Finally among our revised benchmark suite we have Wolfenstein, the most recent game to be released using the id Software Tech 4 engine. All things considered it’s not a very graphically intensive game, but at this point it’s the most recent OpenGL title available. It’s more than likely the entire OpenGL landscape will be thrown upside-down once id releases Rage next year.

Wolfenstein is a game where the fact that the GTS 450 isn’t a “full” GF106 part likely comes to hurt it. Just skating by the 5750, it’s in no way a threat to the 5770. Even the factory overclocked cards still miss that mark by a couple of frames per second.

Mass Effect 2 Compute & Tessellation Performance


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  • Hrel - Tuesday, September 14, 2010 - link

    Hi, can you please get this card put in bench. I know you're updating soon, but I'd love it if you could just add this one last card to the current configuration. And then not toss it when the test bed gets updated, just label it by the date, as the old version. This would be very very helpful, thank you! Reply
  • Ryan Smith - Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - link

    I'm working on Bench right now in fact. it will be in there later this morning. Reply
  • Casper42 - Wednesday, September 15, 2010 - link

    You guys really need to stop insisting the GTX 480 is a $500 card.
    The one your Pricing table links to is some crazy beast of a card that is now the exception rather than the rule.
    NewEgg has over 10 cards for under $500 and only 4 above $500.
    Including Rebates the average price comes down to at least $470 if not cheaper.
  • Ryan Smith - Thursday, September 16, 2010 - link

    In this case $500 is NVIDIA's official MSRP. That's right off their price chart from late last week. Reply
  • DJ-Destiny - Friday, October 1, 2010 - link

    Okay , so that "ring-choke" thing ,
    isn't quite a ring-choke .
    It's an solid core inductor .
  • Oxford Guy - Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - link

    "The extra power enables extra performance, but it completely blows the performance-per-watt of the GTS 450 cards."

    "Given this, it makes little sense not to overclock as long as you have a card with a suitable limit."

    If one wants more performance, and more performance per watt, perhaps buying one of these to overlock isn't so sensible?

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