Last month NVIDIA launched their new midrange video card: the GeForce GTS 250. Benchmark Reviews covered the launch with two articles focusing on single-card performance and SLI performance at reference clock speeds. In this review, we turn our attention to partner products. Specially, we take a look at an overclocked GTS 450 offered by ASUS. With a 925MHz core clock speed and DDR5 running at 4000MHz, the ENGTS450 DirectCU TOP ships out well above the reference clocks speeds we benchmarked at during the launch and represents ASUS' highest out-the-door overclock. In this review, we'll put it to the test against a similar clocked offering from EVGA, AMD's HD5770, and one of the previous generation's top cards: the HD4870.