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Asus GeForce GTS 450 TOP review

NVIDIA's mid-range, HD 5770-killer is here. Can it live up to its billing?

The new 260.52 Nvidia drivers come with a host of improvements, giving a boost to the other 400 series GPUs too, and a new driver installer that looks suspiciously like Catalyst...

Still, the rock-solid overclock in the Asus TOP gives it a significant boost over the vanilla GTS 450 as you can plainly see from the 1,680 x 1,050 figures below.

Predictably the 2,560 x 1,600 scores are far lower, but then that isn't where this card is pointing its arsenal at.

What it is targetting though is the HD 5770 and the overclocked Asus card has it beat in almost all the benchmarks.

Things aren't so rosy for the vanilla GTS 450 though, which does fall short against MSI's overclocked HD 5770.

DX11 gaming performance

Asus gts 450 top benchmarks

Asus gts 450 top benchmarks

Asus gts 450 top benchmarks

Asus gts 450 top benchmarks

DX10 gaming performance

Asus gts 450 top benchmarks

Asus gts 450 top benchmarks

Tech Specs

Product TypeGraphic Card
Chipset ManufacturerNVIDIA
Chipset Model450
HDMIYes
Chipset LineGeForce
Chipset SeriesGTS
Maximum Resolution2560 x 1600
Brand NameAsus
Standard Memory1 GB
Host InterfacePCI Express 2.0 x16
HDCP SupportedYes
Bus Width128 bit
Multi-GPU TechnologySLI
RAMDAC Speed400 MHz
Analog SignalYes
Digital SignalYes
Dual Link DVI SupportedYes
DVIYes
VGAYes
Number of VGA Outputs1
Number of DVI Outputs1
Number of HDMI Outputs1
Height111 mm
Memory TechnologyGDDR5 SDRAM
Product SeriesN
Length216.9 mm
ManufacturerASUS Computer International
Memory Speed4000 MHz
Product ModelENGTS 450 DirectCU TOP/DI/1GD5
Product NameENGTS 450 DirectCU TOP/DI/1GD5 GeForce GTS 450 Graphics Card
Manufacturer Part NumberENGTS450 DIRECTCU TOP/DI/1GD5
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://uk.asus.com
Marketing Information

With the demand of current applications and software, the addition of a graphics card can help improve the computing process and application time.

API SupportedDirectX 11.0, OpenGL