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Nvidia's Geforce GTS 450 breaks cover
Leaked slides confirm specs
It was just a matter of time before actual Nvidia slides leaked online showing and practically confirming Geforce GTS 450 specs. The card will be positioned as the successor to the Geforce GTS 250 and, according to Nvidia's slides, will be a card designed for "LAN party pwning". On a more serious note, full specs including the number of CUDA cores, Polymorph Engines and Texture Units have been detailed as well.
The Geforce GTS 450 works at 783MHz for the GPU, 1566MHz for those 192 CUDA cores and 3600MHz for 1GB of GDDR5 memory paired up with a 128-bit memory bus. The card features 4 Polymorph Engines and 32 Texture Units. Maximum TDP is rated at 106W which is nice compared to the Geforce GTX 460 but still a bit too high for our taste. It needs one 6-pin PCI-Express connector for additional power.
The only thing that wasn't detailed on the slides is probably one of the most important details, the price. Naturally, if Nvidia plans to overtake AMD's Radeon HD 5700 Series, it should strap the card with an according price tag as well. Unfortunately, the Radeon HD 5770's price tag in Europe (about €120) won't be an easy one to beat.
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