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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Where as the golden Geforce 8800 GTX pretty much dominated the competition at the high end, the Geforce GTS 450 arrives in the middle of pack of savage competition, and not only from ATI/AMD, but also their own predecessors, cards which were sold new for €200 and up and are now easily found at prices below €150. The Geforce 9800 GTX+ for example you can find for €80, the Geforce GTX 260 you can even buy new for €105.


Of course there are some areas where you'll have a definite advantage for choosing the latest model, and not just for the DirectX 11 support, which might be a bit overrated, but rather cooling, power usage, size and noise. If the Geforce GTS 450 can match the performance of the cards mentioned above, but uses less power and generates less noise, than it does make for a compelling choice, if you're in the market for a new video card of this caliber.


Size wise this is no-brainer, here is the card compared to a Geforce 9800 GTX+





Power wise the fact that you don't need 2x6-pin PCIe connectors should make it quite clear what to expect.  But enough talk about numbers, time to show the results ->

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