MSI GeForce GTS 450 Cyclone OC 1GB GDDR5 PCIe

  • MSI GeForce GTS 450 Cyclone OC 1GB GDDR5 PCIe
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  • Easy to Overclock and Lots of Headroom, Stone Cold Operating Temperatures, Good Price After Rebates, MSI Afterburner offers Voltage Control, Low Power Consumption, Only 1 6Pin Connector.
  • Inexpensive, Good scalability
  • Overclocked out of the box, Low power consumption, Extremely quiet, Native HDMI output, GDDR5 memory, Support for DirectX 11, Support for NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround, Support for CUDA, PhysX and 3D Vision


  • Price would be nice a little lower
  • Lacking bundle

Expert reviews and ratings

By Benchmark Reviews on 84

While the MSI N450GTS Cyclone performed well enough to play most of the titles in our test bed, it only stayed right on pace with the Radeon HD 5770. The DirectX-11 capable card might need some lowered settings in DX11 game titles to acheive...

By TechRadar on 80

It's not so long ago that the first graphics card touting Nvidia's GTS 450, the Asus GTS 450 TOP, passed through the TechRadar labs. When we first checked it out we quite liked it but as we said at the time: "we'd have hoped for a price tag...

By CIOL on

Most manufacturers prefer to update the stock design of the graphics card to enhance functionality. MSI has made their own modifications to the Geforce 450 GTS and we have in our hands the N450 GTS Cyclone. It is available in standard and Overclocked...

By on 80

Although six months late to the party, with the highly-overclockable GTS450 nVidia have released a very strong DX11 solution that’s also very affordable. MSI’s 1GB GTS450 Cyclone is a fantastic...

By HardOCP on

The MSI N450GTS Cyclone is a solid product, but is ultimately let down by the lackluster performance of the GPU that NVIDIA gave MSI to work with. Ultimately, GeForce GTS 450 is disappointing because it offers nothing new at this price point. Gamers...

By techPowerUp! on 90

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...

International Review By MexHardware on 96

CompartirProveniente de la familia de tarjetas Nvidia Geforce serie 400, tenemos a la MSI N450GTS Cyclone 1GD5-OC (que nombre tan largo…) quien posee el GPU GF106 una versión recortada del ya famoso Fermi.Hoy no hay mucho que decir, realmente...

International Review By CowcotLand on

Alors la GTS 450 peut elle être un bon compromis pour un joueur ? Nous aurions tendance à approuver cette solution, surtout si elle est utilisée sur une résolution de 1680 X 1050. La carte de MSI nous a offert de bons scores,...

International Review By TweakPC on

Mit der GeForce GTS 450 Cyclone gelingt MSI in Sachen Lautstärker und Kühlleistung erneut ein großer Wurf. Die Karte ist wirklich extrem leise und erkauft sich dies auch nicht durch hohe Temperauren, wie so manch anderes "silent" Modell....

International Review By Hardware-Test on 87

MSI N450GTS1GB OC Edition er et spændende bekendtskab. Kortet er forholdsvis billigt og skal/kan konkurrere direkte med AMD's HD5770-model. Kortet yder ganske glimrende i tests af enhver slags. Særligt under visse OpenGL-tests udviser...