Asus ENGTS450 Top Overclocking

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UK Price (as reviewed) £120.32 (inc VAT)
US Price (as reviewed) $139.99 (ex tax)

Following in the footsteps of the GF104-cored GeForce GTX 460, Nvidia's latest GeForce GTS 450 overclocks like a clown on Red Bull in a Veyron: crayyzieee fast.

In this article we're just going to investigate the performance improvements the GTS 450 offers on top of its reference clock, so refer to our full GeForce GTS 450 review to see how the card compares to others. We're also looking at what Asus has done to its ENGTS450 Top to improve the overclocking potential.

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Right now the Asus' ENGTS450 Top is one of the fastest pre-overclocked cards on sale out there with a core speed of 925MHz (with stream processors clocked at twice this, at 1,820MHz). Palit's Sonic Platinum is just fractionally faster at 930MHz. Currently most pre-overclocked cards are sold with their core clock speed below 900MHz (up from 783MHz stock). No doubt the competition will react to this in future revisions, especially from companies who have access to their own PCB design teams or those with Nvidia's preferential support for a better choice of GPUs.

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We're not just covering Asus' Top because it's a fast card though. Asus has redesigned the PCB as well, so we were interested to see if the card is worth more than just a specially binned GPU.

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