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Hi everyone,

I am running a 450 GTS in my system its on stock clocks, 1GB etc

this one:

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/p...h/nov-450.html

I am in the unenviable position of currently being last on the Metro 2033 benchmark @ average 19.22 FPS hehe

Oddly in other games like Borderlands or UT3 both on max settings it maxxes out at 60FPS.

I am just wondering how good this card is, I know the card doesn't cost £1000 and im not running 4 of them in my rig, but I was just wondering why it seems so much slower/lower benchmark than other?
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Take a look at Tom's graphics card heirachy chart. The GTS 450 is not a top end expensive card but it's certainly decent enough to do some real gaming on. Metro 2033 is one of the most demanding games out there so it's not surprising that doesn't work so well, you probably need a good processor/card combo to get anywhere near good results with that game, or of course start turning everything down a good bit!
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post #3 of 16
In my opinion i think Metro 2033 is a MUCH more graphical intensive game... Especially against games like UT3(I can max that out with my 9600GT and still get close to 60 FPS) Your 450 GTS is just fine but if you want to max stuff out like Metro 2033 i'd advise getting another 450 in SLI or a 570
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post #4 of 16
A 450 is a entry level card. You cannot expect high-end performance from an entry level card. If your main goals are playing Metro 2033 at a respectable frame rate, with decent settings, you need a 460 at minimum, or SLI the 450's.

And as it's been pointed out, your trying to play one of the most graphically intense games on a budget friendly card. Though the 450 is no slouch for the price, it just wasn't built to play Metro 2033 on it's highest settings.
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post #5 of 16
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Ah ok sounds about right, its running OEM clock speeds as well, when I do play Metro 2033 with everything maxxed it still runs at about 40fps, just not in the benchmarking lol

Im not too fussed really as it plays all the games I need on max, I can't really afford to spend £300+ on a graphics card, im sure this card will do me for a while. My whole system below cost under £600 so its not doing too badly
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Originally Posted by jdmfish View Post
A 450 is a entry level card. You cannot expect high-end performance from an entry level card. If your main goals are playing Metro 2033 at a respectable frame rate, with decent settings, you need a 460 at minimum, or SLI the 450's.

And as it's been pointed out, your trying to play one of the most graphically intense games on a budget friendly card. Though the 450 is no slouch for the price, it just wasn't built to play Metro 2033 on it's highest settings.
Its mid range.
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Its mid range.
I thought the 450 is "entry level" into the 4xx series. 460 being "midrange" both the 768 and 1GB, and the 470/480 being the higher end 4xx series cards...
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I thought the 450 is "entry level" into the 4xx series.
Meet the GTS 430
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Its GT for christ sake.

G = Low end
GT = Entry
GTS = Midrange
GTX = High end
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