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NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450

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The GeForce GTS 450 was a mid-range graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in September 2010. Built on the 40 nm process, and based on the GF106 graphics processor, in its GF106-250-KA-A1 variant, the card supports DirectX 11.0. The GF106 graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 238 mm² and 1,170 million transistors. It features 192 shading units, 32 texture mapping units and 16 ROPs. NVIDIA has placed 1,024 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 783 MHz, memory is running at 902 MHz.
We recommend the NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1024x768.
Being a dual-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 draws power from 1x 6-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 106 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI. GeForce GTS 450 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. The card measures 210 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 129 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: GF106
GPU Variant: GF106-250-KA-A1
Architecture: Fermi
Process Size: 40 nm
Transistors: 1,170 million
Die Size: 238 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Sep 13th, 2010
Production Status: End-of-life
Launch Price: 129 USD
Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 783 MHz
Shader Clock: 1566 MHz
Memory Clock: 902 MHz
3608 MHz effective


Memory Size: 1024 MB
Memory Type: GDDR5
Memory Bus: 128 bit
Bandwidth: 57.7 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units: 192
TMUs: 32
ROPs: 16
SM Count: 4
Pixel Rate: 6.26 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 25.06 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 601.3 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width: Dual-slot
Length: 8.25 inches
210 mm
TDP: 106 W
Outputs: 2x DVI
1x mini-HDMI
Power Connectors: 1x 6-pin
Board Number: P1060

Graphics Features

DirectX: 11.0
OpenGL: 4.5
OpenCL: 1.1
CUDA: 2.1
Shader Model: 5.0


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Retail boards based on this design

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
ASUS GTS 450 DirectCU TOP 925 MHz 1000 MHz 8.54 inches, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x VGA
Colorful GTS 450 LP 783 MHz 902 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI
Colorful iGame GTS 450 Buri-SLIM 783 MHz 902 MHz Single-slot
Gainward GTS 450 GS 880 MHz 975 MHz 7.48 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x VGA
Gainward GTS 450 GS GLH 930 MHz 1000 MHz 7.48 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x VGA
GIGABYTE GTS 450 OC 830 MHz 902 MHz 9.41 inches
GIGABYTE GTS 450 OC2 930 MHz 1000 MHz 9.41 inches
MSI GTS 450 Cyclone OC 850 MHz 1000 MHz 8.268 inches
SPARKLE GTS 450 Low Profile 783 MHz 902 MHz 1x DVI 1x HDMI
SPARKLE ONE GTS 450 OC 790 MHz 940 MHz 8.24 inches, Single-slot
ZOTAC GTS 450 AMP! Edition 875 MHz 1000 MHz 7.39 inches, 2x DVI 1x HDMI 1x DisplayPort