NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450: specs and benchmarks

NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450

Summary

NVIDIA started GeForce GTS 450 sales 13 September 2010 at a recommended price of $129 . This is Fermi architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 1 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1.8 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 57.7 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 8.25" (210 mm) (21 cm). 6-pin power connector is required, and power consumption is at 106 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 6.73 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of GeForce GTS 450's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Perfomance to price
30.65
 
Architecture
Fermi
 
Code name
GF106
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
13 September 2010
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$129
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)
Price
$64.99
 
of 4762.99 (Quadro P6000)

Technical specs

GeForce GTS 450's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of GeForce GTS 450's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
192
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
CUDA cores
192
 
Core clock speed
1566 MHz
 
Transistor count
1,170 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
106 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature
100 °C
 
Texture fill rate
25.1 billion/sec
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
601.3 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTS 450's compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility).
Bus support
PCI-E 2.0 x 16
 
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Length
8.25" (210 mm) (21 cm)
 
Height
4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
 
Width
2-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
6-pin
 
SLI options
2-way
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on GeForce GTS 450: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
1804 (3608 data rate) MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
57.7 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTS 450.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI
 
Display Connectors
Mini HDMITwo Dual Link DVI
 
HDMI
+
 
Maximum VGA resolution
2048x1536
 
Audio input for HDMI
Internal
 

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by GeForce GTS 450. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
+
 
CUDA
+
 
SLI
+
 
DSR
+
 

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTS 450, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11
 
OpenGL
4.2
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of GeForce GTS 450. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
6.55
 
 
3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
12447.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Score
1463.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
1545.00
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
1887.50
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
9757.50
 
 
Passmark
1557
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
1460
 
 
Octane Render OctaneBench
15
 
 

Mining hashrate

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTS 450. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
40 Mh/s
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good GeForce GTS 450 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
0.01
 
 
Games can run, %
At minimum settings
89.68
At recommended settings
65.16
New games support
44
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Counter-Strike: GO (2012)
high / 768p
109.00
 
ultra / 1080p
86.00
 
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
192.00
 
medium / 768p
125.00
 
high / 768p
112.00
 
ultra / 1080p
66.00
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
high / 768p
42.00
 
ultra / 1080p
22.00
 
Just Cause 2 (2010)
ultra / 1080p
24.70
 
GTA IV - Grand Theft Auto (2008)
high / 1024p
56.70
 
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
high / 768p
68.70
 
ultra / 1080p
17.30
 

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTS 450 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTS 450 from AMD is Radeon Vega 3, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

Choose a GPU

Compare GPUs

vs

Compare GeForce GTS 450 with others

Other GPUs

Advices and comments

Here you can ask a question about GeForce GTS 450, agree or disagree with our judgements, or report an error or mismatch.