To evaluate the card, we’ll be using our Intel X58 setup with the following specifications:
It’ll be interesting to see how the ASUS ENGTS450 DirectCU matches up against the other GeForce GTS 450 speed demons from our earlier articles. And since the basic performance of the GeForce GTS 450 has been established in two of our earlier roundup articles (Part 1, Part 2). We've decided to cutback on the number of tests for this card rather than running the usual suite of benchmarking tests. As such, we'll be testing only 3DMark Vantage, Crysis Warhead, Far Cry 2 and Battlefield Bad Company 2. These games will give us a good idea of the card’s performance.
Here’s the full list of cards tested and driver versions used:
The list of benchmark used are as follows: