Designed with unparalleled levels of price/performance, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 450 is the perfect GPU for LAN party pwning. With more than 2x the DirectX 11 geometry processing power over competing GPUs¹, GeForce GTS 450 dominates the competition and offers amazing game realism on the latest DirectX 11 titles like Civilization V. Equipped with the latest industry leading technologies including NVIDIA® 3D Vision™, NVIDIA® PhysX®, high performance NVIDIA GeForce drivers, and more, GeForce GTS 450 has everything you need to spoil your senses.
DX11 Done Right With more than 2x the geometry processing power over competing GPUs, you can dial-up the game realism with incredibly detailed characters, terrain, and game environments.
Big on Performance. Easy on the Wallet. Get the most graphics bang for your buck. With NVIDIA® GeForce® GTS 450, you can dominate the competition² in the hottest titles like StarCraft 2 without breaking your wallet.
Immerse Yourself in 3D Breakthrough the boundaries of your screen. With NVIDIA 3D Vision technology, lose yourself in incredibly immersive 3D games, Blu-Ray 3D™ movies, photos, and web browsing.
¹ GeForce GTS 450 has more than 2 times faster FPS versus Radeon HD 5750 in Microsoft DirectX 11 SDK subd11 tessellation test with maximum tessellation level set.
² StarCraft performance measured on GeForce GTS 450 vs. Radeon HD 5750 at 16x10 4xAA/16xAF.
Microsoft DirectX 11 Support
DirectX 11 GPU with Shader Model 5.0 support designed for ultra high performance in the new API’s key graphics feature, GPU-accelerated tessellation.
NVIDIA® GeForce® drivers
Unlock the full power and capability of your NVIDIA GeForce graphics processor. NVIDIA GeForce Drivers deliver continuous performance optimizations for the life of your GeForce GPU.
NVIDIA® 3D Vision™ Support1
Expand your games in full stereoscopic 3D for the ultimate “inside the game” experience with the power of NVIDIA 3D Vision. NVIDIA 3D Vision automatically transforms hundreds of PC games into full stereoscopic 3D.
NVIDIA® PhysX® Technology
Full support for PhysX technology, enabling a totally new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic experience with GeForce.
2-way NVIDIA SLI® Technology2
Industry leading 2-way SLI® technology offers amazing performance scaling by implementing 2-way AFR (Alternate Frame Rendering) for the world’s premier gaming solution under Windows 7 with solid, state-of-the-art drivers.
NVIDIA® CUDA™ Technology
CUDA technology unlocks the power of the GPU’s processor cores to accelerate the most demanding tasks such as video transcoding, physics simulation, ray tracing, and more, delivering incredible performance improvements over traditional CPUs.
Hardware Video Decode Acceleration3
The combination of high-definition video decode acceleration and post-processing that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for movies and video.
TrueHD and DTS-HD Audio Bitstreaming Support
Full support for TrueHD and DTS-HD advanced lossless multi-channel HD audio codecs brings the rich sound of the master recording to your living room.
PCI Express 2.0 Support
Designed for the new PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture offering the highest data transfer speeds for the most bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications, while maintaining backwards compatibility with existing PCI Express motherboards for the broadest support.
Dual-link DVI Support
Able to drive industry’s largest and highest resolution flat-panel displays up to 2560x1600 and with support for High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection (HDCP).
Support for HDMI including GPU accelerated Blu-ray 3D support (Blu-ray 3D playback requires the purchase of a compatible software player from CyberLink, ArcSoft, Corel, or Sonic), x.v.Color, HDMI Deep Color, and 7.1 digital surround sound will be added in a Release 260 driver. Upgrade your GPU to full 3D capability with NVIDIA 3DTV Play software, enabling 3D gaming, picture viewing and 3D web video streaming. See www.nvidia.com/3dtv for more details.
1 - NVIDIA 3D Vision requires NVIDIA 3D Vision glasses and a 3D Vision-Ready display. See www.nvidia.com/surround for more information.
2 - A GeForce GTS 450 GPU must be paired with another GeForce GTS 450 GPU (graphics card manufacturer can be different). SLI requires sufficient system cooling and a compatible power supply. Visit www.slizone.com for more information and a listing of SLI-Certified components.
3 - Supported video software is required to experience certain features. Visit www.nvidia.com for more details.
Note: The below specifications represent this GPU as incorporated into NVIDIA's reference graphics card design. Graphics card specifications may vary by Add-in-card manufacturer. Please refer to the Add-in-card manufacturers' website for actual shipping specifications.
GPU Engine Specs:
Graphics Clock (MHz)
Processor Clock (MHz)
Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec)
Memory Clock (MHz)
Standard Memory Config
Memory Interface Width
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)
NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready
NVIDIA PureVideo® Technology**
NVIDIA CUDA™ Technology
PCI-E 2.0 x 16
Certified for Windows 7
Maximum Digital Resolution
Maximum VGA Resolution
Standard Display Connectors
Mini HDMI Two Dual Link DVI
Audio Input for HDMI
Standard Graphics Card Dimensions:
4.376 inches (111 mm)
8.25 inches (210 mm)
Thermal and Power Specs:
Maximum GPU Temperature (in C)
Maximum Graphics Card Power (W)
Supplementary Power Connectors
* A GeForce GTS 450 GPU must be paired with another GeForce GTS 450 GPU (graphics card manufacturer can be different). SLI requires sufficient system cooling and a compatible power supply. Visit www.slizone.com for more information and a listing of SLI-Certified components.
** Supported video software is required to experience certain features. Visit www.nvidia.com for more details.
***Support for HDMI including GPU accelerated Blu-ray 3D support (Blu-ray 3D playback requires the purchase of a compatible software player from CyberLink, ArcSoft, Corel, or Sonic), x.v.Color, HDMI Deep Color, and 7.1 digital surround sound will be added in a Release 260 driver. Upgrade your GPU to full 3D capability with NVIDIA 3DTV Play software, enabling 3D gaming, picture viewing and 3D web video streaming. See www.nvidia.com/3dtv for more details.