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Old 09-29-2010, 03:55 AM   #1
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Default NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 - The Super-Affordable Fermi

Been itching to buy a piece of NVIDIA's Fermi architecture, but were looking for a total sweet spot? At $130, the GeForce GTS 450 might be it. In all of our tests, it competed nicely with AMD's Radeon HD 5750, but most impressive might be the card's scaling ability in SLI, which can be summed up in one word... awesome.

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I'm so tempted to try and find a low end SLI board if we trip over some cash. Even x8x8 would scream with two of these. Kudos to Nvidia for coming out with the first piece of hardware that actually caught my interest since the 8800's.
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I haven't seen proof that x8 x8 is a problem for even the highest-end of cards, so for these, it's a joke. I'm tempted to toss both of these cards into this rig to replace the GTX 285. Not a major upgrade, but at least +33% in some cases. Some DirectX action would be nice.
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