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Written by Mathew Williams   
Monday, 04 October 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
ASUS ENGTS450 DirectCU TOP Video Card
NVIDIA Fermi Features
NVIDIA GF106 GPU Fermi Architecture
Closer Look: ASUS GTS 450 DirectCU TOP
Video Card Testing Methodology
DX10: 3DMark Vantage
DX10: Resident Evil 5
DX11: Aliens vs Predator
DX11: BattleForge
DX9 SSAO: Mafia II
DX11: Unigine Heaven 2.1
ASUS ENGTS450 TOP Temperatures
VGA Power Consumption
ASUS ENGTS450 TOP Overclocking
NVIDIA GTS 450 Final Thoughts
ASUS ENGTS450 TOP Conclusion

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.



# RE: ASUS ENGTS450 DirectCU TOP Video CardSTON 2010-10-06 16:22
thx , great review always

DX11: Mafia II ?????
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# RE: RE: ASUS ENGTS450 DirectCU TOP Video CardOlin Coles 2010-10-06 17:33
I don't understand your question.
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# TOP tweak voltageshici 2010-11-28 03:58
what it means tweak voltage....?
i bought this version n i dunno what to setup for Vcore...
what is Vcore actually??
and can what happen if i slightly change the value of engine core?
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