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GeForce GTS 450 O/C Roundup: Six Custom-Tuned Cards

MSI N450GTS Cyclone 1GD5/OC

MSI’s overclocked N450GTS comes equipped with the same cooler style as its highly-rated sibling, yet the assembled product is four ounces lighter.

MSI includes a DVI-to-VGA and mini-HDMI-to-full-HDMI adapter for a PCB that closely follows Nvidia’s reference design. A custom backplate announces brand presence to onlookers.

MSI is tied for third-place in factory overclocking, at 850 MHz GPU clock and GDDR5-4000. Its oversized cooler allows buyers to push for even more performance.

Thomas Soderstrom
Thomas Soderstrom is a Senior Staff Editor at Tom's Hardware US. He tests and reviews cases, cooling, memory and motherboards.