Summary: My recent purchase of this card was to complete an SLI rig. I've been using this same card for about a year now and it's been great. No compatibility or Quality issues. The card's cooling fan and pipe seems to work well, and the software provided ("SmartDoctor"), which is used to monitor and tweak the card seems to work well also. The ASUS ENGTS450 gets "Two Thumbs Up".
Summary: I'm not going to write a book about this but I bought this card put it in and had no problems at all, this is one of the best cards out there. Also note this is a DDR5 ram speed one of the fastest one out on the market. I'm very happy with this one and hope you will be too.
Summary: its the fastest grafic card for the money. i put in my hp single slot pce. hand to cut the metal plate down to fit. cheaper then a new computer. thers ben a few soft ware up grades and they were grate. shiping 4 days.
Summary: With the current generation of 1024 cards, and even 1536, or 2048. These stack up very nicely. I had one of these installed to replace my current set up of 2 Nvidia 9600 512's. this thing single handidly smoked the 2 512's in every aspect available. the price is reasonable, and you will get a lot of use out of these cards before the next wave of demanding games, or graphic heavy software arrives rendering them obsolete. I never buy the 600.00 graphics cards.
Summary: I had no idea that my previous graphics card was the reason my desktop was so loud. After installing this new card, my machine is now practically silent. The only noise I hear now is the clicking of the hard drive. On top of that, the performance improvements are great. I do some CAD work, not gaming, and I immediately noticed improvements - a model that was sluggish to manipulate previously is now a piece of cake. I don't notice any lag anymore.
Summary: I think the title of this review says it all. I'm stepping up from an older card, so this is a big difference to me, but it does work well for my RC airplane simulator and Microsoft flight simulator X. I can turn up the antialiasing and not lose much in the way of frame rate.
ASUS nVidia GeForce GTS450 1GB DDR5 VGA/DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card ENGTS450 DC OC/DI/1GD5
Alton Fletcher, Amazon
4 June 2011
Summary: I bought this card, ASUS nVidia GeForce GTS450 1GB DDR5 VGA/DVI/HDMI PCI-Express Video Card ENGTS450 DC OC/DI/1GD5, to replace the on-board graphic card on my ASUS M2N68-AM motherboard. It was very easy to install and works like a charm.
Summary: I should probably be raving about this video card, but I'm not. It supports Direct X 11, which is why I bought it, specifically for Dragon Age 2 of all things and to check out this tessellation feature everybody has been raving about and it turns out the 500 series has additional functionality using the same Direct X 11 drivers, which in turn means there's some stuff I thought this card would support and apparently it does not.
Summary: I am not a gamer. I purchased this card for photography and video editing, to speed up my system. Nvidia GTS450 series was recommended on another web site as best in its price range for the month. Difficult to find those not factory overclocked. This card's GPU will run at lower temperature than competing products, even at full load. It may translate into longer life, time will tell.