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ECS GeForce GTS 450 1GB Black Video Card - Card and Specifications

Today we see the Black treatment given to the ECS GTS 450. Let's skip the stock clocks and push it to its limits!

| NVIDIA GeForce GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Oct 7, 2010 9:59 am
TweakTown Rating: 94%      Manufacturer: ECS

The Card

 

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The stand out to the whole card is the cooler that we mentioned in the introduction. It takes up just over two slots which is something that you will need to take note of as it will make your third motherboard slot almost useless as well.

 

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Looking at the rest of the card, there's a single 6-Pin PCI-E connector at the back of the card, a single SLI connector across the top and connectivity is offered via two Dual-Link DVI connectors and a single mini HDMI port.

 

Specifications

 

Out of the box the card carries with it an 850MHz clock which helps boost the Shader to 1700MHz. The memory has also been bumped to 4000MHz QDR; it's not the highest out of the box overclock, but it's fairly strong. It seems like a waste not to put that massive cooler to use, so as we mentioned in the introduction, we've taken the time to overclock it further ourselves.

 

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What we ended up with was a very strong overclock. The core got to a massive 1000MHz; this pushed the Shader clock to 2000MHz and we got another 400MHz QDR out of the memory, pushing that to 4400MHz QDR.

 

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