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Wednesday, 13 October 2010 06:40

EVGA GTS 450 1GB Free Performance Boost tested

Written by Sanjin Rados

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Nvidia launched the Geforce GTS 450 September 13, and it took less than a month for EVGA GX 450 FPB card prices to drop from €129 to €107, here. Other Nvidia partners have cut their prices as well, so currently the most affordable GTS 450 goes for €100, here.

EVGA GTS 450 Free Performance Boost (FPB) is a graphics card for not so demanding gamers who prefer resolutions like 1680x1050, meaning it’s a mid-range card that will compete with Radeon HD 5750 and HD 5770. 

Free Performance Boost (FPB) in other words means that the card comes with a slight factory overclock that will provide higher performance levels than those on reference GTS 450 cards. GTS 450 FPB runs at 823MHz for the GPU, which is 40MHz higher than reference whereas the memory didn’t change from reference 902MHz (3608MHz effectively).

Apart from the GTS 450 FPB, EVGA also offers two faster GTS 450 cards. GTS 450 Superclocked runs at 882/3800MHz (GPU/memory) whereas the GTS 450 FTW runs at 920/4104MHz.

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GPUZ confirms that the GTS 450 comes with 192 shader processors split in four Streaming Multiprocessor clusters and 1GB of GDDR5 memory on a 128-bit memory interface. There are 32 texture units and 16 ROPs. Shader processors are clocked at twice the GPU’s clocks – 1646MHz.

GF106 GPU is the GTS 450’s ticker, which is of course derived from Fermi architecture. It packs about 1.17 billion transistors, unlike the GF104 which uses 2.1 billion or GF100 with its 3 billion transistors.

Just like the GTS 460, the GTS 450 should be a good overclocking material.

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+1 #1 Nerdmaster 2010-10-13 13:56
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Geforce GTS 450 is an affordable card that features DirectX 11, CUDA, 3D Vision and PhysX support. The card’s performance is somewhere between the HD 5750 and HD 5770, which doesn’t make things easier for end users, especially considering that this price-range is usually dictated by the-cheaper-the-better rule.


When amd releases next gen cards (next week) they will also support 3d glaces. Also opencl matures and more and more companies will support it (making cuda obsolete because nvidia also supports opencl). Finally physx will be replaced in the future with something else (like havok). So what will nvidia do then?
 
 
0 #2 blandead 2010-10-13 15:43
focus on speed/effeciency with 28nm, and focus on tegra 2/3 stuff. what else are they doing? Unless they have more money to blow to give to developers to support PhysX.
 

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