The ECS Black GeForce GTS 450 1GB PCI Express 2.0 video card comes with 192 CUDA cores that are factory overclocked to 850MHz on the core clock, which is a nice boot from the 783MHz used on the NVIDIA reference design. ECS didn't stop there though as they added a dual fan Arctic Cooling GPU cooling solution to make sure they card operates quietly and to ensure a long service life. Read on to see how it performs against four other NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 video cards!
"The ECS GeForce GTS 450 Black Series 1GB video card is a very impressive graphics card since it uses the Arctic Cooling Accelero Twin Turbo Pro heatsink. The Accelero Twin Turbo Pro GPU cooler retails for $50 itself, so it to get it pre-installed on the ECS GeForce GTS 450 is a nice touch. This cooler features two 92mm PWM fans and 4-heatpipe that connect to cooling 35 fins achieve up to 120 Watts cooling capacity. The GeForce GTS 450 has a TDP rating of 106 Watts, so this cooler can easily handle an overclocked card like this and the temperature testing results show that. The ECS GeForce GTS 450 Black series card was the quietest of the bunch..."