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Details of Nvidia's GeForce GTS 450 graphics cards have been leaked two weeks before the official product launch.
The leak came by way of a product listing with full spec of the Asus GeForce GTS 450 DirectCU on an online store, revealing Nvidia's latest GPU based on the Fermi GF100 architecture.
The 40nm, DirectX 11-compatible graphics card will have 192 CUDA cores, a GPU clock of 783MHz, 128-bit memory interface, and 1GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 3600MHz.
While this will be Nvidia's latest offering to the GPU market, it is not necessarily its best, which may explain the shift to the older GTS moniker which has mostly been replaced by GTX.
The GTS 450 is a pretty big step down from the GTX 460, having only four streaming multiprocessors, compared to the GTX 460's seven. It also only has 192 CUDA cores compared to 336 in the GTX 460.
If that were not bad enough, the bus width for the memory is only half that of the 256-bit GTX 460.
The Asus model was listed for €176, which is not that much cheaper than current prices for its superior cousin. For those unable to fork out the extra 50 quid, it will still be a nice card, but definitely nothing on the GTX 460.
Tech geeks will be pleased to know that this was not the only leak, as benchmarks for AMD's next GPU, the Radeon HD6870, have surfaced.
According to the source, the HD6870 managed a 3DMark score of X11,963, a GPU score of 11634, and a CPU score of 25839.
The card also managed an average of 43.55 frames per second (FPS) in Crysis at a resolution of 1920x1200 with 4xAA and preset very high enabled. This dropped considerably for a DX11 Unigine stress test with tessellation set to extreme, managing 36.6FPS.