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

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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.

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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.
 
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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.
 
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By all accounts it's a worse performer than a 5770, nearly a year old card...:laugh:
 

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We won't know how this card performs till the NDA breaks. Does w1z have a card he is going to review?
 
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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.
 
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I hear they OC like a beast ... 975ish core :)
 
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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.
 
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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!!
 
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just wait till you see the amazing scaling ;)
 
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power consumption with these cards is not much at all ... a little over 200w fully loaded for 2
 
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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
 
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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
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.
 
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+-260w vs GTX460 which is 160w.

Again wait for reviews to see how well it does in SLI.
hmmm the 450 is only suppose to have a 106W TDP
 
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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
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.
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.
 
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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.
 

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hmmm the 450 is only suppose to have a 106W TDP
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.
 
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I could have got 2 of these :shadedshu

I like my 800core 470 though :toast:
 
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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.
it is replacing the 250 and going head to head with the 5750 :toast:
 
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