Asian tech site Expreview found details about the GeForce GTS 450, an upcoming graphics card based on NVIDIA's 40nm GF106 GPU. The card features 192 shaders, 32 texture units, 128-bit memory bus, 783MHz core, 1566MHz shaders and 1GB GDDR5 memory clocked at 3608MHz. The TDP of the card is 106W and the performance seems faster than a Radeon HD 5750, but slower than a GeForce GTX 260+, although scores may still improve with more mature drivers. Pricing is expected to be between $99 and $149.
With a simple cooling solution, the loaded/idle temperature was only 72/38 degrees, and the card operated with an unnoticeable noise level.
According to the test, GTS 450 delivers an amazing overclocking performance. When the voltage was adjusted to 1162mv, and frequencies improved to 1002/2004/4000MHz, the card scored P12502 by 3DMark Vantage, showing an improvement of 22%.
Though GTS 450 was beated by the GTX 260+, it still outperformed Radeon HD 5750.