Asus ENGTS450 DirectCU
Quite some time has passed since Nvidia first introduced the Fermi architecture back in March, but it’s widespread adoption has been held back by the lack of more low-end solutions, most buyers being interested in midrange graphics cards that usually come with a much lower price tag.
The GTX 460 managed to get some of this market, but a much lower priced solution was needed in order to cater to those users that had even tighter budgets, so the GF106 graphics core was created.
This chip is what powers the GTS 450 in order to provide mainstream users with a DirectX 11 capable alternative to AMD HD 5770 and HD 5750 based solutions, Nvidia’s newest desktop graphics chip being priced at about $130, similarly to HD 5770 graphics solutions.
Since the HD 5770 and HD 5750 were the only DirectX 11 graphics cards available at this price point, the arrival of the GTS 450 comes as a much welcomed breath of fresh air for the customer, competition usually bringing much lower prices, AMD’s recent price drop for the HD 57xx series coming as a response to the GTS 450 launch. Read more at allitreview.com