[Rumour] NVIDIA Geforce GTS 450 features 192 SP, release on September 13th

German website Heise have scored several details regarding Nvidia’s upcoming Geforce GTS 450 card. There are no major surprises, however, from previous rumours. The GTS 450, based on GF106, is set to feature 192 SP. The core and memory speed are slightly down from previous rumours to 783 MHz and 1804 MHz respectively. The GTS 450 will feature a 128-bit memory bus, thus a bandwidth of 57.8 MB/s, well below the HD 5770 (76.8 MB/s), the previous 192 SP card GTX 260 (112 MB/s) and even the GTS 250 (70 MB/s).

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German website Heise have scored several details regarding Nvidia’s
upcoming Geforce GTS 450 card. There are no major surprises, however,
from previous rumours.
The GTS 450, based on GF106, is set to feature 192 SP. The core and
memory speed are slightly down from previous rumours to 783 MHz and 1804
MHz respectively. The GTS 450 will feature 1GB GDDR5 over a 128-bit memory bus, thus a
bandwidth of 57.8 MB/s, well below the HD 5770 (76.8 MB/s), the
previous 192 SP card GTX 260 (112 MB/s) and even the GTS 250 (70 MB/s).

Continuing with Nvidia’s recent strategy of aggressive pricing, the GTS 450 is expected to retail at only $129. This prices it well under the HD 5770 and even the HD 5750. On paper, the GTS 450 can offer an excellent price/performance proposition. However, the low bandwidth may prove to be a bottleneck, if it remains at 58 MB/s.

The Geforce GTS 450 is still scheduled for a September 13th release, with wide availability. AMD is expected to replace the Radeon HD 5700 series with a new competitor to the GTS 450 by the end of 2010.

Reference: Heise.de

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