'Extra Extra Read all about it', come on people, learn about the new GeForce GTS 450, we've got ASUS, eVGA, ECS, MSI, NVIDIA, Palit, Sparkle, KFA2 (Galaxy), Inno3D and Gigabyte covered all in this exclusive article.
Hey you know, I was checking up some information on the release of the budget oriented GeForce GTS 450 today. A new lower level mid-range product that is targeted against the Radeon HD 5750. Performance and features wise pretty much the very same products except for PhysX and 3D Surround vision. And while comparing specifications I realized how long it actually has taken NVIDIA to release the mid-range DX11 class products. Get this, our first R5770/5750 reviews date from October 2009 -- yeah, last year.
So, 11 months after the competition released their DX11 class mid-range products, NVIDIA finally inserts a SKU into the market with roughly the same performance. Man, that's arriving late to the market alright.
Either way, at roughly 120 EUR, NVIDIA today releases the GeForce GTS 450. A cute mid-range graphics card armed with DirectX 11 compatibility that comes with one full gigabyte of graphics memory. The product is targeted at gamers with a set budget in mind. Decent performance at a reasonable price. NVIDIA themselves find this card ideal for gamers who play their games with a monitor up-to a resolution of roughly 1600x1200, and that's a fair suggestion in this price range. Competition wise, NVIDIA feels the Radeon HD 5750 is the card to beat.
The card, as rumored for weeks, indeed comes with 192 shader processors, 1 GB of quad data rate GDDR5 memory on a 128-bit wide interface. A card that is clocked at 783/1566/900 MHz (core/shader/memory) with a maximum power draw of a bright light bulb, 106W.
Below, an overview of the products tested today. We'll have a look at reference performance, but obviously a handful of NVIDIA's board partners also submitted their cards for a review. Pretty much all of them come pre-overclocked and/or have some custom cooling applied.
The cards tested today are:
ASUS ENGTS450 DirectCu TOP
ECS GTX 450 Black
eVGA GTS 450 FTW
Gigabyte GTS 450 OC
Inno3D GTS 450 Freezer
KFA2 GTS 450 LTD OC
MSI N450GTS Cyclone
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 reference
Palit GTS 450 Sonic Platinum
Sparkle Calibre X450G
Have a peek of what that looks like, and then let's head onward to the next page please where we'll first dive into the GPU architecture.
ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II OC review We review the ASUS GeForce GTX 780 Ti DirectCU II OC edition. Customized GeForce GTX 780 Ti graphics cards are a hot thing these days, as they are silent, running cool and offer tremendous rendering ...
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 Ti WindForce review In this review we take the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 750 Ti WindForce for a spin. The card is obviously based on NVIDIAs MAxwell based GTX 750 Ti GPU. Gigabyte designed their own PCB, tweaked the card a h...
Palit GeForce GTX 750 Ti StormX Dual review In this review we take the Palit GeForce GTX 750 Ti StormX Dual for a test-drive. Palit's offering is the fastest GTX 750 Ti we have seen to date as it has been factory overclocked intensely on the G...
MSI GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti Gaming review We review the MSI GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti Gaming OC edition graphics cards. They both are bed on Nvidia's new Maxwell GPUs that offer low power comsumption and Full HD capable gaming. Being an M...