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ECS Announces its GeForce GT 240 Series Graphics Cards

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  1. btarunr

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    Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), the world's leading motherboard, graphics card, barebone system, and notebook manufacturer is pleased to announce latest GT 240 series graphics card with GDDR5 solution. Catering to users who want their graphics card capable of delivering astounding graphical performances, ECS GeForce GT 240 series graphics card are built with an NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 graphics processing units (GPU) come with 96 processor cores, 128-bit GDDR5 512MB/1024MB at 1700MHz memory clock to deliver outstanding visual experience.

    With an unified architecture to provide fully unified shader core, dynamically allocates processing power to geometry, vertex, physics, or pixel shading operations, delivering better gaming performance of prior generation GPUs. ECS GeForce GT 240 series graphics card are embedded with HDMI connector which can transfer video & audio signals via a single cable making top performance and power efficiency. It uses NVIDIA CUDA technology to unlock the power of the GPU’s processor cores to accelerate the most demanding system tasks - such as video transcoding in order to deliver incredible performance improvements over traditional GPUs. ECS GeForce GT 240 series contain NVIDIA PhysX technology enabling a totally new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic experience with GeForce. It supports Microsoft DirectX 10.1 & Shader Model 4.1 to meet users’ requirement of those latest gaming titles. If you want to save your money and enjoy mainstream gaming experience, ECS GeForce GT 240 series graphics card is the best choice.

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    All-Solid-Capacitor Design
    The capacitors are key factor of power supply on the system and it has great impact on system stability. At present, solid capacitors and electrolytic capacitors both store electricity and discharge it when needed. According to factual test, any operation under high frequency and temperature, solid capacitors are able to supply more stable current than electrolytic capacitors and strengthen longer lifespan. Solid capacitors contain zero risk of leaking or exploding. ECS GeForce GT 240 series graphics card uses all solid capacitor as a true factor of products quality.

    Innovative Arctic Cooling’s Fan Solution
    ECS GeForce GT 240 series graphics card features Arctic Cooling’s fan solution, a smart design cooling solution for better cooling efficiency. Cooling solution is always a “hot” topic for users when they’re going to buy a graphics card and sometimes the cooling solution to take the final decision. ECS GeForce GT 240 series graphics card features specifically designed cooler from Arctic Cooling which provides perfect cooling efficiency to meet the market requirement. An innovative cooling solution with amazing performance is definitely the best choice for users.

    HDMI Embedded Connector
    ECS GeForce GT 240 series graphics card are equipped with DVI, HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface), and D-sub 15pin connectors. HDMI connector can transfer video & audio signals via a single cable. HDMI offer even more advantages as you can deliver digital HD video, multi-channel audio, and control signals between various HDMI and DVI components. So, HDMI offers a brilliant solution of combining many functions in one cable rather than having that annoying spaghetti of cables that you would normally expect (and hate) for your home theatre. ECS GeForce GT 240 series graphics card equipped with NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology, the combination of HD video decode acceleration and post-processing that delivers unprecedented picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color, and precise image scaling for movies and video.

    Last but not least, ECS GeForce GT 240 series graphics card support next generation windows 7 to mark a dramatic improvement in the way the OS takes advantage of the graphics processing unit to provide a more compelling user experience. ECS GeForce GT 240 series graphics card with SDDR3 and GDDR5 solutions are the most affordable and the best choice for mainstream gaming experience.

    Source: ECS
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    YEAHAY, It's GT 240 day. Only a couple more hours under NDA . Lets see some benchies!
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    Sounds like an 8800GS with GDDR5. It could be good for F@H depending on the price
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    nvidia budget with gddr5?. I hope that doesnt cost here much
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    Why put GDDR5 on a 128 bit Memory Bus? Why bottleneck the ram like that?
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    Probably cos it only has 8 rops to link the memory to, keeping to a G92-ish design I *guess*

    So in that respect its not so bad. Also I think it's nvidia's first GDDR5 card, so they might need to work on drivers to get performance up.
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    ...because it doesn't really bottleneck it that much? :wtf: ATI has been releasing GDDR5 on a 128-bit bus for a while now -- works fine.
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    GDDR5 on 128 bit gives about the same bandwith as GDDR3 on 256 bit bus.

    And as the first is a cheaper solution then the second, the first is starting to become the more popular choice for the somewhat low end cards.
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    The reason why they are using GDDR5 on a 128bit bus is essentialy to save money. The larger the memory bus, the more wiring and layers of PCB are required. GDDR5 is advantageous here because it is 2x faster than DDR, so NVIDIA is doing more with less (RAM that is twice as fast, but on 1/2 the bus width).
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