Thursday, December 31st 2009

MSI Introduces Power Efficient N250GTS Green Series

To fulfill consumers’ demand towards more performance and higher power efficiency, MSI, the leading manufacturer of graphics card and mainboards, launches the green editions of the N250GTS graphics card. The green series includes the N250GTS-2D512, N250GTS-2D1G, N250GTS Twin Frozr and N250GTS Twin Frozr 1G. Compared to previous generation GTS250 cards, the N250GTS green series adopts a GTS250 GPU with lower voltage decreasing powerconsumption by up to 25%. In addition, they are equipped with “Military Class Concept” components to improve it’s lifespan, performance and stability. Thus, the green series provides not only superior DirectX 10 performance, but they also help for a better environment.

The new MSI N250GTS Series is using a low voltage version of the GTS 250 GPU, lowering the power consumption up to 25%. Simultaneously waste heat also decreases, extending the product lifespan, while lowering both fan speed and noise. This results in overall lower system temperature providing users a more comfortable working environment. Key components of the new N250GTS series are Solid State Chokes (SSC) and Solid Capacitors which follow the “Military Class Concept”. These high quality components not only increase operating stability and product lifespan, but also prevents buzz noise under full load.

The green version of the N250GTS Twin Frozr series is equipped with the powerful Twin Frozr thermal design with a dual PWM fan. This improves thermal efficiency up to 50% and redirects air flow to cool down the power module, memory and GPU. The fan speed is automatically adjusted depending on the GPU temperature, guaranteeing ultra-low noise emissions under regular load while dynamically adjusting the fan speed during gameplay and 3D-operations. The Twin Frozr thermal design remains very quiet and also offers improved safety. If one fan does not operate correctly for whatever reason, the second fan will provide the necessary cooling, to ensure that the graphic cards will not be damaged.
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26 Comments on MSI Introduces Power Efficient N250GTS Green Series

#1
e6600
will it be cheaper?
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#3
Roph
8800GT, still being released as "new" in 2010! way to go nvidia :laugh:
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#5
NastyHabits
It would have been nice, since this is double slot card, if they had engineered so the heat was exhausted out the back. Also, I doubt it will attract much attention unless it is also cheaper.
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#6
SummerDays
I'm surprised nobody commented on the Frozer, it's a nice looking design.
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#7
NastyHabits
by: SummerDays
I'm surprised nobody commented on the Frozer, it's a nice looking design.
I sorta did. I wish the shroud covered more of the cooler so the heat would be directed out of the case instead of being spread about internally.
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#8
Bo$$
Lab Extraordinaire
might swap out my 9800gt's for these if the price is right :laugh:
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#9
Fourstaff
My symphaties, Nvidiots. Here is something to cheer you up while Nvidia gets ready another delay statement on Fermi :laugh:
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#10
pantherx12
by: Bo$$
might swap out my 9800gt's for these if the price is right :laugh:
Why swap for the same card? :laugh:
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#11
Bo$$
Lab Extraordinaire
by: pantherx12
Why swap for the same card? :laugh:
these might actually overclock :laugh::laugh:
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#12
jessicafae
hmm, they lower the voltage and lower the clocks too. check out the spec sheet above these are clocked at 675mhz. Standard 250GTS is 738mhz. The previous MSI N250GTS 1G Frozer V2 is an overclock part (760mhz) and has been around since at least August 2009.

These are the same 55nm G92b part as in the 250GTS and 9800GTX. With the lower voltage these will likely not overclock to the 738mhz of a standard 250GTS. It is an interesting way to respin the G92b part to try to clear stock.

I don't think this is Nvidia so much as MSI doing this. MSI probably bought a lot of G92b parts and are trying to figure out novel ways to package them. It is interesting that last year it was all about "overclock and overvoltage" and now it seems that the buzz is about "underclock, undervoltage, green, quiet". wax and wane.
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#13
Marineborn
i like the cooler design, but the rebranding and renaming has to stop, its starting to just get...annoying more then anything putting a new fan on a card doesnt make it a new card...

this needs to stop nvidia its rediculous
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#14

So who is buying this card actually???
#15
NeoCrisis
by: TAViX
So who is buying this card actually???
No one is. They made so many of the g92 they need some way to get rid of them all.
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#16
DirectorC
I would buy a Twin Frozr and put a regular GTS250 bios on it :toast:
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#17
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: Roph
8800GT, still being released as "new" in 2010! way to go nvidia :laugh:
It's a 9800GTX technically. It has 128 shaders. Still fecking old.
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#18
u2konline
Alright i ask again, why bother to make a green edition card, if they add a stupid power connector?.
ugh, i would like to have a GTS 250.

by: DrPepper
It's a 9800GTX technically. It has 128 shaders. Still fecking old.
Its faster then a 9800gt and all because its old doesn't mean anything. You don't need the latest hardware to game well dude.
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#19
DrPepper
The Doctor is in the house
by: u2konline
Alright i ask again, why bother to make a green edition card, if they add a stupid power connector?.
ugh, i would like to have a GTS 250.


Its faster then a 9800gt and all because its old doesn't mean anything. You don't need the latest hardware to game well dude.
Depends on what you play and at what resolution. If I wanted to play crysis at 2560x1600 I wouldn't pick a x1950 since it was good when it came out. I would still buy a GTS250 as a backup card but not for my main rig.
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#20
a_ump
how the hell is this shit green when u still need to plug in a 6-pin PCI-E connector??? A regular GTS 250 requires only 1 6-pin also....this is just retarded lol
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#21
u2konline
by: a_ump
how the hell is this shit green when u still need to plug in a 6-pin PCI-E connector???
Thats the question i keep asking about the other cards also. Sparkle made one as well i think and it requires a power connector

by: a_ump
This is just retarded lol


by: DrPepper
Depends on what you play and at what resolution.
True :)
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#22
El_Mayo
Does this card save more energy than the Palit Green GTS 250?
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#23

Anyways, this card cost more than a 5750, but ATI's one consumes less in idle mode. What's wrong with this picture?
#24
Depth
Oh, that's interesting. The "green" 1GB variety supports 3-way SLi and the regular 1GB variety only does 2-way. I thought the only difference was in the cooler?
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#25
MadMan007
by: jessicafae
hmm, they lower the voltage and lower the clocks too. check out the spec sheet above these are clocked at 675mhz. Standard 250GTS is 738mhz. The previous MSI N250GTS 1G Frozer V2 is an overclock part (760mhz) and has been around since at least August 2009.

These are the same 55nm G92b part as in the 250GTS and 9800GTX. With the lower voltage these will likely not overclock to the 738mhz of a standard 250GTS. It is an interesting way to respin the G92b part to try to clear stock.

I don't think this is Nvidia so much as MSI doing this. MSI probably bought a lot of G92b parts and are trying to figure out novel ways to package them. It is interesting that last year it was all about "overclock and overvoltage" and now it seems that the buzz is about "underclock, undervoltage, green, quiet". wax and wane.
It's the same crap that all the 'green' NV cards have pulled...lower voltage = lower power draw (duh) but requires lower clock speed. If NV marketers were honest (ha!) these would get a '-' (minus) moniker after their product name. :D
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