Newegg is starting to get a reputation for selling graphics cards before they’re officially announced – first it was the GeForce GTS 460 and now it’s the younger sibling – the GeForce GTS 450.
Since it’s still unreleased, details are short on what can be said about the new cards. By dint of the model number alone, it’s obvious that the new card is now the lower-midrange goto card for NVIDIA fans, clocking in just under its Fermi-based sibling, the GTS 460.
Board partners confirmed on board so far include ASUS, Gigabyte, EVGA (see above) and Gigabyte – with 192 CUDA cores shackled to a gig of GDDR5 video memory and clocked at various speeds around 800MHz.
While Newegg deactivated the shipping options after the news broke, customers will be able to order these cards for as little as $130 very soon.
UPDATE: Annnnnd it’s official. NVIDIA is going after ATI with this card, trying to take over the niche occupied by the Radeon 5750. Big green is promising solid overclocking capabilities with the GTS 450 – no risk, no reward.