Palit GeForce GT 240 Sonic 1 GB Review 5

Palit GeForce GT 240 Sonic 1 GB Review

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Currently NVIDIA is releasing new versions of their lower end graphics card series. All new cards are based on NVIDIA's first 40 nm graphics processors. The GeForce GT 220 uses the GT216 GPU, while the G 210 uses the GT218 processor. This week marks the release of the GeForce GT 240 - NVIDIA's first GDDR5 memory card. It uses the GT215 GPU which is made in a 40 nm process at TSMC Taiwan. While the G 210 and GT 220 were positioned in the low-end segment, the GT 240 will offer performance similar to the GeForce 9600 GT, yet considerably below the aging GeForce 9800 GT.

NVIDIA lets partners build a wide range of different configurations, 512 MB or 1 GB of memory, GDDR3 or GDDR5, choice of DVI, VGA, DisplayPort and HDMI outputs. Palit has designed their own PCB and uses a custom cooling solution on their Palit GeForce GT 240 Sonic. In addition to that the card uses 1 GB of GDDR5 memory and features clocks that are higher than the reference design clock speeds.

HD 4550
9500 GT
GT 220
HD 4670
GT 240
GT 240
9600 GT
9800 GT
Shader units 803248320969664112
Transistors242M314M486M512M727M727M505M 754M
Memory Size512 MB256 MB /
512 MB
512 MB /
1024 MB
512 MB512 MB /
1024 MB
1024 MB512 MB 512 MB
Memory Bus Width 64 bit128 bit128 bit128 bit128 bit128 bit256 bit 256 bit
Core Clock600 MHz550 MHz625 MHz750 MHz550 MHz585 MHz650 MHz 600 MHz
Memory Clock400 MHz900 MHz790 MHz /
1012 MHz
1000 MHz1700 MHz /
1000 MHz
1890 MHz900 MHz 900 MHz
Price$45$45$69 - $79$67$99$110$80$90
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