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Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 PCB Blueprint Leaked?

The GeForce GTX 460 is the Fermi that many of you were waiting for, and it was worth the wait. Nvidia isn't stopping there, however, as there are rumblings of a GeForce GTS 450 coming down the pipe.

Someone on the Chinese forum PCinlife posted a PCB design drawing of an unreleased and unannounced Nvidia card, which many believe is an upcoming GF106 chip.

Expreview notes that the front side can be equipped with 6 memory chips for 768MB. The card also appears to features 3+1 phase power design, a 6pin power connector, a SLI connector, and dual DVI+Mini-HDMI output. The site also notes that it'll also supposedly be released in August and card markers will be making up their own designs rather than following Nvidia's reference.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • lutel
    It quicken my pulse.
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  • hardcore_gamer
    hope its another good fermi card like the 460
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  • atamarashi
    Seems promising... I'm guessing that this would line up with the HD5830/5770?
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  • rohitbaran
    768 MB? Heck the GTS 250 used to come with 1 GB memory.
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  • unknown_13
    I think it will line up with the 5770. And yes, it seems promising.... continue the good work Nvidia, GF104 is a very good chip. Hope this will start price wars:)
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  • rohitbaran
    Hope they will or the AIBs will launch a 1 GB version.
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  • ionut19
    So..my post has been deleted?
    This should be am adversary for the 5770 i think.
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  • rubix_1011
    Just because a card has more onboard memory than another, doesn't mean its better or faster. It has a lot to do with the memory interface and how much actual rendering the GPU can complete. They market 'big RAM' on a video card so that people think the bargain deal is also in-line with great performance...not always the case.
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  • banthracis
    rubix_1011Just because a card has more onboard memory than another, doesn't mean its better or faster. It has a lot to do with the memory interface and how much actual rendering the GPU can complete. They market 'big RAM' on a video card so that people think the bargain deal is also in-line with great performance...not always the case.
    Problem, is that in this case, the lack of VRAM DOES make a big difference.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/geforce-gtx-460-gf104-fermi,2684.html
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/3809/nvidias-geforce-gtx-460-the-200-king/19
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  • renz496
    banthracisProblem, is that in this case, the lack of VRAM DOES make a big difference. http://www.tomshardware.com/review ,2684.htmlhttp://www.anandtech.com/show/3809 00-king/19king/19
    with GTX460 the difference between the two is not the amount of VRAM alone, the 1GB version also have wider memory interface which is directly impact the total performance of the card. btw this GTS450 is a mainstream card so i personally think that people who are going to buy this card will play around 1600x900 and below
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