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Gigabyte GeForce GTS 450 Video Card Review


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Introduction


Often when a new product is launched, there's considerable lag between announcement and when products appear on shelves. This trend is common with all types of gear from motherboards to processors.  So when we have a product available on launch day from, all vendors, it is reason to celebrate.

In this review we will be looking at the Gigabyte GV-N450-1GI GTS 450 video card.  Typical of Gigabyte they have taken some liberty with the standard reference design to better match their product lineups, and help differentiate their products from the competition.

We recently reviewed a standard nVidia reference design GTS 450 and found the card to perform great against the competition.  Can the Gigabyte offering give us anything more over the reference design? Or will this be a story of same chipset, same performance?

Let's find out.
Specifications
Fabrication Process: 40nm
Core Clock: 810MHz(783MHz Std)
Shader Clock: 1620MHz(1566MHz Std)
Stream Processors: 192 units
ROP Units: 16
Texture Filtering Units: 32
Memory Interface: 128-bit
Memory Amount/Type: 1GB/GDDR5 Memory
Memory Clock: 902MHz (3600MHz effective)
Memory Bandwidth: 57.7 GB/s
DirectX Compliance: 11
Connection: 16x PCI Express 2.0
Form Factor: Dual Slot
Multi-GPU Support: SLI
Model: GV-N450-1GI
Warranty: 3 year
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