To be honest, come the launch of the new 6000 series the single card performance is going to paint only half the picture when it comes to comparing the setups to NVIDIA ones. You can see across the board SLI performance is very strong. You can see even in our most intensive games with in game settings maxed out we're able to get playable numbers at 1920 x 1200 and below with playable numbers being seen at 2560 x 1600 in places here and there.
By itself the Gainward GTS 450 is going to be a strong performer; we already know how the card performs by itself at 930 / 4000 since we've already tested the Palit. Ultimately the model continues to be a very strong performer and we know for a fact that the new AMD cards getting released will carry with them a higher price tag than the single setup. It'll be interesting to see what happens when compared to this $320 SLI setup.
Like most cards we look at these days, the bundle is a little on the light side, but Gainward let the card do the talking here and the aggressive clocks they've opted for make it a standout version of the GTS 450.
The $150 price point is an important one for both NVIDIA and AMD. At the moment the card to buy at that price point is from NVIDIA and if you're not interested in doing the overclocking yourself, a highly pre-overclocked version like the Gainward one we have here today could be the perfect version for you.
Gainward give us another GTS 450 that manages to stand out. As usual the card is deserving of that Goes Like Hell tag; clearly it's above a standard OC model.
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- Page 1 [Introduction and Package]
- Page 2 [Card and Specifications]
- Page 3 [Test System Setup and 3DMark Vantage]
- Page 4 [Unigine Heaven Benchmark]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Resident Evil 5]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X.]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Mafia II]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Lost Planet 2]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Aliens vs. Predator]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - Final Fantasy XIV]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - Street Fighter IV]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - Far Cry 2]
- Page 13 [Benchmarks - Batman Arkham Asylum]
- Page 14 [Benchmarks - High Quality AA and AF]
- Page 15 [Benchmarks - PhysX Tests]
- Page 16 [Temperature Test]
- Page 17 [Sound Test]
- Page 18 [Power Consumption Tests]
- Page 19 [Total Performance Rating (TPR)]
- Page 20 [Total Value Rating (TVR)]
- Page 21 [Final Thoughts]
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