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GeForce GTS 450 1GB vs GeForce GTX 960M

Intro

The GeForce GTS 450 1GB comes with core clock speeds of 783 MHz on the GPU, and 902 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 192 SPUs along with 32 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare those specifications to the GeForce GTX 960M, which has GPU core speed of 1096 MHz, and 2048 MB of GDDR5 RAM running at 1000 MHz through a 128-bit bus. It also features 640 Stream Processors, 40 TAUs, and 16 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 960M 65 Watts
GeForce GTS 450 1GB 106 Watts
Difference: 41 Watts (63%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the GeForce GTX 960M should perform just a bit faster than the GeForce GTS 450 1GB in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 960M 64000 MB/sec
GeForce GTS 450 1GB 57728 MB/sec
Difference: 6272 (11%)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 960M should be quite a bit (about 75%) more effective at texture filtering than the GeForce GTS 450 1GB. (explain)

GeForce GTX 960M 43840 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTS 450 1GB 25056 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 18784 (75%)

Pixel Rate

The GeForce GTX 960M is a lot (more or less 40%) faster with regards to anti-aliasing than the GeForce GTS 450 1GB, and also should be capable of handling higher resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

GeForce GTX 960M 17536 Mpixels/sec
GeForce GTS 450 1GB 12528 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 5008 (40%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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GeForce GTS 450 1GB

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GeForce GTX 960M

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

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Model GeForce GTS 450 1GB GeForce GTX 960M
Manufacturer nVidia nVidia
Year September 2010 March 12 2015
Code Name GF106 GM107
Memory 1024 MB 2048 MB
Core Speed 783 MHz 1096 MHz
Memory Speed 3608 MHz 4000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 106 watts 65 watts
Bandwidth 57728 MB/sec 64000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 25056 Mtexels/sec 43840 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 12528 Mpixels/sec 17536 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 192 640
Texture Mapping Units 32 40
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 128-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 1170 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 4.5

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of data (counted in MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in a second. It is worked out by multiplying the interface width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed in one second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total amount of texture units of the card by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the graphics card could possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the maximum fill rate.

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GeForce GTS 450 1GB

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GeForce GTX 960M

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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