Gainward GeForce GT 240 Review

By Jos ยท 54 replies
Dec 1, 2009
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  1. saintbodhisatva

    saintbodhisatva TS Rookie Posts: 59

    if the GT 240 were priced at $80 like the GT 220 is, I'd say people would find more reason to look its way. It might also make a good buy for dedicated folding rigs.
  2. freedomthinker

    freedomthinker TS Enthusiast Posts: 140

    This kinda a waste of money :(
  3. Rapidhic

    Rapidhic TS Rookie Posts: 24

    @freedomthinker I agree why not give some more money to buy sth better than this lite ver. of a new graphic card..
  4. Razerblade

    Razerblade TS Rookie Posts: 117

    For a budget card it looks pretty good, but i think it would be better to save up and buy a better card which will give you much better performance!
  5. dellz

    dellz TS Rookie

    Totally useless card , imo if your going to buy a gfx card you wont be bummed out for paying 20 - 30 dollars more , i would definetly go for the hd4850 rather than this crap that nvidia is sprayng on to the not so smart it crowd.
  6. harby

    harby TS Enthusiast Posts: 37

    What a dud, nVidia just won't learn. Seriously, this should be priced at $60, not $100. Wake up nV before its too late.
  7. yorro

    yorro TS Booster Posts: 251

    Too bad that 4xxx series are still far too superior, the sad part is that this GTX240 is new.
  8. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish TS Rookie Posts: 79

    I saw the review, and yeah, the card is underwhelming. The point is, if anyone is buying a card for gaming, why don't you just pay some $50-60 more, and buy a card that is from a totally different class? It's like people change graphic cards every month :p
  9. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,287   +903

    Did you read? Better cards are there for less money!

    This has turned from marketting strategies to direct rip offs.
  10. fref

    fref TS Enthusiast Posts: 153

    I wish nVidia would stop releasing cards that are similar in terms of performance to what's already available on the market and concentrate on releasing their next generation Fermi cards instead.
  11. compdata

    compdata TechSpot Paladin Posts: 529   +7

    lets hope nVidia gets their 300 series cards to market soon and that they don't have the supply issues ATI currently does.
  12. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 3,287   +903

    @Compdata: They already released the first 300 series card, and ripp ooooff.

    @Fref: I'm starting to think Fermi cards are just something they imagined :p
  13. bonboy

    bonboy TS Rookie

    i wonder why nvidia launch this card, while ati focused on new dx 11 cards ,
    i hope nvida could compete ati in performance and price
  14. Decimae

    Decimae TS Rookie Posts: 78

    @Kibaruk: That makes me think that too.

    From all these bad cards nvidia launches, I keep getting the feeling that they're dying.
  15. PNagy

    PNagy TS Rookie

    It doesn't make sense for me to make vga cards like this one except for silent itx pc. Anyway is it silence at all?
  16. ColdPreacher

    ColdPreacher TS Rookie Posts: 56

    not with a fan it is.
  17. The first Wolfenstein graph is highlighting the incorrect GPU.
  18. Regenweald

    Regenweald TS Rookie Posts: 143

    This is not the first time I have read of rebranding and marketing spin by nvidia. I'm looking forward to their products for first qtr '10, but I have to say, their retail antics don't really inspire brand confidence.
  19. IvanAwfulitch

    IvanAwfulitch TS Booster Posts: 218   +11

    The gtx 260 is far superior. There's really no reason to dip below the gtx 260 for reasons other than price-point. For about 200 bucks or less, the performance you get out of the 260 is still so sky-high that it can be a substitute for some of the newer 270 or 280 models.
  20. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 839   +29

    considering it comes in way below the 9800gt, and I got mine for about the same price this card is, that's really sad. I really cannot understand why NVidia even released this card.
  21. Chazz

    Chazz TS Evangelist Posts: 679   +75

    I find it funny how a lot of you are bashing nvidea for shady tactics, but at the same time you are awaiting their fermi cards. If they're so immoral..what does it make you?
  22. Nirkon

    Nirkon TS Enthusiast Posts: 202

    This card would only make sense if it was price a whole lot cheaper!
    ATI takes the ball again with this one.
  23. ryan29121

    ryan29121 TS Booster Posts: 174

    Nvidia does this way too often. Instead of releasing a new card completely, with new technology, they release dozens of cards that vary slightly in performance and price. Nvidia has been marketing the 200 series for about 15 months now. Come on!
  24. Sixrealms

    Sixrealms TS Rookie

    I just have a question, is the Radeon HD 4670 better than the 4770?

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