GeForce GTS 450 Game Requirement Analysis
GeForce GTS 450 is a fast-middle-class Graphics Card based on the first revision of the Fermi Architecture.
The Fermi Architecture is manufactured with a 40nm technology and uses a technique known as Hot Clocking: The Shaders are clocked twice as fast as the Central Unit. While this leads to a reasonable performance boost, it causes enormous amounts of energy dissipation, leading, ultimately, to a significantly higher operating temperature.
Fermi is also the first GPU architecture with fully cached memory access which increases memory performance.
It equips a GPU Codenamed GF106-250-KA-A1 which has 4 Stream Multiprocessors activated and thus offers 192 Shader Processing Units, 32 TMUs and 16 ROPs. The Central Unit is clocked at 783MHz.
The GPU accesses a 1GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 128-bit memory interface. The size of the frame buffer is adequate. The Memory Clock Operates at 902MHz.
DirectX 11.0 Support (11.0 Hardware Default) and support for SLI, 3D Vision Surround, PhysX, Realtime Raytracing and other technologies.
The Cooling Solution consists of a Single-Fan.
With a rated board TDP of 106W, it requires at least a 400W PSU and an available 6-pin connector.
Gaming benchmarks put its performance considerably above Radeon HD 6670.
We recommend a decent processor (Intel Core i3) and 4GB of RAM for a system with GeForce GTS 450.