1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Galaxy Readying GeForce GTS 250 Cool Edition

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    28,201 (11.41/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,573
    Location:
    Bangalore, India
    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.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Source: Expreview
  2. Duncan1

    Duncan1 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2009
    Messages:
    92 (0.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13
    Location:
    greece
    FTW Edition, GLH Edition, Cool Edition, whats next?:D

    btw ugly heatsink for a galaxy card...
  3. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    28,201 (11.41/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,573
    Location:
    Bangalore, India
    WTF edition. It's either so good or so bad, that you'll go WTF.
  4. Easo

    Easo

    Joined:
    May 19, 2009
    Messages:
    823 (0.44/day)
    Thanks Received:
    78
    Location:
    Latvia
    I want PWN or NOOB edition!
    Even in WoW there is motorcycle with PWN... :D
    Zubasa says thanks.
  5. Izliecies New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2009
    Messages:
    134 (0.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    8
    For me the cooler looks cool.
  6. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    Messages:
    13,402 (5.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,190
    the HS looks like a cut down stock intel 775 cooler.....
  7. Zubasa

    Zubasa

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Messages:
    3,980 (1.40/day)
    Thanks Received:
    457
    Location:
    Hong Kong

    How about the Terribad or L2P edition? :roll:
  8. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Messages:
    41,944 (11.75/day)
    Thanks Received:
    9,365
    looks like a 775 cooler someone took a hammer to
  9. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Messages:
    7,483 (3.15/day)
    Thanks Received:
    813
    Location:
    Scotland (It rains alot)
    I think it is :eek:
  10. Bo$$

    Bo$$ Lab Extraordinaire

    Joined:
    May 7, 2009
    Messages:
    5,271 (2.78/day)
    Thanks Received:
    854
    Location:
    London, UK
    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
  11. lemonadesoda

    lemonadesoda

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2006
    Messages:
    6,242 (2.17/day)
    Thanks Received:
    963
    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.
  12. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Messages:
    7,483 (3.15/day)
    Thanks Received:
    813
    Location:
    Scotland (It rains alot)
    You should be working for whoever makes the standards up. Assuming that works because I have no idea if it does or not.
  13. Bo$$

    Bo$$ Lab Extraordinaire

    Joined:
    May 7, 2009
    Messages:
    5,271 (2.78/day)
    Thanks Received:
    854
    Location:
    London, UK
    +1 on that :nutkick:
  14. Kitkat New Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2009
    Messages:
    768 (0.41/day)
    Thanks Received:
    77
    im not really a fan but hey that card dose look very nice tho
  15. Bo$$

    Bo$$ Lab Extraordinaire

    Joined:
    May 7, 2009
    Messages:
    5,271 (2.78/day)
    Thanks Received:
    854
    Location:
    London, UK
    i'll be honest with you, it is not that nice looking :)
  16. Roph

    Roph

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2008
    Messages:
    375 (0.18/day)
    Thanks Received:
    104
    Re-Re-Re-Rebranded edition :roll:
  17. Bo$$

    Bo$$ Lab Extraordinaire

    Joined:
    May 7, 2009
    Messages:
    5,271 (2.78/day)
    Thanks Received:
    854
    Location:
    London, UK
    :shadedshu
  18. KieranD

    KieranD

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2007
    Messages:
    8,003 (3.17/day)
    Thanks Received:
    813
    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland
    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.
  19. Kitkat New Member

    Joined:
    May 14, 2009
    Messages:
    768 (0.41/day)
    Thanks Received:
    77
    my eyes work and so does my opinion :)
  20. a_ump

    a_ump

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2007
    Messages:
    3,560 (1.47/day)
    Thanks Received:
    356
    Location:
    Smithfield, WV
    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
  21. roast

    roast

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2009
    Messages:
    592 (0.30/day)
    Thanks Received:
    101
    Location:
    Ireland.
    Am I right in saying that all we have under that schmexy cooler is a glorified 9800GTX?

    That sucks.
  22. a_ump

    a_ump

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2007
    Messages:
    3,560 (1.47/day)
    Thanks Received:
    356
    Location:
    Smithfield, WV
    no no ur wrong, all we have is a glorified 9800GTX+, can't forget the + :D
  23. Jeffredo

    Jeffredo

    Joined:
    Nov 30, 2006
    Messages:
    770 (0.28/day)
    Thanks Received:
    103
  24. marsey99

    marsey99

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2007
    Messages:
    1,543 (0.60/day)
    Thanks Received:
    289
    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
  25. FreedomEclipse

    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    Messages:
    13,402 (5.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    2,190
    8800GTS 512s were more then capable of running faster then 9800GTX+'s if not matching the same clock speeds.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page