Originally Posted by mdm-adph
Can you please point out the ways in which this card is redesigned?
GTS240: Uses the 55nm G92b core with 112SPs, unlike the previous 9800GT and 8800GTs, which used the 65nm G92 core with 112SPs, only a few 9800GTs used the 55nm G92b. GTS240 also brings a new redesigned PCB, aimed at reducing costs for manufacturers. The cheaper PCB, cheaper 55nm core, should lead to lower prices for the consumers. The new core should also reduce power consumption and heat, though the reduced power consumption might be negated by the changes in the power phases used on the new PCB, we will have to wait for the card's release to tell.
GTS250: Seems to use a similar PCB and cooler to the 8800GTS 512MB, however we can't be sure, it is likely that it will use the same PCB as the GTS240 just as the 8800GTS 512MB used the same PCB as the 8800GT(there is no good reason to produce two different PCBs when one will do the job). Even if it is the same PCB as the 8800GTS 512MB, it will use the newer 55nm G92b. The change in PCB will reduce costs compared to the current 9800GTX+, and the cooler should be cheaper also. Which should lead to lower costs for the consumer.
Lower Prices=Win for the Consumer
Originally Posted by W1zzard
actually nvidia's renaming strategy makes sense in a way that the numbers are getting bigger the fast the card is .. unlike 7800 GTX vs. 8400 GS for example. i just wonder what they will do with the next generation cards. they will sure not call their dx11 low end part GTS 151
I'm glad they are finally bringing all the cards into one unified naming scheme, it makes sense. It's not an easy thing to come up with names for cards that make sense, and give an idea about performance.