Gainward GeForce GT 240 Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2010-04-10

The GeForce GT 240 video card from Gainward that I have tested in this review does have one of the latest Nvidia GPUs on 40nm, offers performance similar to the 9600GT video card, but does not have a power connector, thanks to the lower power consumption.

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Product Specifications

Product Specifications

Superior Hardware Design

-Gainward’s award winning High-Performance/ Wide-BandwidthTM hardware design powered by NVIDIA’s GeForceTM GT 240 GPU integrating 512MB/128bits highspeed GDDR5 memory which offers

enhanced, leading-edge performance for the 3D enthusiasts.

-550MHz core clock and 1700MHz (DDR3400) memory clock speed.

-High performance fan cooling.

-Provides DVI-I (Dual-link DVI, support up to 2560x1600), HDMI and VGA (D-sub 15) connectors.

-Full integrated support for HDMI 1.3a including xvYCC, Deep color and 7.1 digital surround sound.

-Supports two monitors simultaneously, enabled by the NVIDIA nView™ Multi-Display Technology for office applications, 3D gaming and professional applications such as CAD, DTP, animation or video editing. NVIDIA nView™ allows end-users to select any combination of multiple displays.

-Includes Gainward’s award winning EXPERTool™ tuning utility for customized performance enhancements and efficient desktop management.

-PureVideoTM HD technology – The combination of high-definition video decode acceleration and post-processing that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for movies and video.

-Hardware Decode Acceleration: Provides ultra-smooth playback of H.264, VC-1, WMV, DivX, MPEG-2 and MPEG4 HD and SD movies without the need for a dual or quad-core CPU.

-NVIDIA GeForce Unified Driver Architecture (UDA): Delivers a proven record of compatibility, reliability, and stability with the widest range of games and applications. NVIDIA GeForce drivers provide the best out-of-box experience and deliver continuous performance and feature updates over the life of NVIDIA GeForce GPU.

-PCI Express 2.0 Support: Designed for the new PCI Express 2.0 bus architecture, offering the highest data transfer speeds for the most bandwidth hungry games and 3D applications, while maintaining backwards compatibility with existing PCI Express motherboards for the broadest support.



Chipset Specifications :



-NVIDIA unified architecture: Fully unified shader core dynamically allocates processing power to geometry, vertex, physics, or pixel shading operations, delivering up to 2x the gaming performance of prior generation GPUs.

-NVIDIA CUDA Technology: CUDA technology unlocks the power of the GPU’s processor cores to accelerate the most demanding system tasks – such as video transcoding – delivering incredible performance improvement over traditional CPUs.

-Microsoft Windows 7 Support: Windows 7 is the next generation operating system that will mark a dramatic improvement in the way the OS takes advantage of the GPU to provide a more compelling user experience.

By taking advantage of the GPU for both graphics and computing, Windows 7 will not only make today’s PCs more visual and more interactive but also ensure that they have the speed and responsiveness customers want.

-DirectCompute Support: Full support for DirectCompute, Microsoft’s GPU computing API.

-NVIDIA PhysX Technology: Enabling a totally new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic experience with GeForce.

-GigaThread Technology: Massively multithreaded architecture supports thousands of independent, simultaneous threads, providing extreme processing efficiency in advanced, next generation shader programs.

-NVIDIA Lumenex Engine: Delivers stunning image quality and floating point accuracy at ultra-fast frame rates: 16x Anti-aliasing: Lightning fast, high-quality anti-aliasing at up to 16x sample rates obliterates jagged edges.

128-bit floating point High Dynamic-Range (HDR)

Lighting: Twice the precision of prior generations for incredibly realistic lighting effects – now with support for antialiasing.

-OpenCL Support: Full support for OpenCL GPU computing API.

-OpenGL 3.2 Optimizations and Support: Ensures top-notch compatibility and performance for OpenGL applications.

-Dual-link HDCP Capable: Designed to meet the output protection management (HDCP) and security specifications of the Blu-ray Disc formats, allowing the playback of encrypted movie content on PCs when connected to HDCP-compliant displays.


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