Send tip

Nvidia GeForce GTS 450: Meet GF106

Written on September 14, 2010 by Aiken Lewis

1 person

Nvidia's flagship, GeForce GTX 480, is taken from a contracted version of the GF100 GPU, while the GTX 460 is taken from a contracted version of the GF104 GPU. Is the half of the company's newest chip disabled, too?

Nvidia has been firing successive shots in its market releases of derivative designs. Now it is time to play out with its mainstream engine, Nvidia G92, and meet GF106 down the gaming blocks.

Can this tiny machine put up with only half of its power enabled? GF106 is essentially one half of a complete GF104. It is the most basic graphics processor yet, from which the newest Fermi-based card from Nvidia is built.

Read the rest of the article »
TumblrStumbleUponDeliciousRedditDiggShare

The NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450

Written on September 14, 2010 by Aiken Lewis

0 person

At the tail of two powerful predecessors--GeForce GTX 480 and GTX 460--a new card estimated around £110 does not seem to thrill much. Or does it?

Having only one Graphics Processing Cluster (GPC) consisting of four Streaming Multiprocessors (SMs), Nvidia’s GTS 450 is the most basic Fermi GPU there is yet. It is basically half of its predecessor GTX 40 with two GPCs, if you think of it. Its dynamics works one raster-setup and four vertex operations per clock, as it has only one Raster Engine and four PolyMorph engines. Double that dynamics and you get the per-clock operations of the GTX 460. But the new card offsets the equation by running at high frequencies: the core at 783MHz and the GPC at 1,566MHz.

The tested GTX 460 has a revised stream processor layout that the GTS 450 on trial employs, that which includes 48 units in one SM instead of the 32 units per SM that the GTX 480 and GTX 470 have. 192 stream processors hulk the hundred-pound GeForce card, way heftier than that of the GTS 250 that it has been designed to surpass.

Read the rest of the article »
TumblrStumbleUponDeliciousRedditDiggShare

Featured


View all