Finally, after many rumors and information leaked, it is officially announced, right on time, new NVIDIA graphic card — GeForce GTS 450 — based on Fermi architecture and supporting modern features DirectX 11 Shader Model 5.0. What is more, card uses unaltered! GF106 graphics processor.
It is composed of one Graphics Processing Cluster (GPC), with four Streaming Multiprocessors (SMs). Each SM wields 48 shader cores and equipped with four dispatch units and eight texture units. In total, that gives us 192 shader cores, four Polymorph engines (one per SM), and 32 texture units.
More on GTS 450 details:
|GPU Engine Specs:|
|Graphics Clock (MHz)||783|
|Processor Clock (MHz)||1566|
|Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec)||25.1|
|Memory clock (MHz)||1804|
|SDRAM type||1024 MB GDDR5|
|Memory Interface Width||128-bit|
|Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)||57.7|
|3D Vision Ready||yes|
|Maximum Digital Resolution||2560×1600|
|Maximum VGA Resolution||2048×1536|
|Audio Input for HDMI||Internal|
|Thermal and Power Specs:|
|Maximum GPU Temperature (in C)||100|
|Maximum Graphics Card Power (W)||106|
|Minimum Recommended System Power (W)||400 Watt power supply. (Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 22 Amps.)|
|Supplementary Power Connectors||One 6-pin|
Lets look at the card design itself:
GTS 450 uses a 210 mm board and PCI Express 2.0 x16 bus and cooled with a two slot fan located in the center of cooling system.
The back panel features two Dual Link DVI and Mini HDMI outputs.
The main role of GTS 450 is not only to replace the previous generation graphic cards, namely NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250, but also to compete against AMD products of same price segment. According to recent news, the price of GTS 450 is located somewhere between ATI Radeon HD 5750 and ATI Radeon HD 5770.
More info on this product here.