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    Reviews - NVIDIA ASUS GeForce GTS 450 1GB graphics card

    NVIDIA and ASUS bring the Fermi architecture down to the mainstream. Good, bad, indifferent? We tell you in this review.
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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA ASUS GeForce GTS 450 1GB graphics card

    Meh. Seems that apart from the GTX460, nothing good will come from GF10*. Roll on Radeon 6000 series!

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA ASUS GeForce GTS 450 1GB graphics card

    I'd be interested to see how these cards stack up against ones from older generations, I suspect many people are in the same position as me and have older cards (I'm on an 8800gtx) and are wondering just how much better the newer mid-range are in terms of both performance and heat/energy-usage. It can be quite difficult to find useful comparison benchmarks online as the test suites used for cards a few years ago are obviously quite different and while it's good to see how these new cards perform under new games with DX11 it can make it difficult to perform fair comparisons.

    ...quite fancy a 460 though

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA ASUS GeForce GTS 450 1GB graphics card

    Yeah, I'd like to see how these stack up against older cards as well. I'm looking to upgrade my Radeon 4870 soon(ish) and like the previous poster said, its rather difficult to work out how your old card compares to a new one.

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA ASUS GeForce GTS 450 1GB graphics card

    The cheapest HD5770 1GB on Scan is £112:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/1GB-X...-DL-DVI-I-HDMI

    This means the bang for buck score needs to be recalculated.


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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA ASUS GeForce GTS 450 1GB graphics card

    Quote Originally Posted by Animus404 View Post
    Yeah, I'd like to see how these stack up against older cards as well. I'm looking to upgrade my Radeon 4870 soon(ish) and like the previous poster said, its rather difficult to work out how your old card compares to a new one.
    Well a 4870 isn't far of a 5770 IIRC, so there is little point in you buying anything less than a 5850 or GTX460 1GB.

    Generally I find if you spent £X on the last gen you need to spend the same this gen for it to be much of an upgrade. This gen's mid-range about equals last gen's low-higher end.

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA ASUS GeForce GTS 450 1GB graphics card

    Looks like a fair review. It's annoying to see Mafia 2 in there, no doubt at the request of nVidia, however it's good to see that the PhysX results didn't compare the ATI cards.

    Other than that, MW2 is really helping these nVidia cards on the overall fps totals. AMD needs to figure out why they are so far behind in this game, and potential buyers should be aware that this one game is definitely improving nVidia's overall situation.

    Good and fair review though, hopefully it will lower prices a bit at this segment.

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA ASUS GeForce GTS 450 1GB graphics card

    Interesting, I was expecting the GTS450 to compete with the HD5770, and here it looks like it's rivalling the HD5750. That plus the GTX460 is so cheap, nvidia are competing with themselves...

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA ASUS GeForce GTS 450 1GB graphics card

    reading most of the reviews on the net , it does seem the GTX 460 is the choice, the 5770 is dropped in price to match the GTS450 , and unless its the overclocked version (which dont actually have lot of head room left) then the stock 450 can only handle the AMD 5750 (also moving downwards in price) - although in SLI it does scale better , still 2 of them for £220 you can get better for less money.


    now , rumourmill says the `original` Fermi is due for EOL - with this respun range to replace it - a full `powered GF106` to be the new GTX460/465, with less of everything but higher clocks.

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA ASUS GeForce GTS 450 1GB graphics card

    Perhaps, it's fairly typical of nvidia to EOL stuff really early. They'll need something good to compete with the HD6 series.

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA ASUS GeForce GTS 450 1GB graphics card

    sadly this reminds me of the 5800 >5900 range - get something out of the door then replace it with better; although the problem now is TSMC , 40nm is now bulk yields - but 28nm is next year H2 at the earliest (AMD using GF run 28nm at least at first) means they will be out first

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA ASUS GeForce GTS 450 1GB graphics card

    Eh? How so? The HD5900 was hardly replacing anything from the HD5800 series, it was an additional product sitting at higher-end.
    28nm is really going to be the barrier for big performance gains. Until then, we're stuck with the performance per watt of 40nm up to the 300W barrier.

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA ASUS GeForce GTS 450 1GB graphics card

    the 5800 was flawed , power hungry and who can forget the dust buster - the 5900 had 256bit ram (5800 was 128bit) and a respun metal layer on the core resulting in a better architecture - the vertex throughput was nearly double that of the 5800 , for less clocks.


    but by comparision i was simply saying nv had slipped so far behind (thanks to tsmc) they had to get *something* into the market and not wait another quater for the redesigned fermi., and that something is hot and noisy (ala 5800) , whereas the newer stuff is quieter , uses less power and quicker (460>465 etc)


    hopefully i explained slightly better

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA ASUS GeForce GTS 450 1GB graphics card

    Lol, you meant the FX5800,not the HD5800!
    No wonder I was confused...

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA ASUS GeForce GTS 450 1GB graphics card

    Quote Originally Posted by sammorris View Post
    Lol, you meant the FX5800,not the HD5800!
    No wonder I was confused...
    *blush* now i feel silly - yes the FX5800>FX5900 not ATI cards

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    Re: Reviews - NVIDIA ASUS GeForce GTS 450 1GB graphics card

    As for new cards being quiet, the GTX470/480 really aren't good examples of that. Neither is the HD5970 really!

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