NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 Pro Reviews
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"In conclusion, GTS 450 offers considerable power for the money when driven at the most common monitor resolutions (1280x1024 and 1680x1050). This usually creates an interest in a pairing two cards together for an SLI set, which we've tested to work especially well with NVIDIA's 3D-Vision Surround technology. Priced at time of launch for $129.99 the mid-level 1GB GeForce GTS 450 video card is a far better choice than AMD's $120 Radeon HD 5750, and in many cases it makes the $150 Radeon HD 5770 look unfit for its price point. This will undoubtedly cause AMD to reduce pricing for both models, which is almost guaranteed to be announced on the same day. If AMD can reduce pricing down into the $130 price point for the Radeon HD 5770, NVIDIA's GeForce GTS 450 will find itself in a very close fight for mainstream supremacy. Regardless of the moving target that has become a product's retail price, GeForce 3D-Vision is a NVIDIA-exclusive technology that's certainly worth the cost of admission; and two GTS 450s are going to a lot more for budget gamers who want the most out of their money."
"Offering low idle power consumption, impressively quiet operation, full hardware acceleration - available commercially and to the FOSS community - for video playback alongside an unmatched feature set at a reasonable price ($100-$150 street) the NVIDIA GTS 450 provides an unexpectedly good option for HTPC users who need more GPU in the home theater. By being first to market with HDMI 1.4 3D support and [finally] adding HD audio bit streaming NVIDIA has made the choice for HTPC enthusiasts in the market for a discrete GPU much more complex -- in a good way. I was impressed with the hardware’s capability and see enormous potential for NVIDIA to become a serious contender in the HTPC market as the drivers mature."
"The GTS 450 is NVIDIA’s lowest price Fermi graphics card to-date and is focused directly at gamers with a tight budget that play games at lower resolutions."
"Power and heat are always a concern with any expansion card, especially when the heat is not dumped directly outside the case. The GTS 450 only requires a single 6pin PCIe power connector so the total power consumption should be considerably less and make it more compatible with older systems with limited space and smaller power supplies."
"Our performance results tell a story of remarkable equivalence, overall, between the two versions of the GeForce GTS 450 we tested and the competing Radeons. The Radeons may have a slight advantage in terms of overall performance, mathematically, but as we saw, the real-world difference between the two is often just a few frames per second, all but imperceptible."