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After dutifully serving the mainstream gaming community for three years, Nvidia's G92 is finally being played out. Meet GF106, the little engine behind GeForce GTS 450. Is this 192-core part still potent, or did Nvidia cut too much from G92's replacement?
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Might be relevant to some peoples interests.

Also goes a little more in-depth than the other gts450 articles
 

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No GTX260 in there for comparison. Would it be faster or slower?
 

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Considering G92 is 3 years old, and the G80 core it is based on (and performs similar to) is 4 years old, it had a pretty good run, I'm sure 9800GTs and GTS 250s will still be around for a while though, at least used. I got a 8800GT at launch...ahhhh the olden days, lol.
 

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So these look like very mainstream parts that aren't suitable for most gamers then. Expected though.

Really shows you how awesome G80/G92 was. I loved my G92 card when I got it, its still in my rig at work to game with after hours.
 

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So these look like very mainstream parts that aren't suitable for most gamers then. Expected though.
Yeah, though the SLI scaling was pretty impressive. for 20% more the cost, you get about $25% the performance
 

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I still think it's weird it's on par with GTS250 in some benches.

And again they only apply one SLI connector.
I think 3-way SLI scaling is as good as 2-way, imagine that with gtx 460.
 

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To me, the GF106 was a disappointment.
I was really hoping the Fermi's CUDA architecture would be much better than old G92 CUDAs but, after reviews, I realised, that's not the case. As far as PhysX is concerned, the GTX 260 192SP is not worse than GTS 450 (also, 192SP) and the GTX260 216SP is quite better. Proves how good G92 was -- and is.

The good news are the price and the DX11 support, the main reasons one should get the GTS 450 instead of GTX 260 216. Other than that, there's no point in switching from G92 based GTX 260 to GF106 based GTS 450.
If you are about to build a rig from scratch, yeah, you can say "Hello GF106, Farewell G92" but, if you have a GTX260 already, don't change it over GTS 450.

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This card looks fail unless it's priced really well. We can't say that this card is power hungry and hot though


It's $130...

Haven't you been keeping up with the news...?
 

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To me, the GF106 was a disappointment.
I was really hoping the Fermi's CUDA architecture would be much better than old G92 CUDAs but, after reviews, I realised, that's not the case. As far as PhysX is concerned, the GTX 260 192SP is not worse than GTS 450 (also, 192SP) and the GTX260 216SP is quite better. Proves how good G92 was -- and is.

The good news are the price and the DX11 support, the main reasons one should get the GTS 450 instead of GTX 260 216. Other than that, there's no point in switching from G92 based GTX 260 to GF106 based GTS 450.
If you are about to build a rig from scratch, yeah, you can say "Hello GF106, Farewell G92" but, if you have a GTX260 already, don't change it over GTS 450.

Johnny

GTX 260 is GT200 if i remember correctly.
 

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It's $130...

Haven't you been keeping up with the news...?


No I haven't. I have no life whatsoever right now. I'm studying/travelling almost 24/7 these days.
 

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the price is good, especially SLi performance!
great for mainstream gamers with a lower budget and you get the extra e-peen and performance with 2 cards


im still not giving up my sexy BFG 8800GT OC! in SLi they still rape (and fold well too) !
 

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Soon as we figure out how they overclock, I might pick up two.
Hopefully they overclock and scale as well as the GTX 460.
 

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GTX 260 is GT200 if i remember correctly.
Yes it is! My bad!


Confused with GTS 250!

Nevertheless, the GT200 was not the "revolution" Fermi GF10x is, right? GT200 was more like a G92 "upgrade".

What I meant when I said "disappointed" was that for a "revolution" chip, I expected more from the GF106 in the CUDA's department. The GT200 is proving better, and the G92 with the GTS 250 (128SP), the 9800GTX+ (128SP) and the GeForce 8800 family is very good.

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Took 2.5 years for the g92 to be "replaced"? Yikes.

My 8800GTS g92s are still going strong, keeping me from justifying an upgrade to the current gen cards. I'm so close to wanting a current gen card, but Nvidia's higher-end cards are inefficient beasts, and ATi is having all kinds of reported driver issues (and I primary fold with my GPUs, so ATi is a no-go there).

The 450 looks like an OK budget gamer card, although even a budget gamer can probably justify the extra bit of cash for a 5770 or 460.
 

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Yes it is! My bad!


Confused with GTS 250!

Nevertheless, the GT200 was not the "revolution" Fermi GF10x is, right? GT200 was more like a G92 "upgrade".

What I meant when I said "disappointed" was that for a "revolution" chip, I expected more from the GF106 in the CUDA's department. The GT200 is proving better, and the G92 with the GTS 250 (128SP), the 9800GTX+ (128SP) and the GeForce 8800 family is very good.

Johnny

GT200 was a tweaked G92, much like the 5870 is a tweaked 4870, etc. Fermi is the new architecture, as Bulldozer will be when it releases.

i agree with your last paragraph, though. i still feel that by now we should be having better performance in this segment. pricing is good, don't get me wrong, but the 5770 has been performing like this for a while now (9 months at least) - it feels like 'been there, done that' for me. if i was to upgrade, the 460 (either version) would be the better move (purely in terms of performance)

i mean, the GTX 260 released how long ago? 2008...

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No more G92 renames?! What will Nvidia rely on to rename now?!?!


GF106, by the looks of it


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The 450 looks like an OK budget gamer card, although even a budget gamer can probably justify the extra bit of cash for a 5770 or 460.

the 5770 is about the same price or pretty darn close, from what i can see.

i do believe spending more and grabbing a 460 would be smarter...
 
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