1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

GeForce GTS 450 Gets Listed on US Store, Reference Clock Model Pegged at $129.99

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    28,712 (11.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,669
    Location:
    Hyderabad, India
    A couple of days ahead of its worldwide launch, NVIDIA's GeForce GTS 450 based graphics cards from various board partners have been listed on American e-tailer Newegg.com. The list of cards shows an interesting mix of prices and variants. To begin with, the base-model (those which stick to NVIDIA's reference clock speeds of 783/1566/900(3600) MHz core/shader/memory, are pegged at US $129.99. These are followed by mild-overclock variants (those with 4~5% increase in clock-speeds) being priced at around $135, those with higher overclock settings out of the box (that's 9% to 12%) are priced between $135 and $140. The GeForce GTS 450 is NVIDIA's lower-mainstream SKU based on the 40 nm GF106 GPU, it has 192 CUDA cores, 1 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 128-bit wide memory interface, and support for the latest PC graphics APIs including DirectX 11 and OpenGL 4. It is slated for early next week.

    [​IMG]
     
    AlienIsGOD says thanks.
  2. Semi-Lobster

    Semi-Lobster New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2009
    Messages:
    353 (0.18/day)
    Thanks Received:
    29
    Can't wait to see a review on how it keeps up with the 5750/5770 since its priced right between them almost
     
    1c3d0g says thanks.
  3. alwayssts

    Joined:
    May 13, 2008
    Messages:
    371 (0.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    82
    Can Wiz confirm or deny the 875mhz review sample ringers? I notice TPU has an affinity towards reviewing Zotac products, and they have one coming out at that speed. Obviously not TPU's fault, but could be an interesting coincidence. I have no doubt both speeds will be tested.

    Please test against an overclocked 5750. Those leaked slides that had the GTS450 8-10% ahead while being clocked ~12% higher should prove to be interesting, considering that 5750 scales pretty linearly with core clock, and we all know where all 40nm (minus GF100) seem to end up with a similar amount of voltage (~950mhz).

    Curious how those two products compare when both are maxed out at stock voltage, and with them reasonably increased. I imagine it would be pretty close, and by close, I mean I expect the 5750 to eek out the win overall not counting Cuda, PhysX, and tessellation according to Heaven. I certainly don't expect a price/performance exception over the $105 shipped (W/ MIR) that you can find many flavors of 5750.

    Also funny, the prices seem to line up with their TDP. :laugh:

    As reviewed, it will look like a fine product. In context to anyone that even remotely understands the concept of (over)clocking, they should see this as a massive fail for a product that consumes a good deal more power under load. I hear it runs hot too...and magically is missing two RAM chips on it's PCB to go along with 8 ROPs and a 64-bit controller.

    In the current market, this card looks worth about $99.99. That's not being a flamboyant ass of a fanboy, that's just objective reality.
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2010
  4. wolf

    wolf Performance Enthusiast

    Joined:
    May 7, 2007
    Messages:
    5,543 (2.03/day)
    Thanks Received:
    842
    that's a decent few listings, and these have already popped up on price lists for MSY Technology in Australia.

    Good to know Nvidia is ready with this release to have instant widespread availiability.
     
  5. crow1001

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    Messages:
    366 (0.13/day)
    Thanks Received:
    29
    By all accounts it's a worse performer than a 5770, nearly a year old card...:laugh:
     
  6. PVTCaboose1337

    PVTCaboose1337 Graphical Hacker

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2006
    Messages:
    9,512 (2.98/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,143
    Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
    We won't know how this card performs till the NDA breaks. Does w1z have a card he is going to review?
     
  7. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2004
    Messages:
    14,962 (3.92/day)
    Thanks Received:
    11,768
    5 cards + sli + sli clocked @ 875
     
    [I.R.A]_FBi, AlienIsGOD and mastrdrver say thanks.
  8. Taskforce Guest

    Utter rubbish, a year late and just coming out with low-end cards at retarded price, a GTS250 is faster and can be had for 100 bucks. The saying goes better late than never, it shoulda been never! Nvidia looks like a complete moron trying to take modern day consumers for a fool.

    looks like I'll be running an AMD card this Christmas.
     
