EVGA GeForce GT 240 Video Card Review

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EVGA GeForce GT 240 Video Card Review

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Nov 30, 2009 9:59 am

EVGA GeForce GT 240 Video Card Review

The EVGA GeForce GT 240 SuperClocked graphics card features overclocked GDDR5 memory, with twice the bandwidth of GDDR3 for blazing fast performance at a mainstream price point. With a native HDMI port on-board, the GT 240 offers the flexibility to connect both audio and video, via one cable, to any HDMI enabled monitor. Is this card right for you? Read on to find out!

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Two weeks ago NVIDIA released the GeForce GT 240 graphics card to help fill in the gap in pricing and performance between the GeForce GT 220 and GeForce GT 250 graphics cards. The GeForce GT 240 is nothing new in terms of features and performance, but the chip that powers it is made using the latest 40nm manufacturing process at TSMC. The GeForce GT 240 is aimed at the entry level discrete graphics card market at the fiercely competitive $99 price point. Taking a look at some of the key specifications over the past few generations of NVIDIA graphics cards you can see that the EVGA GeForce GT 240 SuperClocked should be slightly faster than the GeForce 9600 GT since it has more shader units (stream processors), but slightly slower than the GeForce 9800 GT as it has fewer shader units. When it comes to memory bandwidth the GT 240 has just a 128-bit bus, but as you can see the faster GDDR5 memory ICs make up for the narrow bus and the memory bandwidth is nearly identical to the GeForce 9600 GT and 9800 GT video cards.


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Re: EVGA GeForce GT 240 Video Card Review

Postby skier » Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:53 pm

good read, wish it wasnt just a newer(slower) revision of the 9600GSO
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Re: EVGA GeForce GT 240 Video Card Review

Postby Velo:Sity » Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:23 pm

Shame there isn't direct comparison between this card and 9600/9800. but hey, you can't blame reviewers for nvidia releasing an outdated card obviously hoping that people who are confused by their policy will pay twice as much as they should.
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Re: EVGA GeForce GT 240 Video Card Review

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Nov 30, 2009 1:56 pm

Velo:Sity wrote:Shame there isn't direct comparison between this card and 9600/9800. but hey, you can't blame reviewers for nvidia releasing an outdated card obviously hoping that people who are confused by their policy will pay twice as much as they should.


I will try to get a 9800 GT or a 9600 GT in the mix if I can... We have about 40 things that need to be reviewed right now and everyone wants them done this year. Not enough days left in the year and everyone works slower when it comes to the holidays!
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Re: EVGA GeForce GT 240 Video Card Review

Postby Velo:Sity » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:04 pm

I'm not sure such 'innovative' products are worth any extra effort. There must be some more exciting things amongst those 40.
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Re: EVGA GeForce GT 240 Video Card Review

Postby Apoptosis » Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:52 pm

Velo:Sity wrote:I'm not sure such 'innovative' products are worth any extra effort. There must be some more exciting things amongst those 40.


yes, very much so... lol

That is why I didn't toss more cards like the 9600GT and 9800GT into the mix... spending hours benchmarking cards from Q1 2008 doesn't seem like fun to me since Q1 2010 is a month away.
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Re: EVGA GeForce GT 240 Video Card Review

Postby geokilla » Mon Nov 30, 2009 5:32 pm

Skimmed through the article. Basically a 9600GSO that's using a 40nm process, and a lower memory bit bus. I'm not liking NVIDIA at all.
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Re: EVGA GeForce GT 240 Video Card Review

Postby stopthekilling77 » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:58 pm

So this card won't be any better for folding than a 9600 GSO?
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