Wednesday, August 19th 2009

Galaxy Readying GeForce GTS 250 Cool Edition

Galaxy is preparing yet another GeForce GTS 250 SKU, this one labeled "Cool Edition", owing to its design that focuses on the GPU cooler. The card uses the usual Galaxy shade of blue colour. The PCB holds a 5-phase VRM for the GPU and memory, and is cooled by dedicated heatsink. The center of attraction is the GPU cooler, which looks elliptical. From its central GPU contact base made of copper, arise several radially-projecting, forked aluminum fins. Nested in a plastic shroud is an 80 mm fan for active cooling, while the memory cools directly under its airflow.

This card comes in two variants based on memory size: 512 MB and 1 GB. It uses fairly standard clock speeds of 702 MHz (core), and 1000 MHz (memory). Output connectors include DVI-D, D-Sub, and HDMI with provision for audio routing from your sound-card. The card can pair with two more of its kind (or GPU at least), for 3-way SLI. Expect standard pricing when this hits stores soon.

Source: Expreview
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29 Comments on Galaxy Readying GeForce GTS 250 Cool Edition

#1
Duncan1
FTW Edition, GLH Edition, Cool Edition, whats next?:D

btw ugly heatsink for a galaxy card...
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#2
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Duncan1
FTW Edition, GLH Edition, Cool Edition, whats next?:D
WTF edition. It's either so good or so bad, that you'll go WTF.
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#3
Easo
I want PWN or NOOB edition!
Even in WoW there is motorcycle with PWN... :D
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#4
Izliecies
For me the cooler looks cool.
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#5
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
the HS looks like a cut down stock intel 775 cooler.....
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#6
Zubasa
by: Easo
I want PWN or NOOB edition!
Even in WoW there is motorcycle with PWN... :D
How about the Terribad or L2P edition? :roll:
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#7
Mussels
Moderprator
looks like a 775 cooler someone took a hammer to
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#8
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: FreedomEclipse
the HS looks like a cut down stock intel 775 cooler.....
I think it is :eek:
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#9
Bo$$
Lab Extraordinaire
there are like 40 variations of this same GTS250 each promising 'groundbreaking performance' what is the point? they should add a newer cooler as revised version to the cards
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#10
lemonadesoda
It's time for a NEW PSU standard with the PSU providing a new connection for the graphics card. A higher current lower voltage connector. Why? Dont need such large/expensive VR on the GPU card making GPUs cheaper and less waste on upgrade... we all upgrade GPUs more often than PSUs. Second, keep the VR heat away from the GPU and mainboard by having most of the "hard work" done with transformers/regulators than just DC regulators alone on the GPU. More efficient, and cheaper overall setup. Third, GPU cards would now be shorter giving us less problem with installing them in tight spaces. Fourth, reduces airflow restrictions in the case also. What a win-win.
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#11
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: lemonadesoda
It's time for a NEW PSU standard with the PSU providing a new connection for the GPU. A higher current lower voltage connector. Why? Dont need such large/expensive VR on the GPU making GPUs cheaper and last waste on upgrade... we all upgrade GPUs more often than PSUs. Second, keep the VR heat away from the GPU and mainboard by having most of the "hard work" done with transformers/regulators than just DC regulators alone on the GPU. More efficient, and cheaper overall setup.
You should be working for whoever makes the standards up. Assuming that works because I have no idea if it does or not.
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#12
Bo$$
Lab Extraordinaire
by: DrPepper
You should be working for whoever makes the standards up. Assuming that works because I have no idea if it does or not.
+1 on that :nutkick:
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#13
Kitkat
im not really a fan but hey that card dose look very nice tho
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#14
Bo$$
Lab Extraordinaire
i'll be honest with you, it is not that nice looking :)
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#15
Roph
Re-Re-Re-Rebranded edition :roll:
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#16
Bo$$
Lab Extraordinaire
by: Roph
Re-Re-Re-Rebranded edition :roll:
:shadedshu
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#17
KieranD
ANOTHER WASTE OF MANUFACTURING COSTS there are already various gtx250 on the market and viable alternatives to the gtx250.

YES, this is that WTF edition we have been waiting for.
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#18
Kitkat
by: Bo$$
i'll be honest with you, it is not that nice looking :)
my eyes work and so does my opinion :)
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#19
a_ump
i think it actually looks good. every card u see now that is different from the reference design is usually black with a black and/or white cooler. i think the blue looks good imo so poo on u Bo$$ :p
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#20
roast
Am I right in saying that all we have under that schmexy cooler is a glorified 9800GTX?

That sucks.
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#21
a_ump
no no ur wrong, all we have is a glorified 9800GTX+, can't forget the + :D
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#23
marsey99
by: Roph
Re-Re-Re-Rebranded edition :roll:
lol init just, and with no real advantage over its older version that i can see other than a marmite cooler.

i thought the die shrink would allow higher clocks but there still arent many that have higher clocks than my 2 year old msi nx8800 gts 512 :D
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#24
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
by: marsey99
lol init just, and with no real advantage over its older version that i can see other than a marmite cooler.

i thought the die shrink would allow higher clocks but there still arent many that have higher clocks than my 2 year old msi nx8800 gts 512 :D
8800GTS 512s were more then capable of running faster then 9800GTX+'s if not matching the same clock speeds.
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#25
Easo
by: Zubasa
How about the Terribad or L2P edition? :roll:
Mwaahahhaa, Owned or Troll edition? Or maybe Iispro?
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