Asus GeForce GTS 450 ventures outside

If last week's final trickle of GeForce GTS 450 specs weren't convincing enough for you, then the Asus card that's just popped into the retail world should quash your scepticism.

Bulgarian tech retailer is currently listing Asus' new ENGTS450 DirectCU card on its website, although we've also grabbed a screenshot of it as it's probably not going to be there for much longer.

As well as showing a photo of the card, the site also lists the specifications, which correspond exactly with last week's reports. According to the retailer, the new 40nm GPU will have a 783MHz clock speed, and will indeed have 192 stream processors clocked at 1,566MHz.

The memory speeds were also spot-on, with claiming the Asus card has its 1GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 1.8GHz (3.6GHz effective). This will be addressed via a 128-bit memory interface.

All in all, it looks like a pretty respectable chip for the lower part of the mid-range market. It has 50 per cent more stream processors than Nvidia's ageing G92-based GeForce GTS 250, and it is at least a new GPU, rather than a sneakily rebranded relic from the last generation.

There's no price listed on the website, but the site says the card should have a TDP of less than 125W. Interestingly, Asus has also introduced its own custom cooler for the card, and the claims on the packaging say it's 20 per cent cooler and 35 per cent quieter than the Nvidia reference cooler.

The GeForce GTS 450 is rumoured to be lined up for an official release on 13 September this year.

Via TechPowerUp.