PNY GeForce GTS 450 1GB
It’s become apparent that the Nvidia GeForce GTX 460 is quite a strong card that provides excellent performance and value for gamers with a healthy budget. A bit lower on the performance scale lies the budget-to-mainstream cards, a lucrative market that occupies a prominent and popular budget range for gamers. Leading the charge here is the GeForce GTS 450, and Nvidia has set it squarely against the Radeon 5750.
The PNY GeForce GTS 450 1GB is one such partner card, coming as part of its XLR8 product lineup. It’s essentially a reference card that runs cool and quiet, and has some serious overclocking headroom under the hood. For gamers on a budget, that’s a very compelling combination. And for gamers with high-end SLI systems, it’s a slam dunk card for dedicated PhysX.
Let’s take a detailed look at the PNY GTS 450 1GB and see how it fares against the competition.
PNY Electronics Inc. originated out of Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1985 as a company that bought and sold memory chips. To emphasize its expansion into manufacturing new forms of memory and complementary products, the company changed its name in 1997 to PNY Technologies®, Inc. The company continues to evolve by delivering a full spectrum of high-quality products to elevate the overall computing experience. Today PNY Technologies® Inc. is considered a leading manufacturer and supplier of memory upgrade modules, high capacity flash memory cards, USB flash drives, portable hard drives as well as consumer and professional workstation graphics cards.