AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition vs NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450

AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450

General info

Comparison of Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and GeForce GTS 450 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
10.18
 
3.61
Architecture
GCN 5.0
 
Fermi
Code name
Vega 10
 
GF106
Type
Desktop
 
Desktop
Release date
27 June 2017
 
13 September 2010
Launch price (MSRP)
$999
 
$129
Price now
$1666
 
$80

Technical specs

Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and 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 Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and GeForce GTS 450's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
4096
 
192
CUDA cores
no data
 
192
Core clock speed
1382 MHz
 
1566 MHz
Boost Clock
1600 MHz
 
no data
Transistor count
12,500 million
 
1,170 million
Manufacturing process technology
14 nm
 
40 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
300 Watt
 
106 Watt
Maximum GPU temperature
no data
 
100 °C
Texture fill rate
409.6
 
25.1 billion/sec
Floating-point performance
13,107 gflops
 
601.3 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and GeForce GTS 450 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
no data
 
PCI-E 2.0 x 16
Interface
PCIe 3.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16
Length
267 mm
 
8.25" (210 mm) (21 cm)
Height
no data
 
4.376" (111 mm) (11.1 cm)
Supplementary power connectors
2x 8-pin
 
6-pin
SLI options
-
 
2-way

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and 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
HBM2
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
16 GB
 
1 GB
Memory bus width
2048 Bit
 
128 Bit
Memory clock speed
1890 MHz
 
1804 (3608 data rate) MHz
Memory bandwidth
483.8 GB/s
 
57.7 GB/s

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and GeForce GTS 450.
Display Connectors
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
 
2x DVI, 1x mini-HDMI
Display Connectors
no data
 
Mini HDMITwo Dual Link DVI
HDMI
-
 
+
Maximum VGA resolution
no data
 
2048x1536
Audio input for HDMI
no data
 
Internal

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and GeForce GTS 450. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
3D Vision
-
 
+
CUDA
-
 
+
SLI
no data
 
+
DSR
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and GeForce GTS 450, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12 (12_1)
 
12 (11_0)
OpenGL
4.6
 
4.2

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and GeForce GTS 450. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Vega Frontier Edition 62.28 +5775.5%
GTS 450 1.06

Passmark

Vega Frontier Edition 13424 +1093.2%
GTS 450 1125

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and GeForce GTS 450. Usually measured in megahashes per second.
Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256)
no data
 
40 Mh/s

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Radeon Vega Frontier Edition and GeForce GTS 450 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition

5775.5% faster (about 59 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (27 June 2017 vs 13 September 2010)
Wider memory bus (2048 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (4096 vs 192)
Higher memory bandwidth (483.8 vs 57.7 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (14 vs 40 nm)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450

Cheaper ($129 vs $999)
Less power hungry (106 vs 300 watts)
SLI (Scalable Link Interface - a technology for uniting several NVIDIA GPUs processing power in one PC)
CUDA (Compute Unified Device Architecture - an API for video card computing power usage in tasks different from 3D graphics processing. Can be used for physics simulation for instance)
3D Vision
PhysX (hardware acceleration of physical simulation engine named PhysX)
DSR
DirectX 12
HDMI
3D Vision Surround

So, Vega Frontier Edition or GTS 450?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition.
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