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ASUS GeForce GTS 450 (Fermi) DirectX 11 ENGTS450 DIRECTCU/DI/1GD5 1GB 128-Bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card

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  • 1GB 128-Bit DDR5
  • Core Clock 783MHz
  • 1 x DVI 1 x HDMI
  • 192 CUDA Cores
  • PCI Express 2.0 x16

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Enjoy cool and quiet gaming experience, and incredible performance boost with Asus “Own Designed” ENGTS450 board!

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 GPUs, 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.

  • newegg ASUS DirectCU Thermal Technology DirectCU thermal solution deploys precision mounted twin DirectCU 8mm copper heatpipes in direct contact with the GPU, achieving 20% cooler during game play and 35% quieter under idle mode - barely audible, even in a quiet room.
  • newegg ASUS Voltage Tweak Technology This technology allows the Asus ENGTS450 DIRECTCU Series to overclock to the GPUs limits, potentially near 1GHz. More impressive and more convenient, the bundled Asus Smart Doctor utility alters the GPU voltage without the need for adjusting BIOS settings, or even rebooting the PC. Gamers can achieve higher frame rates on-demand and without interrupting the on-screen action.
  • newegg Armament Materials and 4-phase Power Asus’s ENGTS450 DirectCU Series levels up overclocking stability with the unique POSCAP (Capacitor) to reduce power noise. In addition a more advanced 4-phase power (compared to reference 3-phase) is used to provide higher current flow and more stable voltage during tweaking.
  • newegg Superior Protection The exclusive PCB stiffener and GPU Guard provide extra strong hold to enhance shockproof performance and prevent bending and cracking. Plus, the Fuse Protection and EMI shield deliver risk-free graphics performance.
  • newegg ASUS Splendid Asus New Splendid Video Intelligence Technology can amazingly reduce over 30% in CPU loading. Therefore, full HD images enabled by ASUS’ graphics cards can be fine-tuned to deliver vibrant visual representations in conditions most favorable to the human eye. With the New Splendid, watching movies on the PC is as good as watching them on top-of-the-line HDTVs.
  • newegg Full Microsoft DirectX 11 Support The new DirectX 11 GPU with full Shader Model 5.0, DirectCompute 11 and tessellation support delivers unparalleled levels of graphics realism and film-quality effects.

Learn more about the ASUS ENGTS450 DIRECTCU/DI/1GD5

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Customer Reviews of the ASUS ENGTS450 DIRECTCU/DI/1GD5

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  • Lynn C.
  • 12/22/2011 5:07:03 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsGood card...'til they broke.

Pros: Great card at first.

Cons: I bought two of these when I built two identical systems back in March of this year. They worked fine until on the first system the DVI port stopped working. And now on the second system, using HDMI and DVI (dual monitors), the screens are starting to show bad color artifacts. That's about the only way I can explain it. Areas where it can't display a certain color so it's swapped out for a completely different color. For example a gradient of red on the screen will have a green/blue blocky patch streaked through it. This is VERY annoying when trying to work in Photoshop or something when you need colors to be at least somewhat accurate and reliable.

I have to say that I love ASUS. I have MANY products both at home and at work by ASUS from optical drives, to motherboards, to monitors, and I've always been very happy. But, this will definitely see me steer clear of ASUS video cards from now on.

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5 out of 5 eggsGood card!

Pros: This thing has a lot of juice. It is very stable. The cooler design looks great! This card handles everything I throw at it! I don't game, but I do a lot of multitasking and videos, and It barely coughs. 7.2 in WEI (my system is 5.9 because of boot drive. Need to upgrade to a SSD for that).

Cons: Wonder why Asus is still using a VGA port. I rather have DVI/HDMI/Displayport only.

Other Thoughts: I bought this unit as an Open Box, and it came with everything exept the retail packaging. The card was pretty much in perfect condition. I've upgraded from a EVGA card which was good since my 8800GTS before that died, but I was throwing too much at it when multitasking and running video. This card can handle everything I throw at it, and while not the Nice Quadro Card that I want, It is about 1/3 of the price of one.

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  • Alpesh P.
  • 3/20/2011 10:24:30 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsNeed Help.....

Pros: Need Help --- I need help...I have a Seasonic 520W Modlar PSU...with 20A 12+v line...

