Introducing the Cards (contd.)
The Leadtek WinFast GTS 450 Extreme
The Leaktek WinFast GTS 450 Extreme sports a funky cooler and on a retro green PCB, and despite the “Extreme” tag in its name, its clock speeds is actually relatively tame. 850MHz at the core, 1700MHz at the shaders and 3608MHz DDR is a significant bump up from reference clock speeds, but when compared to speedsters like the Gigabyte and EVGA card, it does pale a little.
The Palit GeForce GTS 450 Low Profile
The Palit GeForce GTS 450 Low Profile is not company’s first custom designed GeForce GTS 450, but rather than overclock it and put on a massive cooler, Palit has instead headed in the opposite direction. As you can see, the Palit GeForce GTS 450 is tiny compared to the other cards in this roundup. It also retains NVIDIA’s reference clock speeds of 783MHz at the core, 1566MHz at the shaders and 3608MHz DDR at the memory. If the card delivers, this could be the most powerful small form factor HTPC graphics card you could ever lay your hands on.