The GeForce GTS 450 has been around for quite sometime and many people don’t even think about it when they are purchasing a new video card. You have to think though, it does offer substantial performance for little investment, so you can spend most of your cash on other items in your build. Remember if you can’t afford a graphics card currently you can check out moneybrighter to manage your finances. Yes of course there are reference GTS 450 cards, but we are more interested in what comes a few months after launch. ASUS has sent us their ENGTS450 DirectCU OC card, which has ASUS’s custom heatsink and is overclocked up to 850 MHz. Let’s take a look…
Special thanks to ASUS for providing us with the Geforce GTS 450 DirectCU OC 1GB Video Card to review.
|Graphics Engine||NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450|
|Bus Standard||PCI Express 2.0|
|Video Memory||GDDR5 1GB|
|Engine Clock||850 MHz|
|Shader Clock||1700 MHz|
|Memory Clock||3800 MHz ( 950 MHz GDDR5 )|
|Resolution||D-Sub Max Resolution : 2048×1536
DVI Max Resolution : 2560×1600
|Interface||D-Sub Output : Yes x 1
DVI Output : Yes x 1 (DVI-I)
HDMI Output : Yes x 1
HDCP Support : Yes
|Accessories||1 x Power cable|
|Software||ASUS Utilities & Driver
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|ASUS Features||DirectCU Series|
The GTS 450 comes in ASUS’s typical packaging. On the front there is “850 MHz Overclocked” in large letters letting you know this is the overclocked version of the card. On the back there is a list of features and explanations of the DirectCU and Voltage Tweak.
Opening the box up everything is nicely packed inside. Getting it all out you have the GTS 450 DirectCU OC video card, driver cd, dual molex to 6pin PCI power adapter, and a user’s guide.