Will this Card work on this in its requirements it says it need an 12+v rail with min 22A....

Please suggest...

Cons: n/a

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  • Adam G.
  • 3/17/2011 6:42:55 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsgreat card

Pros: keeps cool, runs all my games perfectly. great upgrade for cheap!!

Cons: none yet

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  • Andrew N.
  • 2/24/2011 5:24:37 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood Value

Pros: Good Value for the Money. I mainly got this to play Starcraft 2, which I run on High settings. In most scenarios, it runs very well (70+ FPS). It also runs Battlefield: BC 2 well on medium.

Older games like Team Fortress 2, Dawn of War, etc, are a total breeze with this card on high settings. I don't play WoW, but I'm guessing you can set it on the highest possible settings. I mean c'mon, people, that game is like 7 years old now; you better be able to crush it.

Cons: When things start to heat up, it can slow down. Huge 3v3 and 4v4 SC2 battles can certainly slow this card down (15-25 FPS). But these battles are rare & short-lived, and I expect slowdown when 300+ different units are onscreen battling all at once. Same idea with Battlefield: BC 2, where high-settings are certainly playable, but I prefer the higher frame-rate (seems to hover around 45 FPS) of medium settings.

Also, the size is big. Not just long and fat, taking up 2 slots, but also wide with the heat pipes (wider than the draft nVidia card). Because of that, I had to remove my power supply and other stuff just to be able to install it since I couldn't slide it in the back of my case. Pretty big pain in the rear.

Other Thoughts: In general, this card is a great value for most mainstream gamers. It will easily handle just about every modern game. Just don't expect 100 FPS on Crysis Warhead with 2048x1600, 12xAA, 16xAF, "ULTRA EXTREME!!" settings.
Other Specs:
AMD Phenom II X4 965
4GB DDR 3 Corsair RAM
ASUS mATX mobo w/ 1 TB SATA Caviar Black 6 GB/s HD

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  • Jeremy W.
  • 2/2/2011 1:06:46 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsBig Beefy Video Card

Pros: Options for both SUB-D and DVI outputs. Overall a good video card for the price and it performs admirably. Owned for two months and there have been no issues at all with it.

Cons: Big Beefy Video Card. Yeah, its so imposing that you'll loose two expansion slots on the back of your case to it instead of one, so be sure to pick its place on your motherboard wisely!

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  • Trevor L.
  • 1/23/2011 11:12:11 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGood GPU at a good price

Pros: Good budget video card that can still preform well with gaming. Runs very cool, idles at 26C and never gets over 65C under load. Overclocking is very easy with the Asus SmartDoctor software that is included. Mine is currently running stable at 950mhz engine clock (1900mhz processor clock), the memory is at 4000mhz, and the voltage is at 1.15v. I can run most new games on high graphics settings.

Cons: This is a budget/medium performance card

Other Thoughts: Overall a GREAT value. Thanks Newegg!

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  • Rick S.
  • 1/19/2011 2:36:51 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDisappointed

Pros: Nice-looking card. Installed easily.

Cons: I noticed some problems immediately in MW2 with bad rendering problems and my system bogging down. It ran OK in Windows 7 for a few days and then just died with no video at all even at bootup. I'm sending it and getting a different card since this one is out of stock now.

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  • Ronald S.
  • 1/17/2011 8:38:51 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsFantastic Value

Pros: Superb value for your money. This card turned my aging system into a gamer's delight. I went from barely being able to play Battlefield Bad company 2 in multiplayer on Medium graphics setting to easily playing it in multiplayer on the High graphics setting.

Cons: none.

Other Thoughts: I plan to buy another identical card for SLI mode to tackle games coming out later on this year. I'm running a P5N motherboard with the Q8300 Core 2 Quad processer and 4 gigs of ram.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/4/2011 3:59:24 PM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsAwsome

Pros: Rates 7.1 on Windows Experience Index for both aero graphics and gaming graphics performance. (This rating was obtained with the default graphics card settings) Runs extremely cool. Stays at about 29 to 30C when idle. Very good graphics card especially for only a little over $100. Much more cost efficient than Radeon GPUs.

Cons: I wouldn't consider it a con, but this graphics card is very large as are many high performance graphics cards. So those people with micro-ATX cases need to make sure they have enough room. My case is ATX and this video card presses gently against my hard drives.

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