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Nvidia today announced the newest addition to its Fermi-class of graphics processing units (GPUs), the Nvidia GeForce GTS 450.
 
This latest GPU was designed by the company as a more affordable graphics card that is still able to produce DirectX11 graphics for around $129 (less than R930). According to Nvidia, its GTS 450 will deliver DirectX11 performance with 4X antialiasing, enabling gamers to experience extremely detailed characters, terrain and game environments without having to sacrifice speed for graphic detail.
 
The company also states that GTS 450 is up to 65% faster than its closest GPU competition (GeForce GTS 450 1 GB vs. Radeon HD 5750 1 GB) when it comes to games and applications which features DirectX11 tessellation and up to 30% faster when playing DirectX9 and DirectX10 titles. 
 
 
“The GeForce GTS 450 makes huge strides in expanding DX11 capability to the masses,” said Sid Meier, director of Creative Development, Firaxis Games. “Civilization V plays beautifully on the GTS 450 and looks even more amazing with 3D Vision technology.”
 
“We are excited about the GeForce GTS 450, which brings awesome performance to a very affordable price point,” said Shinsaku Ohara, producer of Dead Rising 2 at Capcom. “By delivering a great gaming experience mixed with some cutting-edge features such as support for 3D Vision, we are confident that fans of Dead Rising 2 will have a great platform to play on.”
 
The GTS 450 also supports Nvidia 3D Vision technology required for enjoying games and high-definition Blu-ray movies in stereoscopic 3D as well as Nvidia SLI technology, which will enable gamers to add a second GTS 450 to their PC.
 
Nvidia’s GeForce GTS 450 is available as of today from the company’s GPU partners including ASUS, EVGA, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, Leadtek, MSI and Sparkle. Local availability and pricing are not available yet. This latest GPU announcement follows the companies unveiling of seven new mobile GPUs to boost the graphical abilities of notebooks.

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