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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTS 450 v4 Asus DirectCU Silent 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Edition
Cyberpunk 2077 737% 163%
Assassins Creed: Valhalla 666% 140%
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War 641% 133%
FIFA 21 322% 33%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 641% 133%
Watch Dogs Legion 707% 153%
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands 1100% 277%
Grand Theft Auto VI 1078% 270%
Genshin Impact 737% 163%
Horizon: Zero Dawn 693% 149%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Edition are massively better than the Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 v4 Asus DirectCU Silent 1GB Edition.

The GTX 560 Ti has a 138 MHz higher core clock speed and 40 more Texture Mapping Units than the GTS 450. This results in the GTX 560 Ti providing 32.5 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The GTX 560 Ti has a 138 MHz higher core clock speed and 16 more Render Output Units than the GTS 450. This results in the GTX 560 Ti providing 13.9 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The GTS 450 was released less than a year after the GTX 560 Ti, and so they are likely to have similar driver support for optimizing performance when running the latest games.

The GTX 560 Ti has 256 MB more video memory than the GTS 450, so is likely to be slightly better at displaying game textures at higher resolutions. This is supported by the fact that the GTX 560 Ti also has superior memory performance overall.

The GTX 560 Ti has 96 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTS 450, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 560 Ti is massively better than the GTS 450.

The GeForce GTS 450 v4 Asus DirectCU Silent 1GB Edition has 144 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Edition has 448. However, the actual shader performance of the GTS 450 is 171 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 560 Ti is 656. The GTX 560 Ti having 485 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 560 Ti delivers a massively smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTS 450.

The GeForce GTS 450 v4 Asus DirectCU Silent 1GB Edition requires 75 Watts to run and the GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Edition requires 210 Watts. We would recommend a PSU with at least 350 Watts for the GTS 450 and a PSU with at least 550 Watts for the GTX 560 Ti. The GTX 560 Ti requires 135 Watts more than the GTS 450 to run. The difference is significant enough that the GTX 560 Ti may have an adverse affect on your yearly electricity bills in comparison to the GTS 450.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed594 MHzvs732 MHz
Boost Clock-vs-
ArchitectureFermi GF106-250-KA-A1Fermi GF110-270-A1
OC Potential Good vs Poor
Driver Support Poor vs Poor
Release Date11 Jul 2012vs29 Nov 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - vs green tick
10
1600x900
5
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8.5
1920x1080
3.3
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6.5
2560x1440
2.3
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4.7
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GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1280 MB
Memory Speed800 MHzvs950 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs256 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth25.6GB/secvs121.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB vs green tick 640 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units144vs448
Actual Shader Performance8%vs32%
Technology40nmvs40nm
Texture Mapping Units24vs64
Texture Rate14.3 GTexel/svs46.8 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs32
Pixel Rate9.5 GPixel/svs23.4 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs2560x1600
VGA Connections1vs0
DVI Connections1vs2
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power75 Wattsvs210 Watts
Recommended PSU350 Watts & 26 Ampsvs550 Watts & 38 Amps

GPU Features

DirectX12.0vs12.0
Shader Model5.0vs5.0
Open GL4.5vs4.5
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUnono
SLI/Crossfireyesvsyes
Dedicatedyesvsyes
Comparison

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-3220 3.3GHzvsIntel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1920x1080

Gaming Performance Value

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GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
GeForce GTS 450 v4 Asus DirectCU Silent 1GB Edition is a special edition of NVIDIA's fast-middle-class GeForce GTS 450 v4, created by Asus.

Overclock Out of The Box
The Central unit is actually underclocked reducing the power consumption and thus reducing the heat produced. Also, the Graphics Card relies entirely on the PCI Slot for power, meaning no extra connectors are required.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System was replaced by Asus's DirectCU Silent Solution which has flattened copper heat-pipe in contact with the GPU directly for a 0dB cooling experience.

Performance
Because of being underclocked, GeForce GTS 450 v4 Asus DirectCU Silent 1GB Edition is actually slower than the reference GeForce GTS 450 v4.
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Edition is a high-end Graphics Card based on the 270-A1 variant of the 40nm GF110 GPU of the Fermi architecture.
The 270-A1 variant of the GF110 Core comes with 14 SMx activated and thus offers 448 Shader Processing Units, 64 TMUs and 32 ROPs, on a 320-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5.
GeForce GTX 560 Ti 448 Edition has its central unit clocked at 732MHz and its memory clock operates at 950MHz - same as GeForce GTX 570.
Compared to the regular GeForce GTX 560 Ti, the rated board TDP is around 40W higher but its performance surpasses it largely, while some factory overclocked versions surpass GeForce GTX 570.
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