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Nvidia pushes out low-cost DX10.1 GeForce GT240

By Justin
Nov 17, 2009
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  1. Nvidia has launched a new low-cost ($100 or less) DX10.1 video card, the GeForce GT240. Built on a 40nm process and featuring a 550MHz GPU, 1GHz GDDR3 or 1.7GHz GDDR5 and up to 1GB of memory, it has all the basic workings of a robust card. It's also DirectX 10.1 compliant, has 96 CUDA cores, 8 ROP units and a max TDP of 70W.

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  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,897   +88

    an odd release to be sure, the timing of it is strange as well.
     
  3. Waiting impatiently for the review. Since its too much of a weird release from Nvidia, I wouldn't be surprised if the card happens to surprise us with some "above-expected" performance. Or is it just a simply hasty and meaningless move from Nvidia?
     
  4. zaidpirwani

    zaidpirwani TS Rookie Posts: 74

    Hey, I don't want to spend my below 100$ just to get a very entry level card, if I am gonna spend my money, then I will spend at least a 200 and get myself a decent rig....
     
  5. Timonius

    Timonius TS Booster Posts: 582   +32

    Okay Nvidia, now we're just waiting for the next high end enthusuast level gpu. Stop teasing us.
     
  6. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 978   +31

    From the reviews I've seen, it's slower than the 9600 in some games and faster in others (possibly because of its DX10.1 support).

    All in all, doesn't seem like a good buy currently, but I imagine that the idea is to phase out the 9x00 family completely. Possibly NVIDIA intends to leave us with just DX11 and DX10.1 cards in a few month's time.
     
  7. pomonasi

    pomonasi TS Rookie Posts: 32

    cant wait to read the performance on this card. especially, i would like to see this matched up against similarly priced cards from ATI like 4770 & 4850.
     
  8. pomonasi

    pomonasi TS Rookie Posts: 32

    cant wait to read the performance on this card. especially, i would like to see this matched up against similarly priced cards from ATI like 4770 & 4850.
     
  9. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 903

    From the review I read of this, which was an overclocked GDDR5 version, it consistently performed worse than the HD 4770, which was really disappointing.
     
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