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NVIDIA GeForce GT 240

GT215
Graphics Processor
96
Cores
32
TMUs
8
ROPs
1024 MB
Memory Size
GDDR5
Memory Type
128 bit
Bus Width
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The GeForce GT 240 was an entry-level graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in November 2009. Built on the 40 nm process, and based on the GT215 graphics processor, in its GT215-450-A2 variant, the card supports DirectX 10.1. The GT215 graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 144 mm² and 727 million transistors. It features 96 shading units, 32 texture mapping units and 8 ROPs. NVIDIA has placed 1,024 MB GDDR5 memory on the card, which are connected using a 128-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 550 MHz, memory is running at 850 MHz.
Being a single-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 does not require any additional power connector, its power draw is rated at 69 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x VGA. GeForce GT 240 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 interface. The card measures 168 mm in length, and features a single-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 80 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
GT215
GPU Variant
GT215-450-A2
Architecture
Tesla 2.0
Process Size
40 nm
Transistors
727 million
Die Size
144 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Nov 17th, 2009
Generation
GeForce 200
Production
End-of-life
Launch Price
80 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16

Relative Performance

21%
27%
33%
42%
49%
52%
65%
84%
85%
93%
98%
100%
GeForce GT 240
115%
122%
131%
135%
141%
145%
155%
163%
167%
172%
178%
203%
205%
209%
211%
212%
214%
216%
228%
240%
244%
253%
255%
257%
260%
261%
261%
266%
279%
284%
305%
311%
311%
324%
325%
336%
359%
370%
372%
379%
381%
394%
399%
402%
409%
428%
436%
443%
443%
445%
446%
481%
486%
497%
503%
506%
510%
511%
520%
521%
536%
577%
592%
607%
610%
616%
623%
637%
654%
669%
685%
695%
695%
770%
848%
859%
917%
922%
934%
946%
955%
959%
973%
977%
982%
990%
1043%
1065%
1079%
1079%
1186%
1207%
1227%
1319%
1449%
1500%
1616%
1616%
1704%
1994%
2045%
2229%
2536%
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
550 MHz
Shader Clock
1340 MHz
Memory Clock
850 MHz
3400 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
1024 MB
Memory Type
GDDR5
Memory Bus
128 bit
Bandwidth
54.40 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
96
TMUs
32
ROPs
8
SM Count
4

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
4.400 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
17.60 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
257.3 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width
Single-slot
Length
6.6 inches
168 mm
TDP
69 W
Outputs
1x DVI
1x HDMI
1x VGA
Power Connectors
None
Board Number
P680,
P681

Graphics Features

DirectX
10.1
OpenGL
3.3
OpenCL
1.1
Vulkan
N/A
CUDA
1.2
Shader Model
4.1

GT215 GPU Notes

PureVideo HD: VP4
VDPAU: Feature Set C

Retail boards based on this design (3)

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
Gainward GT 240 GS 585 MHz 945 MHz Dual-slot
ZOTAC GT 240 AMP! Edition 550 MHz 850 MHz
ZOTAC GT 240 AMP! Edition 600 MHz 1000 MHz 6.875 inches/175 mm