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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTS 450 EVGA SuperClocked 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 465
Cyberpunk 2077 414% 265%
Hitman 3 568% 374%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 370% 233%
The Medium 541% 355%
Resident Evil 8 414% 265%
FIFA 21 159% 84%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 355% 223%
Grand Theft Auto VI 623% 413%
Genshin Impact 414% 265%
Far Cry 6 643% 427%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 465 are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 EVGA SuperClocked 1GB Edition.

The GTS 450 has a 275 MHz higher core clock speed but 12 fewer Texture Mapping Units than the GeForce GTX 465. The lower TMU count doesn't matter, though, as altogether the GTS 450 manages to provide 1.5 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTS 450 has a 275 MHz higher core clock speed than the GeForce GTX 465, but the GeForce GTX 465 has 16 more Render Output Units than the GTS 450. As a result, the GeForce GTX 465 exhibits a 5.3 GPixel/s better Pixel Fill Rate than the GTS 450. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTS 450 was released less than a year after the GeForce GTX 465, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GeForce GTS 450 EVGA SuperClocked 1GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 465 have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GeForce GTX 465 has 41.9 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTS 450, which means that the memory performance of the GeForce GTX 465 is noticeably better than the GTS 450.

The GeForce GTS 450 EVGA SuperClocked 1GB Edition has 192 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 465 has 352. However, the actual shader performance of the GTS 450 is 339 and the actual shader performance of the GeForce GTX 465 is 427. The GeForce GTX 465 having 88 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GeForce GTX 465 delivers a significantly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTS 450.

The GeForce GTS 450 EVGA SuperClocked 1GB Edition requires 107 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 465 requires 200 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTS 450 and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GeForce GTX 465. The GeForce GTX 465 requires 93 Watts more than the GTS 450 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GeForce GTX 465 may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTS 450.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed882 MHzvs607 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF106-250-KA-A1Fermi GF100-030-A3
OC Potential Poor vs Fair
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date13 Sep 2010vs01 May 2010
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed950 MHzvs802 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth60.8GB/secvs102.7GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB vs green tick 512 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units192vs352
Actual Shader Performance16%vs21%
Texture Mapping Units32vs44
Texture Rate28.2 GTexel/svs26.7 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate14.1 GPixel/svs19.4 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections2vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power107 Wattsvs200 Watts
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 29 Ampsvs550 Watts & 30 Amps

GPU Features

Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-560 3.3GHzvsIntel Core i5-760 2.8GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTS 450 EVGA Superclocked 1GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's fast-middle-class GeForce GTS 450, created by EVGA.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Central Unit is now of 882MHz, instead of 783MHz while the Operating Memory Clock was increased to 950MHz.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System was replaced by EVGA's Single Fan Solution which means the Graphics Card runs cooler under load.

Benchmarks indicate a 10% performance boost over the reference GeForce GTS 450.
GeForce GTX 465 is a high-end GPU based on the 40nm Fermi architecture.
It's based on the Fermi GF100 Core (optimized GF104 Core) and offers 352 Shader Processing Units, 42 TMUs and 32 ROPs, on 256-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. The central unit runs at 607MHz and the memory clock operates at 802MHz.
Despite feature more Shader Processing Units than GeForce GTX 460, it's lower clocked. Benchmarks indicate that its performance is around 3% better than the standard version and therefore on level with GeForce GTX 460 v2.
Most modern demanding games will run at the highest settings using a 1080p resolution. However, some will require reduced settings to be played optimally.
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