  9. copenhagen69

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Messages:
    3,927 (2.27/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,243
    Location:
    USA
    I hear they OC like a beast ... 975ish core :)
     
  10. mastrdrver

    mastrdrver

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2009
    Messages:
    3,150 (1.52/day)
    Thanks Received:
    582
    They show up on Newegg still if you search for GTS 450. They're even available to buy which is kind of curious.

    edit: nvm, they show up listed under the GTX 400 link which is kind of weird.
     
  11. overclocking101

    overclocking101

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2009
    Messages:
    2,886 (1.42/day)
    Thanks Received:
    405
    Location:
    vermont
    wow!! i am getting 2 of these suckers!!!! thats a damn good price on them! 129!!! shit!! i was going to get a 460 but i can get 2 of these for the price of one sc 460 and 2 will perform better then one when overclocked!! heres hoping for software voltage control or simple volt mods!!
     
  12. copenhagen69

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Messages:
    3,927 (2.27/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,243
    Location:
    USA
    just wait till you see the amazing scaling ;)
     
  13. Taskforce Guest

    You have a point there, but then you'll have to take into consideration micro shutter and power consumption.

    Lets see SLI reviews first before jumping ahead.
     
  14. copenhagen69

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Messages:
    3,927 (2.27/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,243
    Location:
    USA
    power consumption with these cards is not much at all ... a little over 200w fully loaded for 2
     
  15. Taskforce Guest

    +-260w vs GTX460 which is 160w.

    Again wait for reviews to see how well it does in SLI.
     
  16. overclocking101

    overclocking101

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2009
    Messages:
    2,886 (1.42/day)
    Thanks Received:
    405
    Location:
    vermont
    i personally dont give 2 craps about power consumption if 2 of these out perform a 460 im sold. power consumption is the last thing on my list when buying a card
     
  17. Taskforce Guest

    2010 buddy be energy efficient and reduce your carbon footprint, many including myself do care besides its the main reason why Fermi flopped, poor power/performance ratio and more power=heat, people who live in California also know what I'm talking about.
     
  18. copenhagen69

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Messages:
    3,927 (2.27/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,243
    Location:
    USA
    hmmm the 450 is only suppose to have a 106W TDP
     
  19. Taskforce Guest

    Heard 130, i could be wrong.
     
  20. digibucc

    digibucc

    Joined:
    May 21, 2009
    Messages:
    4,923 (2.48/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,493
    yeah even if you don't care about being energy efficient for the environment (which you should) , it still makes a huge difference in heat.

    efficiency means how much power(from your wall) is converted to useable energy.
    any power left over (not converted) is released as heat, inside your case. that (obviously) raises your temps, shortens component life, and is simply a waste!

    so if you have a card that is only 60% efficient power->performance , than 40% of that is wasted as heat ... which is baaadd.

    ok so it's not simply "heat" , but it's hot.
     
  21. overclocking101

    overclocking101

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2009
    Messages:
    2,886 (1.42/day)
    Thanks Received:
    405
    Location:
    vermont
    bah im from vermont some of the guys up here are even worse then i am, im as energy efficient as it gets up here use energy efficient bulbs and all that, but when it comes to my pc performance is first, and besides trhats what they make 2d clocks for reducing consumption while not on load, but i do gpu-grid so my cards stay at about 70% load at all times anyways, suppose thats not being energy eficient either but to each their own, if I wanted energy efficient i would switch to ATI but seeing as that wont happen looks liek fermi it is.
     
  22. erocker

    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Messages:
    39,807 (13.19/day)
    Thanks Received:
    14,189
    If that's true (which I doubt) the card will be worth it. Most likely it will be more. I just can't see where this card fits in unless it goes head to head with a 5770 on a performance level. Meh, even then I guess it's just too lower end for me to be concerned with. SLi performance will be interesting to see for sure. Hopefully it scales really well and if it gets into the GTX 470 range then two of these might very well be worth it.
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2010
  23. 3volvedcombat

    3volvedcombat New Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,514 (0.76/day)
    Thanks Received:
    261
    Location:
    South California, The desert.
    I could have got 2 of these :shadedshu

    I like my 800core 470 though :toast:
     
  24. copenhagen69

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2010
    Messages:
    3,927 (2.27/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,243
    Location:
    USA
    it is replacing the 250 and going head to head with the 5750 :toast:
     
  25. u2konline

    u2konline

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Messages:
    1,963 (0.85/day)
    Thanks Received:
    100
    Location:
    Dundalk, Maryland

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page