System Overview & Testing Procedures
We will be installing the ASUS GeForce GTS 450 DirectCU OC into our X58 test system. This test system is comprised of the following components…
We will be comparing the GeForce GTS 450 to some of the latest video cards we have tested, they include:
Opening up GPU-Z we can see all the information on the ASUS GeForce GTS 450 DirectCU OC. This card is overclocked up to 850 MHz from the stock 783 MHz. Also in CPU-Z we can see our system is running at the stock settings.
Before we get in to actual video testing let’s see how the DirectCU cooler stacks up.
As you can see it performed much better than the other 2 coolers on previous GTS 450 models we looked at.
We will be running 2 different types of tests on the card. The first are benchmarking programs, most of which you should be familiar with. The second part of the testing is actual game testing. The programs and games we are using are listed below as well as links where you can download or purchase them.