Reviews and Problems with Palit Microsystems GeForce GTS 450 (1024MB GDDR5)
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15 October 2010
Excerpt: For the most part I had thought we would've probably reached the end of the GTS 450 lookovers. We've looked at a number of versions of the model and a number of different speeds. We've seen it overclocked and in SLI, but when I saw the press release for the one we're looking at today, I just had to check it out.
Nvidia GeForce GTS 450, GeForce GTS 450 SLI and Palit GTS 450 Sonic Platinum Review
8 October 2010
Conclusion: The GeForce GTS 450 is a great option for gamers looking to spend just over $100 on a new graphics card. It’s not just the price that makes it a sensible choice, but we found it to be very efficient, using less power than the Radeon HD 5770 under full load and less than the 5750 at idle. The operating temperatures of the Palit version that we tested were also very low and at no point the graphics card made its presence apparent thanks to its low operating volume.
Excerpt: For the week prior to the launch of the GTS 450 it's just been non-stop with samples of this card. It's clear that like the GTX 460, NVIDIA partners are keen to get their model out there to the market. It's been quite an interesting launch to be honest, with a few little surprises for me when it came to out of the box clocks.
Conclusion: The answer to that would have to be yes as in the last few days, in advance of the GTS 450 launch, Radeon 5770 cards have begun falling in price to make them more competitive with this new card. A clear sign that AMD are concerned about what the GTS 450 offers.
The GTS 450 had an impact on the midrange market before it was even released, forcing the competition to adjust their pricing in order to compete.
Summary: NVIDIA's new GeForce GTS 450 is a solid implementation of the Fermi architecture for the lower midrange segment. The cards have enough power to play the latest titles at resolutions up to, including 1680x1050. Older games will run just fine at 1920x1200 too. This enables users to enjoy current DirectX 11 titles at a reasonable cost point below $150. The problem? ATI has had their sub-$150 DirectX 11 Radeons out on the market since October 2009, almost a year now.
Pros: High overclock out of the box, Good additional OC potential, Very quiet, Native full-size HDMI output, Analog VGA output, GDDR5 memory, Support for DirectX 11, Support for NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround, Support for CUDA, PhysX and 3D Vision
Cons: Small performance upgrade over GTS 250, High price, DirectX 11 relevance very limited at this time