Originally Posted by Mussels
isnt that the GT250?
GT250 = fully enabled G92, aka 9800GTX, or 8800GTS 512MB.
would have made more sense if the 9800GT was rebadged as a GT240, rather than grabbing an already crippled G94 core and crippling it even more with DX10.1 on top, not really helping.
Dx10.1 doesnt even benefit nvidia that much, but when they conceived the plan for this GT240 i'm assuming they would have had the design at a higher clockspeed and perf levels in mind, probably exceeding that of a 9800GT, but due to the poor yields for nvidia everything was dialed back. As i said you cant bail out because R&D costs mean that a company would spiral into a deficit without income and it takes years.
Reminds me of Egyptian history. When it doesnt rain in the nile, empires fall.