high quality textures and high resolutions.

Does anyone know if this card would be any good for running Farming Simulator 15 mid-high setting?

cheaper on amazon i think

It's not £34.98 it's actually £44.61 when you go to site, not good value as you can go to PC World and get one for that price.

Original Poster

Bobcapp

It's not £34.98 it's actually £44.61 when you go to site, not good value a … It's not £34.98 it's actually £44.61 when you go to site, not good value as you can go to PC World and get one for that price.



You're around 2 months late getting to the party.
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