ASUS GeForce GTS 450 1GB DirectCU TOP Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by jmke @ 2010-11-08

We put the latest Asus video card to the test, based on the Geforce GTS 450 GPU from NVIDIA this DirectCU edition comes with a nice GPU overclock and dual slot custom cooling.

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Up Close

Asus has gone for dual slot cooling solution which features two large heatpipes as the main driving force for keeping the GPU running cool, the shroud helps guide the air over the fins, and out the back of the case



The back reveals mounting plate used by the heatsink that keeps the PWM of the Geforce GTS 450 cooled, and you also get a nice shot of the SLI connector.



A close-up of the top right corner shows that you only need one 6-pin PCIe power cable to hook up this video card, if you have an older PSU, Asus provided an useful Y-splitter for you.



Output wise we have 3 options, where only 2 can be used at the same time, from left to right: HDMI (with digital sound), D-SUB VGA, DVI. The HD audio chip is build in the GPU, after installing the driver in Windows you can send all your audio straight to your display by use of HDMI.




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