NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 1GB GDDR5 PCIe

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 1GB GDDR5 PCIe
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Based on 10 scores, 34 reviews available
  • Excellent:
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  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
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  • Bad:
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Pros:

  • Lower overall temperature, Great for 1680 x 1050 gaming, High Overclocking potential, SLI ready for a Multi-Display setup
  • Tremendous overclocking potential!, Cool operating temperatures at idle and load, Consumes only 16 watts of power at idle, Good value at $130 easily beats Radeon 5750, Excellent pricetoperformance cost ratio, Fermi Introduces Error Correcting Code (E
  • Priced to compete wth ATI 5750, 1.0GB GDDR5 Memory, Advanced Tessellation with Raster and PolyMorph Engines, PhysX, CUDA, 3D Vision.

Cons:

  • TripleSLI not supported
  • Blocks an adjacent slot; gaming performance lags on 24-inch and larger monitors

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechRadar on 80

The Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 is in serious gamers' graphics card territory, without hitting the big prices. Nvidia doesn't have a great lineup in the budget segment of cards, and anything lower than this here GeForce GTS 450 isn't really worth...

By DigitalVersus on 60

This is a good mid-range NVIDIA graphics card. It does a decent job in all fields: games, energy consumption, noise and functions. But with a new generation of AMD cards just around the corner, the GTS 450 could prove to be too little too...

By Missing Remote on

Offering low idle power consumption, impressively quiet operation, full hardware acceleration - available commercially and to the FOSS community - for video playback alongside an unmatched feature set at a reasonable price ($100-$150 street) the...

By Techgage on

It might have taken NVIDIA a while to catch up to AMD in terms of a completed GPU line-up, but with the GTS 450, it's happened, and fans of the green side will be pleased with the $130 performance seen here. NVIDIA's card didn't out-perform...

By Hardware Secrets on

The GeForce GTS 450 is the first DirectX 11 mid-range graphics chip released by NVIDIA, and today we are publishing the review of the NVIDIA reference model. Let’s see if video cards based on this new chip are worthwhile buying.The new GTS 450...

By PC Pro on 67

Nvidia's cheapest Fermi card yet, but still pales in comparison to ATI's faster rivals...

By HEXUS.net on 70

efficient SLI scaling for the NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 GPU means that users adding a second board can expect to see a performance increase to the tune of 70 per cent, along with entry into the 3D Vision and three-monitor clubs. Worth putting on the...

By VR-Zone on

The NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 was launched on 13 September 2010. It also marks the end of an incredibly long wait for NVIDIA to release a mainstream DirectX 11 graphics card. Priced exactly the same as the ATI Radeon HD 5750, NVIDIA claims that the...

By Guru of 3D on

Final Words & Conclusion Very little negative can be said about two GeForce GTS 450 cards setup in SLI. In previous articles we have shown you guys already that the performance scaling of two GPUs is something the GTX 400 series is really good at....

By HardOCP on

Our GeForce GTS 450 SLI versus Radeon HD 5770 CrossFireX and Radeon HD 5750 CrossFireX comparisons today have revealed that GeForce GTS 450 SLI is on the bottom end of performance in this price range. Two standard GeForce GTS 450 video cards will cost...

By ExtremeTech on 60

Well, better late than never. Ever since Nvidia launched its GeForce GTX 480, its first video card using its new Fermi architecture, about six months ago, the question has been when the technology would filter down into lower price ranges. Though...

By Ninjalane on 80

Mainstream gaming is a very fierce market segment driven by price and performance with the winners chosen not by placement on store shelves but rather by the consumer and user experience. The GTS 450 is designed specifically for this market segment...

By Tom's Hardware on

So here’s the deal. For the most part, Nvidia’s GeForce GTS 450 does what the company says it’s supposed to. It generally lands in between the Radeon HD 5770 and 5750 performance-wise. And, if Nvidia is correct with its pre-launch...

By Benchmark Reviews on

IMPORTANT: Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. While we each do our best to...

By Hardware Canucks on

Let’s start out this conclusion by stating the obvious: it is great to see NVIDIA releasing new products at competitive price points that perform extremely well against the competition. We have already seen the impending release of the GTS 450...

By Hi Tech Legion on

The “Value” Gamer is a frugal yet devoted player. They may not have or desire the best of the best but take price performance very seriously. The “Value” Gamer will often keep their hardware longer than others, which means they...

By Legit Reviews on

The NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 video card is lightweight on the wallet, but still manages to pack a mean punch for mainstream gamers on a...

By Neoseeker on

With the performance of the GF104 core being what it is, I was expecting the GF106 based GTS 450 to perform well in our test bed of gaming benchmarks - and after spending some time with this product I am very satisfied with the overall performance....

By techPowerUp! on

Today, NVIDIA launched its GeForce GTS 450 graphics processor, with all its partners bringing out their implementations. If you haven't read our reviews of the AXLE GeForce GTS 450 OC, ASUS ENGTS450 DirectCu TOP, MSI N450GTS Cyclone OC, Zotac...

By The Tech Report on

Our performance results tell a story of remarkable equivalence, overall, between the two versions of the GeForce GTS 450 we tested and the competing Radeons. The Radeons may have a slight advantage in terms of overall performance, mathematically, but...