NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450: OpenGL 4 and Direct3D 11 for $130



NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 reference board



NVIDIA has officially launched today its new baby: the GeForce GTS 450 in order to compete with AMD Radeon HD 5700 series like the Radeon HD 5770. The GeForce GTS 450 is based on the new GF106 GPU but with only two ROP partitions and two memory interface partitions enabled. The full GF106 includes one GPC (Graphics Processing Cluster), four SMs (Streaming multiprocessors), three ROP partitions, and three 64-bit memory interfaces.

The GeForce GTS 450 targets gamers that are younger and that have a tight budget. And according to NVIDIA, this group of gamers makes up the majority of the gamaing market.

Comparison table: GeForce GTS 450, GTX 460 and GTX 480


Main features of the GeForce GTS 450

  • GPU: GF106 @ 783MHz, 40nm TSMC, 1950 million transistors
  • Shader cores: 192 @ 1566MHz
  • Streaming multiprocessors: 4, each SM having 48 cores
  • Memory: 1GB GDDR5 @ 1804MHz DDR speed or 902MHz real speed or 3608MHz QDR speed, 128-bit
  • Texture units: 32
  • ROPs: 16
  • 3D APIs: OpenGL 4.1 and Direct3D 11
  • GPU Computing: OpenCL 1.1, CUDA, PhysX and DirectCompute
  • TDP: 106W
  • Power connector: one 6-pin
  • Price: US $130 or 120 euros

MSI N450GTS Cyclone, GPU-Z
GPU-Z of MSI’s N450GTS Cyclone

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 - GF106 GPU

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450


Performances

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 OpenGL 2 performances
FurMark 1.8.2, OpenGL 2 – Notice how 2-way SLI works fine with FurMark!

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 Direct3D 11 performances
Unigine Heaven 2.1, Direct3D 11, tessellation: extreme

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 OpenGL 2 performances
QuakeWars, OpenGL 2


Power consumption and Temperatures

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 - Power consumption with FurMark
Power consumption with FurMark


According to this chart and using a PSU factor or 0.9, the power consumption of the GeForce GTS 450 is really high under FurMark:
(247-150) * 0.9 = 127.8W which is 20W more power than the TDP.

This power consumption is confirmed by KitGuru’s test:

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 - Power consumption with FurMark
Power consumption with FurMark

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 - VRM
The VRM of the GTS 450: 3 phases for the GPU and one phase for the memory.

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 - GPU temperature with FurMark
GPU temperature with FurMark


Reviews


GeForce GTS 450 Round-up

Palit GTS 450 Sonic Platinum
Palit GTS 450 Sonic Platinum

ASUS GeForce GTS 450 DirectCu TOP (ENGTS450)
ASUS GeForce GTS 450 DirectCu TOP (ENGTS450)

Zotac GeForce GTS 450 AMP! Edition
Zotac GeForce GTS 450 AMP! Edition

Lantic GeForce GTS 450
Lantic GeForce GTS 450

Gigabyte GeForce GTS 450 OC
Gigabyte GeForce GTS 450 OC




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