Hardware Secrets

Home | Camera | Case | CE | Cooling | CPU | Input | Memory | Mobile | Motherboard | Networking | Power | Storage | Video | Other
Content
Articles
Editorial
First Look
Gabriel’s Blog
News
Reviews
Tutorials
Main Menu
About Us
Awarded Products
Datasheets
Dictionary
Download
Drivers
Facebook
Forums
Links
Manufacturer Finder
Newsletter
On The Web
RSS Feed
Test Your Skills
Twitter
Newsletter
Subscribe today!
Search
Recommended
Build Your Own PC Do-It-Yourself For Dummies
Build Your Own PC Do-It-Yourself For Dummies, by Mark L. Chambers (For Dummies), starting at $8.73



Home » Video
GeForce GTS 450 Video Card Review
Author: Gabriel Torres
Type: Reviews Last Updated: September 24, 2010
Page: 3 of 14
The GeForce GTS 450 (Cont’d)
Hardware Secrets Golden Award

In Figure 4, you can see the video card with its cooler removed. Note how it requires one six-pin auxiliary power connector. In Figures 5 and 6, you can see the cooler by itself. The cooler used on the GeForce GTS 450 is made of aluminum and cools down only the GPU.

GeForce GTS 450
click to enlarge
Figure 4: Video card with the cooler removed

GeForce GTS 450
click to enlarge
Figure 5: The GPU cooler

GeForce GTS 450
click to enlarge
Figure 6: The GPU cooler

The reviewed card uses eight 1 Gbit GDDR5 chips (four soldered on each side of the printed circuit board), making its 1 GB video memory (1 Gbit x 8 = 1 GB).

The chips used are K4G10325FE-HC05 parts from Samsung, which support up to 1 GHz (4 GHz QDR) and since on this video card memory is accessed at 902 MHz (3,608 MHz QDR), there is a good margin for you to increase the memory clock rate while keeping the chips inside the maximum they support. Of course you can always try to overclock the memory chips above their specs.

GeForce GTS 450
click to enlarge
Figure 7: Memory chips

Before seeing the performance results, let’s recap the main features of this video card.

« Previous |  Page 3 of 14  | Next »
Print Version | Send to Friend | Bookmark Article | Comments (3)

Related Content
  • NVIDIA GeForce Chips Comparison Table
  • ECS GTX 460 Black Series (NBGTX460-1GPI-F) Video Card Review
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 Video Card Review
  • MSI N430GT MD1GD3/OC/LP Video Card Review
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 Ti Video Card Review


  • RSSLatest News
    LUXA2 Releases New P1-PRO Battery Power Pack
    October 1, 2013 - 7:23 AM PST
    MSI unveils GP70 and GP60 Laptops
    September 30, 2013 - 7:23 AM PST
    AMD Unveils Next-Generation Radeon Graphics Cards
    September 27, 2013 - 5:33 AM PST
    Genius Introduces Energy Mouse in North America
    September 27, 2013 - 5:32 AM PST
    Apple Updates iMac
    September 25, 2013 - 5:27 AM PST
    .:: More News ::.







    © 2004-13, Hardware Secrets, LLC. All rights reserved.
    Advertising | Legal Information | Privacy Policy
    All times are Pacific Standard Time (PST, GMT -08:00)