AXLE GeForce GT 240 Video Card Review

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AXLE GeForce GT 240 Video Card Review

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:49 am

AXLE GeForce GT 240 Video Card Review

The AXLE GeForce GT 240 is a more than capable card given it is in the $100 budget range. This card brings all the latest and greatest technology from NVIDIA to the table such as full support for HDMI 1.3a, CUDA, PhysX, Direct Compute, 3D Vision and Open CL with great overclocking potential to enhance performance even further. Read on to see how it does!

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The AXLE 3D GT 240 we have here is a fairly standard GeForce GT 240, having the same clocks and specifications as the NVIDIA reference design, except its high performance Arctic Cooling heatsink and fan with the unique fan shroud found only on AXLE 3D's version. AXLE also offers a GDDR3 version in addition to the GDDR5 version we have today, with identical specifications aside from memory bandwidth.


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Re: AXLE GeForce GT 240 Video Card Review

Postby Major_A » Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:40 pm

I've tried to explore this on my own but with little layman results. What exactly is Direct Compute? From my understanding it is similar to STREAM and CUDA but is at the Operating System level. What applications, etc... are on the horizon to utilize this?
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Re: AXLE GeForce GT 240 Video Card Review

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:53 pm

DirectCompute is an API that is made by Microsoft and comes in Windows 7 and other operating systems - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DirectCompute

It should play an important role in upcoming PC games and ray tracing applications.

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