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ECS GeForce GTS 450 1GB Black Edition Video Card Review
|Manufacturer:||Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS)|
|Date:||Wed, Oct 13, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Nathan Kirsch -|
ECS GeForce GTS 450 Overclocking
Overclocking the ECS GeForce GTS 450 graphics card can be done with overclocking software, but unfortunately ECS does not make or provide this software for their graphics card series.
The NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 1GB reference video card starts off life at 783MHz on the core clock, 1566MHz on the shaders and 902MHz on the GDDR5 memory. The ECS GeForce GTS 450 comes factory overclocked at 850MHz on the core (1700MHz on the Shaders) and the memory is at 1000MHz. We know from previous reviews that these cards can come close to hitting 1GHz on the core, so we used EVGA Precision to overclock the card even further.
The ECS GeForce GTS 450 Video Card
Stock 850MHz/1000MHz (2000MHz effective):
The ECS GeForce GTS 450 Video Card @ 985MHz/1075MHz (2150MHz effective):
Running 3DMark Vantage with the Extreme preset we got a score of X4830. The score went up X5518 3DMarks when overclocked with EVGA Precision software, which was an improvement of 14%.
This overclock is rock solid and the bump up from 850MHz core and 10000MHz memory to 985MHz core and 1075MHz memory did make a noticeable improvement in the games, also.
Next Page - Final Thoughts and Conclusions
Page 1 - The ECS GTS 450 Video Card
Page 2 - Retail Box and Bundle
Page 3 - The Test System
Page 4 - Aliens vs. Predator
Page 5 - Batman: Arkham Asylum GOTY
Page 6 - Just Cause 2
Page 7 - Metro 2033
Page 8 - S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
Page 9 - StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
Page 10 - 3DMark Vantage
Page 11 - Unigine 'Heaven' DX11
Page 12 - FurMark 1.8.2
Page 13 - Temperature Testing
Page 14 - Power Consumption
Page 15 - ECS GeForce GTS 450 Overclocking
Page 16 - Final Thoughts and Conclusions