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Palit GTS 450 Sonic Platinum Review



Power Consumption of the system will be measured in both idle states and loaded states and will take into account the peak voltage of the system with each video card installed. I will use MSI Kombuster to load the GPU for a 15 minute test and use the peak load of the system as my result for the maximum load. The idle results will be measured after 15 minutes of inactivity on the system.


  • MSI Kombuster Stability test
  • 1920x1200 Resolution
  • 8XAA
  • 15 minute load test
  • 15 minute idle test
  • Measurement is in Watts













Lower = Better


The Palit GTS 450 is a factory overclocked card so you might expect the power consumption to be a bit higher when tested at the stock speeds of 930/1000 Mhz. When you get down to it, the power consumption is higher than the reference card by 5 watts, not a huge penalty and is comparable to the rest of the GTS 450 cards we recently looked at. When overclocked to the 1Ghz mark on the cores, the power consumption again takes a jump as it took additional voltage applied to the cores to reach that level.

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look (The Video Card)
  3. Specifications & Features
  4. Testing: Setup, Overclocking
  5. Testing: Far Cry 2
  6. Testing: Metro 2033
  7. Testing: Crysis Warhead
  8. Testing: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
  9. Testing: Just Cause 2
  10. Testing: Unigine 2.1
  11. Testing: Batman Arkham Asylum
  12. Testing: Resident Evil 5
  13. Testing: 3DMark 06
  14. Testing: 3DMark Vantage
  15. Testing: Temperature
  16. Testing: Power Consumption
  17. Conclusion
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