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NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250

Graphics Processor
G92B
Cores
128
TMUs
64
ROPs
16
Memory Size
1024 MB
Memory Type
GDDR3
Bus Width
256 bit
The GeForce GTS 250 was a performance graphics card by NVIDIA, launched in March 2009. Built on the 55 nm process, and based on the G92B graphics processor, in its G92-428-B1 variant, the card supports DirectX 10.0. The G92B graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 260 mm² and 754 million transistors. It features 128 shading units, 64 texture mapping units and 16 ROPs. NVIDIA has placed 1,024 MB GDDR3 memory on the card, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 702 MHz, memory is running at 1000 MHz.
Being a dual-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 draws power from 1x 6-pin power connectors, with power draw rated at 150 W maximum. Display outputs include: 2x DVI. GeForce GTS 250 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCI-Express 2.0 x16 interface. The card measures 229 mm in length, and features a dual-slot cooling solution. Its price at launch was 199 US Dollars.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name
G92B
GPU Variant
G92-428-B1
Architecture
Tesla
Foundry
TSMC
Process Size
55 nm
Transistors
754 million
Die Size
260 mm²

Graphics Card

Release Date
Mar 4th, 2009
Generation
GeForce 200
Production
End-of-life
Launch Price
199 USD
Bus Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16

Relative Performance

12%
GeForce 210
16%
GeForce 9400 GT
20%
Radeon HD 4550
25%
Radeon HD 5450
30%
Radeon HD 6450
31%
GeForce GT 520
39%
GeForce GT 220
50%
GeForce GT 430
51%
Radeon HD 5570
56%
Radeon HD 4670
59%
GeForce GT 440
60%
GeForce GT 240
69%
GeForce 9600 GT
73%
Radeon HD 5670
78%
GeForce GT 640
81%
GeForce 9800 GT
84%
Radeon HD 6670
87%
Radeon HD 4830
93%
Radeon HD 4770
98%
Radeon HD 4850
100%
GeForce GTS 250
103%
GeForce GTS 450
107%
Radeon HD 5750
122%
Radeon HD 7750
123%
Radeon HD 5770
125%
GeForce GTX 260
126%
Radeon HD 4870
127%
Radeon Vega 8
128%
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
129%
GeForce GTX 650
137%
Radeon HD 5830
144%
Radeon HD 6790
146%
Radeon HD 4890
151%
GeForce GTX 460
153%
Radeon RX Vega 11
154%
GeForce GT 1030
156%
GeForce GTX 275
156%
Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition
156%
GeForce GTX 280
159%
GeForce GTX 465
167%
Radeon HD 6850
170%
GeForce GTX 285
183%
Radeon HD 5850
186%
Radeon HD 7790
186%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti
194%
Radeon RX 550
194%
GeForce GTX 470
201%
Radeon HD 6870
215%
Radeon HD 5870
222%
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
223%
Radeon HD 4870 X2
227%
GeForce GTX 750 Ti
228%
Radeon HD 6950
236%
GeForce GTX 295
239%
GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost
240%
Radeon HD 7850
245%
GeForce GTX 480
256%
Radeon HD 6970
261%
Radeon R7 265
265%
Radeon R7 370
265%
Radeon RX 560
266%
GeForce GTX 660
267%
GeForce GTX 570
288%
GeForce GTX 950
291%
Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition
298%
Radeon R9 270X
301%
GeForce GTX 660 Ti
303%
GeForce GTX 580
305%
GeForce GTX 1050
306%
Radeon HD 7950
311%
Radeon RX 460
312%
Radeon HD 5970
321%
GeForce GTX 760
345%
GeForce GTX 670
354%
GeForce GTX 960
363%
Radeon R9 380
365%
Radeon R9 285
369%
Radeon HD 7970
373%
GeForce GTX 680
381%
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
391%
GeForce GTX 770
401%
Radeon HD 6990
410%
Radeon R9 280X
416%
GeForce GTX 590
416%
Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition
461%
GeForce GTX 780
507%
Radeon RX 470
514%
Radeon R9 290
549%
Radeon R9 390
552%
Radeon R9 290X
559%
GeForce GTX 970
566%
GeForce GTX TITAN
571%
Radeon RX 570
574%
GeForce GTX 780 Ti
582%
Radeon R9 390X
585%
Radeon HD 7990
588%
Radeon RX 480
593%
GeForce GTX 690
624%
Radeon RX 580
637%
GeForce GTX 980
646%
Radeon R9 FURY
646%
GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB
710%
Radeon R9 295X2
722%
Radeon R9 FURY X
735%
GeForce GTX 980 Ti
790%
GeForce GTX TITAN X
867%
GeForce GTX 1070
898%
Radeon RX Vega 56
967%
GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
967%
Radeon RX Vega 64
1020%
GeForce GTX 1080
1139%
GeForce RTX 2070
1194%
TITAN X Pascal
1224%
GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
1334%
GeForce RTX 2080
1518%
GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Based on TPU review data: "Performance Summary" at 1920x1080

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock
702 MHz
Shader Clock
1512 MHz
Memory Clock
1000 MHz
2000 MHz effective

Memory

Memory Size
1024 MB
Memory Type
GDDR3
Memory Bus
256 bit
Bandwidth
64.00 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units
128
TMUs
64
ROPs
16
SM Count
8

Theoretical Performance

Pixel Rate
11.23 GPixel/s
Texture Rate
44.93 GTexel/s
FP32 (float) performance
387.1 GFLOPS

Board Design

Slot Width
Dual-slot
Length
9 inches
229 mm
TDP
150 W
Outputs
2x DVI
Power Connectors
1x 6-pin
Board Number
P365

Graphics Features

DirectX
10.0
OpenGL
3.3
OpenCL
1.1
Vulkan
N/A
CUDA
1.1
Shader Model
4.0

G92B GPU Notes

Codename: NV92
PureVideo HD: VP2
VDPAU: Feature Set A

Retail boards based on this design (5)

Name GPU Clock Memory Clock Other Changes
Palit GTS 250 512 MB 702 MHz 1000 MHz 512 MB, 7.4 inches/188 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x VGA
Palit GTS 250 512 MB 702 MHz 1000 MHz 512 MB, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x VGA
Palit GTS 250 E-Green 1 GB 702 MHz 1000 MHz 7.4 inches/188 mm
Palit GTS 250 E-Green OEM 512 MB 675 MHz 900 MHz 512 MB, 7.4 inches/188 mm, 1x DVI 1x HDMI 1x VGA
ZOTAC GTS 250 AMP! Edition 750 MHz 1150 MHz 10.5 inches/267 mm, 2x DVI 1x S-Video