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Nvidia GeForce GTS 450: Hello GF106, Farewell G92

Benchmark Results: Just Cause 2

The GeForce GTS 450 maintains a lead over AMD’s Radeon HD 5750 in all three tested resolutions, with and without anti-aliasing in play.

Even still, look at how much more speed you’d get with a GeForce GTX 460 768 MB—a card that won’t be hampered by its smaller frame buffer at these more mainstream resolutions and that can still be found online for $170. That’s the route we’d have to recommend going.

  • Poisoner
    Man, G92 still holds it own. What an amazing piece of technology.
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  • welshmousepk
    Slightly underwhelming to be honest. the GTX 460 seems like a way better choice. or a 5770.
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  • IzzyCraft
    Well now that it is competing with the 5750 maybe they will push both down to $100 and we wouldn't need to buy old G92 or R700's :D
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  • teeoneimme
    anyone else NOT so excited about this card?
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  • skora
    As Chris pointed out with Tessellation, DX11 isn't going anywhere fast with the programmers. I'd say still go for a 1gb 4850 or CF two and really have a powerful GPU subsystem for the $200-$220 price point. By the time they are aged, you'll have 2nd gen DX11 GPUs out and the software will finally be available to use them.
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  • eklipz330
    im still chuggin along on my hd 4850... and if i ever needed to, i can crossfire another one for a mere $90, these cards have been overpriced for a year

    its a shame that ati's cards didn't drop in MSRP. hell, the hd 5850 is finally approaching it;s MSRP of $250 from a year ago. I was hopign last year by around this time, hd 5870 would be ~$200... it's not even close =
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  • Jzcaesar
    Man, I was hoping to see some overclocking; hopefully, they'll be included in another article. But I agree with Chris: the 450 is a bit disappointing at $130.
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  • one-shot
    YAWWWWNN....This card is putting me to sleep. I'm going to bed.
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  • duk3
    I'd like a gtx 460 maxcore.
    Perhaps a gtx 485 aka gtx 460 X2 would be nice as well.
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  • sandypants
    Just bought a second 4870 1 GB to complete my CF setup which was planned 1.5 years ago. Only $130 from Newegg. 4870 vs 450 is not a tough choice if you are buying for a dedicated gaming rig. The 4000 series are still very adequate.
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