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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game GeForce GTS 450 MSI Cyclone 1GB Edition GeForce GTX 750 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition
Red Dead Redemption 2 395% 194%
Halo: Reach 57% 7%
Cyberpunk 2077 581% 304%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 395% 194%
Doom Eternal 326% 153%
Microsoft Flight Simulator 581% 304%
Grand Theft Auto VI 657% 349%
Dragon Ball Z Kakarot 206% 81%
Star Wars: Jedi - Fallen Order 581% 304%
Need For Speed Heat 395% 194%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition are significantly better than the Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 MSI Cyclone 1GB Edition.

The GTX 750 has a 208 MHz higher core clock speed and the same number of Texture Mapping Units as the GTS 450. This results in the GTX 750 providing 6.7 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 750 has a 208 MHz higher core clock speed than the GTS 450 and the same number of Render Output Units. This results in the GTX 750 providing 3.3 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 GTX 750 was released over three years more recently than the GTS 450, and so the GTX 750 is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the GTS 450 when running the latest games.

The GeForce GTS 450 MSI Cyclone 1GB Edition and the GeForce GTX 750 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition have the same amount of video memory, but are likely to provide slightly different experiences when displaying game textures at high resolutions.

The GTX 750 has 17.5 GB/sec greater memory bandwidth than the GTS 450, which means that the memory performance of the GTX 750 is slightly better than the GTS 450.

The GeForce GTS 450 MSI Cyclone 1GB Edition has 192 Shader Processing Units and the GeForce GTX 750 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition has 512. However, the actual shader performance of the GTS 450 is 326 and the actual shader performance of the GTX 750 is 786. The GTX 750 having 460 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the GTX 750 delivers a noticeably smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the GTS 450.

The GTX 750 transistor size technology is 12 nm (nanometers) smaller than the GTS 450. This means that the GTX 750 is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the GTS 450.

The GeForce GTS 450 MSI Cyclone 1GB Edition requires 106 Watts to run but there is no entry for the GeForce GTX 750 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition. We would recommend a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTS 450 and a PSU with at least 400 Watts for the GTX 750. The two GPUs have been recommended a PSU with the same amount of wattage. As such, there is no need to worry about which will more significantly affect your yearly electricity bills.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed850 MHzvs1058 MHz
Boost Clock-vs1137 MHz
ArchitectureFermi GF106-250-KA-A1Maxwell GM107-300-A2
OC Potential Poor vs Good
Driver Support Poor vs Great
Release Date13 Sep 2010vs18 Feb 2014
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link
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Resolution Performance

1366x768 - green tick vs green tick -
1600x900
6.1
vs green tick
7.9
1920x1080
4.6
vs green tick
6
2560x1440
2.8
vs green tick
4.2
3840x2160 - vs green tick
2.6

GPU Memory

Memory1024 MBvs1024 MB
Memory Speed980 MHzvs1253 MHz
Memory Bus128 Bitvs128 Bit
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Memory Bandwidth62.7GB/secvs80.2GB/sec
L2 Cache 256 KB vs green tick 2048 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%
Comparison

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units192vs512
Actual Shader Performance16%vs38%
Technology40nmvs28nm
Texture Mapping Units32vs32
Texture Rate27.2 GTexel/svs33.9 GTexel/s
Render Output Units16vs16
Pixel Rate13.6 GPixel/svs16.9 GPixel/s
Comparison

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)2560x1600vs4096x2160
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections2vs1
HDMI Connections1vs1
DisplayPort Connections-vs-
Comparison

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power106 Watts-
Recommended PSU400 Watts & 29 Ampsvs400 Watts

GPU Features

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

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended ProcessorIntel Core i3-560 3.3GHzvsIntel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz
Recommended RAM4 GBvs8 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1600x900vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

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

Overclock Out of The Box
The Central Unit is now of 850MHz, instead of 783MHz while the Operating Memory Clock was increased to 980MHz.

Cooling Solution
The Cooling System was replaced by MSI's Cyclone Thermal Design which means the Graphics Card runs cooler under load.

Performance
Benchmarks indicate a 8% performance boost over the reference GeForce GTS 450.
GeForce GTX 750 Gigabyte OC 1GB Edition is a special edition of the fast-middle-class GeForce GTX 750.
This edition comes with a custom cooling cooling solution which by itself will allow a slight performance boost, as GeForce GTX 750 benefits from the GPU Boost 2.0 technology.
Furthermore, it comes overclocked out of the box in the central unit that was raised from 1020MHz to 1058MHz, while the Turbo Boost is now of 1137MHz, instead of 1085MHz. The operating memory clock was left untouched.
Further overclocking can be achieved easily, as the GPU has great OC potential.
Benchmarks indicate its performance is around 4% better than the reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 and thus this card is slightly faster than Radeon R7 260X.
Recommended CPU
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