GeForce GTS 450 is NVIDIA’s latest product on the graphics card market. The new mid-range card is anything but a surprise since most details have been known long in advance. The card is now here and the target is set for the Radeon HD 5700 series.
GeForce GTS 450 uses NVIDIA’s GF106 GPU with 192 CUDA cores and 128-bit memory interface, which should be a solid foundation for the price range.
GeForce GTS 450 has a stock clock of 783 MHz GPU, 1 566 MHz shader and 3608 MHz 1GB GDDR5 graphics memory. This should be idal for gamers focusing on resolutions up to 1680×1050 pixels, which is the most common resolution right now.
NVIDIA GF106 builds on the same SM design as GF104 found in GeForce GTX 460, but even if the CUDA cores have been cut in half several ROPs and an extra memory controller lies idly in the circuit, which makes it possible to launch a GF106 model with 192-bit memory interface and 24 ROPs.
|GTX 480||GTX 460 768MB||GTX 285||GTS 450||GTS 250|
|Texture units / Filtering||60/60||56/56||80 / 80||32/32||64/64|
||924MHz (3696MHz data rate) GDDR5||900MHz (3.6GHz data rate) GDDR5||1242MHz (2484MHz data rate) GDDR3||902MHz (3.608GHz data rate) GDDR5||1100MHz (2.2GHz data rate) GDDR3|
|Transistors||3 miljarder||1.95 miljarder||1.4 miljarder||1.17 miljarder||754 miljoner|
||TSMC 40nm||TSMC 40nm||TSMC 55nm||TSMC 40nm||TSMC 55nm|
||~ 400€||170€||–||~ 130€||~ 100€|
GeForce GTS 450 looks to get a tougher fight than GeForce GTX 460 when it comes to keeping the competition away. Performance is on par with Radeon HD 5770, with price on the same level and overclocking potential is almost too good with clock frequencies up to 950 MHz with stock cooling. Performance varies between games, which you should look closer at before making a decision.
Below are a couple of reviews;