|ASUS ENGTS450 DirectCU TOP Video Card|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Video Cards|
|Written by Mathew Williams|
|Sunday, 03 October 2010|
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NVIDIA GTS 450 Final Thoughts
The GTS is definitely a good move for NVIDIA. They really needed a current generation card that could compete in this price range. Looking at the benchmark results in this review, they clearly met this goal. Our two overclocked GTS 450's managed to outperform the Radeon HD5770 in the majority of the tests we ran. Of course, as I noted at the beginning of the benchmarks, the HD5770 we used ran at reference speeds. There are a number overclocked HD5770's on the market that could (feasibly) flip the scales back in favor of the HD5770.
Where the GTS 450 really differentiates itself, though, is in price. Most GTS 450's are selling for $120 - $140, while the HD5770's are still in the $140 - $160 range. That gives the GTS 450 based cards a nice edge in terms of value. As we saw throughout the benchmarking sections, our GTS 450 cards consistently had a lower cost per fps.
With AMD set to launch its next series by the end of the year, though, NVIDIA would be wise make the most of this advantage while it lasts. It's not clear yet whether AMD will be launching a new card in this category right away, but when they do, NVIDIA will need to be ready to counter it. Let's hope they have something equally impressive up their sleeves.