Reviews and Problems with Zotac GeForce GTS 450 1GB 128-bit (810MHz/3608MHz) [ZT-40503-10H]
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20 February 2014
Summary: I bought this card for my mother's desktop because the on-board intel graphics wasn't cutting it. (an old motherboard) 1080p videos would lag, and system animations weren't smooth. So i bought this for $60, and I would do it again if I needed too. Using it on Linux mint, and everything seems much more smooth. Nvidia supports decent drivers for linux , and honestly, i havent run into any issues what-so-ever.
Pros: Ease to Setup/Use, Best card for when it's on sale , Especially with a rebate.
Cons: Nothing other than seeing one fast green on the screen when exiting out of a fullscreen aplet. I would imagine this was the Driver, not the card. So, yeah. No Cons.
Summary: I'm running this in SLI with a MSI 450 and it works awesome. This card is slightly shorter than the MSI card I have which makes it fit perfectly (although snugly) behind my hard drives in the seconf PCI-E slot. The SLI performance really is noticable and awesome though and it's extending the life of this older machine. I'll give it a 5* if it holds up for at least a year.
Pros: Price, speed in SLI (NOTE: It's a GTS 450, not GTX 450)
Cons: A tad too long in my case, Cannot fully support 2 monitors (1 25.5", 1 23")., Mind you, I am running the 25.5 p 1920 x 1200 and 23 p 1080 x 1920. The maximum resolution via spec is 2560x1600., Both monitors are running via DVI., Video card performs decently. The lag is visible only when video is playing. Otherwise, the card is fully capable of handling two monitors for basic use., Identifiable in Windows 8 and CentOS 6.
Summary: Bought for a friend that needed to play some older like Wolfenstein, Call Of Duty 2 etc. Plays these games smooth and without any noise from the onboard fan. Card has good cooling for it's price, I'd buy this again for these reasons and even for an HTPC card.
Pros: On Sale Price, Decent Gaming Card For Some Games, Quiet.