NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450: specs and benchmarks

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NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450
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  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 783 MHz
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 1804 (3608 data rate) MHz
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2010
Performance 4.44

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 office use. 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 dual-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

4.44%

of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.

General info

Of GeForce GTS 450's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating594
Value for money0.96
ArchitectureFermi (2010−2014)
GPU code nameGF106
Market segmentDesktop
Release date13 September 2010 (11 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$129
Price now$132 (1x MSRP)of 49999 (A100 SXM4)
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Technical specs

GeForce GTS 450's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base 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 / CUDA cores192of 18432 (AD102)
CUDA cores192
Core clock speed783 MHzof 2610 (Radeon RX 6500 XT)
Number of transistors1,170 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology40 nmof 4 (H100 PCIe)
Thermal design power (TDP)106 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Maximum GPU temperature100 °C
Texture fill rate25.1 billion/secof 939.8 (H100 SXM5)
Floating-point performance601.3 gflopsof 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 supportPCI-E 2.0 x 16
InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
Length8.25" (210 mm) (21 cm)
Height4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
Width2-slot
Supplementary power connectors6-pin
SLI options+

Memory

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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount1 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 19000 (GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB)
Memory clock speed1804 (3608 data rate) MHzof 21000 (GeForce RTX 3090 Ti)
Memory bandwidth57.7 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on GeForce GTS 450. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display ConnectorsMini HDMITwo Dual Link DVI
HDMI+
Maximum VGA resolution2048x1536
Audio input for HDMIInternal

API support

APIs supported by GeForce GTS 450, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX12 (11_0)
Shader Model5.1
OpenGL4.2of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCL1.1
VulkanN/A
CUDA+

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of GeForce GTS 450. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTS 450 4.44
  • Passmark
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Score
  • 3DMark Cloud Gate GPU
  • 3DMark Fire Strike Graphics
  • GeekBench 5 OpenCL
  • Octane Render OctaneBench

Passmark

This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.

Benchmark coverage: 25%

GTS 450 1321

3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

Benchmark coverage: 17%

GTS 450 9758

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.

Benchmark coverage: 16%

GTS 450 1888

3DMark Fire Strike Score

Benchmark coverage: 13%

GTS 450 1463

3DMark Cloud Gate GPU

Cloud Gate is an outdated DirectX 11 feature level 10 benchmark that was used for home PCs and basic notebooks. It displays a few scenes of some weird space teleportation device launching spaceships into unknown, using fixed resolution of 1280x720. Just like Ice Storm benchmark, it has been discontinued in January 2020 and replaced by 3DMark Night Raid.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

GTS 450 12447

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics

Fire Strike is a DirectX 11 benchmark for gaming PCs. It features two separate tests displaying a fight between a humanoid and a fiery creature seemingly made of lava. Using 1920x1080 resolution, Fire Strike shows off some realistic enough graphics and is quite taxing on hardware.

Benchmark coverage: 13%

GTS 450 1545

GeekBench 5 OpenCL

Geekbench 5 is a widespread graphics card benchmark combined from 11 different test scenarios. All these scenarios rely on direct usage of GPU's processing power, no 3D rendering is involved. This variation uses OpenCL API by Khronos Group.

Benchmark coverage: 9%

GTS 450 4501

Octane Render OctaneBench

This is a special benchmark measuring graphics card performance in OctaneRender, which is a realistic GPU rendering engine by OTOY Inc., available either as a standalone program, or as a plugin for 3DS Max, Cinema 4D and many other apps. It renders four different static scenes, then compares render times with a reference GPU which is currently GeForce GTX 980. This benchmark has nothing to do with gaming and is aimed at professional 3D graphics artists.

Benchmark coverage: 4%

GTS 450 15

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTS 450. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 40 Mh/s  

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good GeForce GTS 450 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular modern games across different resolutions:

900p28
Full HD38
1200p27

Full HD
Low Preset

Cyberpunk 2077 4−5

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4−5
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 4−5
Battlefield 5 4−5
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4−5
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
Far Cry 5 4−5
Far Cry New Dawn 4−5
Forza Horizon 4 4−5
Hitman 3 4−5
Horizon Zero Dawn 4−5
Red Dead Redemption 2 4−5
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 4−5
Watch Dogs: Legion 4−5

Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4−5
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 4−5
Battlefield 5 4−5
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4−5
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
Far Cry 5 4−5
Far Cry New Dawn 4−5
Forza Horizon 4 4−5
Hitman 3 4−5
Horizon Zero Dawn 4−5
Metro Exodus 4−5
Red Dead Redemption 2 4−5
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 4−5
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 4−5
Watch Dogs: Legion 4−5

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4−5
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 4−5
Battlefield 5 4−5
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
Far Cry 5 4−5
Far Cry New Dawn 4−5
Forza Horizon 4 4−5
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 4−5
Watch Dogs: Legion 4−5

1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4−5
Hitman 3 4−5
Horizon Zero Dawn 4−5
Metro Exodus 4−5
Red Dead Redemption 2 4−5
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 4−5

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4−5
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 4−5
Battlefield 5 4−5
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
Far Cry 5 4−5
Far Cry New Dawn 4−5
Forza Horizon 4 4−5
Watch Dogs: Legion 4−5

4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4−5
Hitman 3 4−5
Horizon Zero Dawn 4−5
Metro Exodus 4−5
Red Dead Redemption 2 4−5
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 4−5
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 4−5

4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 4−5
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 4−5
Battlefield 5 4−5
Cyberpunk 2077 4−5
Far Cry 5 4−5
Far Cry New Dawn 4−5
Forza Horizon 4 4−5
Watch Dogs: Legion 4−5

Relative perfomance

Overall GeForce GTS 450 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


AMD equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTS 450 from AMD is Radeon HD 4870 X2, which is slower by 1% and lower by 6 positions in our rating.

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Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

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Recommended processors

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