Today we have another GeForce GTS 450 video card on the test bench. As we said in our previous GeForce GTS 450 video card review the GTS 450 is NVIDIA’s lowest end DirectX 11 card, and it’s $100-$129 price tag reflects that. These cards might not be the most powerful cards out there, but they will not break your wallet so if you are a gamer on a budget this may be the card for you. Also this card can make a perfect dedicated PhysX card. Let’s take a look at the GeForce GTS 450 from Sparkle and see how it performs compared to the competition.
|GPU / VPU||NVIDIA GeForce GTX450|
|Processor Cores||192 cores|
|Bus Type||PCI-EXPRESS 2.0|
|Video Memory||1024 MB|
|Core Clock||789 MHz|
|Memory Clock||3760 MHz|
|Shader Clock||1579 MHz|
|Output Connectors||MiniHDMI x1, Dual-Link Dual DVI x1|
|Video Card Profile||Full Height|
|Video Card Slot||Double Slot|
|Power Connector||6-pin PCI-E x1|
The GeForce GTS 450 comes in a nice retail box with the Sparkle logo on the front and a list of features. Flipping the box over the back lists even more features.
Opening the box everything is nicely packed inside. Inside you will find the GTS 450 video card, 6pin to molex Y conenctor, DVI to VGA adapter, miniHDMI to MDMI cable, drivers, and a quick install guide.